April 20, 2015


Faithful service to be recognized at event

Bob Wenz

Two of Medina County’s faithful will be honored at an award ceremony tonight for their community service. The Catholic Commission of Wayne, Ashland and Medina will honor the Rev. Bob Wenz and Connie Ebaugh at the 28th Pope St. John Paul II Proclaimer of Justice Gala Dinner and Silent Auction, starting with a 6 p.m. Read More…

Three lawsuits filed against Discount Drug Mart by customers

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Discount Drug Mart has been sued three times this year by customers accusing the Medina-based pharmacy and retail corporation of failing to provide safe conditions at its stores. Customers allege they were injured at stores in Medina, Brunswick and Carrollton, about 20 miles southeast of Canton. The corporation operates 72 locations across Ohio, according to Read More…

Medina third-graders tour Brunswick tool and die facility


Third-graders from Sidney Fenn Elementary School in Medina had the opportunity to make history and social studies come alive Thursday while spending the day at Automation Tool and Die in Brunswick. “It’s a real-life example of what happens in Medina businesses every day,” school Principal Craig Komar said. Pam Downey, a third-grade teacher, said students 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 Wednesday, March 25 6:30 p.m. — 200 block N. Academy St., police responded to report of a break-in at an apartment. The door had been forced open and a video system, video games Read More…

Police: Brunswick resident faces 7th drunken driving offense

Matthew McGill

A Brunswick man was charged with his seventh OVI offense after police said he left the scene of two-vehicle accident about 9:10 p.m. Saturday. Matthew J. McGill, 50, of the 3700 block of Ascot Drive, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired, and OVI with breath test refusal, according to a police report. Police seized Read More…

Cub Scouts put on Pinewood Derby in Brunswick (PHOTOS)


Cub Scout Pack 3409 hosted a Pinewood Derby on Sunday at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in Brunswick. Twenty Scouts participated in the derby. The first Boy Scout Pinewood Derby was in 1953, according to the Boy Scouts of America’s official Pinewood Derby website. The Scouts work with a parent or mentor to design, Read More…

Brunswick man suspected in additional bank robberies

Larry Gore Jr.

Larry Gore, the Brunswick man suspected of robbing a FirstMerit bank in Columbia Station last week, is also a suspect in three other bank robberies within the past year in Medina and Lorain counties, Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller said. “The joint bank robbery investigation was an amazing piece of collaboration,” Miller said. “There was Read More…

Entrepreneur innovates in ways to make baskets in Brunswick


Many people receive gift baskets during the Easter season, but Deborah Wasylko’s goal is to build demand for her products all year, anytime. Wasylko owns Baskets Galore in Brunswick Town Center, which offers personalized baskets for any occasion. “We want to help people get back to the basics of gift-giving, and finding a way to Read More…

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…