October 31, 2014

Medina
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Halloween night sobriety checkpoint scheduled in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — The Medina County OVI Task Force will hold a sobriety checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on West 130th Street in Brunswick, north of state Route 303. The checkpoint, funded by federal grants, will be accompanied by increased “saturation patrols” in the area by police. “If you plan to consume alcohol, Read More…

Tax district may benefit road repairs in Brunswick

Brunswick City Council is looking at using an economic development tool to help pay for repairs on Skyview Drive. At a Council meeting Monday, members discussed the possibility of creating a Tax Increment Financing District on Skyview Drive at the site of proposed apartments on the north side of the road, just east of Pearl Read More…

PHOTO: One injured, sent to hospital in Liverpool Twp. crash

A 1 p.m. crash Wednesday at state Route 303 and Station Road in Liverpool Township sent a Brunswick woman to Medina Hospital. Francis Nasiatka, 50, was driving a Kia Soul east on Route 303 when Dylan Bruce, 20, of Columbia Township, who was driving a Toyota Scion south on Station, pulled out in front of her, Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Jones said. Jones said Nasiatka was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Both vehicles were totaled. Bruce was cited for failure to yield, a patrol dispatcher said. (BRUCE BISHOP / GAZETTE)

A 1 p.m. crash Wednesday at state Route 303 and Station Road in Liverpool Township sent a Brunswick woman to Medina Hospital.

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

Note: This page is updated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Brunswick police Wednesday, Oct. 22 8:05 p.m. — North Carpenter Road, Craig A. Posey, 37, 1500 block of Princeton Drive, Brunswick, charged with speeding, operating a vehicle impaired, failure to reinstate a license, no operator’s Read More…

Brunswick saves about $20,000 as trash hauler cuts flood cleanup bill

A bill for Brunswick’s share of storm clean-up services for residents has been negotiated down to $39,000. The invoice — to be paid to Republic Waste Services with city refuse funds — will cover the cost of emergency Saturday collections and dumpster availability after flooding on May 12. “This is a substantial compromise over what Read More…

Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth councils to convene for group meeting

A joint meeting of the city councils of Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth will be 6 p.m. Monday at Medina City Hall, 132 N. Elmwood Ave. The councils will discuss county issues including the Central Processing Facility, tipping fees, the Community Housing Improvement Program, casino revenues and ways to collaborate to save money on high-cost services. Read More…

2014 trick or treat times, dates across Medina County

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TRICK OR TREAT Saturday, Oct. 25 • Hinckley Township, Halloween Haunt, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Center and Ridge roads. Hinckley area businesses will open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Participants can carve pumpkins and fire trucks will be on display. Sunday, Oct. 26 • Granger Township, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 • Wadsworth, 6 to 8 p.m. Read More…

Battle over lighted billboard in Brunswick may go to court

Attorneys representing a Brunswick developer said they’re considering legal action after a request to install a large lighted billboard on property facing Interstate 71 was rejected by the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals earlier this week. At a meeting Tuesday attended by several hundred residents opposed to the sign, the zoning board ruled against Twenty Read More…

Thieves caught on security cameras breaking into vehicles in Brunswick

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Video submitted by Glenn Somodi Brunswick police are asking the public to help identify two men suspected in thefts Tuesday from vehicles in the Abington Court area. Resident Glenn Somodi, of the 3500 block of Abington Court, captured video of two men entering unlocked vehicles between 2:30 and 3 a.m. in front of his home. Read More…

Judge rules Brunswick minimart robbery wasn’t a prank

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A 25-year-old Brunswick man was convicted of robbery Thursday after arguing at trial that he was playing a prank on a friend when he tried to rob a store while armed and masked. Anthony Vandal initially was charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison. He also was Read More…