January 25, 2015

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Brunswick surprised with $495K

Brunswick city officials will have nearly a half million dollars to spend this year that they didn’t know they had. “It could be used for a variety of things, addressing storm water improvement issues, or filling some of those positions,” City Finance Director Todd Fischer told City Council’s Finance Committee on Thursday. “It’s up to Read More…

Majority Whip Obhof talks to-do list for 2015

Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, testifies in support of his legislation that would update Ohio’s tax code during a Senate session in 2014.  PHOTO PROVIDED

Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, foresees a busy legislative year in 2015 as Ohio lawmakers prepare their biennial budget. Obhof, who has served as majority whip for two years, said he expects the leadership to work with fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich to present a budget that builds on the two-year budget model passed in Read More…

Medina police revive woman with Narcan in library

A Medina police officer administered Narcan, the drug overdose antidote, to a woman found unconscious at the Medina Library on Friday afternoon. The 24-year-old Medina resident was revived and taken to Medina Hospital, where she was questioned by detectives. Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said suspected drug paraphernalia — a syringe and a spoon with white Read More…

Sister begins fund for drug rehab facility after brother’s death

Alex Jenkins, left, with his younger sister, Kierstin, who set up a fund in her brother’s memory to raise awareness about drug addiction. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Kierstin Jenkins is determined not to let her brother’s death become another statistic. Alex Jenkins, 26, of Akron, died of a drug overdose on Monday. “I would like people to know that addiction affects everyone,” she said. “He had all these people in his life that were affected by his addiction.” Jenkins, of Guilford Township, 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…

Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack charged with misusing public funds

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Nick Glunt and Loren Genson | The Gazette Misdemeanor charges of misusing public funds were filed Thursday against Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack, who’s expected to enter a diversion program in two weeks to have the charges forgiven. “It was a thorough and complete investigation from a multi-agency investigative team, and once we had all 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…