July 31, 2014

Medina
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Some probate records will be posted online

John J. Lohn

MEDINA — Starting Monday, Medina County Probate Judge John J. Lohn will begin providing online public access to certain probate records. People now must call the court to learn about a probate case or come to the Medina County Courthouse. On Monday, they can visit www.medinaprobate.org, and click on the “Online Docket” link on the Read More…

YWCA closes shop, but teeball will continue

Kovack

MEDINA — When the YWCA closes next month, its co-ed teeball program will continue through a partnership between the Medina County Domestic Relations Court and the Church at Stony Hill in Granger Township. Teeball games, for children 3 to 7 years old as part of the court’s visitation program, will be played Saturdays and Sundays Read More…

Water main break fixed on Plymouth Street in Medina

Steve Beliles of Medina's Water Department operates the backhoe while working on a water main break on Plymouth Street on Wednesday morning. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LIZ SHEAFFER)

MEDINA — Crews from the city’s Water Department repaired a water main break on Plymouth Street this morning. Foreman Cory Clifford said if repairs could be made while the water was under pressure, there should be no boil alert or loss of pressure for nearby residents. Water pressure stayed up and repairs were finished before Read More…

Police arrest 5 suspects in theft of mail

Two bongs sit outside a duplex at 944-2 Dawn Court on Thursday night where Medina police arrested three people suspected in the weekend theft of mail from a collection box behind the Medina Post Office, 303 N. Court St. (Liz Sheaffer / Gazette)

MEDINA — Five people suspected in the theft of mail this weekend from a collection box behind the Medina Post Office were in custody Thursday night. Kourtney Mains, 20, Kyle Mains, 18, and Anthony George, 18, all of 944-2 Dawn Court, and Shawn Shea, 18, of 946 Andrews Road, are in the Medina County Jail Read More…

Breaking news: Mail stolen from post office mailbox

MEDINA — Mail was stolen sometime after 5 p.m. Friday from a mailbox behind the Medina Post Office, 330 N. Court St., police reported today. A notice on the Medina Police Department’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MedinaPolice, says between the hours of 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. today the drive-up mailbox behind the post office was Read More…

Tanker driver killed in Beach Road accident

SHARON TWP. — The driver of a tanker carrying anhydrous ammonia to a farm on Beach Road died after his rig crashed just after noon Monday, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Beach Road was shut down and nearby residents were evacuated because the tanker started leaking its contents, the OHP reported. Anhydrous ammonia, which Read More…

Medina teachers agree to concessions

MEDINA — The Medina City Teachers Association has agreed to concessions totaling about $1 million, the union and school board announced Wednesday in a joint statement. The MCTA membership voted for concessions totaling nearly $1 million “to help our district through these hard financial times,” union president JoAnn Shire said. The MCTA agreed to a Read More…

Firefighters battling Medina blaze

Medina resident Dan Sherman snapped this photo of the fire in the 300 block of East Smith Road on Thursday night.

MEDINA – Area firefighters are battling a blaze in the 300 block of East Smith Road near the former James Lumber that broke out a little before 8 tonight. Authorities are blocking off streets, so motorists should avoid the area. A Gazette reporter is at the scene. Check back at Medina-Gazette.com and read Friday’s Gazette Read More…

Man dies following Chatham home invasion

Authorities respond Thursday afternoon to a home invasion at 5394 Richman Road in Chatham Township. A male victim was dead at the scene. (Kaitlin Bushinski / Gazette)

CHATHAM TWP. — One person is dead following a home invasion on Richman Road about 2:30 p.m. Thursday and a male suspect is in custody, authorities said. Authorities were called to 5394 Richman Road about a man with a severe head injury. Authorities would not release the name of the victim, pending notification of family, Read More…

Sights & sounds of remembrance

About 900 Scouts, plus families and friends, weathered the heat Saturday morning to participate in the 10th annual flag decorating ceremony at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. When it was over, each of the 15,200 gravesites at the cemetery was decorated with an American flag.

Don Kumhall lifted the bugle to his lips and the morning abuzz with the voices of children excited about honoring veterans softened to a hush. The mournful notes of taps sounded from Kumhall’s horn at the close of the 10th annual gravesite-decorating ceremony at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman on Saturday. Cemetery Read More…