August 27, 2014

Medina
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Early-morning fire scorches large portion of Medina apartment complex

Medina firefighters check out the scene of a second-floor apartment fire Thursday morning at 570 Birch Hill Drive. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — An apartment fire early Thursday morning on Birch Hill Drive displaced two families. Medina Fire Chief Bob Painter said the blaze scorched the second story of at least two apartments at Autumn Run at Crosspointe, 570 Birch Hill Drive. “We had the roof and two apartments fully engulfed,” Painter said. The cause of Read More…

Lodi driver of flipped semitrailer is released from hospital

Firefighters survey the scene of a crash Wednesday morning involving a semi truck and a farm tractor hauling a wagon of hay on state Route 3 in Montville Township. STEVE GRAZIER/GAZETTE

A driver was trapped in semitrailer for nearly three hours following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in front of Harvey Arabians farm on state Route 3 in Montville Township. Montville Police Chief Terry Grice said Timothy Cox, 49, of Lodi, was northbound on the state highway, between Good and Chippewa roads, when his truck rear-ended Read More…

Brunswick police blotter for March 14

Brunswick police Thursday, March 7 1:11 p.m. — Louis J. Jendrus, 46, 334 Judita Drive, Brunswick, charged with persistent disorderly conduct, changing course without signaling and impeding traffic. According to a police report, Jendrus got into a verbal confrontation with an officer and stopped traffic at Center Road and Warren Drive to argue. 9:37 p.m. Read More…

Semi truck driver freed 3 hours after state Route 3 crash

MONTVILLE TWP. — Firefighters have freed a male driver who was trapped in semi truck for nearly three hours following a two-vehicle crash this morning in front of Harvey Arabians farm on state Route 3. Montville Police Chief Terry Grice said the semi truck and a farm tractor hauling a wagon of hay were traveling Read More…

Classes resume today at Medina County Career Center

Bev Asad, secretary to the superintendent of the Medina County Career Center, throws away some water-damaged paperwork Tuesday morning. STEVE GRAZIER/GAZETTE

Classes are slated to resume today at the Medina County Career Center after water damage from a busted supply line shut the school down Monday and Tuesday. Mike Larson, superintendent of the Career Center, said about a half-inch water line ruptured sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday night, flooding about 8,000 square feet of the Read More…

Safety improvements in store at Granger Road, Route 94

A pickup turns left onto Granger Road from southbound Ridge Road in Granger Township on Monday morning. A roundabout is being planned for the intersection by the Ohio Department of Transportation. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

GRANGER TWP. — Township officials have won funding for a roundabout for a dangerous intersection at Granger and state Route 94. The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency approved spending $2.15 million for the project through the Ohio Department of Transportation. The money won’t become available until October 2015. Barb Beach, Granger’s fiscal officer, said township Read More…

Water-line break causes about $30,000 of damage to Career Center

Bev Asad, secretary to the Medina County Career Center superintendent, throws away some water-damaged paperwork this morning at the center. STEVE GRAZIER/GAZETTE

MEDINA — Classes are slated to resume Wednesday at the Medina County Career Center after water damage from a busted supply line shut the school down today and Monday. Mike Larson, superintendent of the Career Center, said an approximately half-inch water line ruptured between Saturday afternoon and Sunday night, impacting about 8,000 square-feet of the Read More…

Health department: Bat in Medina home tests positive for rabies

MEDINA — A rabid bat was discovered this week inside an East Liberty Street home, according to a Medina County Health Department report. The bat was found alive Wednesday in the kitchen sink of the Medina home. The animal was sent to an Ohio Department of Health laboratory in Columbus, which confirmed a positive case Read More…

Medina students collect stuffed toys for area children

Members of the Medina High School Student Council pose Thursday afternoon with stuffed animals they collected during a drive last month at the school. The stuffed animals were gathered to benefit underprivileged children in the community. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

MEDINA — Telling somebody to “get stuffed” took on a different meeting last month at Medina High School. Feb. 11 to 15, Student Council members collected stuffed animals from classmates to be given to underprivileged or injured children in the community. The drive netted about 420 stuffed animals in five days. The students were helped Read More…

Sharon Twp. farmer donates winnings to food pantry

A $5,000 donation split between two checks from the St. Louis-based Monsanto fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities contest was presented Thursday to the Sharing Center Food Pantry in Sharon Township. From left, are farmers Christina Berry, Lois Berry and Jim Berry; the Rev. Judy McGuire of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church; Mike Yoder, of Monsanto; and Karen Edwards, of the Sharing Center pantry. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

SHARON TWP. — Several thousand dollars in prize money was donated Thursday by a township farmer to help feed local people in need. Lois Berry, of Berry Farm II, 7756 Ridge Road, was the winner of the annual America’s Farmers Grow Communities contest, which is sponsored by the Monsanto fund of St. Louis. Berry gave Read More…