November 27, 2014


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…

PHOTOS: Swingin’ in Sharon Twp. with ‘Music in the Circle’ series


Cleveland-area band Madison Crawl performed Wednesday evening in Sharon Township’s Gazebo, at state Routes 162 and 94, as part of the township’s “Music in the Circle” series. Still to come this summer are The Hit Men (classic 1960-90s rock), on July 9; MacKaren (traditional Celtic folk music), July 16; Paul Bryan and Kentucky Border (blue Read More…

No high grade on Medina County’s monthly jobs report

Medina County’s civilian labor force, the total number of residents with jobs or looking for work, was 94,300 in May, unchanged from April, but 800 fewer than reported in May 2013. Last month’s count is 2,900 less than the May record of 97,200 workers reported in 2008. The county’s jobless rate in May, unadjusted for seasonal shifts in employment, was 5.5 percent, unchanged from the revised April number but much lower than the 6.1 percent reported in May 2013. (SOURCE: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services data, compiled by The Gazette)

Medina County got a lackluster grade in the state’s monthly jobs report. The county’s unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in May — unchanged from April but higher than the state average of 5.3 percent. The jobless rate improved in 55 of the state’s 88 counties last month, according to a report released Tuesday by the Read More…