December 21, 2014

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Last man sentenced for attack on family

A fourth Brunswick-area man has been sent to prison for assaulting a Chippewa Lake family with a baseball bat and gasoline in their home two years ago. Thomas E. Slagle, 20, of Brunswick, was sentenced to three years on Thursday by Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler. He had been found guilty of aggravated burglary Read More…

Hundreds gather to honor of Judge Kimbler as he leaves bench

Hundreds of visitors at a Friday retirement thanked longtime Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler — including U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. “Judge Kimbler has devoted his life to serving Medina County,” said Brown, of Cleveland. “Jim has displayed an evenhandedness, intellect and spirit of service that Ohioans expect and deserve. His unwavering commitment Read More…

Kids, highway patrol nab 1,900 pounds of food for Feeding Medina County

A food drive Saturday by the Ohio Highway Patrol at Buehler’s in Medina collected more than 1,900 pounds of food to benefit Feeding Medina County. From left, back row, Trooper Eugene Crum, Santa Claus and Trooper Steve Robison; front row, Robison’s children, Victoria and Donovan. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A food drive inspired by a fourth-grader’s community service project collected more than 1,900 pounds of food to benefit Feeding Medina County. In combination with another drive last month, more than 2,800 pounds of food were donated to those in need. The drive, held Saturday, was sponsored by the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Read More…

Child abuse case is in jury’s hands after six days of testimony

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In Wednesday’s closing arguments in the trial of an accused child abuser, Assistant County Prosecutor Scott Salisbury suggested a motive: Kenneth Alex Grad wanted a baby girl, not a boy. Grad, 44, formerly of Montville Township, is accused of breaking two dozen of the baby’s bones and lacerating the child’s scrotum in 2008. The injuries Read More…

Defense calls one witness in infant abuse case, jury to hear closing arguments today

Kenneth Alex Grad

Defense attorneys for an accused infant abuser called one witness to the stand Tuesday before resting their case. Attorneys for Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, now of Lakewood, were expected to present doctors as witnesses to challenge doctors who said the boy’s injuries were not accidental. But the only witness was Sheryl Hurley, a nurse who Read More…

One man’s ‘prank,’ one judge’s reason for prison time

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A 25-year-old Brunswick man will spend three years in prison after arguing at trial that he was pulling a prank on a friend when he robbed a convenience store while armed and masked. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler in October found Anthony Vandal guilty of robbery, a second-degree felony, after an August Read More…

Defendant in infant abuse case interrupts his wife’s testimony

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Accused infant abuser Kenneth Alex Grad stood up during his trial Monday and tried to stop Medina County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Salisbury from questioning his wife on the stand. Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier called a recess and waited for tensions to ease before returning to the courtroom. “Mr. Grad, during the course of Read More…

Envision sues county over recycling

A judge on Wednesday ordered Medina County commissioners not to accept bids for operating the county’s recycling center as a waste transfer station. In its lawsuit filed Tuesday, Cleveland-based Envision Waste alleges commissioners “abused their discretion” and violated Ohio law by planning to operate the Medina County Central Processing Facility in Westfield Township as a Read More…

Appeals ruling: 2012 sobriety checkpoint may have been set up improperly

An appeals court ruled Monday that the arrest of a Medina man at a sobriety checkpoint in 2012 was improper because prosecutors failed to prove police followed procedure to set up the checkpoint. John Hirsch, 54, was one of three people arrested the night of Oct. 27, 2012, at a checkpoint on state Route 18 Read More…

Time running out for Iraq War veterans to receive tax-free bonus

Veterans of the Iraq War and their families have three more weeks to apply for a tax-free bonus for their service. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31, exactly three years after the official end to the war in 2011. Veterans who served at least three months between March 19, 2003, and the war’s end Read More…