May 26, 2016

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Man loses appeal in 2004 Brunswick cabaret attack

An appellate court Monday upheld the 2005 conviction of a man who prosecutors said tried to kill an exotic dancer at a Brunswick cabaret club after she rebuffed his advances. William B. O’Neal, now 65, was sentenced to 13 years in prison on charges of felonious assault, kidnapping, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit Read More…

Life sentence upheld in 1980 triple murder

The man who helped an 18-year-old woman kill her mother and two brothers in 1980 will remain in prison after the 9th District Court of Appeals upheld his life sentence on Monday. Eric Joel Davis, 57, has been in prison since 1981. He was sentenced to 20 years to life on charges of aggravated murder, Read More…

Data indicates two shootings in Medina County in past year

Guns were used in two Medina County assaults, homicides and accidental shootings in the past year — much fewer than urban centers such as Cleveland or Akron, according to data compiled by a national nonprofit. The Trace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about gun violence in the U.S., released a map Tuesday marking Read More…

Strongsville woman gets 3 years in prison for heroin death

A Strongsville woman will spend three years in prison on charges that she provided heroin to a Medina woman who died of a drug overdose last February. Maureen L. Sullivan, 33, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs and trafficking in heroin. The charges are first-, second- and fourth-degree felonies Read More…

Lawyer seeks grand jury proceedings in break-in case

The attorney for a Medina man accused in connection with a series of car break-ins asked a Medina County judge Tuesday to force prosecutors to disclose normally secret grand jury proceedings. Grand juries hear testimony from witnesses in a way similar to a trial, but the end result is the jurors’ decision to file charges Read More…

Brunswick man’s child porn sentence upheld on appeal

An appellate court Monday upheld a two-year prison sentence for a Brunswick man convicted of sharing child pornography from his home computer. A Medina County judge found Brandon Price, 29, of the 2000 block of George Drive, guilty last year of five counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving minors, second-degree felonies that accuse him Read More…

Spencer man faces life sentence in rape case

A 53-year-old Spencer man pleaded guilty Monday to raping a girl repeatedly over five years. Peter L. May, of the 300 block of North Main Street, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison on charges of raping a child younger than 13 and several counts of sexual battery. He’s scheduled for sentencing before Medina Read More…

Medina Wal-Mart, veteran reach compromise for charities

Wal-Mart management has worked out a compromise with a Marine veteran who was forced to collect holiday donations for charity outside in the rain. A photo of 69-year-old veteran John Harkness went viral on social media over the weekend, sparking outrage against the management of the Wal-Mart location in Medina Township. Harkness said he had Read More…

‘Tis the season for deer wrecks

It’s the time of year when drivers should be wary of deer, law enforcement officials say. Sgt. Alan Dunbar of the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said there have been numerous calls so far this season regarding crashes involving deer in Medina County. “They’re running everywhere,” he said. “They’re all over the place.” Read More…

Social media outraged after Walmart tells veteran to collect for charity outside

Social media erupted in outrage over the weekend after a local woman accused Medina’s Walmart store of disrespecting a Marine Corps veteran by forcing him to collect donations for charity outside in the rain. A Facebook user under the name Janet Rodin posted a picture of veteran John Harkness standing in the rain. She included Read More…