August 31, 2014

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Traffic stop of investigator is deemed reasonable

A visiting judge Thursday ruled police had probable cause to pull over and arrest a Medina County Prosecutor’s Office criminal investigator on drunken-driving charges. Fred Wolk, 59, of Medina, faces a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Wolk has been an investigator for the prosecutor’s office since April 2012. Wolk and his attorney, Read More…

Attorney named in capital murder case

A Brunswick man facing capital murder charges has been appointed the same defense attorney who represented Steven Cepec in his capital murder trial. James Tench, 28, faces charges of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and evidence tampering. If convicted, he could be sentenced to the death penalty. He’s accused of killing his mother, Mary Read More…

Ex-player sues Medina Schools

Chase Johanson

Katie Anderson and David Knox | The Gazette A 2013 graduate of Medina High School is suing the school district and three staff members charging he unfairly was dropped by the basketball team after using Internet social media to complain about a lack of playing time. Chase Johanson, 19, of Medina, originally filed the lawsuit Read More…

Seville seeks Council member, zoning inspector

Seville is looking for a new Village Council member and zoning inspector. Councilman Dennis Barrington resigned his seat earlier this month, explaining that the demands of his full-time job limited his ability to attend Council meetings, Mayor Gene Sulzener said. Sulzener said he and Council members regret losing Barrington but “understand Mr. Barrington’s lack of Read More…

Wadsworth residents have a bicentennial ball

Sue Rasor-Greenhalgh, of Wadsworth, throws the first pitch to pitcher Kyle Crockett before the Cleveland Indians’ game Sunday. Rasor-Greenhalgh was one of 178 Wadsworth residents who went to the game to celebrate Wadsworth’s bicentennial. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Wadsworth resident Sue Rasor-Greenhalgh had a surprise birthday present Sunday. She got to throw the first pitch at the Cleveland Indians game. “I’m an Indians’ fan,” she said. “It was a lot of fun going out there to throw the pitch. And it just so happened, it was my birthday, too.” Rasor-Greenhalgh was at the Read More…

Sharon Township woman arrested in meth investigation

A 47-year-old Sharon Township woman is accused of trying to buy an illegal amount of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Sandra Nash was arrested Wednesday on an outstanding warrant after Medina County Drug Task Force agents, assisted by county sheriff’s deputies, executed a search warrant at her home in the 6500 Read More…

‘High-risk offender’ loses appeal

An appeals court has upheld the three-year prison sentence of a Canton man who admitted to violating probation by avoiding supervision and committing more crimes. Mark Fernandez, 40, is serving his sentence at Richland Correctional Institution and is scheduled for release Dec. 11, 2015. In his appeal, Fernandez argued Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Read More…

Meeting tonight aims to find ways to improve Medina neighborhoods

Bill Lamb

MEDINA — Councilman Bill Lamb, at-large, will be holding a forum today at 7 p.m. on developing a strategy to improve the city’s older neighborhoods. “My perception is that what we need for the inner city is a muscular strategy to deal with decline in property value,” he said. He hopes that meetings throughout the Read More…

Accused Union Square gunman also facing charges in Cuyahoga County

Gregory Prince

A Cleveland Heights man who pleaded no contest Tuesday to trying to kill a man at Medina’s Union Square apartments also faces charges in Cuyahoga County. Gregory Prince, 22, who’s awaiting sentencing in Medina County on charges of attempted murder and felonious assault, was charged in Cuyahoga County with carrying concealed weapons and improperly handling Read More…

Grants provide $600K to beautify Medina Public Square, Foundry Street

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Medina has received $600,000 in grants from the state’s Office of Community Development to rebuild Foundry Street and provide a facelift for businesses on Public Square. A $300,000 Critical Infrastructure Grant will provide about 50 percent of the funds to upgrade Foundry Street from Bronson Street to the entrance of Ray Mellert Park within the Read More…