April 24, 2014

Mostly cloudy

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

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Clevelander faces his 6th OVI charge BRUNSWICK — A Cleveland man was arrested on his sixth operating a vehicle impaired charge following a hit-and-run investigation. Gary L. Tonkin, 57, of Cleveland, had blood-alcohol content of 0.141 after he was stopped at Boston and Pearl roads Read More…

Three people injured in SUV, truck head-on crash

Three people were injured when an SUV and a pickup collided at Wadsworth and Tower roads Sunday night. (PHOTO PROVIDED BY MONTVILLE POLICE)

MONTVILLE TWP. — Three people suffered nonlife-threatening injuries after a head-on collision at Wadsworth and Tower roads Sunday night. Montville Police Chief Terry Grice said a Ford Escape driven by Jerome Voldrich, of Medina, was southbound on Wadsworth Road when he failed to negotiate a turn and struck a Dodge Dakota waiting to turn north Read More…

Jazzing up summer with free concerts

The Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach has released the schedule for its fourth professional “Jazz under the Stars” summer concert series. The series will begin June 7 with Cleveland-based vocalist Eileen Burns. The concert will highlight a mix of swing and romantic jazz standards. The once-a-month concerts will continue through the summer: On Read More…

PHOTOS: Easter celebrated from Bibles to bunnies

Joey Sheaks, a Medina man with Down syndrome, proudly serves as usher and passes out Bibles to the congregation at Heartland Community Church, 3400 Weymouth Road, Medina Township, Sunday during its noon Easter Service. The church held four services Sunday, beginning at 7:30 a.m., attended by more than 1,200 worshippers. (DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE)

PHOTO: County’s youth chess king crowned


Gale Ross Williamson


Gale Ross Williamson, 88, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Gales Ferry, CT, died Monday, March 31, 2014 at his home. He was born September 14, 1925. Gale served as the Pastor at the Gales Ferry United Methodist Church for 20 years, before retiring to Englewood. He has been active in many roles the Englewood church Read More…

Medina County park events for the month of April

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the remainder of April. All events are free unless otherwise noted. Register at www.medinacountyparks.com. For more information, call (330) 722-9364. Tuesday • Homeschoolers Outdoor Education: Worms, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. What good are worms? Where do they Read More…

Federal judge says he’ll order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages

CINCINNATI — A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that strikes down part of the state’s ban on gay marriages but stops short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings. Judge Timothy Black announced his intentions in federal court in Cincinnati following final arguments in Read More…

PHOTO: Has spring officially sprung?


Study: Young workers change jobs frequently

Young adults born in the early 1980s held an average of just more than six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey showed Wednesday. Since 1997, the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has been keeping tabs on about 9,000 young men and women born in the early 1980s, surveying their educational Read More…