May 30, 2016

Medina
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Medina police pay tribute to Tom DeLeone

Members of the Medina Police Department wore black arm bands Monday to honor the late Tom DeLeone. DeLeone, 65, died Sunday at his home in Park City, Utah, of brain cancer. He played 13 seasons in the NFL from 1972 to 1984, the last nine with the Browns. He was hired as an auxiliary officer Read More…

Two-day ‘Sea of Blue’ tribute begins in Medina Public Square

“Sea of Blue” began Friday night on Medina Public Square with an hourlong candlelight vigil with speakers giving tributes to the work and sacrifices of law enforcement personnel. It is the second year for the two-day event, which began last year as an idea of Medina High School freshman Trevor Satterwaite, who was then an Read More…

Defendant in meth bust claims rights violated

A man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine contested his indictment in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Jason Cubic, seeking to represent himself, argued his indictment did not include probable cause, which he said violated his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. The 36-year-old Brunswick man is facing one first-degree felony, manufacturing drugs; Read More…

Medina to hire new police sergeant

Medina police Sgt. Cal Undercoffer is retiring June 11, which will create a sergeant position on the police force. There are 22 officers who are eligible to take the sergeant’s exam. The Civil Service Commission has agreed to use the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police for testing. The cost is $844 per candidate. If Read More…

Justin Bieber’s dog visits ‘Groomer to Stars’ in Medina

Dog groomer Kristi Charbonneau of Medina did not get to meet teen idol Justin Bieber, but she did the next best thing. She groomed his beloved Yorkshire terrier, Esther. Bieber, 22, performed at Quicken Loans Arena on April 26 during his 2016 “Purpose” world tour. He travels with his dog and one of his handlers Read More…

Gas line ‘badly damaged’ on Ryan Road

Construction workers inadvertently ripped a hole in Columbia Gas’ 6-inch steel main line on Ryan Road about 2 p.m. Friday, a spokesman for the gas company said. Twenty-three customers lost service along Ryan Road, from Lafayette Road south to Plymouth Street, in Medina. Columbia Gas spokesman Dave Rau said gas was turned off in the Read More…

Pair charged in Medina overdose death

A Medina woman and a Holmes County man are facing charges for an alleged delay in obtaining medical attention for a man who overdosed in her home last January. Heather Hobbie, 34, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Medina Common Pleas Court to involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; reckless homicide, a third degree felony; and permitting Read More…

Medina school board ‘confident’ it has found superintendent

The Medina Board of Education has tentatively found its person to lead the school district. The board announced Thursday it is negotiating with Copley-Fairlawn City Schools Assistant Superintendent Aaron Sable, 41, to take over in Medina. “We feel confident he’s our guy,” Board President Rob Skidmore said. “Aaron did a very good job during the Read More…

Medina in negotiations with Sable

The Medina Board of Education is in negotiations with Copley-Fairlawn Assistant Superintendent Aaron Sable to be its new superintendent, it announced Thursday. The board said it’s working toward having a draft copy of the superintendent agreement for review by the entire board at a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Medina High School Read More…

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…