May 25, 2015


Liverpool Township driver critically injured in Carlisle Township crash

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An 18-year-old Liverpool Township man was critically injured when police said he drove into a tree at 2800 Grafton Road in Carlisle Township about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. Benjamin Mora wasn’t breathing when troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post arrived, Sgt. Tim Hoffman, post assistant commander, said Wednesday. Trooper Justin Lister revived Mora through Read More…

Brunswick man, 57, placed in diversion program on accusations of exposing himself

Carl Meyer

A Brunswick man accused of fondling himself while watching children at a bus stop has been admitted to a diversion program. If Carl Meyer, 57, completes the program, which usually takes a year, then his misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and possessing marijuana paraphernalia will be dismissed and his case file will be sealed. J. Read More…

Appeals court upholds Medina man’s rape conviction, life sentence

Theodore Wade Higdon

An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a 52-year-old Medina man who is spending at least 25 years in prison on charges he molested a young girl. Theodore Wade Higdon has served 15 months of his sentence, which could extend to life in prison if he’s denied parole in 2038. A jury on Jan. Read More…

Life in prison for child rape becomes three years plus parole

Carl Morris

A 48-year-old convicted child rapist who had been serving a life prison term has been placed on parole after a ruling from Ohio’s highest court in December. Instead of opting for a retrial, Carl M. Morris Jr. pleaded guilty to rape and was sentenced to three years in prison. However, he had already served more Read More…

Woman gets three years in prison after testifying against husband

Christina Paine Hodges

A 25-year-old woman has been sentenced to three years in prison after testifying against her estranged husband in a robbery trial last week. Christina Paine Hodges and Jesse Hodges each faced charges in the May 2014 robbery of a college student at a Sharon Township gas station. Paine Hodges and Hodges are both of Medina. Read More…

New York court rules federal agencies collecting phone data is illegal

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Michael Doyle | Tribune Washington Bureau A key appellate court ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency broke the law with its sweeping collection of telephone call data, in a groundbreaking decision that repudiates the Obama administration and encourages Congress to weigh in. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the New York-based 2nd Read More…

Rohan Srivastava, Nicole Tecco honored as Medina County Students of the Year

Rohan Srivastava of Brunswick High School and Nicole Tecco of Highland High were named students of the year Wednesday night. They are pictured with Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Rohan Srivastava of Brunswick High School and Nicole Tecco of Highland High School were named Students of the Year for 2014-15 by the Medina County Kiwanis organization at a banquet Wednesday night. The top award was part of ceremonies honoring students of the month who were chosen throughout the past school year. The banquet and Read More…

Ohio Highway Patrol urges increased motorcycle safety

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May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the Ohio Highway Patrol said it is expecting an increase of riders on the roads with the warmer weather. From 2012 to 2014, motorcycle-involved crashes resulted in 440 fatalities and more than 10,749 injuries in Ohio. In 2014, there were 134 motorcycle-related crashes that killed 140 people. Read More…

Former Medina High School basketball star leads skill clinics

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More than 20 fifth-graders attended a basketball clinic Wednesday afternoon led by former Medina High star player Tony Stockman. The event was the first in a series of three Medina school appearances by Stockman, 33, now the head coach at Ohio Christian University in Circleville. The free clinic was coordinated with the nonprofit group Still Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: Unofficial results

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Voters across Medina County cast ballots on Tuesday. According to the Medina County Board of Elections, 7.97 percent of registered voters cast a ballot. Candidates Wadsworth Republican Primary Mayor Robin Laubaugh 706 Law Director Norman E. Brague 752 Auditor Catherine Fix 705 City Council President Susan C. Hanlon 300 Thomas E. Palecek 610 Council-at-large (three Read More…