May 2, 2016

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Tench receives death penalty

James Tench showed no emotion Monday as Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler announced the 30-year-old Brunswick man’s sentence — death. A jury in March convicted Tench of killing his 55-year-old mother, Mary, in November 2013, and earlier this month recommended he receive the death penalty. Kimbler sentenced Tench to death on one Read More…

Temporary inconvenience, permanent improvement: Officials remind residents of benefits of projects

While road construction may cause frustrating traffic delays, officials sought to remind county residents and businesses on Thursday that they can look forward to benefits from the completed projects. Road projects were reviewed during the April meeting of the Medina County Economic Development Corp. at Wadsworth City Council’s chambers. Grant Aungst, community and economic development Read More…

Brunswick woman’s death under police investigation

Police say the death of a 25-year-old woman found in a Brunswick apartment is being investigated as suspicious. Police found Starr Pawliczka unconscious in a unit in RHM Manor on 1685 Stoneybrook Lane after a man who lives in the apartment called 911 at 3:46 a.m. Monday. “I don’t know what’s wrong with her. Maybe Read More…

Brunswick safety forces review cash needs

With the expiration looming for one of Brunswick’s income taxes for safety forces, city officials are studying the financial future of the police and fire departments. “I can’t tell you where it’s going yet, but obviously there are some serious discussions that we’re going to have,” said Ward 2 Councilman Nick Hanek, who chairs City Read More…

Brunswick opts out of Medway for Medina County task force

Brunswick City Council unanimously decided to sever its ties with the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency in favor of becoming part of the Medina County Drug Task Force. The move ended a partnership with Medway, based in Wooster in Wayne County, that has existed for more than 30 years. The emergency resolution was passed after one Read More…

Officials warming to waste mall concept

The three cities in Medina County aren’t ready to sign any contracts. However, officials decided Tuesday night at Medina City Hall that they want to explore the “waste mall” concept further. Some in attendance at the meeting said they are wary of the risk involved in moving forward with Cleveland-based The Optiva Group. It says Read More…

Road construction ahead for Medina County

Expect to see a lot of orange cones on some roads in Medina County this year. The Ohio Department of Transportation will be working on 14 road and bridge projects valued at more than $49.3 million during construction season in the county. Some already are in progress, such as the Fenn Road-U.S. Route 42 intersection Read More…

Animal cruelty cases combined in Medina Municipal Court

A Persian cat breeder’s animal cruelty charges are related to earlier charges filed against the woman accused of leaving three cats in a Brunswick parking lot, according to a Wednesday decision by Medina Municipal Judge Dale H. Chase. Chase approved joining Trixxe McCowin’s two active Medina Municipal Court cases into one trial. “Allegedly, the factual Read More…

Tench found guilty of killing his mother in Brunswick

James Tench kept his head down Tuesday afternoon as Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler read the verdicts in his capital murder trial: Guilty on all eight counts. The sentencing phase of the case against Tench, 30, of Brunswick, which will include consideration of the death penalty, will begin April 4. The jury Read More…

Suspected meth lab found in Brunswick

A 36-year-old man was taken into custody for a suspected methamphetamine lab in his Brunswick home Wednesday afternoon, according to the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency. Agents from Medway arrested Jason Cubic, 36, of the 1829 Rocklyn Drive, where agents found items allegedly involved in meth production, a news release said. The house is about 900 Read More…