April 16, 2014

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Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dies at 84

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. preaches at his Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. (AP FILE PHOTO)

TOPEKA, Kan. — Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society’s tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil. By the time you saw one of his outrageous and hate-filled signs — “You’re Going to Hell” Read More…

Court Log for March 13

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Jared Crooks, 35, Morgan Avenue, Ashland, sentenced to three years of community control sanctions on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, one a third-degree felony and one a fifth-degree felony. • Kate Eckerman, 22, Beat Read More…

Montville Zoning meeting canceled

The Montville Township Zoning Commission meeting, scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m., has been canceled because of the weather.  

Remsen Road bridge to close for repairs

The bridge on Remsen Road over Interstate 71 in Medina Township will close Monday for a rehabilitation project expected to last until mid-September. A news release from the Oho Department of Transportation said the $1 million project is part of a larger schedule of systematic bridge repairs along the I-71 corridor. These bridges are the Read More…

Brunswick police log for March 6

Brunswick police Thursday, Feb. 27 1:20 a.m. — 1200 block Pearl Road, Thomas S. Diamond, 34, Cleveland, served with a felony burglary warrant in the parking lot of an adult entertainment club. Friday, Feb. 28 12:09 a.m. — 4300 block Laurel Road, William M. Combs, 47, 1230 Gary Blvd., Brunswick, charged with operating a vehicle Read More…

County court log for March 4

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court Monday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Sean Reed, 48, East 69th Street, Cleveland, sentenced to three years of community control sanctions on one count of permitting child abuse, a fourth-degree felony. • Gertrude Stutler, 22, College Street, Wadsworth, sentenced to 180 days in jail on Read More…

Medina County park events for March

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the remainder of the month of January. All events are free unless otherwise noted. Register at www.medinacountyparks.com. For more information, call (330) 722-9364. Saturday • Puppet Show: The Amphibians are Coming! Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 2 p.m. The puppets at Wolf Creek Read More…

County court log for Feb. 28

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Lynn Anspach, 30, West Union Street, Medina, sentenced to two years in prison on one count of illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of detention facility or institution, a third-degree felony. She also was Read More…

Chardon school shooting victim’s dad found dead on anniversary

CHARDON — The father of one of three teens killed in a 2012 school shooting in Ohio has been found dead on the second anniversary of his son’s death. A sheriff’s office in northeast Ohio says a family member found 48-year-old Russell King Sr. dead at his home by Thursday morning. The cause of death Read More…

Gazette staff finalists in newspaper contest

Gazette reporters and editors are finalists in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors’ 2013 newspaper contest. Gazette finalists are: • Best headline writer — Scott Kline. • Best sports feature writer: Albert Grindle. • Best sports writer: Rick Noland. • Best news writer: Loren Genson. • Best sports event coverage: “Heartbroken Hornets.” • Best special sports section: Albert Grindle, “2013 Football Read More…