December 18, 2014

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Grad convicted of child abuse

MEDINA — A Medina County jury Thursday found Kenneth Alex Grad guilty of eight counts of child endangerment and assault. A jury of four women and eight men found Grad, 44, of Lakewood and formerly of Montville Township, was responsible for injuries to his 41-day-old son in 2008. In a trial that began nearly two Read More…

Scrooge strolls Medina square in video shot during Candelight Walk

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The magic of Medina’s Candlelight Walk has the power to warm even the coldest heart — that of Ebenezer Scrooge. That’s the message of a video created by a Brunswick filmmaker and posted Tuesday on YouTube. Zebulon Thomas’s video, “A Night Out with Ebenezer Scrooge,” stars his father, Kim Thomas, as Scrooge, the infamous money-grubbing Read More…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Brunswick police Thursday, Dec. 11 5:45 p.m. — 3300 block Center Road, Angel V. Colon, 19, of Cleveland, charged with theft. According to a report, Colon is accused of taking about $40 in merchandise from Read More…

Child abuse case is in jury’s hands after six days of testimony

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In Wednesday’s closing arguments in the trial of an accused child abuser, Assistant County Prosecutor Scott Salisbury suggested a motive: Kenneth Alex Grad wanted a baby girl, not a boy. Grad, 44, formerly of Montville Township, is accused of breaking two dozen of the baby’s bones and lacerating the child’s scrotum in 2008. The injuries Read More…

Transit funding won’t be part of May social services levy

Medina County commissioners have scaled back a proposed social services levy aimed at the May primary ballot by dropping the county bus system from the agencies the tax would support. Commissioners took the action Tuesday after county Auditor Mike Kovack warned that state law bars financing transit systems with a social services levy. Ohio Revised Read More…

Slate of candidates seeking commissioner’s seat expands to seven

Two more candidates are seeking appointment to the open seat for Medina County commissioner. On Monday, Lisa Woods, co-founder of Medina County Friends and Neighbors, a tea party affiliate group, submitted her letter of intent to county Republican Party Central Committee Chair Sharon Ray. Westfield Township resident Gregg Depew, who ran as a write-in candidate Read More…

Medina district sets its priorities for building fixes

The Medina school district will take on 10 capital improvement projects before the start of the 2015-16 school year. Jon Burkhart, director of business affairs for the district, said the projects will be paid for with $1.2 million from sales tax revenues. One of the most expensive of the 10 projects will be replacing the Read More…

Death penalty on the table in slaying of Akron police officer from Wadsworth

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Staff and wire reports An Akron man could face the death penalty if convicted of killing an off-duty police officer at a bar. Thirty-five-year-old Kenan Ivery of Akron was indicted Monday on charges that include aggravated murder and murder in the Nov. 16 shooting death of 32-year-old Justin Winebrenner, a Wadsworth native who joined the Read More…

Highland sports stadium cost figure still in flux

The bleachers are up at the new Highland Schools sports stadium, but school officials still aren’t sure what the final price tag will be for the project. The Highland School board on Monday set aside $8.9 million for the construction of the stadium complex next to the high school. But school officials say the project Read More…

Defense calls one witness in infant abuse case, jury to hear closing arguments today

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Defense attorneys for an accused infant abuser called one witness to the stand Tuesday before resting their case. Attorneys for Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, now of Lakewood, were expected to present doctors as witnesses to challenge doctors who said the boy’s injuries were not accidental. But the only witness was Sheryl Hurley, a nurse who Read More…