July 29, 2014

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Couple gets prison for burglary spree

MEDINA — A Grafton couple were sent to prison Monday for their involvement in a six-month string of burglaries in Liverpool Township last year. Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier sentenced Jerimiah Covey, 36, to 15 years in prison on Monday for 11 counts of burglary, second-degree felonies punishable by up to eight years in Read More…

PHOTOS: Cars collide at Monday’s Demolition Derby


Check out these photos of Monday’s Demolition Derby at the Medina County Fair. There will be a story about the derby in Wednesday’s newspaper.

PHOTOS: Scenes from first day of Medina County Fair

Azariah Maurer, 5, of Seville, sits with his 1-year-old brother, Malachi, on a tractor in a John Deere display Monday at the Medina County Fair. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The first day of the Medina County Fair on Monday attracted adults and children alike. The fair lasts through Sunday.

Standoff in Medina Twp. resolved peacefully after four hours

MEDINA TWP. — A four-hour standoff with police ended peacefully Monday afternoon when an armed man who threatened to kill himself surrendered. Gary Grimes Jr., 39, of Brunswick, faces charges of abduction, a third-degree felony. Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said Grimes, who was armed with a 9mm handgun, arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s home Read More…

RPM to pay $800M to trust for asbestos claims, stock jumps

Staff and wire reports BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — RPM International plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims tied to Bondex International, a business owned by RPM’s Specialty Products Holding Corp. The company said Monday that the agreement still needs the Read More…

Nathan Stallard, Ciara Farnsworth named Medina County fair king, queen


Nathan Stallard and Ciara Farnsworth were named Medina County Fair’s King and Queen Monday night. “Unimaginable,” Farnsworth said about winning the competition. “I am overwhelmed, shaking and crying.” Farnsworth will be a sophomore at the University of Akron. Stallard will be a senior at the Medina County Career Center. Four young men and nine young Read More…

Medina County veterans get salute at this year’s county fair

Director of Medina County Veterans Services Edward Zackery interviews World War II veteran Ralph E. Waite, of Medina, about his service in the 99th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Seven decades ago, Ralph E. Waite, of Medina, took a trip on the famous ocean liner Queen Mary. It wasn’t a pleasure cruise. Waite was one of 15,000 young American soldiers ferried across the Atlantic to fight in the European Theater of World War II. Waite was in the 99th Infantry Division and fought in Read More…

UPDATED: Ohio inspectors won’t investigate Cedar Point ride accident

Cedar Point Ride Injuries

TOLEDO (AP) — Ohio’s amusement ride inspectors won’t be conducting an official investigation into an accident at Cedar Point that injured at least two people, but will have to give the OK for the swing ride to reopen. The state only investigates accidents when someone is admitted to a hospital or stays overnight. Two people Read More…

Ohio lawmakers want Common Core standards repealed

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in the state House are beginning a push to repeal Common Core learning standards by year’s end, citing widespread discontent they’re hearing from parents, teachers and communities. Reps. Matt Huffman, of Lima, and Andy Thompson, of Marietta, said Monday that Ohio made a mistake four years ago in pursuing the Read More…

Brunswick Council OKs money for return of tornado sirens

City Council agreed Monday to spend $24,554 to get Brunswick tornado sirens up and running. The cost includes upgrades to digital encryption radios to prevent hackers from gaining access to the ­system. In 2008, Council shut off the sirens after repeated attacks from hackers had them sounding false alarms in the early morning hours. “It puts Read More…