February 5, 2016

Medina
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Challenger emerges for Medina County clerk of courts

Louis Tagliaferro

A Medina man with a managerial background announced he will challenge incumbent Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth in the 2016 Republican primary. Louis Tagliaferro, 59, said he would make a better clerk because of his experience as a manager while working for several businesses over the past few decades. His employers include Kmart, Children’s Read More…

Guilford Township race slated for recount

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Absentee ballots that were approved by the Medina County Board of Elections during a meeting Tuesday pushed a close Nov. 3 race into automatic recount territory. The recount will be 9 a.m. Dec. 4 at the board of elections office, 3800 Stonegate Drive, Medina Township. At their meeting Tuesday, board members voted to certify the Read More…

Wadsworth Township man accused of hitting guard while in jail

Seth D.J. Rupp

A 22-year-old Wadsworth Township man pleaded not guilty Thursday to punching a female corrections officer in the face when he was in jail in March. Seth D.J. Rupp, of the 10100 block of Ruth Road, is charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony punishable by up to eight years in prison. Medina County Sheriff’s Capt. Read More…

Medina County residents can get opiate overdose antidote

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The Medina County Health Department is offering a tool to family and friends of opiate addicts to help save lives in the event of an overdose. Health Commissioner Krista Wasowski said the program — called Project Dawn — allows people who are close to addicts to carry medicine that reverses the effects of opiates such Read More…

Police: Suspect shoots at federal vehicle in Medina

Matthew L. Brown

A recent Medina High School graduate was arrested Tuesday evening after police heard two gunshots near an Army recruitment center in Medina. Matthew L. Brown, 18, of Longview Road, was arrested and charged with vandalism, a fifth-degree felony. He’s accused of shooting a .38-caliber handgun at a federal government vehicle that was parked at the Read More…

Ohio legislators want to bar Syrian refugees

David Hall

Both Ohio House representatives with constituents in Medina County voted Tuesday to urge President Barack Obama to halt the placing of Syrian refugees in Ohio. Reps. Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick, and David Hall, R-Millersburg, cited national security and safety concerns as the reason for their vote. The resolution — which urged Obama to stop granting refugee Read More…

Guilford Twp. family displaced by home fire

A Guilford Township family was displaced Wednesday when their Acme Road home caught fire, sending one resident of the home to a hospital with burns. Seville Fire Chief Jerry Winkler told The Gazette on Thursday that the fire was contained quickly and caused mostly interior damage. “There was significant heat and smoke damage to the house, so Read More…

Medina arrest connected to Akron-area murder

Spencer Sims

A man wanted for questioning in connection with a fatal shooting in Green was arrested Monday evening at a Medina apartment. Medina police reported Spencer Sims, 22, who also goes by his middle name Aaron, was found hiding in a closet in an apartment in the Birch Manor Apartment complex on Miner Drive. Sims, who Read More…

‘No contest’ in theft from Sharon Township church

Andrew Bonarrigo and his attorney, Jeff Holland, listen to court proceedings on Monday. Bonarrigo pleaded no contest on Monday to charges of stealing music equipment from a Sharon Township church. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A 33-year-old Sharon Township man pleaded no contest Monday to stealing music equipment worth more than $15,000 from a church in broad daylight. Andrew Bonarrigo, who goes by Andy, faces up to 3 1/2 years in prison at his sentencing hearing next month. He was scheduled to stand trial on three charges of theft — fourth- and Read More…

Dad accused of leaving dead infant in crib found fit for trial

Eric Warfel and his attorney, Michael O'Shea, listen to proceedings Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. NICK GLUNT/GAZETTE

Eric Warfel, whose 20-month-old daughter’s body was found decomposed in her crib in July, has been found competent to stand trial after a psychological evaluation. Warfel, 34, of Medina, was scheduled to begin a trial by jury Monday. After receiving the results of Warfel’s evaluation, however, his attorney asked the court to delay the trial. Read More…