August 3, 2015

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Kiwanis helps couples mark 50 years with golden anniversary luncheon

Roy and Sandy Korn, of Westfield Center, sing along to the song "Side by Side" during a Kiwanis luncheon hosted for couples celebrating their 50th Anniversary on Thursday at Williams on the Lake.

Respect, compromise, friendship, patience, separate bathrooms. This is the advice 10 couples who have made it through 50 years of marriage offered during a luncheon hosted Thursday by the Kiwanis Club of Medina at Williams on the Lake. The annual event celebrates couples for their 50-year commitment. Roy and Sandy Korn of Westfield Center were Read More…

County charter ballot initiative challenged by residents

Bethany Dentler

A proposed ballot initiative that would create a county charter establishing a community bill of rights faces a formal protest from five Medina County residents. The five protest filings with the Medina County Board of Elections were from Bethany Dentler, executive director of the Medina County Economic Development Corp.; Mark Overholt, president of Tiger General, Read More…

Prosecutors: Medina dad used trash to conceal smell of daughter’s corpse

A memorial of flowers and children's toys sits on the doorstep of Eric Warfel's apartment building in Medina. Warfel faces felony charges after his almost-2-year-old daughter was found dead in the apartment on Wednesday. Reports indicate she may have been there since June. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A Medina man facing felony charges in his 21-month-old daughter’s death told police she died in her crib last month and he had been putting trash in her room to conceal the smell ever since. The revelations came in Medina Municipal Court on Thursday morning, where Warfel appeared via video from the Medina County Jail Read More…

Ten things to know: Airliner debris found, officer charged with murder

In this March 2014 file photo, paper planes with personalized messages dedicated to people involved with the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370, are placed at the viewing gallery of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Sepang, Malaysia. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. DEBRIS FROM MISSING AIRLINER POSSIBLY FOUND The wing component is unique to the Boeing 777 — the same model as the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared last year en route to Beijing. 2. LEADER OF AFGHANISTAN TALIBAN Read More…

Brunswick City Council discusses BTA, county transit merge

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Before heading into their annual August recess, Brunswick City Council members discussed a proposal that would merge the Brunswick Transit Alternative with Medina County Public Transit. County transit Director Mike Salamone gave an overview of how a merger would work and answered questions at a committee meeting Monday. He said Council members must decide whether Read More…

Agency reports seizing marijuana from large operation in Brunswick

The MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency said marijuana was found growing Tuesday in the basement of a home in the 500 block of West 130th Street in Brunswick. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency announced Wednesday it uncovered a large indoor marijuana growing operation on West 130th Street in Brunswick. The marijuana seized Tuesday is estimated to be worth $400,000. Wednesday’s news release said officers entered a home in the 500 block of West 130th Street and contacted a resident. While in the home, Read More…

Family’s stellar success shared at Wadsworth meeting

Robin Wenger, vice president of operations for the American Hospitality Group Inc., stands outside The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Members of the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce listened to a local family’s success story during their monthly luncheon Wednesday at The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive. Robin Wenger, vice president of operations for The American Hospitality Group Inc., which owns and operates The Galaxy, gave a presentation on the company and its history as Read More…

County auditor asks federal judge to dismiss former employee’s lawsuit

Mike Kovack and Annette Ehrlich

Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack has asked a federal judge in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by a former employee, who alleges Kovack fired her in retaliation for telling police that he misused public funds. Annette Ehrlich, Kovack’s former information technology manager, argues in Read More…

Leaders hope to draw 2016 RNC attendees to Medina County

Mike Mulhall, Vice President of Parnerships at Deistination Cleveland, spoke with community leaders Wednesday morning at Root Candle in Medina. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Businesses and government leaders are hoping to showcase Medina County for the flood of visitors expected next year during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. More than 16,000 hotel rooms are expected to be needed to host attendees, politicians, the media and members of the general public in July 2016. By next summer, Cleveland only Read More…

Man ‘familiar’ to law enforcement charged with selling heroin

David Reed

A man who was evicted from his Medina home after it was labeled a criminal nuisance last fall was arrested Tuesday on charges of selling heroin to an undercover drug agent. David L. Reed, 54, was charged with trafficking heroin, a fourth-degree felony. The arrest occurred after Reed allegedly sold heroin at a Trease Road Read More…