December 18, 2014


PHOTOS: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas


Boy, 4, mesmerized by model trains at community center show


Eyes wide, Lucas Moyer, 4, watched model trains run along tracks Sunday afternoon at the Medina Model Railroad and Toy Show. “He’s in a candy shop right now,” said his mother, Ashley Moyer. “This is a big thing for him. We went to the show at the I-X Center, and he’s just really into it.” Read More…

Ohio Attorney General’s Office sues Medina-based roof repair company

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Medina-based roof repair company, accusing the roofer of failing to deliver promised services. Attorney General Mike DeWine is accusing Joseph M. Allen, of Fairlawn, of violating Ohio’s consumer protection laws through his business, A Ki Restoration LLC. DeWine is seeking restitution to consumers, other Read More…

Student-athlete’s suit: Pushed to play with pair of concussions

Medina Schools is facing its second sports-related lawsuit — this time the district is accused of pressuring a student to continue practicing and playing despite signs he was suffering two concussions. Jonathan Stoddard, who graduated from Medina High School last year, is seeking punitive damages, interest accrued on expenses since the alleged injuries, attorney fees Read More…

Municipal judge finds criminal investigator not guilty of drunken driving


A visiting judge Thursday found a criminal investigator for the Medina County Prosecutor’s Office not guilty of drunken driving in June. Former police officer Fred Wolk, 59, has been on voluntary unpaid leave from the prosecutor’s office since he was charged June 13 with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Medina Municipal Visiting Judge Read More…

Judge rejects motion to recuse himself in child abuse case

Kenneth Alex Grad

A Medina County judge declined Monday to recuse himself from a child abuse case that’s scheduled to begin next week after six years of delays. Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier denied the motion by 44-year-old Kenneth Alex Grad, who urged the judge in an oral motion during a pretrial hearing to transfer the case Read More…

Lafayette Twp. woman pleads guilty to using child in break-in

Caron Simmons

A 50-year-old Lafayette Township woman pleaded guilty Monday to using her 4-year-old grandson to break into a Medina restaurant in June. Caron J. Simmons was charged in August with breaking and entering and child endangerment, a fifth-degree felony and a first-degree misdemeanor. She faces up to a year in prison at her Jan. 12 sentencing Read More…

Medina pet store hosting fundraiser for crash victim’s family


MEDINA — Pet Supplies Plus on North Court Street in Medina will host a fundraiser this weekend to help the family of a 21-year-old employee who died in a car crash in October. The store, which is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, will donate a fifth of all sales to the family of Read More…

Probation staff donating gifts to two families

Medina County Adult Probation Department personnel and the probationers they serve are working together this Christmas season to help two families in need. Chief Probation Officer Veronica Perry said the department “adopted” two Medina County families to ensure they have gifts under the tree this year. “We’ve donated for a couple years now,” she said. Read More…

Medina man gets 28 years for sharing explicit videos

Daniel S. Cooper

A 41-year-old Medina man with a child pornography history will spend 28 years in prison for sharing sexual videos of children from a computer in Ashland County. According to court documents, a jury found Daniel S. Cooper guilty last week of 13 counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, second-degree felonies. He faced Read More…