July 29, 2015

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Driver pleads no contest to chase

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A 28-year-old Columbus man pleaded no contest Monday to leading Medina Police on a short chase in February. Michael G. Stuver is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 24. His charge, failure to obey the order or signal of a police officer, is a third-degree felony punishable by up to three years in prison. According to police Read More…

Can’t make it to Ohio Brew Week? Craft beers close by at area grocers


Beer enthusiasts who are unable to attend the 10th Ohio Brew Week in Athens can still taste some new craft beers right on North Court Street. Buehler’s beer specialist Phil Heath said the grocer offers a wide selection of brews from Ohio and the rest of the nation. “Breweries are cropping up all over the Read More…

Medina man charged with trying to meet underage girl for sex

Paul DeLucia

A 23-year-old Medina man was charged Thursday with attempting to meet with a young girl for sex — only to find the “girl” was an undercover police officer. Police in Richfield, in northwest Summit County, reported Paul T. DeLucia had talked with the undercover officer for about a week before deciding to meet up with Read More…

LeBron James celebrates film debut with private screening


A piece of Hollywood was replicated at the Regal Cinemas theater complex in the Montrose area of Greater Akron on Friday night as a lengthy red carpet was installed for celebrities to walk into a movie premiere. “Trainwreck,” an adult comedy about the relationships of a woman played by Amy Schumer, includes Cavaliers’ basketball star Read More…

NEXUS gas pipeline sues four in Medina County to gain access to survey land

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Katie Anderson and Nick Glunt | The Gazette The NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline has filed a lawsuit against the owners of four properties in Medina County, saying they repeatedly “refuse to grant NEXUS access” to survey their land. The company’s lawsuit asks a judge to allow access to conduct survey work. The lawsuit was filed Read More…

Rebecca Parkhurst joins Medina school board

Rebecca Parkhurst is sworn in by Medina Treasurer David Chambers. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Rebecca Parkhurst was sworn in by Medina Schools Treasurer David Chambers as the newest member of the Medina Board of Education on Monday night during a meeting at the high school, 777 E. Union St. She is fulfilling the unexpired term of Doug Adamczyk, which ends Dec. 31, 2017. Parkhurst, who was selected by the Read More…

Students keep skills sharp with summer reinforcement program


More than 80 children, ages 2 to 12, are participating in United Way of Medina County’s Summer Reinforcement Program. The program started June 15 and consists of three-hour days throughout the summer, said Jane Langol, coordinator of the program, adding that the teaching is designed to continue learning skills during months when school is not Read More…

Wadsworth police arrest high school teacher on charges of soliciting sex from minor

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A West Virginia man was arrested in Wadsworth on a warrant charging him with solicitation and sexual abuse. According to a Wadsworth police report, Brandon Arvay, 27, a teacher at Scott High School in Boone County, W.Va., was found in June at his parents’ home in the 100 block of Cherry Hill Drive. He was Read More…

Medina County educators pleased with changes to state testing of students

Gov. John Kasich

Loren Genson and Katie Anderson | The Gazette Medina County educators expressed relief in interviews with The Gazette on Monday that the state made changes to student testing as part of a two-year budget Gov. John Kasich signed last week. The budget reduces the amount of time students are required to take tests, and does Read More…

John Kasich, Hillary Clinton top presidential candidates in Ohio

Hillary Clinton

If it were Ohio’s choice, the 2016 presidential election would pit Republican Gov. John Kasich against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a recent study by Quinnipiac University. Clinton was the clear choice for the Democratic ticket in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the three swing states polled by the university’s study released June Read More…