October 31, 2014

Medina
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Halloween night sobriety checkpoint scheduled in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — The Medina County OVI Task Force will hold a sobriety checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on West 130th Street in Brunswick, north of state Route 303. The checkpoint, funded by federal grants, will be accompanied by increased “saturation patrols” in the area by police. “If you plan to consume alcohol, Read More…

Week 10 Medina County High School Football Scores

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It’s the last week of regular season high school football. We’ve got you covered for Medina County’s Week 10 scores. If you’re interested in Lorain County scores, head over to our sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram. We’ll keep this page updated with scores as we get them. Do you have a score update that we haven’t posted Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Brunswick police Wednesday, Oct. 22 8:05 p.m. — North Carpenter Road, Craig A. Posey, 37, 1500 block of Princeton Drive, Brunswick, charged with speeding, operating a vehicle impaired, failure to reinstate a license, no operator’s Read More…

Ex-IT head sues auditor over firing, says she was whistleblower

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Loren Genson and David Knox | The Gazette The former information technology manager for the Medina County Auditor’s Office has sued county Auditor Mike Kovack, accusing him of firing her in retaliation for reporting to authorities that he misused his county-owed computer and other office resources. Annette Ehrlich filed the lawsuit Friday, alleging Kovack violated the Read More…

Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth councils to convene for group meeting

A joint meeting of the city councils of Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth will be 6 p.m. Monday at Medina City Hall, 132 N. Elmwood Ave. The councils will discuss county issues including the Central Processing Facility, tipping fees, the Community Housing Improvement Program, casino revenues and ways to collaborate to save money on high-cost services. Read More…

Gazette, staff receive awards from Society of Professional Journalists

The Gazette was runner-up for Ohio’s best daily newspaper under 75,000 circulation in the 2014 Ohio’s Best Journalism Competition, sponsored by Society of Professional Journalists chapters in Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. The Gazette’s sister paper, The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram won first. The staff of The Gazette won 10 individual awards. Managing Editor David Knox and reporters Read More…

PHOTO: Spencer Lake autumn setting reminiscent of famed painting

Chippewa Lake photographer Matthew Platz captures the beauty of autumn in its colorful glory in a photograph reminiscent of a painting by the famed French Impressionist Claude Monet. The photo was taken at Spencer Lake in Spencer Township. (MATTHEW PLATZ / PLATZ IMAGES)

2014 trick or treat times, dates across Medina County

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TRICK OR TREAT Saturday, Oct. 25 • Hinckley Township, Halloween Haunt, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Center and Ridge roads. Hinckley area businesses will open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Participants can carve pumpkins and fire trucks will be on display. Sunday, Oct. 26 • Granger Township, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 • Wadsworth, 6 to 8 p.m. Read More…

OVI checkpoint tonight on state Route 18 west of I-71

MEDINA TWP. — A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted tonight, beginning at 7 p.m., in the 3300 block of state Route 18, between River Styx Road and the Interstate 71 interchange. The checkpoint is funded by federal grants and is designed to deter and intercept impaired drivers. In addition to the checkpoint, nearby saturation patrols Read More…

High School Football: Tallmadge at Cloverleaf

WESTFIELD TWP. — The numbers told the story. At halftime Friday, the Cloverleaf football had managed 8 yards of offense and three first downs, two from penalties. Despite an improved second half, the winless Colts fell to Tallmadge 41-6 in Suburban League action. The Blue Devils (6-3, 3-3) stopped a three-game losing streak. “We struggled Read More…