December 20, 2014

Medina
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‘Giving trees’ bloom for Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities

The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is bringing a little warmth to Medina County residents with its “Baby It’s Cold Outside” collection by donating nearly 1,200 items to them. Throughout December, clients, staff and members of the community were invited to join in the effort by bringing in new or gently used hats, gloves, Read More…

Grizzlies pick up second win in a row

Lisa Gayle Grayson The Gazette BATH TWP. — Winning two games in a row may not seem much like a streak, but after the start to the season that Wadsworth’s boys basketball had, a couple of back-to-back wins were what the Grizzlies needed. To boot, the 78-65 victory Friday night over host Revere (0-5, 0-3) Read More…

Colts come up short

John Urchek The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — A career performance from senior swingman Connor Ploucha wasn’t enough for the Cloverleaf boys basketball team. Ploucha scored 33 points and grabbed eight rebounds Friday, but Tallmadge countered a strong fourth quarter from Colten Stricker and won 62-52 in Suburban League play. “Stricker really helped us out,” Blue Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Lodi police Thursday, Dec. 11 8:41 p.m. — Lakeview Drive, police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Shane Riffle, 36, Akron, was charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Dec. 10 Read More…

It’s time to renew dog tags

Medina County dog-owners have until the end of January to license their pets. All dogs 3 months or older must be licensed every year between Dec. 1 and Jan. 31, no matter if they’re kept inside or outside, according to the Medina County Auditor’s Office. Licensing fees are $10 per dog, $30 for a three-year Read More…

Death penalty on the table in slaying of Akron police officer from Wadsworth

Justin Winebrenner

Staff and wire reports An Akron man could face the death penalty if convicted of killing an off-duty police officer at a bar. Thirty-five-year-old Kenan Ivery of Akron was indicted Monday on charges that include aggravated murder and murder in the Nov. 16 shooting death of 32-year-old Justin Winebrenner, a Wadsworth native who joined the Read More…

Fugitive nabbed in Wadsworth to spend 39 years behind bars for killing ex

Nathan Summerfield

Staff and wire reports An Ashland man was sentenced Monday to almost 39 years in prison after pleading guilty in the strangling and stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, Lynn Jackenheimer, while vacationing on North Carolina’s Outer Banks two years ago. Nathan Summerfield, 29, was arrested in a motel in Wadsworth in August 2012 following a Read More…

Medina Twp. police have a new home

Medina Township police will be moving into a new home today. The new building, at 4877 Fenn Road, just west of Pearl Road, was purchased last year by the township because the Police Department was outgrowing its offices. “They were just running out of space,” Trustee Ken DeMichael said. The township bought the one-story office Read More…

Concerned citizens holding NEXUS pipeline meeting

GRAFTON TWP. — Residents concerned about the NEXUS gas transmission pipeline project will meet 7 p.m. today at Grafton Township Hall, 17109 state Route 83. The proposed 36-inch natural gas pipeline, which would run below the ground through Medina, Lorain and nine other counties in Ohio before heading north into Michigan to deliver natural gas Read More…

Montville Twp. police sergeant’s K-9 death trial delayed

Brett Harrison

The trial for a Montville Township sergeant accused of letting his K-9 police dog die in a hot car has been postponed at least next month. Sgt. Brett Harrison faces two counts of cruelty to animals, second-degree misdemeanors charging him with failing to provide the dog with shelter from heat and needlessly killing the animal Read More…