September 2, 2015

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Scam lands Brunswick man in prison, ordered to pay back $1.1 million

Dennis Flood

A Brunswick man will spend eight years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court that he defrauded 45 elderly people in Ohio and Pennsyl­vania out of more than $1 million. Dennis Flood, 64, also was ordered Wednesday to pay back what he stole — a total of $1,153,163.77. Officials Read More…

Judge won’t dismiss capital charges against man accused of murder

Jimmy Tench

A Medina County judge on Tuesday denied a motion to have capital charges dismissed against a Brunswick man accused of murder. Defense attorneys Kerry O’Brien and Rhonda Kotnik alleged in December that the death penalty is unconstitutional and violates international law. Their client, James “Jimmy” D. Tench, is accused of killing his mother, Mary Tench, Read More…

Brunswick Fire Department to buy new defibrillators

The Brunswick Fire Depart­ment will purchase new defibrillators for all ambulances, fire vehicles and staff cars with a $154,879 grant from the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant program offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant award was announced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland. Brunswick Assistant Fire Chief Rick Barber said the Read More…

Brunswick American Legion post gives Blue Star flags

Brunswick American Legion Post 234 hosted a dinner Aug. 6 at the Brunswick Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge to honor families of newly enlisted members of the U.S. armed forces with a Blue Star service flag. The representatives the post sponsored at Boys and Girls State also were recognized. Tony Monczewski, Brian Spahnie and Read More…

Family copes as answers are sought in case of Legionnaire’s Disease death

Elaine Stacer, 53 is pictured with her husband, Robert. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Medina County Health Department officials still are researching how a Brunswick woman contracted Legionnaire’s Disease that led to her death Thursday at a Cleveland Hospital. Family members confirmed that Elaine Stacer, 53, died Thursday morning after being treated at Case Medical Center for Legionnaire’s Disease. She is the second Medina County resident to die of Read More…

Officials examine how Brunswick woman contracted Legionnaire’s disease

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Medina County health officials are investigating how a Brunswick woman who died of Legionnaire’s disease contracted the illness. University Hospitals in Cleveland on Friday confirmed a 53-year-old woman at the Case Medical Center had died from complications from community-acquired Legionnaire’s disease Thursday. The disease is considered infectious and health officials are required to report the Read More…

Medina County, cities seek share of $11.5M road salt settlement

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Medina County and its three cities are eligible to receive a portion of an $11.5 million settlement from Cargill Inc. and Morton Salt Inc. in an anti-trust lawsuit brought by the state in 2012. In the suit, filed in Tuscarawas County, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine accused the two salt companies of conspiring to drive Read More…

Brunswick City Council discusses BTA, county transit merge

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Before heading into their annual August recess, Brunswick City Council members discussed a proposal that would merge the Brunswick Transit Alternative with Medina County Public Transit. County transit Director Mike Salamone gave an overview of how a merger would work and answered questions at a committee meeting Monday. He said Council members must decide whether 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…

$38,000 worth of copper reportedly stolen from Brunswick facility

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Brunswick police are investigating a theft of copper worth about $83,000 from a manufacturing facility on Western Drive in the city. According to a Brunswick Police report, the theft was discovered last week when an employee from Pacific Tool and Die noticed a scrap bin that had been full of copper July 15 was missing Read More…