February 8, 2016

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Hinckley Township native Matt Tifft to race XFINITY Series

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Matt Tifft is moving up the NASCAR ranks. This season, the Hinckley Township native will race in the XFINITY Series — formerly the Nationwide Series — after signing with Joe Gibbs Racing. Tifft will run in 13 races with the No. 18 Toyota Camry. Now only one step from the big show, the Sprint Cup Read More…

Hinckley Township double murder suspect in court today

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A Hinckley Township man charged in the shooting deaths of two siblings will appear in Medina Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today. Dean Simms, 42, of 2629 Babcock Road, is being held at the Medina County Jail. He is charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of Cynthia Gesaman, 52, and Randy Read More…

For the Love of Chocolate Festival attracts crowd

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Sara Reischman, of Wadsworth, visited the For the Love of Chocolate Festival on Saturday — and not just for fun. “I’m getting married this summer,” she said, “so this event was a really good opportunity for me. I was able to network with caterers and try cakes, plus I had an opportunity to see what Read More…

North Coast Browns Backers raise scholarship cash

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Members of the North Coast Browns Backers tailgate at a Browns game in 2009. The group was raising money selling Browns gear and merchandise Sunday during Super Bowl 50 at Johnny Malloy’s Restaurant, on North Court Street, in Medina. The group raises scholarship money for Medina High School Athletes.

Some Cleveland Browns fans turned what would have been yet another Super Bowl Sunday without their beloved team into an opportunity to raise money. The North Coast Browns Backers, a grassroots organization that began in Medina in 2004, was stationed Sunday evening at Johnny Malloy’s, 1038 N. Court St., raising scholarship money for Medina’s graduating Read More…

Lodi police to hold third-annual community meeting on heroin epidemic

The Lodi Police Department announced it is holding a community meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Lodi American Legion Post 523, 120 Bank St., to educate the public on the heroin epidemic. Chief Keith Keough said it’s the third year his department has held a meeting on the topic. “We have it each year Read More…

Wadsworth man hurt in motorcycle crash in Seville

A Wadsworth man remained in intensive care condition Friday, two days after he was flown from the scene of a Seville motorcycle crash to Summa Akron City Hospital. Nickolas Nixon, 31, of Wadsworth, was hospitalized after his motorcycle crashed on Park Avenue West outside a Dairy Queen restaurant on Wednesday afternoon. The Ohio Highway Patrol Read More…

Police: Teen using LSD tried to break into Granger Township home

A 16-year-old on LSD ate glass while trying to enter a Granger Township home last weekend, according to police. But the Richfield teen’s father disputes the police’s claims, stating his son was seeking help after a fight with another teen. The father said his son never took LSD or ingested glass. The father’s name is Read More…

Meetings set for Medina schools’ superintendent search

Three public meetings have been scheduled to gather input on the Medina City Schools’ search for a new superintendent. Earlier this week, the Medina Board of Education voted to use the Educational Service Center of Medina County to help with the search for the replacement for Superintendent Dave Knight. He is scheduled to resign on Read More…

UPDATES: Two dead in Hinckley Township shooting; housemate charged

A 42-year-old man was charged Friday with the shooting deaths of two of his housemates, police said. Dean Simms, 42, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder after Cindy Gesaman, 52, and Randy Szychowicz, 45, were found dead in their Hinckley Township home Friday morning, according to Hinckley police. Hinckley police and Brunswick police Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Feb. 5

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Fireworks fly in first one-on-one Democratic debate Hillary Clinton accuses Bernie Sanders of subjecting her to an “artful smear” regarding her Wall Street links while Sanders suggests the former secretary of state is a captive of America’s Read More…