July 23, 2016

Medina
Partly sunny
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Wadsworth council signs off on demolition of house burned in arson

Wadsworth City Council agreed Tuesday night to demolish a house at 471 Tulip Trail that was destroyed by fire. Owner Sandi Stevens’ husband, Mark, pleaded no contest Tuesday in Medina County Common Pleas Court to two counts of aggravated arson, first- and second-degree felonies in the May fire. Stevens is being held at the Medina Read More…

Wadsworth man pleads no contest to arson

A 55-year-old Wadsworth man pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated arson Tuesday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Mark L. Stevens was charged with two counts of aggravated arson, first- and second-degree felonies. The charges accused him of placing firefighters at risk of harm and knowingly causing damage to his residence on the afternoon Read More…

Ohio EPA to have public hearing on NEXUS station

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing next month on a natural gas compressor station proposed for Guilford Township. The compressor station, proposed to be located at 8707 Guilford Road, would be part of the NEXUS Gas Transmission project, a 36-inch-diameter pipeline designed to pump 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of Read More…

Medina County Jail to use body scanner

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office started the new year by cracking down on drugs at the jail. The department installed a new full-body scanner two weeks ago to prevent inmates from smuggling drugs and other contraband into the Medina County Jail. Sheriff’s Lt. Dean Lesak, who serves as the jail administrator, said he had been Read More…

Man, 21, gets 4 years in 2014 crash fatality

A 21-year-old Westfield Township man was sentenced to prison Monday for killing a 21-year-old woman and injuring three others in an October 2014 vehicle crash. Noah Silcox, of the 8800 block of Westfield Road, was sentenced by Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier to four years in prison with a lifetime suspension of Read More…

Lodi police send 2 to drug rehab through program

Two heroin addicts from Medina County have started their new year in a Florida rehabilitation center, thanks to a new program adopted by the Lodi Police Department. Lodi police sent two women, one from Lodi , age 23, and one from Rittman, age 35, to the Satori Waters rehab facility in Florida on Dec. 30 Read More…

Medina woman pleads not guilty to stabbing husband

A Medina woman accused of stabbing her 67-year-old husband last month pleaded not guilty Thursday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Diana M. Gerspacher, 61, allegedly stabbed David Gerspacher in their Beechwood Drive home Dec. 20. He was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he had surgery and was admitted for a week. Read More…

Fire damages home at Jilbert Winery

A three-story house in Liverpool Township nearly was destroyed by a fire that started in the kitchen and spread to the other floors Tuesday afternoon, Valley City Fire Chief Jack Petrone said. Petrone said one person was in the house at 1496 Columbia Road at the time of the fire, but no one was hurt. Read More…

Medina police to train in old fair office

The old Medina County Fair Board building on West Smith Road in Medina has a new purpose — a training facility for Medina police. Medina County commissioners agreed Tuesday morning to allow the building at 710 W. Smith Road to be used for a week by Medina police. “One of our young officers that does Read More…

Man, 21, pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

A 21-year-old Westfield Township man pleaded guilty Monday to four felony charges related to an October 2014 crash that killed a 21-year-old woman and injured three others. Noah Silcox, of the 8800 block of Westfield Road, will wait in the Medina County Jail until his sentencing set for 9 a.m. next Monday before Common Pleas Read More…