September 19, 2014

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Accused meth maker’s trial delay violates rights, attorney says

William Kimble

An attorney for an accused methamphetamine manufacturer says his client’s felony charges should be dismissed because his right to a speedy trial was violated. In his common pleas court motion, Brunswick attorney Ronald Annotico wrote that his client, 39-year-old William Kimble, of Guilford Township, was arrested and incarcerated at the Medina County Jail for three Read More…

Girls soccer: Hornets can’t stop defending SL champions

Highland’s Elle Cain controls the ball against Copley’s Brooke Brenner in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

COPLEY TWP. — The setup against good girls soccer teams is to make sure to stay away from set pieces. Highland couldn’t find a solution to that problem Wednesday in a 3-1 loss to Copley, and it ultimately cost the Hornets in a Suburban League tilt with the two-time defending conference champs. Copley (4-1, 2-0) Read More…

Gloria Glens Park Village Council president guilty of drunken driving

Patrick M. Kennedy, president of the Gloria Glens Park Village Council, has been convicted of his third drunken driving charge. Kennedy, 45, of Demi Dune Drive, was found guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to control a vehicle at an Aug. 26 trial. Medina Municipal Judge Dale H. Chase decided the case Read More…

Two emaciated dogs rescued from Guilford Township home

This 3-year-old boxer was one of two dogs rescued from a Greenwich Road home in Guilford Township last week. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Two emaciated dogs may take months to recover after they were rescued by a humane officer last week from a couple’s Greenwich Road home in Guilford Township. The couple, Burdett and Augusta Crandall, has been charged in Wadsworth Municipal Court with cruelty against animals, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in the Read More…

Woman’s family petitions judge for leniency in teen’s heroin death

Iraq war veteran Heather Graham was found guilty in August of felony charges that she provided the heroin used in a teenager’s fatal accidental overdose last year. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

More than a thousand people have signed an online petition urging a judge to consider drug treatment instead of prison for a woman found guilty of providing heroin that resulted in a Medina teenager’s fatal overdose. Heather Graham, 31, was found guilty Aug. 5 of corrupting a minor with drugs and complicity and conspiracy to Read More…

Traffic stop of investigator is deemed reasonable

A visiting judge Thursday ruled police had probable cause to pull over and arrest a Medina County Prosecutor’s Office criminal investigator on drunken-driving charges. Fred Wolk, 59, of Medina, faces a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Wolk has been an investigator for the prosecutor’s office since April 2012. Wolk and his attorney, Read More…

‘High-risk offender’ loses appeal

An appeals court has upheld the three-year prison sentence of a Canton man who admitted to violating probation by avoiding supervision and committing more crimes. Mark Fernandez, 40, is serving his sentence at Richland Correctional Institution and is scheduled for release Dec. 11, 2015. In his appeal, Fernandez argued Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Read More…

Accused Union Square gunman also facing charges in Cuyahoga County

Gregory Prince

A Cleveland Heights man who pleaded no contest Tuesday to trying to kill a man at Medina’s Union Square apartments also faces charges in Cuyahoga County. Gregory Prince, 22, who’s awaiting sentencing in Medina County on charges of attempted murder and felonious assault, was charged in Cuyahoga County with carrying concealed weapons and improperly handling Read More…

Brunswick man charged with killing his mother could face death penalty

James Tench

A 28-year-old Brunswick man could face the death penalty on charges he killed his mother last November. A Medina County grand jury has indicted James Tench on charges of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and evidence tampering. According to the Aug. 14 secret indictment, he’s accused of killing his mother, Mary Tench, on Nov. Read More…

Defendant changes plea in Union Square shooting after day of testimony

Gregory Prince

The trial of a Cleveland Heights man accused of shooting a Wellington man at Union Square apartments ended abruptly Tuesday with a no-contest plea. Gregory Prince, 22, changed his plea at the end of the first day of testimony. In opening arguments Tuesday morning, his attorney had argued his client shot the man because Prince Read More…