July 29, 2014

Medina
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Guilford man pleads not guilty to shooting at deputies

Heavilin

MEDINA — A Guilford Township man accused of shooting at Medina County Sheriff’s deputies last month pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony vandalism and inducing panic charges in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Prosecutors say more charges could be coming for Dennis Heavilin, 62, of 8979 River Styx Road. Heavilin was indicted by a grand Read More…

All five Medina mailbox thieves are sentenced

Shawn Shea (right) appears Thursday with his attorney Sean Buchanan in common pleas court. He was sentenced to six months in jail for breaking into a mailbox in Medina in July and stealing mail. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MARIA KACIK KULA)

MEDINA — All five young adults who broke into a collection box at the Medina post office last summer have been sentenced. Most received six months in jail and various terms of probation. Shawn Shea, the last adult offender in the scheme to be sentenced, received six months in jail Thursday and three years intensive Read More…

Medina man faces arraignment for alcohol-related crash

Lazar

MEDINA — A Harrisville Township man will be arraigned Monday on charges he injured a woman in a Valentine’s Day drinking-and-driving accident. Anthony Lazar, 30, of 7995 Lafayette Road, was released Tuesday from the Medina County Jail on $50,000 bond. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, Lazar was westbound on U.S. Route 224 just after Read More…

Domestic Relations Court options open up

Medina County may be selling the Remsen Building and moving the Domestic Relations Court’s family visitation program to larger quarters. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

MEDINA TWP. — About a year ago, it looked like there was nowhere to house the Domestic Relations Court’s supervised visitation program. Now county officials may have their pick. The program could remain at its Remsen Road location since the Medina County Schools Educational Service Center no longer plans to buy the building, or it Read More…

YWCA: Economic conditions force closure in May

MEDINA TWP. — The Medina County YWCA will be closing in May after serving the community for 87 years. “We’ve appreciated all the support over all the years the community has given us,” Executive Director Judy Heller said Tuesday. She said the economy has been hard to weather for the organization, and fewer people have Read More…

Educational service centers looking for jobs

Geissman

MEDINA — Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal released last month would create some challenges for Ohio’s educational service centers, but also open the door to bring in revenue by collaborating with cities, villages and townships. The governor’s budget proposal would cut funding to the centers by 10 percent next fiscal year and by 30 percent Read More…

Former teacher gets 3 years in prison for sex with 14-year-old boy

Kelly Covic sobs as she’s sentenced to three years in prison Monday for having sex with one of her 14-year-old students in 2009. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MARIA KACIK KULA)

MEDINA — Former Brunswick Schools teacher Kelly Covic sobbed as Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier announced her three-year prison sentence Monday. She turned to her lawyers, Richard Lillie and Gretchen Holderman, who embraced her before she was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. Covic, 36, of Brunswick Hills Township, was convicted after a Read More…

Former Brunswick teacher gets 3 years for sex with student

Brunswick teacher Kelly Covic, 36, right, and one of her attorneys, Gretchen Holderman, listen to opening statements in Covic’s trial last month. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

MEDINA — The former Brunswick Schools teacher who was convicted last month of having sex with an eighth-grade student in 2009 was sentenced this morning to 3 years in prison. After a five-day trial in February, Kelly Covic, 36, of Brunswick Hills, was convicted of sexual battery for having sex with one student. She was Read More…

Medina County is ranked third healthiest in state

Medina County is healthier than it was last year — at least the numbers say so. The county moved up one spot on the list of Ohio’s healthiest counties based on “health outcomes.” It compares statistics like premature death and low birth weight. The “health outcomes” is one of two rankings published by the University Read More…

Buckeye chief in running for Ravenna top spot

YORK TWP. — Ravenna Schools announced this week Buckeye Superintendent Dennis Honkala is one of three finalists in its search for a new leader. According to Ravenna’s website, the district is interviewing candidates next week. Honkala did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment Friday. Buckeye Schools board President Tracy Mattern said Honkala has kept Read More…