February 28, 2015

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Trial date set for police sergeant in K-9 death

Brett Harrison

The trial for a Montville Township police sergeant accused of neglecting his K-9 police dog, which died of heat stroke after it was left in a cruiser for several hours on a hot day, is scheduled for March 25 in Medina Municipal Court. Sgt. Brett Harrison faces two counts of animal cruelty, second-degree misdemeanors that Read More…

Brunswick man gets prison for July standoff with police

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A Brunswick man was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to inducing panic and abduction in connection with a four-hour standoff with police in July. The charges against Gary Grimes Jr., 40, carried firearm specifications alleging he carried a gun while committing crimes, which mandate prison time. According to police reports, Read More…

Cold cases: Crimes dip with temperatures

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Loren Genson and Andrew Davis | The Gazette Believe it or not, something good comes with the frigid weather that has gripped the area: Crime has fallen with the plunging temperatures. “You can certainly sense and feel a difference,” Capt. Kenneth Baca of the Medina County Sheriff’s Office said. “Not only is it cold, but Read More…

Flight of fancy: Company makes drones for Bruce Willis movie

Matt Mishak and Mike Hannah owners of Dronewerx with their custom manufactured drone t on the  set of the Bruce Willis movie, "Wake." (BRUCE BISHOP / GAZETTE)

Brad Dicken and Bruce Bishop The Gazette A Lorain County company is making drones for the bad guys — at least those that dwell in Hollywood’s imagination. Dronewerx is providing custom-built and ominous-looking drones for “Wake,” an action movie starring Bruce Willis and Ben Kingsley that began filming in the greater Cleveland area on Monday. Read More…

Temperatures to stay freezing

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It’s cold and it’s going to get colder. Residents throughout northern Ohio woke up to historic low temperatures on Monday while a snowstorm swept through the southern part of the state later in the day. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport reported a reading of 10 below, breaking the record set 111 years ago of minus 8 Read More…

Northeast Ohio breaks century-old record for low temperature Monday morning

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Cities across northern Ohio are seeing record low temperatures. Both Cleveland and Toledo saw temperatures on Monday morning dip to historic lows for this date. Cleveland’s Hopkins Airport reported a reading of 10 below. That broke the record set 111 years ago of minus 8 degrees in 1904. Toledo’s low on Monday broke the record Read More…

Medina County park events for the rest of February

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Following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for February. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday • Tales for Tots, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township, 10 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. Read More…

Baby, it’s cold outside: Arctic front to stick around

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The arctic front that brought whiteout road conditions and bitter cold temperatures over the weekend is expected to keep the area in the deep freeze throughout the week. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook advisory for Northeast and north central Ohio through Saturday. Sunday’s high was only 3 degrees while today’s Read More…

Get milk, renew vehicle registration at same place

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Transportation officials said some Ohio motorists soon will be able to renew their vehicle registration at grocery store kiosks. The Ohio Department of Public Safety said self-service kiosks will be placed in supermarkets in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus in the next six to eight weeks as a test of the program, the Northeast Ohio Media Read More…

Red Cross seeks blood donations

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Red Cross officials say this year’s harsh winter and widespread flu has prevented many regular donors from making their blood donations. As a result, more new donors are needed to fill the gap in the coming weeks. All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. “The Red Cross reminds Read More…