April 26, 2015

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Bank robbery charges pending against Brunswick man

The Brunswick man suspected of robbing four banks in Medina and Lorain counties is expected to be arraigned on 18 charges in Medina County Common Pleas Judge James Kimbler’s court on Thursday, April 30. Larry Gore Jr., 47, is charged with two counts of robbery, second- and third-degree felonies, and burglary, a second-degree felony, for Read More…

Brunswick engineer awarded national honor in D.C.

A Brunswick engineer has received the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award for her professional accomplishments. Patricia Bator, who has worked for Babcock & Wilcox’s nuclear operations group in Barberton for 30 years, traveled to Washington, D.C., to pick up the award in March. The award was given by the Manufacturing Institute and the Society of Read More…

Medina shop owner protests conviction

A Medina businessman insists he’s innocent even after a judge found him guilty Friday of taking a $1,600 payment for a product he never provided to the client. John Kuhar, 63, who owns Medina Motorsports on West Liberty Street, told The Gazette that he thought the verdict was “unfair.” “For me to be found guilty Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint announced for Wadsworth’s College Street

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A sobriety checkpoint for drivers is scheduled for 9 p.m. tonight in the 300 block of College Street in Wadsworth. Under federal law, police are required to alert the public to checkpoints in order to avoid violating search and seizure protections granted by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin, Read More…

Highland graduate’s students will be heard worldwide

Luisa Cruz, who played the flute and piccolo in the Highland marching band, is now is one of three music teachers at Long Island City High School in New York City. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A 1993 Highland graduate is using opera to teach her high school music students in New York City, and her methods are putting the marching band in the spotlight. Luisa Cruz, 40, is one of three music teachers at Long Island City High School in Queens and she runs the marching band program that consists Read More…

Seville family helps Akron Children’s Hospital get better

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Almost four years ago, Megan and Randy Pollock of Seville traveled to Akron General Hospital to give birth to their first child, Jordan. Twenty weeks earlier, the Pollocks had been told that Jordan’s birth would be difficult. During a routine ultrasound, it was revealed that Jordan would be born with Spina bifida and would need Read More…

Hinckley Township works to define its future

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Hinckley Township residents like the rural feel of their community and want to keep it that way. That was the gist of a draft released Wednesday by advisers hired by the township to set goals for at least the next 10 years. “When asked, 98 percent of you said you were either satisfied or extremely Read More…

Cat owner awarded $360 in civil suit

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A Medina County jury awarded a Norton woman $360 on Thursday for loss of property — 18 or more cats that were given away or euthanized. Angela Jones, 54, of Norton, had asked a common pleas jury to award her more than $25,000 in damages for the loss of her pets, which are viewed as Read More…

Panther showcases $13M world headquarters in Sharon Twp.

Panther Logistics employee Brian Witt cleans a trailer in preparation to update the decal on the back of the vehicle. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Andrew Davis and Lawrence Pantages | The Gazette Panther Premium Logistics showcased its new, sprawling 50,000-square-foot world headquarters in Sharon Township to members of the Medina County Economic Development Corp. and invited guests Wednesday afternoon. Completed in December, the $13 million facility — which includes offices, a dispatch center and working space for drivers — Read More…

WOW! suspends cable expansion in Brunswick

A map provided by WOW! shows areas of Brunswick and Brunswick Hills Township (within the box) where its services are available. (MAP PROVIDED - CLICK MAP FOR LARGER IMAGE)

Work to expand WOW! cable service has been suspended in the city of Brunswick and surrounding Brunswick Hills Township neighborhoods. The Denver-based cable, Internet and telephone company, also known as Wide Open West, has a regional office in Berea, and began expansion in Brunswick in 2013 with the aim of providing residents an alternative to Read More…