October 20, 2014

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Gazette reporter runs from zombies for Project: LEARN 5K fundraiser

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I was trying to keep a good pace as I approached the forest edge. I’d already encountered three or so groups of the undead, and I entered the safe zone thinking I was already a goner. I peeked over my shoulder to find my flags missing, stolen by the first waves of zombies as I Read More…

Meadows Turkey Bowl to benefit Medina Twp. family

Peter Radke

After Peter Radke, of Medina Township, died this summer while trying to save a 16-year-old girl from drowning in Lake Erie, the community rallied around his family. Now the sponsors of the Meadows Turkey Bowl will be pitching in to help the family this Thanksgiving. “We want to raise as much as we can to Read More…

Medina woman recovering after crash that killed passenger

A woman is recovering who was seriously injured in a car crash Friday afternoon that killed one and injured others. Teresa Green, 40, of Medina, was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with serious injuries. Her passenger, Tara Green, 21, of Burbank, also was transported there and died of her injuries. A nursing supervisor Read More…

Passenger dies in multiple-vehicle crash in Lafayette Township

A passenger died Friday afternoon after a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 42 near mile post 14 in Lafayette Township, Highway Patrol officials said. Tara Green, 21, of Burbank, died at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where she was transported after the wreck. The patrol said Noah T. Silcox, 20, of Westfield Center, was driving a Read More…

Sexually explicit photos shared by Highland students?

Medina County sheriff’s deputies are investigating allegations that a group of Highland High School students shared sexually explicit digital photos. Sheriff Tom Miller said the investigation began Oct. 10, that both boys and girls were being questioned, and that several students were subjects in the photos. “It’s an ongoing investigation,” he said. Miller said it’s Read More…

Residents vacate Bronson Street ‘nuisance house’

Dan Gladish, chief building official for Medina, boards up windows at 416 Bronson St. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

MEDINA – A house on Bronson Street that police say attracted criminals will lie vacant for a year after a judge ordered the house padlocked and evicted the occupants. City officials sued the occupant, convicted drug dealer David Reed, and the homeowner, Reed’s brother, Edward Scott Reed, in March after a woman said she’d been Read More…

Charges filed against Montville Twp. police sergeant in death of K-9

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A Montville Township police sergeant is facing misdemeanor animal cruelty charges after his K-9 police dog died of heatstroke while left in a cruiser for four hours on a hot day. Sharon Township attorney Jeff Holland, who works on animal cruelty cases for the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said Read More…

Heating aid available to Medina County residents

Medina County residents can start signing up Monday for heating assistance through the Winter Crisis Program. Community Action Wayne/ Medina will assist residents below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and have been threatened with disconnection from utility companies. The program allows for a one-time payment that varies depending on the home’s heating system. Read More…

Manufacturer showing off expansion with open house

Jurg Herter, machining manager for SFS intec Inc., gathers a group for a plant tour during the company’s community open house on Friday. SFS intec, on state Route 18 in Sharon Township since 2000, plans to increase its employees and output in the next year. ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE

SFS intec Inc., a global manufacturing company, welcomed more than 50 business and government leaders to its Sharon Township plant Friday for tours. The open house recognized support from the local community during the company’s recent building expansion. Over the past year, the manufacturing floor at the plant in Sharon doubled in size. SFS intec Read More…

Longtime resident leading Feeding Medina County

Sandy Hinkle

Sandy Hinkle has taken the place of Sandy Calvert as executive director of Feeding Medina County. Hinkle, a 30-year resident of Medina County, said she applied for the job “to come back to Medina and do something good for my home community.” Her first day was Oct. 8. She had moved to State College, Pennsylvania, Read More…