March 31, 2015


Contractors clearing land to build assisted-living facility in Brunswick

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Work will continue this week to clear trees on a southern section of Brunswick Town Center by the contractor hired by McKinley Development Co. The land has been set aside for an assisted-living complex. The city has an agreement to sell 18.2 acres of property at Brunswick Town Center to Canton-based McKinley Development for $1.8 Read More…

Brunswick man suspected in Columbia Twp. bank robbery

Larry Gore Jr.

A Brunswick man rushed into a FirstMerit Bank branch on state Route 82 in Columbia Township Tuesday morning and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Lorain County sheriff’s deputies. Lt. Heath Tester said Larry Gore Jr., 47, entered the bank about 10:45 a.m. and ordered everyone there not to move. He Read More…

Facebook confusion: ‘American Pickers’ comes to Brunswick … Georgia

This Facebook photograph of Mike Wolf, left, and Frank Fritz, right, of “American Pickers,” with police Sgt. Donald Babbin, of Brunswick, Ga., received almost 
1,000 shares this week on social media. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Yes, the cast of a TV show came to Brunswick, all right — but it was Brunswick, Ga. “American Pickers” visited the Georgia city on Monday, but people in Ohio and in Brunswick, Md., too, were buzzing Wednesday about what they thought was local news. Some thought the stars, Mike Wolf and Frank Fritz, were Read More…

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

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Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Lodi police Monday, March 2 7:35 p.m. — Highland Drive, police responded to a domestic disturbance between a mother and daughter. While they were in the apartment, police reported a 23-year-old man who was present Read More…

Brunswick couple charged with theft for Giant Eagle incident

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Two Brunswick residents were arrested Friday after police said they tried to take more than $500 worth of groceries and merchandise from Giant Eagle in Brunswick. According to a police report, Tracey N. Such, 26, and Dontaie A. Anthony, 28, were charged with falsification after allegedly providing police with false names and information when they Read More…

Ohio Edison building $1.2 million substation in Brunswick

Telephone poles and wires cover the lot at 1515 Substation Road in Brunswick where Ohio Edison is constructing a $1.2 million substation. The substation will add to the power infrastructure in the region. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Construction on a new $1.2 million substation in Brunswick is under way on Substation Road just south of Center Road. Mark Durbin, a spokesman for Ohio Edison, said the investment will add service capability to the substation the utility operates. “It will be in addition to that substation and provide more service to the area,” Read More…

Vision for hotel in Brunswick takes shape


Developers plan to bring a Wallhouse Hotel to Brunswick Town Center. Hotel Designer and Engineer Robert Schlabach said Monday night that the Brunswick location would be the third hotel for the Ohio-based boutique chain, which offers smaller, contemporary, luxury hotel accommodations. The only existing Wallhouse Hotel is in Walnut Creek, and construction is under way Read More…

Cleveland Clinic talks serving Medina County with Brunswick location


Cleveland Clinic leaders recognized growth of the health system’s facilities in Medina County during a State of the Clinic address Wednesday at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland. Dr. Toby Cosgrove, CEO, said the clinic has been committed to adapting to changing demands in health care. “Change is difficult and can cause tremendous anxiety about our Read More…

Zoning tweaks in works for Mapleside Farms’ wedding venue

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Plans to construct a barn to host wedding receptions and ceremonial events at Mapleside Farms are moving ahead after Brunswick City Council approved a few items related to the zoning of the new building last week. Council members approved a motion that explains how the new facility would fit into the current zoning code. The Read More…

Police seeking help identifying suspects in attempted ATM theft

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Brunswick police are looking for two or possibly three suspects believed to be involved in an attempted theft of an ATM from the Walgreens at Pearl and Center roads earlier this month. Police said a newspaper carrier reported that the door of the pharmacy was open and it looked as though there had been a Read More…