November 22, 2014

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Attorney for accused arsonist urges judge to end woman’s house arrest

Carol Gross

A Wadsworth woman charged with trying to kill her elderly father-in-law in a fire in 2012 has asked a judge to remove her from house arrest, a condition of her bond. Carol M. Gross, 45, posted a property bond last October, when her mother used her home as collateral. As a condition of bond, Gross Read More…

Gazette reporter runs from zombies for Project: LEARN 5K fundraiser

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I was trying to keep a good pace as I approached the forest edge. I’d already encountered three or so groups of the undead, and I entered the safe zone thinking I was already a goner. I peeked over my shoulder to find my flags missing, stolen by the first waves of zombies as I Read More…

Medina woman recovering after crash that killed passenger

A woman is recovering who was seriously injured in a car crash Friday afternoon that killed one and injured others. Teresa Green, 40, of Medina, was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with serious injuries. Her passenger, Tara Green, 21, of Burbank, also was transported there and died of her injuries. A nursing supervisor Read More…

Residents vacate Bronson Street ‘nuisance house’

Dan Gladish, chief building official for Medina, boards up windows at 416 Bronson St. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

MEDINA – A house on Bronson Street that police say attracted criminals will lie vacant for a year after a judge ordered the house padlocked and evicted the occupants. City officials sued the occupant, convicted drug dealer David Reed, and the homeowner, Reed’s brother, Edward Scott Reed, in March after a woman said she’d been Read More…

Charges filed against Montville Twp. police sergeant in death of K-9

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A Montville Township police sergeant is facing misdemeanor animal cruelty charges after his K-9 police dog died of heatstroke while left in a cruiser for four hours on a hot day. Sharon Township attorney Jeff Holland, who works on animal cruelty cases for the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said Read More…

Judge rules Brunswick minimart robbery wasn’t a prank

Anthony Vandal

A 25-year-old Brunswick man was convicted of robbery Thursday after arguing at trial that he was playing a prank on a friend when he tried to rob a store while armed and masked. Anthony Vandal initially was charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison. He also was Read More…

Medina men indicted for involvement in theft of North Court gun store

Farnsworth & Flemming

Two Medina men are facing mandatory prison sentences if convicted on charges accusing them of involvement in a theft of guns worth thousands of dollars from a Medina gun shop. Mason Farnsworth, 21, and Brandon Flemming, 19, were indicted last week on charges of receiving stolen guns and having weapons illegally, fourth- and third-degree felonies. Read More…

Swarms of zombies to invade Buckeye Woods for charity run this weekend

James Rathbun, of Medina, prepares to take a runner’s flag during the 2013 “Run for Your Life” 5K at Buckeye Woods Park. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Blare the sirens, board up your doors and keep your families and friends close — the dead will rise at Buckeye Woods Park in Lafayette Township this weekend. Project: LEARN on Saturday afternoon will host its third annual “Run for Your Life” 5K Zombie Run, a Halloween-themed charity run with a twist that raises money Read More…

Gas prices drop below $3 per gallon in Medina County, across state

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The price of a gallon of regular gas has dipped below the $3 mark in Medina County and most other areas of Ohio. According to GasBuddy.com, a gas price aggregator, the lowest per gallon regular gas prices reported Monday evening among nine services stations in the Wadsworth area was $2.96. The lowest prices among 18 Read More…

Survey consensus: K-9s kept in cruisers throughout Medina County

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Police throughout Medina County say Montville Township’s policy to leave police dogs in cruisers is not an uncommon practice. The Gazette surveyed every county police department with dogs after Montville Township’s K-9 died last week of injuries consistent with heat stroke after it was left in a police cruiser without air conditioning for four hours. Read More…