July 26, 2014


Brunswick man gets a year in prison for making meth

A Brunswick man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine was sentenced to one year in prison Thursday by Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler. Michael Leskin, 43, of the 1200 block of North Carpenter Road, pleaded no contest to the third-degree felony charge of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lodi police Tuesday, July 15 2:35 p.m. — Medina Street, resident reported her mail was being stolen from her mailbox. Police said the postmaster said the woman had been receiving mail at her home regularly. Monday, July 21 11:30 a.m. — Woman reported her 17-year-old Read More…

More than 600 jobseekers attend fair

MEDINA — More than 600 jobseekers met with potential employers during a three-hour job fair at Brunswick High School, Medina County Commissioners were told Tuesday. The fair on Friday drew 32 Northeast Ohio companies and offered more than 200 positions jobseekers could apply for, said William Hanigan, director of the Medina County Workforce Development Department. Read More…

Brunswick school board approves contracts, lunch price hike

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick school board took action on a number of housekeeping items Monday in preparation for the new school year, which begins in less than a month. This will be the second year the district plans an “early start” with students in grades one to 12 going to class on Aug. 18 and Read More…

‘Spoonman’ performs musical shows at Brunswick, Buckeye libraries


For 39 years Jim “Spoonman” Cruise has been slapping spoons on his thigh. On Monday, he brought his talents to the Brunswick and Buckeye libraries. In traditional country music, spoons are played holding the concave sides of two spoons outward with a finger placed in between both of the handles. The spoons are struck against Read More…

PHOTO: Arts Festival to begin Sunday in Medina, Brunswick, townships

Lee Beuther stands in front of her watercolor 
“My Secret Hiding Place” and her husband, Bill, in front of his photo 
“Night Court.” 
The Brunswick residents are showcasing their work at the Medina Library’s art show, “A Potpourri of Art,” which opened June 23 and will close Sunday for the Arts Week Festival in Medina County. For a full schedule of events, including free activities for youngsters at noon and evening concerts on Medina’s Public Square and other events in Brunswick and Liverpool and Sharon townships, visit arts-council.squarespace.com.

Medina County’s Arts Week Festival begins Sunday. For a full schedule of events, including free activities for youngsters at noon and evening concerts on Medina’s Public Square and other events in Brunswick and Liverpool and Sharon townships, visit arts-council.squarespace.com.

Brunswick residents plead for sirens in wake of three summer twisters

George Tindera, of Hadcock Road, asks Brunswick City Council on Monday to set aside money to bring the city’s tornado sirens online. Tindera was among a handful of residents who attended Council’s meeting to air their views on the sirens, which were deactivated in 2008 after a hacker attack. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

BRUNSWICK — City Council members said they plan to reconsider activating the city’s sirens after three tornadoes hit northern Medina County within a month, two in the city. Residents pleaded with Council members at Monday night’s meeting to bring the sirens online after sitting silent since August 2008. “I lived here for 20 years and Read More…

Public opinion sought on sirens after three tornadoes sweep Brunswick

This National Weather Service map shows the paths of the three tornadoes that struck the Brunswick area in the last month. (MAP PROVIDED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE)

BRUNSWICK — Just as a tornado touched down around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and began tearing a seven-mile path across Liverpool Township and into Brunswick Hills Township, warning sirens sounded across much of Medina County. But in Brunswick — which already had been hit with a twister last month — sirens remained silent because the city Read More…

27 kittens abandoned in Brunswick

Some of the 27 kittens left in a plastic container at the Brunswick Animal Hospital on Thursday. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Brunswick’s animal control officer is asking for help finding who is responsible for abandoning 27 kittens at the Brunswick Animal Hospital. “They were left behind the clinic near the dumpster in a Rubbermaid container,” Animal Control Officer Mike Kellums said. The kittens were dropped off between 9 a.m. and noon Thursday, but Kellums said he Read More…

High school reporter: Brunswick mom finds college studies rewarding

It took Arlena Lockard quite a few years before finding the time and the opportunity to begin her college studies. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Cheyenne Wurm | BEAT Reporter When students graduate from high school, many go on to college to extend their education, head into the workforce or begin a family without any break. But some experience some challenges along the way. Arlena Lockard was one of those students. After graduating high school, Lockard enrolled in Early Childhood Read More…