October 21, 2014


Judge rules Brunswick minimart robbery wasn’t a prank

Anthony Vandal

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…

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. Wadsworth police Saturday, Oct. 11 6:44 p.m. — 200 block S. Lyman St., juvenile reported his bike stolen. 9:35 p.m. — 400 block College St., employee of a business cited for selling alcohol to an Read More…

Gas prices drop below $3 per gallon in Medina County, across state


The price of a gallon of regular gas has dipped below the $3 mark in Medina County and most other areas of Ohio. According to GasBuddy.com, a gas price aggregator, the lowest per gallon regular gas prices reported Monday evening among nine services stations in the Wadsworth area was $2.96. The lowest prices among 18 Read More…

Medina County park events spanning October 2014

Sharon Biggins gives Mackenzie Clor, 9, a ride on a carriage driven by a minature horse named Hope at the Pioneer Festival at Buckeye Woods Park on Saturday. Biggins is a member of the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch, which provides adults and children with disabilities theraputic riding opportunities. This weekend, the ranch was offering rides in exchange for a donation to support the ranch. (LOREN GENSON)

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the month of October. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday, Oct. 2 • Your Woods, Water, and Wildlife Workshop, The Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Granger Township, Read More…

Who will replace Rep. Bill Batchelder: Hambley, Javorek or Depew?

William Batchelder

A retired educator and a county commissioner hope to succeed state Rep. Bill Batchelder, R-Medina, who cannot seek re-election because of term limits. Republican Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley, of Brunswick, and retired Brunswick teacher Richard Javorek, of Chippewa Lake, a Democrat, won their primaries this spring for the 69th District House seat. Gregg Depew, Read More…

Survey consensus: K-9s kept in cruisers throughout Medina County

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Police throughout Medina County say Montville Township’s policy to leave police dogs in cruisers is not an uncommon practice. The Gazette surveyed every county police department with dogs after Montville Township’s K-9 died last week of injuries consistent with heat stroke after it was left in a police cruiser without air conditioning for four hours. Read More…

Judge’s wife, ex-mayor vie for Medina County Common Pleas bench

Joyce Kimbler vs. Gary Werner
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A seat on the Medina County Common Pleas bench could be filled by either a retiring judge’s wife or the former mayor of the county’s largest city. Joyce V. Kimbler and Gary F. Werner are battling for the seat left open by the retirement of Judge James L. Kimbler at the end of the year. Read More…

PHOTOS: Brunswick Art League show on display at library

Brunswick High School student Antara Rath, 15, checks out the entries in the annual Brunswick Art League show on display this week at the Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road. The show is free and open during library hours — 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to 
6 p.m. Friday. A reception will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday for the artists and awards will be given out. Library patrons are invited to cast a ballot for their favorite work of art. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The annual Brunswick Art League show is on display this week at the Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road. The show is free and open during library hours — 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. A reception will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday for the artists and Read More…

Brunswick, Medina, Wadsworth considering joint council session

Council members in Medina County’s three cities are hoping to combine forces for a joint session in early 2015 to discuss regional issues that impact the cities and to open a dialogue for sharing ideas. Medina Council President John Coyne came up with the idea. He said he asked Council’s clerk to contact Wadsworth and Read More…

Kids ready to ride with police after donation of 30 bikes, helmets


The Medina Communities Police Activities League, an after-school program that brings police and kids together in an active environment, received a boost Thursday with the donation of 30 bicycles and helmets. “This is a great investment in our kids,” Officer Joel Eckstine of the Montville Police Department said. “This is another way to break down Read More…