January 30, 2015

Medina
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New Medina County judge sees being on bench as culmination of experience

Newly elected Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler has been on the bench for a little over a week now, and she said it's the best job she's ever had. NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE

The Medina County Courthouse has a new judge: Joyce V. Kimbler. Kimbler, who was elected in November and took over Jan. 2, said her first week on the job was a learning experience. “When I went to new judge college, everyone said it would be the best job you’d ever had,” she said. “I took Read More…

Lodi man indicted on charges of firing gun during argument

A Medina County grand jury has charged a 30-year-old Lodi man with a felony after police said he fired a pistol during an argument over money last month. Maurio Grady was arrested Dec. 4 after a 911 caller reported a shooting at his home in the 200 block of North Academy Street. Police said Grady Read More…

Medina High School sophomore appeals suspension levied for in-school fight

A Medina High School sophomore who was suspended after a fight at school has appealed the punishment, arguing the school should give students a right to defend themselves. The 15-year-old girl’s attorney, Brent English, said his client served the suspension but wants it removed from her record. The appeal was filed Jan. 2 in Medina Read More…

Fire marshal retracts arson report, York Twp. estate fire remains under investigation

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A spokesperson for the state fire marshal’s office has retracted reports that a Monday fire at a $1.8 million estate in York Township was deliberately set. “I would like to make a correction to previous reports from our office that the fire at 7291 Stone Road in York Township was ruled arson,” spokesperson Lindsey Burnworth Read More…

Wadsworth grad represents OSU against Oregon student on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (updated with video)

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Check out Tate Moore’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday night:  Wadsworth High School graduate Tate Moore will defend the honor of Ohio State University on tonight’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show. Moore, 21, will compete in a “scavenger hunt” against a University of Oregon cheerleader on the ABC night talk show, broadcast at 11:35 p.m. Read More…

Montville Twp. man sues companies for soliciting him with his credit information

A Montville Township man is suing several businesses from around the nation, accusing them of illegally obtaining information about his credit history. Robert Nieto, of Hedgewood Drive, filed two lawsuits Dec. 26 against four firms: Pinnacle Consumer Group, based in Dallas; Island Group Partners, based in Brooklyn, New York; the Law Offices of Brett E. Read More…

Guilford couple receives jail time for dog neglect

This 7-year-old pitbull was one of two dogs rescued from a Greenwich Road home in Guilford Township. The dog had little muscle mass and weighed half of what it should, according to the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

A Guilford Township couple will spend time in jail for neglecting two dogs that were rescued from their Greenwich Road home in September. Burdett and Augusta Crandall pleaded no contest last month to two charges each of cruelty against animals, first-degree misdemeanors punishable by up to six months in Medina County Jail. Four other charges Read More…

‘Explosive targets’ rattle windows, stir up concern in Medina County townships

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YORK TWP. — On Christmas, Rich Kroczynski and his family heard noises they characterized as “explosions” in their subdivision near Erhart Road. He said the explosions have continued almost daily since then, but when some of his neighbors called the Medina County Sheriff’s Office to report the sounds — which were powerful enough to rattle Read More…

Christmas Eve services a growing trend

Peggy Bunyak, who attends the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, said her family likes to keep the secular and religious aspects of Christmas separate. “I come from a large family and we’ve always done family celebrations on Christmas Eve so that Christmas remains a spiritual day,” she said, seated in a pew awaiting Christmas Mass. Read More…

Separation of church and Xmas? Secular, religious aspects debated

Hundreds of people attended Christmas Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Medina. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Peggy Bunyak, who attends the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, said her family likes to keep the secular and religious aspects of Christmas separate. “I come from a large family and we’ve always done family celebrations on Christmas Eve so that Christmas remains a spiritual day,” she said, seated in a pew awaiting Christmas Mass. Read More…