September 18, 2014

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This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Suspected drunken driver charged in hit-run accident Motorists helped alert Brunswick police to a suspected drunken driver who was involved in a hit-and-run accident Sept. 10. According to a police report, John D. Zavisva, 47, 1200 block Stearns St., was arrested at 4:20 p.m. Sept. Read More…

Bookstores urge residents to read what they want for Banned Books Week

The Library of Congress put together an exhibit of books that “have had a profound effect on American life.” The exhibit, titled “Books That Shaped America,” included a list of those books that were banned or challenged in the nation’s history. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Throughout U.S. history, some books have been deemed inappropriate for readers — from “Huckleberry Finn” to “The Great Gatsby” to “Harry Potter” and “The Hunger Games.” Next week, Medina County’s only bookstores — Project: LEARN’s BookShelf stores in Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth — will promote those “controversial” books with a buy one, get one promotion. Read More…

Brunswick Hills Twp. trustees approve $900K to buy fire trucks

Brunswick Hills Township trustees have approved the purchase of two fire engines at a cost of $941,715. The two new Sutphen S6 Fire Engines, from Dublin, Ohio, will replace a 23-year-old Pierce engine that is out of service and a 13-year-old E-One ladder truck. The ladder truck will be sold and the Pierce engine will Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Sept. 16

Mallory Adams

Football Dan Weinerman, Wadsworth: Junior running back had 281 rushing yards, 74 receiving yards, four touchdowns and a two-point conversion in Grizzlies’ 47-37 non-league win over Medina. … TDs covered 5, 47, 74 and 93 yards. … Had 27 carries and one reception. … Tallied nine carries for 57 yards on critical fourth-quarter drive. … Read More…

Ice Bucket Challenge set to splash tonight in Medina’s Public Square

An ALS ice-bucket challenge aimed at circling Medina’s historic Public Square is set for tonight. Everyone is invited to participate — the only requirement is to bring a bucket — but the goal is to raise money for ALS research, so a $10 donation is requested. Set-up and bucket filling will begin at 5:30 p.m., Read More…

Medina County park events for the rest of September 2014

Members of Cub Scout Pack 3402, of Wadsworth United Methodist Church, learn the story behind the oldest trolley at the Northern Ohio Railway Museum on Saturday from guide Brian Gage of Mayfield Heights. The museum, 5515 Buffham Road, Guilford Township, is open to the public for guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 29. Admission is free, but donations are requested. The museum also will be featured on this year's Medina County Fall Folliage Tour Oct. 11 and 12. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for September. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Wednesday • Yoga in the Park, Wolf Creek Environmental Center,6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Instructor Karen Barton will Read More…

Medina lays claim to Ohio’s Realtor of the Year

Cliff Bellar

Medina resident Cliff Bellar has been named the Ohio’s Realtor of the Year. He was honored at the Ohio Association of Realtors’ 104th annual convention held this week in Cleveland. The award is based on both professional achievements and service to the community. Bellar served as president of the Medina County Board of Realtors in Read More…

County commissioners block veto power for Cleveland

For the second time in two years, the Medina County commissioners have vetoed a proposal that would have changed the way the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is governed. The proposal would have given the city of Cleveland the power to block changes in the code of regulations governing the agency, which recommends how federal Read More…

Police: Driver drunk in rollover crash in Sharon Township

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A 32-year-old Wadsworth woman was arrested Friday afternoon following a rollover crash on Medina Line Road, just south of Sharon Copley Road, in Sharon Township. Tiffany Cornwell, of Pardee Street, Wadsworth, was charged with failure to yield and operating a vehicle while impaired, after the 12:30 p.m. accident that sent one victim to emergency room. Read More…

High School Football: Manchester at Black River

Black River quarterback Vernon Beard throws as he is hit by Manchester Linebacker Mason Nist during the first quarter. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

SULLIVAN TWP. — The last in a long series of memorable games between the Black River and Manchester football teams ended in the Panthers’ favor Friday night. What seemed like a close game on paper was anything but, as Manchester ran away with a 51-28 victory. For coach Al Young’s Pirates, there won’t be any Read More…