June 27, 2016

Medina
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UPDATED: Homemade curtain, blanket could help crack Amy Mihaljevic case

BAY VILLAGE — Investigators believe a homemade curtain and a store-bought blanket may be key pieces of evidence to help crack the case of the kidnapping and slaying of Amy Mihaljevic in 1989. Former FBI Agent Phil Torsney said during a news conference Thursday morning that the two items were found about 1,000 feet from Read More…

FBI releases sketch in Cleveland abduction

The FBI and Cleveland police have released a sketch of a person of interest authorities want to talk to about a kidnapping in Cleveland last month and an attempted abduction in Elyria in February. The sketch depicts a man who was spotted in the West 104th Street neighborhood in Cleveland on May 21, the day Read More…

Sally Hudnutt, wife of Gazette’s late publisher, dies at 85

“She was a strong and loving mother,” said Sally Williams, one of Sally Hudnutt’s five children. Hudnutt, who was 85, died Thursday. George Hudnutt, publisher of The Gazette, said his mother was born in Lakewood, but grew up in Louisville, Ky., before heading to college at Ohio Wesleyan University, where she met her future husband. Read More…

Authorities ask for help identifying body

HUNTINGTON TWP. — A woman whose skeletal remains were found in an overgrown area off state Route 58 in Huntington Township went undiscovered for two to 20 years, authorities said at a news conference Thursday. “It could have been decades,” Chief Deputy Lorain County Coroner Frank Miller said. “It’s very difficult to estimate skeletons that Read More…

Kasich proud of gains made in Ohio since 2010

Surrounded by hulking CAT heavy equipment, Gov. John Kasich told a standing-room only crowd Tuesday that he was starting to gain traction in his presidential bid. “We did not rise in the polls based on somebody else’s terms,” Kasich said. “Our campaign is rising in the polls based on a vision and a positive message.” Read More…

Bernie Sanders makes stop in Cleveland

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders railed against the political and economic establishment he contends has failed the middle class during a campaign appearance Monday. Thousands of people packed into the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University to cheer on the U.S. senator from Vermont as he called for a “political revolution.” Although Sanders has focused Read More…

BREAKING: Results delayed statewide as Hamilton County polls stay open

COLUMBUS – A directive just issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will keep poll results from being released until after 9 p.m. The directive came after a court order requiring Hamilton County to keep its polls open until 9 p.m. was handed down because of problems there. In a news release, Josh Eck, a spokesman Read More…

Ohio Rights Group now supporting Issue 3

John Pardee, president of the Ohio Rights Group, has long been a critic of Responsible­Ohio’s plan to legalize marijuana, but he said Tuesday he and his organization are formally backing Issue 3, which will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. Pardee and his Columbus-based group have pushed their own medical marijuana constitutional amendment, which didn’t Read More…

Former Medina County resident faces federal child porn charges

A Wellington man is facing federal child pornography charges after a lengthy investigation by local and federal officials that traced online access to child pornography to the man’s phone and computer as far back as 2013. Ryan P. Reynolds, 29, was living in Medina County at the time the investigation by a detective working for Read More…

Rural Lorain County Water Authority pension plan under review

A proposed retirement incentive plan for Rural Lorain County Water Authority workers was sent back to committee by the water board Wednesday. After a presentation of how the plan would work by a representative of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, board members decided they needed to hammer out exactly how the program would work Read More…