May 24, 2016

Medina
Sunny
59°F
 

Medina County Drug Task Force: 20 pounds of pot brownies found at Brunswick apartment

More than 20 pounds of brownies suspected to be laced with marijuana were seized from a Stoneybrook Lane apartment in Brunswick. “(The) quantity of THC-infused baked goods found in the apartment is of concern,” Medina County Drug Task Force director Gary Hubbard said in a statement. James Hirsch, 45, was arrested by task force agents Read More…

Bus route coming to Lodi

A new public bus route will be available to Lodi residents starting Monday, Lodi Family Center and Medina County Transit announced. It will be funded by a grant from Medina County Jobs & Family Services. The planned route and 14- passenger bus will cater to senior citizens, but is available to all Lodi residents at Read More…

Brunswick Hills Township sets off tornado siren

It wasn’t just a test when Brunswick Hills Township residents heard tornado sirens in addition to claps of thunder and strong winds howling early Tuesday. As a storm system passed through the area, a resident called at 3:34 a.m. to alert officials that he believed a tornado had struck his home on Marks Road. Sirens Read More…

Liverpool Township man charged in overdose death

ELYRIA — A Liverpool Township man is facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges stemming from a fatal overdose at a North Ridgeville hotel earlier this year. Kevin Dentz, 34, also is charged with corrupting another with drugs and two counts of trafficking in drugs. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said after the victim overdosed on Read More…

Spencer man injured in Route 83 crash

A Spencer man was taken to Akron City Hospital following a one-vehicle crash Monday evening on state Route 83 in Harrisville Township, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Trooper Daniel Harrison said Richard Sandy, 65, of Spencer, was traveling north at 5:06 p.m. on Route 83 in his 2011 Chevrolet pickup when he traveled off Read More…

ODOT updates county road projects

The Ohio Department of Transportation issued the following update Friday on area construction projects: U.S. Route 42 (Pearl Road) in Medina Township U.S. 42 (Pearl Road), at its intersection with Fenn Road, is restricted to narrower lane widths as part of an intersection improvement project. Lane widths are 10 feet on Fenn Road and 11 Read More…

One killed in Spencer Township crash

One man is dead after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night on state Road 301 and New London Eastern Road in Spencer Township. At 8:09 p.m., a 2005 Ford F-350, driven by 57-year-old Allen R. Bugg, of the 7500 block of Spencer Road, Spencer, was traveling west on New London Eastern Road, according to a news Read More…

Progress continues on Cloverleaf High School grandstand

Construction crews took advantage of the warm weather this week to work on the new grandstand at Cloverleaf High School. Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said the project originally was estimated to cost $1 million, but he was “delighted” when the bid came back at about $800,000. The project’s expenses are covered through permanent improvement funds in Read More…

Walk, pinwheels raise awareness of child abuse

Bob Sandrick | The Gazette A river of about 150 people flowed along East Washington Street on Saturday morning during the second Pinwheel Walk, organized by The Children’s Center of Medina County. The event’s aim was to raise awareness and help prevent child abuse. It also recognized April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Read More…

20 compete for spot in state Special Olympics

Medina Creative Therapy Ranch held its second Special Olympics horse show Saturday. Twenty riders competed for seven positions on a team that will travel to Cincinnati in August for Ohio’s Special Olympics. Sharon D. Biggins, certified occupancy specialist and director of the therapy ranch in Lafayette Township and Medina Creative Housing “Life Steps Camp,” said Read More…