January 28, 2015

Partly cloudy

State ends fiscal watch for Cloverleaf Schools

After 11 years under the eye of state auditors, representatives from the state auditor’s office gave Cloverleaf Schools high marks for its finances Tuesday morning and disbanded a board appointed in 2012 to oversee the district’s finances. “This district did a wonderful job, they reduced expenditures by $5 (million) to $6 million and the community Read More…

Fire destroys home in Guilford Township

A blaze Tuesday morning left a snowbound rural home in Guilford Township in ruins. A neighbor reported the fire at 8491 Yoder Road about 10:45 a.m. Seville-Guilford Fire Department Chief Jerry Winkler said fire trucks had problems getting up the home’s 1,600-foot dirt driveway because of drifting snow. Crews snaked hoses down the long driveway Read More…

Man gets four years in prison for drunken crash that injured police officer

Medina Gazette Logo

Nick Glunt and Andrew Davis | The Gazette A 24-year-old Columbia Station man was sentenced Monday to four years in prison and a lifetime driving ban for critically injuring an off-duty police officer in a drunken hit-and-run crash. Dalton Phillips pleaded no contest last month to charges of aggravated vehicular assault and failure to stop Read More…

Medina expected to sell vacant property at auction

Medina Gazette Logo

A vacant lot at 244 N. Medina St. in Medina is expected to be sold at auction after Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, failed to find an alternative. Earlier this month, City Council’s Finance Committee asked Lamb to research alternatives for what the city could do with the 4,000-square-foot property. Lamb suggested the city donate Read More…

Black River Board of Education, support staff approve contract

Medina Gazette Logo

After 1½ years of negotiations, the Black River Board of Education approved a new contract for support staff Monday. The support staff union, made up of custodians, cooks, bus drivers, secretaries and paraprofessionals, voted on the three-year contract Friday night. The employees had been without a contract since June 2013. The new contract, effective through Read More…

Kenneth Alex Grad gets 24 years in prison for abusing infant son; maintains innocence

Kenneth Alex Grad was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday morning on charges of felonious assault and endangering children. He was convicted last month of brutally abusing his infant son in 2008. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Convicted infant abuser Kenneth Alex Grad was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Grad, 44, formerly of Montville Township, was found guilty of felonious assault and endangering children — six second-degree felonies and two third-degree felonies — by a Medina County jury last month. Grad was accused of Read More…