June 29, 2016

Medina
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Council fires Brunswick city manager

Brunswick City Manager Anthony Bales was terminated from his position for undisclosed performance reasons following an executive session of a committee-of-the-whole meeting on Monday. Police Chief Carl DeForest was named acting manager. City Council unanimously voted to end Bales’ contract, effective Aug. 11, placing him on a three-day, paid administrative leave, according to a city Read More…

Back-to-back festivals coming to Brunswick

Two Brunswick festivals are gearing up to provide entertainment and fun for the community this month. The St. Ambrose Summer Festival begins Thursday and continues through Sunday. It will be followed by the Brunswick Summer Celebration that runs June 29 through July 4. “We’re really hopeful that the two festivals being back-to-back will create an Read More…

Body found in Brunswick park identified, police suspect suicide

Brunswick police officers expect to close the investigation of a Litchfield Township man found dead of a suspected suicide in a Brunswick park. Russell Frank, 25, was found dead in a soccer field at Hopkins Park, 3889 Laurel Rd., Brunswick by a city park worker Thursday morning. Police were called to the scene at 7:58 Read More…

5 Medina County bars OK’d to stay open late during RNC

Last call could be as late as 4 a.m. for five county bars during the Republican National Convention. The Ohio Division of Liquor Control notified 433 applicants in Northeast Ohio last week of the approval of a special liquor permit for the week of the convention, July 18-21, according to a spokesperson. Among them are Read More…

5 Medina County businesses seek later last call for GOP convention

For a few days in July, “last call” may be pushed back 90 minutes. Several Medina County bars and hotels hope to cater to delegates visiting Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. Five bars and restaurants in the county have applied through the Ohio Division of Liquor Control to stay open until 4 a.m. July Read More…

Brunswick marks holiday with parade, presentation

State Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, and state Rep. Steve Hambley, R-Brunswick, joined many Brunswick and Brunswick Hills Township officials at the Memorial Day parade Monday starting at Visintainer Middle School in Brunswick. During a short speech, Obhof said growing up in the United States was an honor. Hambley spoke about the difference between government Read More…

Brunswick police chief responds to online video

Brunswick Police Chief Carl DeForest released a statement Monday afternoon on Facebook in support of a sergeant’s actions with a city resident during an investigation of a neighborhood theft. DeForest’s statement came in response to a video posted Friday on YouTube by a Brunswick resident. Two different videos were posted on YouTube by a user Read More…

In Brunswick, hesitation over waste mall idea

Several Brunswick residents and City Council members have expressed skepticism regarding the proposed countywide waste mall plan. “It seems like something for the future, something that could work,” Brunswick resident Richard Prospal said during a public comment period at a Council meeting Monday. “However, I have many doubts.” County Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin attended the Read More…

Tench receives death penalty

James Tench showed no emotion Monday as Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler announced the 30-year-old Brunswick man’s sentence — death. A jury in March convicted Tench of killing his 55-year-old mother, Mary, in November 2013, and earlier this month recommended he receive the death penalty. Kimbler sentenced Tench to death on one Read More…

Temporary inconvenience, permanent improvement: Officials remind residents of benefits of projects

While road construction may cause frustrating traffic delays, officials sought to remind county residents and businesses on Thursday that they can look forward to benefits from the completed projects. Road projects were reviewed during the April meeting of the Medina County Economic Development Corp. at Wadsworth City Council’s chambers. Grant Aungst, community and economic development Read More…