February 13, 2016

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Office for Older Adults serves fewer meals to area seniors

The number of meals for seniors provided by the Medina County Office for Older Adults has decreased in the past two years. Laura Toth, director of the Office for Older Adults, gave an annual update to county commissioners Tuesday morning. In 2013, she said her office provided 35,663 home-delivered meals for seniors. The numbers dropped Read More…

Firm might be hired to review ‘waste mall’ proposal

The Medina County Sanitary Engineer’s Office wants to pay a third party between $10,000 and $20,000 to vet a proposal by Cleveland-based Optiva Group to take over the Medina County Central Processing Facility and turn it into a “waste mall.” Sanitary Engineer Amy-Lyon Galvin told county commissioners Tuesday about the plan for her department to Read More…

North Coast Browns Backers raise scholarship cash

Members of the North Coast Browns Backers tailgate at a Browns game in 2009. The group was raising money selling Browns gear and merchandise Sunday during Super Bowl 50 at Johnny Malloy’s Restaurant, on North Court Street, in Medina. The group raises scholarship money for Medina High School Athletes.

Some Cleveland Browns fans turned what would have been yet another Super Bowl Sunday without their beloved team into an opportunity to raise money. The North Coast Browns Backers, a grassroots organization that began in Medina in 2004, was stationed Sunday evening at Johnny Malloy’s, 1038 N. Court St., raising scholarship money for Medina’s graduating Read More…

Lodi police to hold third-annual community meeting on heroin epidemic

The Lodi Police Department announced it is holding a community meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Lodi American Legion Post 523, 120 Bank St., to educate the public on the heroin epidemic. Chief Keith Keough said it’s the third year his department has held a meeting on the topic. “We have it each year Read More…

3 Medina County agencies unite to fight abuse


Three Medina County agencies are joining forces to try to prevent abuse. Rhonda Wurgler, executive director of the Children’s Center of Medina County, along with Anne Face, director of the Battered Women’s Shelter of Medina and Summit Counties, and Shannon Waller, executive director of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Read More…

Medina County joins effort to aid monarch butterflies


The Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District is joining a national initiative to save monarch butterflies. District director Jeff Van Loon, along with education coordinator Linda Schneider and Kim Flottum, publications manager for A.I. Root Co., asked Medina County commissioners on Tuesday to help restore the monarch butterfly population by planting milkweed around the Read More…

Medina County officials lukewarm to waste mall idea


Medina City Council invited Wadsworth, Brunswick and Medina County officials for a discussion Monday on a recycling option that’s been talked about across the county since last June — a waste mall. At the joint meeting at city hall, the Cleveland-based Optiva Group has proposed to take over the Medina County Central Processing Facility in Read More…

Man pleads not guilty to making meth

Jerry Canfield, 36, of Medina, appears Thursday in a video in Medina County Common Pleas Court next to his attorney Richard Barbera and Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler. Canfield, accused of having a 2-year-old child in his apartment where he was manufacturing methamphetamine with the child’s mother, plead not guilty.

A Medina man accused of having a 2-year-old in his apartment where he and the child’s mother were manufacturing methamphetamine pleaded not guilty Thursday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. The Medina County Drug Task Force said Jerry Canfield, 36, wasn’t at Liberty Plaza Apartments, 253 Abbeyville Road, when his home was raided Jan. 6. Read More…

Woman gets 6 months in jail for beating 5-year-old

Krysta A. McBride, 25, of Wadsworth, stands next to her lawyer David McArtor, of Medina, during her sentencing Thursday morning on child endangering charges. She was accused of beating her 5-year-old step-son. Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler sentenced McBride to 180 days in jail and three years of probation with psychological treatment.

A Wadsworth woman was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail for beating her 5-year-old stepson with a belt last year. Krysta A. McBride, 25, was charged May with two counts of child endangering, after beating her stepson in March. McBride pleaded not guilty in June and changed her plea to no contest in December. Read More…

No new attorneys for Brunswick murder suspect


A Medina County judge denied a motion Monday to dismiss the counsel of a Brunswick man facing capital charges for allegedly killing his mother in 2013. James Tench, who turns 30 Wednesday, argued in Medina County Common Pleas Court that his attorneys should be dismissed for not communicating or providing him with documents. “It just Read More…