February 27, 2015

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Lawsuit against Veterans Affairs alleges discrimination against Medina woman

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A Medina woman has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging she was disciplined by Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center officials for whistleblowing. Paula Leligdon, 58, said in a 39-page December lawsuit that her troubles with the medical center — where she has worked since 2004 — Read More…

Lots of snowfall on Monday caused few problems for motorists

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As Rocky Balboa said after getting punched in the head by Clubber Lang: “Ain’t so bad.” Sunday’s storm dropped more than seven inches of snow, but there were relatively few reports of problems on the roads. “The roads are pretty wet, but if you drive with some caution, you should be fine,” Medina County sheriff’s Read More…

Lawsuit: Client was charged $75K to resolve $10K dispute

Natalie Grubb

A Medina attorney has sued a former client, alleging that he failed to pay more than $75,000 in attorneys’ fees to resolve a $10,000 legal dispute. But, according to court documents, the client — James Justice, of Brunswick Hills-based Architectural Justice — told attorney Natalie Grubb’s law firm that he never agreed to spend $75,000 Read More…

Akron man charged with raping, kidnapping Medina woman

Floyd Keisner

A 22-year-old Akron man was arrested Tuesday, charged with raping a Medina woman in September and threatening her if she told police. Floyd Keisner is being held at the Summit County Jail on charges of rape and kidnapping, first-degree felonies. He is scheduled for arraignment today in Akron Municipal Court. Summit County sheriff’s spokesman Bill Read More…

Kenneth Alex Grad gets 24 years in prison for abusing infant son; maintains innocence

Kenneth Alex Grad was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday morning on charges of felonious assault and endangering children. He was convicted last month of brutally abusing his infant son in 2008. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Convicted infant abuser Kenneth Alex Grad was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Grad, 44, formerly of Montville Township, was found guilty of felonious assault and endangering children — six second-degree felonies and two third-degree felonies — by a Medina County jury last month. Grad was accused of Read More…

Teen to be tried as an adult in gun store theft case

A Medina teenager accused of breaking into a North Court Street gun store to steal firearms in September has had his case moved from juvenile to adult court. Branden J. Barry, who turned 18 after the burglary, is charged with robbery, grand theft of a firearm and breaking and entering. He also is charged with Read More…

Carol Gross, of Wadsworth, found not guilty of arson, attempted murder

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A Wadsworth woman said Thursday she’s glad she’ll have time with her children after a Medina County jury found her not guilty of trying to kill her elderly father-in-law in a 2012 house fire. “I got arrested 17 months ago, and I’ve not been able to see my kids more than two hours a week Read More…

Jury deliberations continue in Wadsworth arson, attempted murder trial

Carol Gross

A Medina County jury is deliberating the case of a Wadsworth woman who’s accused of trying to kill her elderly father-in-law in a 2012 house fire. County Assistant Prosecutor Michael McNamara told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday morning that 44-year-old Carol Gross was the only person with motive to kill Wally Gross, who she Read More…

District library settles lawsuit over Lodi branch defects for $640,000

Lodi Library management closed about a third of the building in November 2011 because the roof was structurally unsound. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The Medina County District Library will receive $640,000 in an out-of-court settlement ending a lawsuit over defects in the construction of the Lodi Library. The library was closed in November 2011 for 2 1/2 years after officials said the wooden beams in the cathedral ceiling of the new library’s main room were weak because they Read More…

Cannabis advocate says wait and see about legalization amendment

Cher Neufer

A local woman who founded Ohio’s chapter of a national pro-marijuana group wants more information before endorsing a proposed amendment to legalize the drug in the Buckeye State. Plans for the proposed amendment were released by ResponsibleOhio, a political-action committee whose website went live with the details Tuesday. But the website does not yet include Read More…