October 25, 2014

Medina
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High School Football: Black River at Brookside

SHEFFIELD — Halloween is still a week away, but there were all types of tricks, treats, bizzaro moments and unexplainable occurrences in Brookside’s 13-8 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division win over Black River on Friday. There were nine combined turnovers, four failed trips in the red zone for the Pirates, a successful fake punt, an Read More…

Week 9 Medina County High School Football Scores

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We’re nearing the end of high school football, but there are still some important games being played. We’ve got you covered for the Medina County Week 9 scores. If you’re interested in Lorain County scores, head over to our sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram. We’ll keep this page updated with scores as we get them. Do you have Read More…

Accused drug trafficker faces federal charges

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment Thursday charging a 22-year-old Medina man with possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Medina police arrested Jeimil A. Henderson, 22, of the 700 block of North Broadway Street, in August Read More…

‘Fiscal emergency’ nears end at Cloverleaf Schools

Cloverleaf officials expect the school district’s “fiscal emergency” status will be lifted by the end of the year because voters approved two funding issues in the spring. The Ohio Department of Education declared the district in a state of fiscal emergency in January 2012, and a five-member Fiscal Oversight Commission has been overseeing Cloverleaf’s finances Read More…

California man gets prison for sex with Medina teen

A 24-year-old California man will spend 17½ years in federal prison for traveling cross-country to have sex with a 14-year-old Medina girl he met over the Internet. In July, Edwin Franco Rolffo-Zavala, of Novato, pleaded guilty to federal charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, sexual exploitation of a child and certain activities related Read More…

Schedules set for leaf collection in Medina County

Greg Brine, left, and Martin Reese suck up leaves in Medina as part of the city’s leaf disposal service. Communities throughout Medina County will be picking up leaves from residents through the end of November. ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE

With leaves falling throughout Medina County, municipal workers are moving through neighborhoods picking up those raked to the curb. Leaf programs are underway in Brunswick, Medina, Wadsworth, Lodi and Seville. Brunswick Brunswick sanitation crews will sweep up leaves on the same day as regularly scheduled rubbish removal, depending on the weather. Residents are advised to Read More…

Thieves caught on security cameras breaking into vehicles in Brunswick

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Video submitted by Glenn Somodi Brunswick police are asking the public to help identify two men suspected in thefts Tuesday from vehicles in the Abington Court area. Resident Glenn Somodi, of the 3500 block of Abington Court, captured video of two men entering unlocked vehicles between 2:30 and 3 a.m. in front of his home. Read More…

Deputies: 18 Highland students identified in sexually explicit photos

Catherine Aukerman

Medina County sheriff’s deputies have identified 18 Highland High School students in sexually explicit photos in their investigation into whether students shared the photos online. The investigation was completed Monday and deputies forwarded the findings to county Prosecutor Dean Holman, sheriff’s Capt. Kenneth Baca said, adding no one has been charged yet. “He’ll decide whether Read More…

Commissioners: Cost to live at Medina County Home going up Dec. 1

Chris Jakab

It will cost $267 more a month to live at the Medina County Home. County commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday to increase the fee, effective Dec. 1. The fee has been $1,833 since 2009 and will rise to $2,100 in December. “We review it annually,” county Administrator Chris Jakab said. “Based on our estimated per-resident Read More…

Attorney General Mike DeWine gives fraud kits to seniors at library

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell, left, attends a Wednesday meeting with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who spoke about a new Senior Advocate Fraud Education Toolkit, at the Medina Library. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine visited Medina Library on Wednesday afternoon to promote and distribute a fraud toolkit for seniors. DeWine’s Senior Advocate Fraud Education Toolkits, which were established through a grant obtained by the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Section, have been distributed to more than 700 Ohio libraries. The SAFE booklet and DVD slideshow Read More…