July 30, 2014

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Appellate court upholds woman’s conviction for making meth

Sarah Buchanan

MEDINA — An appellate court on Monday affirmed the conviction of a 20-year-old Fairlawn woman who said police improperly arrested her for manufacturing methamphetamine. Sarah B. Buchanan appealed her case to the 9th District Court of Appeals after her May 2013 conviction. She had pleaded no contest to illegal assembly of methamphetamine, aggravated drug possession Read More…

Longtime 4-Hers honored at breakfast, awarded scholarships

Twenty-five Medina County senior 4-H teenagers were honored for their outstanding leadership, community service and project achievements. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Twenty-five Medina County teenagers were honored Tuesday at the county fair for their long involvement in 4-H programs. “Some of them have been involved in 4-H for 10, 11, 12, 13 years,” said Bill Harris, a 4-H educator at the county Ohio State University Extension, “so many of them have been here for most of Read More…

PHOTOS: Goats, other farm animals on display at Medina County Fair

Hundreds of goats, horses, cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits and other farm animals are on display at the Medina County Fair, which starts today and runs through Sunday. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Medina pastor: ‘It’s a blessing to be able to preach for 50 years’


Fifty years ago, the Rev. John R. Peterson received his calling. All this month, his congregation at Fellowship Baptist Church, 901 W. Liberty St., has been celebrating his five decades behind the pulpit. Peterson, who took over at Fellowship Baptist 31 years ago, said becoming a minister was the will of God. “I got my Read More…

Medina County Fair begins

Dana Thur, 10, of Seville, poses with her horse, 9-year-old Sierra. This year is Dana’s second year competing at the Medina County Fair. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Everything came together over the weekend so this year’s Medina County Fair could kick off today without a hitch. Conrad Hanesberg, president of the fair board, said Sunday evening that the only folks who hadn’t arrived were those coming from the Summit County Fair, which ended Sunday. Hanesberg said that’s how the hectic lives of Read More…

Mother-to-be arrested by mistake, fights until charges are dismissed


Expectant mother Ashley Brown had turned into the driveway of her mother’s home in Rittman last fall when two police cruisers pulled up behind, blocking her in. As her distraught 13-year-old sister looked on, officers informed Brown she was under arrest on a felony warrant for trafficking dangerous drugs. But there was a problem: Police Read More…

Red Cross seeks blood donors

The American Red Cross is urging Medina County residents to donate blood because of a shortage. Christy Sabaka, spokeswoman for Red Cross Northern Ohio Blood Services Region, said blood donations to the Red Cross are down 8 percent over the past three months. “The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant Read More…

Sex with teen begets a year in prison for Gloria Glens Park man, 19

Trebor Simon

A 19-year-old Gloria Glens Park man was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for having sex with a teenage girl and having a nude photo on his phone of another girl. Trebor Simon, of the first block of Lakefield Lane, pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and illegal use of a Read More…

HR official suggests county clerk put employee on unpaid leave

MEDINA — A Medina County human resources official has recommended county Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth discipline one of his employees by putting her on unpaid leave rather than firing her. Wadsworth on Monday said the employee, Deputy Clerk Cynthia Tyree, has not been terminated but didn’t elaborate. The disciplinary recommendation was filed Thursday by Read More…

Accused meth cook pleads guilty while another claims innocence

Kyle Roderick

An accused methamphetamine cook who told a judge his case should be dismissed because it’s taken too long to get to trial has pleaded guilty to reduced felony charges. Kyle Roderick, 31, pleaded guilty Monday to illegal assembly of drugs, a third-degree felony. He faces up to three years in prison at his Aug. 28 Read More…