January 28, 2015

Medina
Intermittent clouds
11°F
 

Flu cases skyrocketing across county, state

Staff and wire reports Four people, all children, have died from the flu this season as hospitalizations for the illness continue to rise, the Ohio Health Department said Friday. Data released Friday show 1,598 flu-related hospitalizations Dec. 28 through Jan. 4. That’s a 55 percent jump from a week earlier and brings the season total Read More…

Bronson Street ‘nuisance home’ resident gets probation

A man whose Bronson Street home was padlocked by police as a public nuisance will spend two years on probation after pleading guilty to allow a friend to sell drugs at the home. David Reed was sentenced Thursday by newly elected Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler. Reed pleaded guilty in November to Read More…

Main Street Medina seeks design for bicentennial logo

Main Street Medina is looking for a logo to celebrate Medina’s bicentennial in 2018. The committee of community leaders will be accepting design proposals until Jan. 30. The committee is looking for a logo that will look equally good in black and white as well as color. The logo will be used on all print Read More…

Meyer has made it cool to work hard

It turns out the message Urban Meyer delivered his first season at Ohio State when he was reshaping a football program that had unexpectedly fallen on hard times was very close to what many people would have guessed. Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett was a sophomore in Meyer’s first season at OhioState in 2012 and Read More…

Weather alters schedule

Wind chills below zero degrees wreaked havoc on weekend MedinaCounty basketball games, as six games Friday and three today were postponed. On the boys side Friday, Keystone at Black River, Brunswick at Mentor, Cloverleaf at Revere, Highland at Tallmadge, Medina at Strongsville and Nordonia at Wadsworth were wiped out. Only Medina-Strongsville (Feb. 2) and Nordonia-Wadsworth Read More…

Montville Twp.’s Larry Obhof again to serve as Ohio House majority whip

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State lawmakers conducted opening ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly, officially marking the beginning of the new legislative session. During the ceremonies, members of the Ohio Senate unanimously re-elected Sen. Larry Obhof, R–Montville Township, to serve as majority whip. Obhof has served as whip since January 2013. He’s represented the 22nd Senate District, which includes Read More…

Missing Burbank girl, 13, found in Tennessee with man, 27

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A missing 13-year-old Wayne County girl was found safe Thursday in Knox County, Tennessee, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. A post on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page said Kaitlin Walters, of Burbank, was found with Walter Lee Dunn, 27, who has been charged in connection with her disappearance. About 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Dunn 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. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Dec. 31 4:11 p.m. — 800 block Main St., a Norton man reported his vehicle stolen. Police located the vehicle, which was totaled, and towed it to an impound lot. 6:10 p.m. Read More…

Get ready for the Polar Bear Jump on Jan. 24 in Chippewa Lake

Nearly 140 people plunged in the frigid waters of Lake Chippewa in March last year during the fourth annual Polar Bear Run, Walk and Jump. The 2014 Polar Bear Jump was moved from Jan. 25 to March because of cold and high winds. This year’s jump is scheduled for Jan. 24. (MATTHEW PLATZ / PLATZ IMAGES FILE PHOTO)

Hundreds take a frigid plunge each year in Chippewa Lake. They’ll do it again Jan. 24 at Chippewa Lake Beach, where about 200 people are expected to join in the fifth annual Polar Bear Jump and 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Chippewa Lake Lions Club. The plungers will be dressed in costumes or swim suits Read More…

Cold weather is nearly unbearable as winter takes hold

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An icy drop in temperatures coupled with windy and blowing snow made it nearly unbearable to be outside Wednesday. The forecast for today is little better. According to the National Weather Service, overnight lows Wednesday night dropped below zero and the high today is expected to reach only 11 degrees. An advisory for wind-chill factors Read More…