December 22, 2014

Medina
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Brunswick rethinking economic development

Brunswick is considering reorganizing its economic development department. City Council’s economic development committee was scheduled to receive an update from City Manager Anthony Bales on Monday night about filling the vacant economic development director position, but committee members adjourned instead to executive session to discuss “personnel.” Bales said he couldn’t get into details about what Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Lodi police Thursday, Dec. 11 8:41 p.m. — Lakeview Drive, police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Shane Riffle, 36, Akron, was charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Dec. 10 Read More…

Scrooge strolls Medina square in video shot during Candelight Walk

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The magic of Medina’s Candlelight Walk has the power to warm even the coldest heart — that of Ebenezer Scrooge. That’s the message of a video created by a Brunswick filmmaker and posted Tuesday on YouTube. Zebulon Thomas’s video, “A Night Out with Ebenezer Scrooge,” stars his father, Kim Thomas, as Scrooge, the infamous money-grubbing Read More…

One man’s ‘prank,’ one judge’s reason for prison time

Anthony Vandal

A 25-year-old Brunswick man will spend three years in prison after arguing at trial that he was pulling a prank on a friend when he robbed a convenience store while armed and masked. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler in October found Anthony Vandal guilty of robbery, a second-degree felony, after an August Read More…

Students write computer code to light up White House Christmas tree

Isabella DeBarr, 8, left, and Christian Balassy, 8, second from left, practice writing code Thursday in Stefani Gruber’s third-grade class at St. Ambrose Catholic School in Brunswick. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Students hunched over computers Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic School, busily designing lights for a Christmas tree at the White House. Kids of every age at the Brunswick school had the chance to write computer code during Thursday’s National Hour of Code. “I want to be an engineer, so I know I’m going to use Read More…

Property taxes to rise for some next year

The new year will bring an increase in property taxes in four Medina County communities: Brunswick, Homer Township, Seville and Cloverleaf Schools. Cloverleaf voters approved a combined 3.5-mill emergency levy/income tax in May. The levy will result in an increase of approximately $122.50 annually per $100,000 of property value. Collections on the 0.75 percent earned Read More…

Classes canceled to allow sick students to recover at St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose Catholic School canceled classes Wednesday in an attempt to allow sick kids to recover from cold and flu symptoms. Attendance numbers Thursday showed the move had an impact. “We had 120 kids sick on Tuesday out of 506,” said Nathan Baxendale, who became principal this school year. “It was a tough call. I’m Read More…

Police lieutenant: I discovered scheme after my credit card was rejected

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Police are urging residents to review their online credit card statements following the Wednesday arrests of three men suspected of playing a role in credit card fraud at stores in Wadsworth, Brunswick, Strongsville and Fairlawn. One of the victims was Montville police Lt. Matt Neil, who said he discovered the fraud Monday when his credit Read More…

Brunswick city manager drafts guidelines for hotel developers

The city has drafted guidelines for a hotel that a Canton-based developer hopes to build at Brunswick Town Center. On Monday, Council members made an initial read of legislation that would define the amenities a hotel must have to get a green light for construction at the center. The guidelines were drafted by City Manager Read More…

Brunswick man charged with defrauding elderly couple

A Brunswick man accused of deceiving an elderly couple out of $180,000 through an investment scheme has been arrested. Dennis Flood, 64, of the 1000 block of Fireside Drive, Brunswick, was taken into custody Monday and charged with three counts of felony theft in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. The grand jury indictment accused Flood Read More…