June 26, 2016

Medina
Partly sunny
79°F
 

Motorcyclist killed on Columbia Road

Michael T. Funk, 22, of Medina, was killed Friday when his motorcycle hit a car on Columbia Road in Liverpool Township. Ohio Highway Patrol officers said Funk was riding northbound on Columbia just past Abbeyville Road. The patrol said Funk crossed a double yellow line and passed his friend also riding a motorcycle. Over the Read More…

Location, time announced for tonight’s Brunswick sobriety checkpoint

The Medina County OVI Task Force along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted beginning at 9 p.m. in the 4200 block of Center Road (state Route 303) in Brunswick. Officers said the OVI checkpoint, which is funded by a federal grant, is held to deter and intercept Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday in Brunswick

The Medina County OVI Task Force will set up a sobriety checkpoint in the city of Brunswick Friday night, according to a press release. The exact time and location will be announced Friday morning and posted on the Medina Gazette website. Commander of the task force Lt. Brian Ohlin said the federally funded checkpoint program Read More…

Tom Stugmyer chosen for Wadsworth Council seat

Ashley Fox and Lawrence Pantages | The Gazette Longtime Wadsworth resident Tom Stugmyer, who is active in city affairs in a variety of ways, moved into political office Wednesday night when he was voted by the Republican Central Committee of Wadsworth to fill an unexpired term on City Council. Stugmyer was chosen on the first Read More…

Bees earn share of GCC title

Paul Williams The Gazette ELYRIA — The Medina and Elyria softball teams played their final game of the season Friday afternoon with a conference title on the line. It was only fitting that the game, just as the season, was a battle down to the wire. In the end, Medina came away with an impressive Read More…

Hinckley Township hires Parma captain to be fire chief

Hinckley Township will soon welcome a new fire chief — Mel Morgan, a captain at Parma Fire Department. Township trustees appointed Morgan at a Monday night meeting, according to Trustee Martha Catherwood. Morgan, a 54-year-old Broadview Heights resident, has served in the Parma Fire Department for 33 years, about 20 of which as a captain. Read More…

Sports writer places first as Gazette gets 5 awards

Gazette sports writer Albert Grindle was named Ohio’s Best Sports Writer of the Year for 2015 in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition. Grindle’s award was among five won by Gazette staff announced at Sunday’s APME awards banquet in Columbus. Copy editor Jennifer Lyon won a second-place award for page design. Sports writer Read More…

Two-day ‘Sea of Blue’ tribute begins in Medina Public Square

“Sea of Blue” began Friday night on Medina Public Square with an hourlong candlelight vigil with speakers giving tributes to the work and sacrifices of law enforcement personnel. It is the second year for the two-day event, which began last year as an idea of Medina High School freshman Trevor Satterwaite, who was then an Read More…

Montville Township, Medina Township police certified by state advisory board

The Montville Township and Medina Township police departments have been certified as meeting new standards of practice by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. They join Medina Police Department and the Medina County Sheriff’s Office as other law enforcement agencies in the county to have adopted and implemented the new standards. The board was formed Read More…

Homer Township couple grants land gift for others

Landowners Claude and Mary Cuchna of Homer Township have granted a “conservation easement” of their 20-acre property to Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Officials from the nonprofit organization said it is the first easement it has recorded in the township. Mary Cuchna told The Gazette in a recent interview that the deer population has shrunk because Read More…