November 24, 2014

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Probe begins in fatal shooting of 12-year-old by officer

Tamir Rice

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator’s call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. The boy, Tamir Rice, died from his wounds Sunday, a day Read More…

NEXUS pipeline opposition grows after York Twp. trustees speak out

Property owners opposing the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline are lobbying township officials to go on record opposing the project. “Part of our strategy is to get our elected officials to speak out against the NEXUS pipeline going through a populated Medina County,” Paul Gierosky, of York Township, said. “It’s not law, but it’s an outward Read More…

Churches, groups hosting Thanksgiving dinners

Thanksgiving dinners are being hosted by several churches and other groups this week. They include: • St. Ambrose Parish, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, will open its doors to the community for the seventh annual Thanksgiving Day Community Meal 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hilkert Hall. More than 450 volunteers from the parish and around Read More…

Candlelight Walk wraps up in Medina, candles lit for loved ones lost

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The 30th annual Candlelight Walk had a solemn note Sunday evening as a crowd of about 175 gathered around the Christmas tree in the Gazebo of Medina’s Public Square to pass on the flame of loved ones who have died. The 10th year Hospice of Medina County held their Circle of Light ceremony brought the Read More…

Pedestrian fatally struck in Guilford Township

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP – A 47-year-old man died Friday night after being hit by an SUV while he was walking along Greenwich Road. John S. Lennhoff, of Seville, was walking westbound in the eastbound lane of Greenwich Road, west of Guilford Road when he was struck about 7:45 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Read More…

Candlelight Walk Christmas tree lit on a cold night

Dena McLaughlin, her daughter Taylor and hundreds more waited in the cold Friday night in Medina’s Public Square for the 30th annual Candlelight Walk Christmas tree lighting. The McLaughlins had never attended the Candlelight festivities. The family moved to Medina in February from Canton. “Everyone’s been talking about this all week,” Dena McLaughlin said. “It’s Read More…

Planned hotel at Brunswick Town Center hits resistance

Plans for a hotel at Brunswick Town Center ran into a glitch this week after the city Planning Commission balked at proposed changes in the zoning for the site. The changes, which were requested by City Council, are needed because the site is part of a “special planning district” that doesn’t allow hotels. But the Read More…

Lafayette Township man pleads guilty in cockfighting case

A Lafayette Township man is facing up to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine after pleading guilty to two counts of possessing criminal tools involved in cockfighting, a first-degree misdemeanor. Filimon Medina, of 6986 Egypt Road, came under suspicion of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in June Read More…

Salvation Army volunteers sought

The Northern Medina County Service Unit of the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers and supporters to help with the annual red kettle campaign in area stores. Red kettles will be set up in Giant Eagle, Kmart and Buehler’s stores after Thanksgiving weekend. The money collected at the three stores will directly benefit emergency assistance Read More…

Suspect sought in bank robberies

The PNC Bank, 6663 Center Road in Liverpool Township, was robbed Friday morning. It is the second bank robbery in Medina County this year. Officials suspect the robber may be the same man who held up the FirstMerit Bank at 1105 S. Court St. in Medina in July. “There are indications to that,” said Special Read More…