May 28, 2016

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Motorcyclist killed on Columbia Road

Michael T. Funk, 22, of Medina, was killed Friday when his motorcycle hit a car on Columbia Road in Liverpool Township. Ohio Highway Patrol officers said Funk was riding northbound on Columbia just past Abbeyville Road. The patrol said Funk crossed a double yellow line and passed his friend also riding a motorcycle. Over the Read More…

Spencer woman sentenced to jail for pushing police officer

A woman who pushed a Spencer police officer after a night of drinking was sentenced Thursday to 180 days in Medina County Jail. Pamela Steiner, 51, of Spencer, pleaded guilty April 18 to attempted assault of a peace officer, a fifth-degree felony. She was credited with two days served. “I did act very unacceptably,” Steiner Read More…

Location, time announced for tonight’s Brunswick sobriety checkpoint

The Medina County OVI Task Force along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted beginning at 9 p.m. in the 4200 block of Center Road (state Route 303) in Brunswick. Officers said the OVI checkpoint, which is funded by a federal grant, is held to deter and intercept Read More…

Wadsworth police warn of thefts

Wadsworth police on Thursday reminded residents to lock their car doors after about 10 thefts were reported in the last week. Money and valuables have been reportedly taken from unlocked vehicles, mostly in driveways, around Second, Third, Summit and High streets from May 20 through Tuesday, Lt. Rob Wyrick said Thursday. “We are encouraging the Read More…

Scripps National Spelling Bee: Medina student led astray by chaîné

A Medina Christian Academy student finished in the top 45 among 285 competitors in the National Spelling Bee for the second year in a row. Last year, seventh-grader Owen Kovalik placed 22nd in the nation. He advanced to the bee’s fourth round on Thursday until a piece of ballet terminology caused a quick turn of events. Read More…

Police levy sought again in Brunswick Hills Township

Brunswick Hills Police Chief Tim Sopkovich told trustees Thursday that although a tax levy has failed twice, it is essential to maintain services in the growing township. Sopkovich said passing a levy will allow the department “to sustain operations and continue patrolling the streets of Brunswick Hills, providing police service to (residents) and also having Read More…

ELECTION 2016: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination

BISMARCK, N.D. — Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party’s delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton’s prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest. The New York billionaire shrugged off Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday in Brunswick

The Medina County OVI Task Force will set up a sobriety checkpoint in the city of Brunswick Friday night, according to a press release. The exact time and location will be announced Friday morning and posted on the Medina Gazette website. Commander of the task force Lt. Brian Ohlin said the federally funded checkpoint program Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, May 26

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Nuclear realities hover over Obama’s trip to Hiroshima The visit, coinciding with the G-7 summit in Japan, comes amid concern over North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile capabilities. 2. Who’s lending unlikely support to Trump An increasingly Read More…

Tom Stugmyer chosen for Wadsworth Council seat

Ashley Fox and Lawrence Pantages | The Gazette Longtime Wadsworth resident Tom Stugmyer, who is active in city affairs in a variety of ways, moved into political office Wednesday night when he was voted by the Republican Central Committee of Wadsworth to fill an unexpired term on City Council. Stugmyer was chosen on the first Read More…