July 25, 2014

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Cleveland FBI releases photo of FirstMerit bank robber

The Cleveland FBI has released a photo of a robbery at FirstMerit bank, 1105 S. Court St., on Wednesday. PHOTO PROVIDED

MEDINA — The Cleveland Division of the FBI has released a photo of a bank robbery at FirstMerit bank, 1105 S. Court St., on Wednesday. Special Agent Vicki Anderson described the suspect as a white man who is approximately six feet tall with an average build. She said he is estimated to be 30 to Read More…

Brunswick man gets a year in prison for making meth

A Brunswick man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine was sentenced to one year in prison Thursday by Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler. Michael Leskin, 43, of the 1200 block of North Carpenter Road, pleaded no contest to the third-degree felony charge of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs Read More…

Probation, alcohol monitoring punishment for causing drunken crash

A 33-year-old Medina woman accused of sending a friend to a hospital after drunkenly crashing her vehicle in December, has been placed on three years’ probation. Somsamai Yaskowiak, of the 300 block of Springbrook Drive, pleaded guilty in May to a count of aggravated vehicular assault, a fourth-degree felony. She faced up to 1½ years Read More…

Sex with teen begets a year in prison for Gloria Glens Park man, 19

Trebor Simon

A 19-year-old Gloria Glens Park man was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for having sex with a teenage girl and having a nude photo on his phone of another girl. Trebor Simon, of the first block of Lakefield Lane, pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and illegal use of a Read More…

PHOTOS: Cyclists rolling from Cleveland to Cincinnati for charity


Cyclists on a ride from Cleveland to Cincinnati stopped in Medina on Thursday.

Medina police save another from heroin overdose with Narcan antidote

MEDINA — Medina police may have saved the life of one of two Lafayette Township brothers on heroin by administering the antidote Narcan. Police reported finding Brent N. Barnum, 30, and Bradley J. Barnum, 27, both of the 6700 block of Ballash Road, on the bathroom floor of a Lafayette Road trailer Sunday. Officer Michael Read More…

Couples offer their secrets to maintaining a golden marriage


The Kiwanis Club of Medina celebrated the 50th wedding anniversaries of 14 Medina County couples at a luncheon Thursday at Williams on the Lake. The annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Luncheon is a longstanding Kiwanis tradition. “We’ve been hosting the luncheon every year for as long as I can remember,” Kiwanis event chairperson Joan Rundle said. Read More…

Sharon Twp. man’s bond tripled in case of teenager’s sexual assault

Nicholas Lane

MEDINA — A judge more than tripled the bond of a Sharon Township man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy to $500,000 after a grand jury indicted him on additional charges. Bond was set at $150,000 when Nicholas Lane, 43, of the 7100 block of Boneta Road, was arrested July 1 on a felony Read More…

Family, officials mourn veteran Medina finance director Wayne Hamilton


Valerie Hamilton said Thursday nights throughout her marriage were for sitting in a circle and holding hands — she at her meditation classes and her husband, Wayne, at his poker games. This Thursday night was different. It was for remembering. Former co-workers, friends and family gathered Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lodi police Tuesday, July 15 2:35 p.m. — Medina Street, resident reported her mail was being stolen from her mailbox. Police said the postmaster said the woman had been receiving mail at her home regularly. Monday, July 21 11:30 a.m. — Woman reported her 17-year-old Read More…