March 28, 2015

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Hinckley native ready to race at NASCAR event today

An 18-year-old from Hinckley Township will take the next step in his motorsports dreams today on a NASCAR race track. Matt Tifft, a Highland High School graduate, will race in the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va. Qualifying begins at 11:30 a.m. and the race will Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint set for state Route 18 in Montville Twp. tonight

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The Medina County OVI Task Force announced it will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight in Montville Township. The checkpoint, in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will be held st 9 p.m. in the 3400 block of state Route 18, east of River Styx Road. Checkpoints are funded by federal grants, and police are Read More…

Parks contest asks visitors to share their perspective

Medina County Park District launches its Instagram contest with ‘signs of spring’ in April. (GRAPHIC PROVIDED)

Beginning in April, visitors who share their Medina County parks photos on Instagram will have the opportunity to win a prize from the county Park District. The contest kicks off with the April theme “signs of spring.” “The Instagram photo contest is being offered as a means to highlight the beauty and diversity of Medina Read More…

Medina County ranked fourth in state healthwise

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Medina County is one healthy place to live. According to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s annual County Health Rankings released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Medina County is ranked fourth overall in Ohio. Delaware, Putnam and Geauga counties were ranked ahead of Medina. “Since the first county rankings in 2010, Medina Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James not upset with Kevin Love

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Jason Lloyd | Akron Beacon Journal INDEPENDENCE — The reoccurring saga between LeBron James and Kevin Love turned again Tuesday, but James didn’t seem to take offense to Love choosing the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook for Most Valuable Player. “Kev has his own opinion who he believes is MVP,” James said. “No one should Read More…

Brunswick man suspected in Columbia Twp. bank robbery

Larry Gore Jr.

A Brunswick man rushed into a FirstMerit Bank branch on state Route 82 in Columbia Township Tuesday morning and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Lorain County sheriff’s deputies. Lt. Heath Tester said Larry Gore Jr., 47, entered the bank about 10:45 a.m. and ordered everyone there not to move. He Read More…

Officials blame extreme cold for plague of fires across Medina County

Five fire departments battled a blaze on Brook Road in Wadsworth on Jan. 6. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Nick Glunt and Andrew Davis | The Gazette Fire chiefs across Medina County say frigid weather is to blame for a rash of structure fires that has plagued many parts of the county in recent weeks. Eleven of the county’s 17 townships and three of nine municipalities have experienced serious fires since Jan. 1, causing Read More…

Semi rollover closes I-71 south of Route 18 in Montville Twp.

A semi rollover crash on Interstate 71 has closed the road south of state Route 18. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MONTVILLE TWP. POLICE)

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Medina post is working a semi rollover crash that has crushed the front-end of another vehicle and closed Interstate 71 south of state Route 18 in Montville Township. A dispatcher for the Medina post said the crash happened at about 7:20 a.m. He said it’s unclear whether there are any Read More…

Medina High putting on “Grease” this weekend

The cast of Medina High School’s production of “Grease” poses after a number during a dress rehearsal Thursday evening. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina High School is presenting the musical “Grease” today and Sunday at the Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Medina High School student Collin Husbands will play Danny Zuko and Megan Hascher will be Sandy Dumbrowski. The production is directed by Tina Callari. Read More…

Medina Schools finance official sued over $48,000 personal loan default

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A bank has sued a Medina Schools finance official for defaulting on a loan. Business Manager Jon Burkhart said the lawsuit was filed as the result of an ongoing divorce, and he assured district residents it was a personal matter that does not affect his work. “It’s not related to my job,” said Burkhart, whose Read More…