January 29, 2015

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Legal pot backers in Ohio trickle out details of 2015 vision

Too-Much-Pot_News

COLUMBUS — The marijuana legalization movement has arrived in Ohio with high-flying ambitions: making it the first state to move from a complete ban to complete legalization with a single vote. ResponsibleOhio is one of two competing legalization campaigns pushing forward in the state. It released further elements of its plan this week, while again stopping short Read More…

Water main break affects pressure Saturday in Brunswick

A water main break on the north side of Boston Road at Pearl Road caused decreased water pressure in Brunswick for most of Saturday. Brunswick Service Director Pat McNamara said the water break happened about 7 a.m. on the Strongsville side of the road, causing Cleveland Water to cut water pressure to the city. Pressure Read More…

A blast of winter is on the way

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook across all of Northern Ohio for the coming week. Up to three inches of snow was expected by this morning and up to a half-inch more predicted by evening. Today’s high will reach only 21 degrees, falling to a low of about 14 tonight. More Read More…

Fatal crash in Liverpool Township

A 28-year-old man died in a one-car crash on state Route 303 in Liverpool Township early Saturday. Michael Setliff, of Elyria, was westbound in a 2003 Honda Accord about 1:15 a.m. when he went airborne crossing railroad tracks, according to the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The car went off the left Read More…

Brunswick surprised with $495K

Brunswick city officials will have nearly a half million dollars to spend this year that they didn’t know they had. “It could be used for a variety of things, addressing storm water improvement issues, or filling some of those positions,” City Finance Director Todd Fischer told City Council’s Finance Committee on Thursday. “It’s up to Read More…

Majority Whip Obhof talks to-do list for 2015

Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, testifies in support of his legislation that would update Ohio’s tax code during a Senate session in 2014.  PHOTO PROVIDED

Sen. Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, foresees a busy legislative year in 2015 as Ohio lawmakers prepare their biennial budget. Obhof, who has served as majority whip for two years, said he expects the leadership to work with fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich to present a budget that builds on the two-year budget model passed in Read More…

Medina police revive woman with Narcan in library

A Medina police officer administered Narcan, the drug overdose antidote, to a woman found unconscious at the Medina Library on Friday afternoon. The 24-year-old Medina resident was revived and taken to Medina Hospital, where she was questioned by detectives. Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said suspected drug paraphernalia — a syringe and a spoon with white Read More…

Sister begins fund for drug rehab facility after brother’s death

Alex Jenkins, left, with his younger sister, Kierstin, who set up a fund in her brother’s memory to raise awareness about drug addiction. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Kierstin Jenkins is determined not to let her brother’s death become another statistic. Alex Jenkins, 26, of Akron, died of a drug overdose on Monday. “I would like people to know that addiction affects everyone,” she said. “He had all these people in his life that were affected by his addiction.” Jenkins, of Guilford Township, Read More…

Teen to be tried as an adult in gun store theft case

A Medina teenager accused of breaking into a North Court Street gun store to steal firearms in September has had his case moved from juvenile to adult court. Branden J. Barry, who turned 18 after the burglary, is charged with robbery, grand theft of a firearm and breaking and entering. He also is charged with Read More…

Lafayette trustees won’t pass resolution against pipeline

Lynda Bowers

Unlike trustees in five Medina County townships, Lafayette Township officials say they will not pass a resolution opposing the location of the proposed NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline. The 36- to 42-inch natural gas pipeline, a project managed by Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp., would run underground through Medina, Lorain, Summit and eight other Ohio counties on Read More…