March 30, 2015

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Westfield Twp. pilot hospitalized following Saturday night crash

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An 81-year-old pilot was hospitalized with severe injuries after his single-engine plane crashed about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Westfield Township. The pilot, Robert Syme, of Westfield Township, tried to land his Cub Crafters CC 18-180 plane at Crazy Bob’s Airport, but the landing gear got stuck in mud, which caused the plane to roll over Read More…

Hospice of Medina County explores partnership with Cleveland-based Hospice of Western Reserve

Hospice of Medina County announced Friday it is studying a partnership with the much-larger Cleveland-based Hospice of Western Reserve. In a joint statement, the two nonprofits said they entered into a nonbinding letter of intent to explore a combination. Hospice of Medina County has 160 full-time employees and 310 volunteers; Hospice of the Western Reserve Read More…

State to deny Archie the bear request

State officials plan to deny a permit application for a Lodi couple to keep their pet black bear, according to a letter sent to the family this week. Debbie and Jeff Gillium have until April 22 to request a hearing to contest the decision. After that, Archie the bear could be taken from their property, Read More…

Hinckley native ready to race at NASCAR event today

An 18-year-old from Hinckley Township will take the next step in his motorsports dreams today on a NASCAR race track. Matt Tifft, a Highland High School graduate, will race in the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va. Qualifying begins at 11:30 a.m. and the race will Read More…

Hospice of Medina County to explore partnership with Cleveland hospice

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Hospice of Medina County announced today it is studying a partnership with Cleveland-based Hospice of Western Reserve. In a joint statement, the two agencies said they entered into a non-binding letter of intent to explore a partnership. Hospice of Medina County has 160 full time employees and 310 volunteers; Hospice of the Western Reserve employs Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint set for state Route 18 in Montville Twp. tonight

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The Medina County OVI Task Force announced it will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight in Montville Township. The checkpoint, in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will be held st 9 p.m. in the 3400 block of state Route 18, east of River Styx Road. Checkpoints are funded by federal grants, and police are Read More…

Elementary students join annual March Madness-inspired basketball tournament

Jake Parkhurst, a fifth-grader at Ella Canavan Elementary, takes a free throw Thursday during the championship game of the Medina Community Police Activities League’s March Madness Tournament. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The buzzer sounded just as 11-year-old Michael Rodak sank a 3-point shot, sending the Thursday afternoon championship game of the Medina Community Police Activities League’s March Madness Tournament into overtime. “It was amazing,” Michael said after the game. “I just tried to shoot it and make it in.” Although his shot gave the team of Read More…

Family hopes to rebuild Wadsworth sandwich shop that burned

Shelli and Matt Reed pose with their children, from left, Nathan, Gabe and Kailie, in a doughnut truck they operated as a family last summer. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Shelli Reed got a call from her mother just after 11 p.m. March 16. It was bad news. The sandwich shop in downtown Wadsworth — a 35-year family enterprise — was on fire. “I got in my truck and drove uptown and when I got closer, I could tell it wasn’t a minor thing,” Reed Read More…

Two suspects charged in animal shelter break-in, more charges to follow

The Norwalk Police Department in Huron County released this still of burglars, captured by security cameras at the Huron County Humane Society. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Two Morrow County men have been arrested in connection with a series of break-ins at animal shelters across Ohio, including one in Medina County. James Blankenship, 29, of Mount Gilead, and Corby Creech, 36, of Cardington, were charged last week with breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony. The charge comes out of Morrow County, where Read More…

Parks contest asks visitors to share their perspective

Medina County Park District launches its Instagram contest with ‘signs of spring’ in April. (GRAPHIC PROVIDED)

Beginning in April, visitors who share their Medina County parks photos on Instagram will have the opportunity to win a prize from the county Park District. The contest kicks off with the April theme “signs of spring.” “The Instagram photo contest is being offered as a means to highlight the beauty and diversity of Medina Read More…