July 30, 2015

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Prosecutors: Medina man told police he concealed daughter’s death from family, friends

A memorial of flowers and children's toys sits on the doorstep of Eric Warfel's apartment building in Medina. Warfel faces felony charges after his almost-2-year-old daughter was found dead in the apartment on Wednesday. Reports indicate she may have been there since June. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A Medina man facing felony charges in his 21-month-old daughter’s death told police she died in her crib last month and he had been putting trash in her room to conceal the smell ever since. The revelations came in Medina Municipal Court on Thursday morning, where Warfel appeared via video from the Medina County Jail Read More…

Agency reports seizing marijuana from large operation in Brunswick

The MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency said marijuana was found growing Tuesday in the basement of a home in the 500 block of West 130th Street in Brunswick. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency announced Wednesday it uncovered a large indoor marijuana growing operation on West 130th Street in Brunswick. The marijuana seized Tuesday is estimated to be worth $400,000. Wednesday’s news release said officers entered a home in the 500 block of West 130th Street and contacted a resident. While in the home, Read More…

County auditor asks federal judge to dismiss former employee’s lawsuit

Mike Kovack and Annette Ehrlich

Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack has asked a federal judge in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by a former employee, who alleges Kovack fired her in retaliation for telling police that he misused public funds. Annette Ehrlich, Kovack’s former information technology manager, argues in Read More…

Man ‘familiar’ to law enforcement charged with selling heroin

David Reed

A man who was evicted from his Medina home after it was labeled a criminal nuisance last fall was arrested Tuesday on charges of selling heroin to an undercover drug agent. David L. Reed, 54, was charged with trafficking heroin, a fourth-degree felony. The arrest occurred after Reed allegedly sold heroin at a Trease Road Read More…