September 15, 2014

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

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wadsworth police Friday, Sept. 5 4:29 p.m. — 100 block Maple St., police assisted other agencies in locating a missing child who allegedly was abducted by his father. Police said the father, Adam Garland, 38, 800 block High St., Wadsworth, was arrested on a Pennsylvania Read More…

MetroHealth to open its first office in Medina County

MetroHealth System of Cleveland announced it will open its first office in Medina County in 2015 in a Brunswick industrial park. In a news release, the health system said it will lease 12,000 square feet on the second floor of a medical building at 1299 Industrial Parkway. The office will employ about 11 people. “Our Read More…

Three arrested during heightened OVI checkpoints, patrols

Three sobriety checkpoints were conducted in Medina County last month as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over yearly campaign. Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin, who heads the Medina County OVI Task Force, said the task force participated by conducting more sobriety checkpoints than usual and adding extra traffic patrols throughout the Read More…

Brunswick council moves on immediate, future fixes for flooding woes

Brunswick City Council agreed Monday to spend $50,000 for a study of the city’s stormwater system to create a long-range master plan aimed at easing flooding problems plaguing some neighborhoods. As a short-term fix, Council members discussed a plan to do smaller stormwater repairs. The city plans to spend about $55,000 in each of the Read More…

Two Medina men arrested in gun theft case, teen found with stolen gun

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Andrew Davis and Loren Genson | The Gazette Two Medina men have been arrested in connection with the theft of 18 handguns from a Medina gun shop after Brunswick and Strongsville police reported finding a Medina teenager in possession of one of the weapons early Saturday morning. Brandon T. Flemming, 19, of the 200 block of Read More…

Treasurer to host tables to find residents’ unclaimed funds

Medina County residents can check if they have any unclaimed funds held by the state at more than a dozen locations this fall and winter, county Treasurer John Burke announced. Unclaimed funds are monies that have been left behind from past deposits or checks uncashed for five or more years. These funds are held by Read More…

Medina County park events for September 2014

Angie Newcomer, of Guilford Township, is a hiking regular at River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Guilford Township. The Medina County Park District is sponsoring the Trekking Through Autumn contest to reward hikers who complete at least eight of 20 designated trails.  (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for September. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Trekking Through Autumn The Medina County Park District again is offering awards to hikers who cover at least eight of 20 Read More…

Audit accuses independent care provider of improper Medicare billing

A Brunswick woman is accused of improperly billing Medicaid for more than $24,000 between 2009 and 2011, according to an audit released Thursday by state Auditor Dave Yost. Linda Frame is an independent care provider. She is accused of billing Ohio Medicaid for 113 services between 2009 and 2011 for which she could not provide Read More…

Attorney named in capital murder case

A Brunswick man facing capital murder charges has been appointed the same defense attorney who represented Steven Cepec in his capital murder trial. James Tench, 28, faces charges of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and evidence tampering. If convicted, he could be sentenced to the death penalty. He’s accused of killing his mother, Mary Read More…

Tibetan monks display how they chant, laugh their way to enlightenment

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Monks of the Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery demonstrated solemn chanting and also had a little fun on Wednesday night when they stopped in Brunswick during an international peace tour. The monks belong to a monastery that relocated to India in the mid-20th century. The move was difficult because the monastery and monks previously had thrived Read More…