June 27, 2016

Medina
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Liverpool Township man indicted in multicounty robbery spree

A Liverpool Township man has been indicted on four counts of aggravated robbery, charged with robbing convenience stores and motels in Medina, Lorain and Cuyahoga counties. Nathan A. Holsman, 29, faces up to 11 years in prison on each charge. He’s being held at the county jail on $1 million bond while awaiting arraignment. A Read More…

Charges pending in hit-skip in Medina Township

Charges will be filed against a woman who turned herself in to police after allegedly leaving the scene moments after a vehicle she was driving hit a bicyclist on Tuesday, according to police. The cyclist, John Zavisza, is listed in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said Read More…

Realistic toy gun found in Medina park

Medina police are investigating how a realistic-looking toy gun ended up discarded near a playground in Ray Mellert Park. The gun was reported to police Tuesday afternoon by a passer-by who spotted it in the grass. “She was talking near the playground area in Mellert Park and found the gun,” Sgt. Ed Kinney said. “She Read More…

Voters approve parks levy renewal and increase

Medina County should see more parks and trails opening in the coming years after passing a levy Tuesday to provide more funding to the Medina County Park District. County residents overwhelmingly approved the levy, 28,306 votes to 18,577, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. The issue combined a 0.75-mill renewal Read More…

Commissioners urged to alter policy seen as censorship

An environmental activist’s attorney has written a cease-and-desist letter urging the Medina County commissioners to alter a recent policy that has been criticized as public censorship. Toledo-based attorney Terry Lodge accused the commissioners of violating his client’s First Amendment right to free speech. The policy, which has been listed in writing on the commissioners’ agendas Read More…

Turkey shoots offer an escape

Every Sunday in the spring and fall, dozens of target shooters grab their shotguns and rifles and partake in a friendly competition hosted by the Medina Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. The longtime participants say they’re not there to win; they’re there for the camaraderie. “It’s not about winning,” said Jim Benson, who’s been Read More…

Votes rolling in ahead of Tuesday’s election

Early voting hours Medina County Board of Elections, 3800 Stonegate Drive in Medina Township Today, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Election Day at the polls Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.   So far, 5,196 Medina County residents have voted early for the Read More…

Bill lifts limit on highway stops by township police

State Rep. Steve Hambley has introduced a bill in the Ohio House that would remove limits on township police authority on highways. Under Ohio law, township police may not stop motorists on highways for minor misdemeanors if the township has a population of 50,000 or less, which applies to Medina County’s four township departments. House Read More…

Murder charge follows clash at Wadsworth workplace

A Wadsworth man pleaded not guilty Monday to a murder charge in the death of a co-worker. Kevin Udell, 36, of the 600 block of Trease Road, faces 15 years to life in prison if he’s convicted. Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman said the charges were the result of an Oct. 2 workplace disagreement at Read More…

Love, hate for marijuana legalization in Ohio

Medina County officials say they have deep concerns about a Tuesday state ballot issue that could legalize marijuana for recreational and medical use in Ohio. But county officials could be in the minority. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this month, 53 percent of Ohio voters support marijuana legalization for personal use and Read More…