February 28, 2015

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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 Friday, Feb. 20 11:30 a.m. — Grandview Street, an officer responded to the Lodi Water Treatment Plant in response to a theft report. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Feb. 18 2:44 a.m. — Rainbow and 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…

Brunswick residents to get temporary break on trash bills

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Brunswick residents will see a temporary reduction in their refuse rates on their second-quarter bills when the city passes on a slight savings from the county. Refuse bills that go out for the April 1 to June 30 collection period will be reduced from $58.35 to $50.67 for residential customers. Last week, Medina County commissioners Read More…

Brunswick man gets prison for July standoff with police

Gary Grimes Jr.

A Brunswick man was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to inducing panic and abduction in connection with a four-hour standoff with police in July. The charges against Gary Grimes Jr., 40, carried firearm specifications alleging he carried a gun while committing crimes, which mandate prison time. According to police reports, Read More…

Cold cases: Crimes dip with temperatures

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Loren Genson and Andrew Davis | The Gazette Believe it or not, something good comes with the frigid weather that has gripped the area: Crime has fallen with the plunging temperatures. “You can certainly sense and feel a difference,” Capt. Kenneth Baca of the Medina County Sheriff’s Office said. “Not only is it cold, but Read More…

Brunswick police rescue elderly woman, wrangle pets from fire

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Brunswick police officers helped rescue an elderly woman and six of her pets from a house fire early Monday morning. The four officers, who arrived at the home at 1462 Princeton Ave. shortly after 5 a.m., rescued an elderly woman, her dog, two birds and at least three cats. “She had four cats and I Read More…

Medina County park events for the rest of February

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Following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for February. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday • Tales for Tots, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township, 10 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. Read More…

Brunswick pediatrician talks school health care in D.C.

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Brunswick pediatrician Dr. Genevive Falconi recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to learn about health care policy and promote a school-based health care program she’s heading up for the Cleveland Clinic. Falconi is known to many families in the Strongsville and Brunswick area. She serves as pediatric section head at the Cleveland Clinic’s Brunswick Family Health Read More…

Medina County cities change focus to tax bargaining

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Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth officials have agreed to meet with the Central Collection Agency and the Regional Income Tax Agency to bargain for lower costs for collecting city income taxes. Officials from the three cities met Wednesday afternoon and talked about creating a consortium to collect taxes. But after discussing various proposals, the officials agreed Read More…

Medina County high school bands play at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


For more photos, check out our Facebook page. Three bands featuring high school students from Medina County competed in the 19th annual Tri-C High School Rock Off. The three groups — Never Surrender, A Thousand Paper Cranes and Covariance — made it to “The Final Exam” and performed Saturday at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall Read More…