February 28, 2015

Partly sunny

Woman, son rescued from burning home in Lodi

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LODI — Police pulled an elderly woman out of a burning residence on Bank Street at about 1:15 p.m. Saturday. When police arrived at the residence, they saw “billowing black smoke” coming from the house according to the police report. They found an elderly woman and got her out. Lodi firefighters found the woman’s son Read More…

Medina woman fixes winter blues with colorful yard art (PHOTO)


Angie Kovacs has had enough of winter. Using spray paint, Kovacs drew flowers on her snow-covered front lawn on Damon Drive in Medina. “It’s springtime at my house!” she wrote on Facebook. “My husband is convinced I’ve lost what was left of my mind. But I don’t care! It made me smile.” She said she Read More…

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

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Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Lodi police Friday, Feb. 20 11:30 a.m. — Grandview Street, an officer responded to the Lodi Water Treatment Plant in response to a theft report. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Feb. 18 2:44 a.m. — Rainbow and Read More…

Police seeking help identifying suspects in attempted ATM theft

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Brunswick police are looking for two or possibly three suspects believed to be involved in an attempted theft of an ATM from the Walgreens at Pearl and Center roads earlier this month. Police said a newspaper carrier reported that the door of the pharmacy was open and it looked as though there had been a Read More…

Gov. Kasich presents Spencer couple with Courage Award

Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address in Wilmington. (AP PHOTO)

WILMINGTON — A Spencer couple who rescued two people from a burning car Sept. 2 in Lorain County were saluted by Gov. John Kasich during his State of the State speech Tuesday. Brittney and Shane Robinson were driving on Stewart Road in Huntington Township when they noticed the burning the car, which had crashed into Read More…

Sub-zero cold shuts city schools, delays others

The tempurature at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday displayed on the Third Federal Saings and Loan sign, 4018 Medina Road, Medina Township. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Medina County’s three city school districts — Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth — closed today because of sub-zero wind-chill factors this morning. The start of classes was delayed two hours at the county four local districts: Black River, Buckeye, Cloverleaf and Highland. Classes also were called off at the Medina County Career Center and the Medina Read More…

Medina Council OKs purchase of almost 2,000 tons of road salt

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Medina City Council agreed Monday to spend an additional $100,000 for road salt. City Service Director Nino Piccoli told Council the city already has spent more than $203,800 for 4,000 tons of salt. Piccoli said the $100,000 will pay for 1,962 additional tons of salt. He said that should be all that is needed this Read More…

Medina to host Heritage Ohio training session

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Community development professionals from across the state will meet in Medina on Wednesday for the first Heritage Ohio Revitalization Series training session of the year. Every year, Heritage Ohio and Ohio Main Street programs host quarterly sessions across the state to discuss ways of preserving and developing the historical heritage of Ohio’s communities. “We’re very Read More…

Bone-chilling record set in Medina County

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Medina County and communities across the state have shivered under record cold temperatures for two straight days. The National Weather Service reported a low of minus 17 degrees at 5:43 a.m. Friday, trashing the old record of minus 3 degrees set in 1968. Thursday’s low of minus 4 degrees tied the record for that date, Read More…

No school today. Too cold

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All seven school districts serving Medina County are closed today due to the extreme cold. Today’s high is expected to be only 2 degrees and tonight’s low is expected to reach 16 below zero, which would make it the coldest night of the year. The National Weather Service is warning of wind-chill factors as low Read More…