November 20, 2014

Mostly cloudy

Winter wallop: First the snow falls and then the freeze hits

Monday's first snowfall of the year blankets Allardale, the Medina County Park District's park in Granger Township. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Staff and wire reports | The Gazette Winter has arrived a month early — at least according to the calendar. As of 5 p.m. Monday, 2.5 inches of snow were recorded at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the National Weather Service reported. The white stuff is going to stay a while: Temperatures were expected to plunge Read More…

Shaw Road to close this week for bridge repairs

Shaw Road, between Congress Road and Richman Road North in Chatham Township, will close Wednesday for repairs to a bridge, the Medina County Engineer’s Office announced. The road is expected to reopen Friday.

Wadsworth parking ban in effect until Tomorrow morning

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth police announced a snow emergency parking ban on all city streets until 8 a.m. Tuesday. Violators will be subject to parking citations and could have their vehicles impounded.

Off-duty officer and Wadsworth native is shot and killed at Akron bar

Staff and wire reports | The Gazette An off-duty Akron police officer, who grew up in Wadsworth, was fatally shot early Sunday at a pub after he approached an “unruly” patron who was carrying a firearm, police said. Four other people were shot at Papa Don’s Pub, 1891 E. Market St., at about 2 a.m., Read More…

Shaun Mollohan is trooper of the year at Medina post

Shaun Mollohan

Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Shaun P. Mollohan has been selected as the 2014 Trooper of the Year at the Medina post. Mollohan was chosen for the honor by his fellow officers at the post based on leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude and cooperation with supervisors, peers and the public. Read More…

Off-duty Avon Lake firefighter dies in concrete wall collapse

Jon Wysochanski and Anna Merriman | The Gazette The life of an off-duty firefighter, who died on Thursday afternoon, often has been marked by moments of pure heroism. Avon Lake firefighter Larry “Gomer” Heczko died instantly Thursday when a concrete wall he was working on collapsed on top of him, according to a news release Read More…

Medina man pleads guilty to allowing drug sales at his home

David Reed

A Bronson Street man who police say attracted criminal activity to the area pleaded guilty Thursday to letting his friend sell drugs at his Medina home in August. David Reed, whose home was padlocked last month as the result of a lawsuit by the city to label the house a “habitual resort” for criminals, was 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. Wadsworth police Saturday, Nov. 8 12:52 p.m. — 1000 block Williams Reserve Blvd., police responded to a report of a fight between two men outside their vehicles. 11:54 a.m. — 600 block Trease Road, police Read More…

PHOTO: Mock crime scene investigated at Highland High School


Elyria man, 33, dies in single-car crash in Chatham Township

CHATHAM TWP. — A 33-year-old Elyria man died this morning in a single-car crash on state Route 83. According to the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Blessed Lovejoy was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am northbound at 6:05 a.m. when he attempted to pass another vehicle. He lost control while passing, drove Read More…