October 25, 2014

Medina
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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…

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 Friday, Oct. 17 3:02 a.m. — 1100 block Pearl Road, Nicole C. Lung, 21, Broadview Heights, charged with simple assault. She’s accused of striking a man with a beer bottle following a verbal Read More…

2014 trick or treat times, dates across Medina County

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…

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…

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

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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…