October 22, 2014

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Wadsworth residents in gas aggregation program should save on bills

Residents participating in Wadsworth’s gas aggregation program should get a break on their heating bills this winter thanks to a substantial drop in price to $4.25 per thousand cubic feet. “We know that many of our residents appreciate having a fixed rate to depend on and could not be happier that this rate is 52 Read More…

Fugitive of Medina County courts caught in South Dakota

Randolph Valure

A fugitive rapist wanted for jumping bail and multiple counts of burglary and drug manufacturing was captured Wednesday in South Dakota. Randolph Valure, 45, of Guilford Township, was taken into custody in Watertown at about 3 p.m. by U.S. marshals. Valure was taken to the Codington County Jail to await extradition to Ohio to face Read More…

Sharon Township woman arrested in meth investigation

A 47-year-old Sharon Township woman is accused of trying to buy an illegal amount of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Sandra Nash was arrested Wednesday on an outstanding warrant after Medina County Drug Task Force agents, assisted by county sheriff’s deputies, executed a search warrant at her home in the 6500 Read More…

PHOTO: Medina’s South Court Street closed for repairs until Friday


South Court Street, just south of Smith Road in Medina, is closed until Friday.

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured by vehicle in Granger Twp.

GRANGER TWP. — A 62-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured Wednesday evening when she was struck by a vehicle on Waterside Drive, west of North Medina Line Road. Nahida Abboud, of Akron, was walking west on Waterside Drive about 7:30 p.m., when she was hit by a westbound GMC SUV, according to the Medina post of Read More…

PHOTOS: An Affair on the Square draws quite the crowd

Brunswick’s Danimal Clown — yes, that’s his name — shows off his balloon sculpture skills to 4-year-old Margret Oram-Jacobs, of Akron, at the festival. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Sunny skies and not-too-hot temperatures Sunday drew plenty of folks to An Affair on the Square, the arts and crafts festival on Medina’s historic Public Square.

Sobriety checkpoint on state Route 18 tonight

SHARON TWP. — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with the Medina County OVI Task force, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, beginning at 10 p.m. until 2 p.m. on state Route 18, near Portside Drive, east of the Interstate 71 interchange. The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to Read More…

Real estate agent gets 10 years in mortgage fraud case

A Strongsville real estate agent was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for his role in a $3.3 million mortgage fraud scheme involving luxury homes in Medina County. Thomas G. France, 44, was sentenced Thursday to more 125 months prison and ordered to pay more than $3 million in restitution by U.S. District Read More…

PHOTOS: Summer education program uses baking recipes to teach math


A summer education baking class, which uses recipes to teach math, is part of the Summer Reinforcement Program at Medina’s Northrop Elementary School. The program, funded primarily by the United Way of Medina County and established in 1974, is open to all children in the county. For more information, call (330) 725-5311, (330) 769-3186 or (440) Read More…

I-271 ramp to I-71 in Medina reopened

MEDINA — The Interstate 271 ramp to Interstate 71 was closed for about an hour Monday afternoon after a tractor-trailer overturned in the sweeping southbound curve. Neither the truck driver nor a passenger was seriously injured in the crash, which happened about 3 p.m. “Just cuts and scrapes,” according to a spokesman for the Medina Read More…