September 19, 2014

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Woman gets three years in prison for Medina teen’s fatal overdose

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An opiate-addicted war veteran was sentenced Thursday morning to three years in prison for supplying the heroin that killed a Medina teenager last year. Heather Graham, 31, was found guilty Aug. 5 of corrupting a minor with drugs and complicity and conspiracy to traffic heroin, second- and fifth-degree felonies. She could have received up to Read More…

Medina County clerk of courts requests to have his court records sealed

David Wadsworth

A judge will hear arguments next week on a request from Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth to seal the court records involving accusations he misused public funds during his 2012 election campaign. Wadsworth, 56, of Brunswick, pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge last September, but was not sentenced pending completion of a Read More…

Athlete: Lawsuit dropped over backlash on social media

A 2013 Medina High School graduate has withdrawn his federal lawsuit charging he was kicked off the basketball team for comments he made on Twitter. , 19, of Medina, said he dropped his suit because of community reaction on social media. Chase Johanson filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Cleveland in late August. Read More…

Hinckley Twp. resident, 74, charged with raping, molesting children

James Selch

A 74-year-old Hinckley Township man pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to raping and molesting two children from 2006 to 2007. James I. Selch, of the 1300 block of Daleside Drive, is being held at the Medina County Jail on $250,000 cash bond. Selch is charged with three counts of raping a child under age 13 Read More…

Westfield Twp. couple’s retail property dreams on hold pending appeal

A court-ordered hearing before the Westfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals over a controversial zoning variance has been put on hold pending an appeal. Linda and Timothy Kratzer have been seeking a zoning variance since at least 2007 to permit the commercial development of 105 acres on their Greenwich Road property, which now is zoned Read More…

Accused child abuser jailed after trial delayed more than 20 times

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A former Montville Township resident was jailed after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest Tuesday morning after the man failed to appear for trial on charges of breaking two dozen of his infant son’s bones in 2008. Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, now of Lakewood, is charged with five counts of child endangering and Read More…

Three arrested during heightened OVI checkpoints, patrols

Three sobriety checkpoints were conducted in Medina County last month as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over yearly campaign. Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin, who heads the Medina County OVI Task Force, said the task force participated by conducting more sobriety checkpoints than usual and adding extra traffic patrols throughout the Read More…

Attorney: Accused child abuser too ill for trial delayed for six years

Kenneth Alex Grad

A judge has ordered testimony from a doctor who says a former Montville Township man is too ill to stand trial on felony charges of breaking two dozen of his infant son’s bones. Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, now of Lakewood, has been awaiting trial since 2008. He’s charged with five counts of child endangering and Read More…

Treasurer to host tables to find residents’ unclaimed funds

Medina County residents can check if they have any unclaimed funds held by the state at more than a dozen locations this fall and winter, county Treasurer John Burke announced. Unclaimed funds are monies that have been left behind from past deposits or checks uncashed for five or more years. These funds are held by Read More…

Medina school district seeks dismissal of lawsuit over teen’s suicide

Medina Schools has asked a judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the district last year by the father of Deven Baab, a 14-year-old student who killed himself in November 2012. Richard Baab filed the lawsuit a year later, charging his son’s suicide could have been prevented by school officials. Four days before Read More…