December 19, 2014


Appeals ruling: 2012 sobriety checkpoint may have been set up improperly

An appeals court ruled Monday that the arrest of a Medina man at a sobriety checkpoint in 2012 was improper because prosecutors failed to prove police followed procedure to set up the checkpoint. John Hirsch, 54, was one of three people arrested the night of Oct. 27, 2012, at a checkpoint on state Route 18 Read More…

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


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…

PHOTOS: Elf School is in session, Gazette continues toy donation drive


Only three days left to donate new toys and food items to The Gazette’s Not-Forgotten Box. The Gazette has a goal of 2,000 toys, and 785 have been donated so far! Items can be dropped off 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday at the newspaper, 885 W. Liberty St., Medina. Tax-deductible monetary donations also Read More…

Local YouTube filmmaker wins big with trick shot


Kevin Libertowski bounces on his trampoline with a plastic bottle in hand, does a 540-degree back flip and launches the bottle 50 feet across his Medina backyard toward a recycling bin and makes it. But this wasn’t just another trick shot for Kevin, 18, a senior at Medina High School, who has made a living Read More…

Gazette makes final push for Not-Forgotten Box toy, food donation drive


So far, The Gazette has collected 601 toys and more than $1,100 in cash and gift cards for the Medina Salvation Army. The Not-Forgotten food donation bin has been filled three times since collections began in November. There are only a few days left to donate. To help The Gazette reach its goal of 2,000 Read More…

PHOTOS: Theater company puts on ‘Miracle on 34th Street” through Christmas season


PHOTOS: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas


Boy, 4, mesmerized by model trains at community center show


Eyes wide, Lucas Moyer, 4, watched model trains run along tracks Sunday afternoon at the Medina Model Railroad and Toy Show. “He’s in a candy shop right now,” said his mother, Ashley Moyer. “This is a big thing for him. We went to the show at the I-X Center, and he’s just really into it.” Read More…

Ohio Attorney General’s Office sues Medina-based roof repair company

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Medina-based roof repair company, accusing the roofer of failing to deliver promised services. Attorney General Mike DeWine is accusing Joseph M. Allen, of Fairlawn, of violating Ohio’s consumer protection laws through his business, A Ki Restoration LLC. DeWine is seeking restitution to consumers, other Read More…

Municipal judge finds criminal investigator not guilty of drunken driving


A visiting judge Thursday found a criminal investigator for the Medina County Prosecutor’s Office not guilty of drunken driving in June. Former police officer Fred Wolk, 59, has been on voluntary unpaid leave from the prosecutor’s office since he was charged June 13 with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Medina Municipal Visiting Judge Read More…