September 1, 2014


Son of former Highland wrestling coach killed in Monday plane crash

Staff and wire reports A small rented airplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Monday, killing four college students who were taking a sightseeing flight around Cleveland after their first day of classes. The four men were students at Case Western Reserve University. Three were members of the varsity wrestling team. The wrestlers were identified Read More…

International pipeline company: Eminent domain would be ‘last resort’

Eminent domain could become an issue for residents with property along the route of a proposed 250-mile natural gas pipeline from Kensington, Ohio, to Dawn Hub, Ontario. Arthur Diestel, a spokesman for Spectra Energy Co.’s NEXUS Gas Transmission project, said that while the company doesn’t use eminent domain as a negotiation tool, the company will Read More…

Defendant changes plea in Union Square shooting after day of testimony

Gregory Prince

The trial of a Cleveland Heights man accused of shooting a Wellington man at Union Square apartments ended abruptly Tuesday with a no-contest plea. Gregory Prince, 22, changed his plea at the end of the first day of testimony. In opening arguments Tuesday morning, his attorney had argued his client shot the man because Prince Read More…

Traveling Sept. 11 twin towers memorial visiting Medina today


A 1,100-square-foot interactive memorial to honor the rescue workers who gave their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and Pentagon will be on display in Medina today and Wednesday. The Tunnel to Towers memorial will be set up in the parking lot on the southeast corner of West Liberty Street Read More…

Federal charges filed for ‘controlled buy’ at Bronson ‘nuisance’ house

Curtis Debose

A Cleveland man accused of selling heroin to a police informant earlier this month has been indicted in federal court. Police say Curtis Debose, 34, sold about 0.3 grams of heroin on Aug. 7 in a “controlled buy” conducted by the Medina County Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Medina Police Department. Read More…

Trial begins in case of Union Square apartment shooting

Gregory Prince

Jury selection began Monday afternoon in the trial of a 22-year-old Cleveland Heights man accused of shooting a man at Medina’s Union Square apartments in April. Gregory Prince is charged with attempted murder, felonious assault and firearms specifications. The charges are first- and second-degree felonies that carry mandatory prison time if convicted. According to police, Read More…

Medina school board OKs lease for cell tower at Claggett Middle School

The Medina Board of Education on Monday approved a lease for a 100-foot-high cell tower next to Memorial Soccer Stadium at Claggett Middle School. TowerCo, a North Carolina-based cellphone tower company, wants to build a “monopole” tower and a shelter to house Verizon cellular service equipment. Jon Burkhart, Medina Schools’ director of business affairs, said Read More…

PHOTO: Medina’s South Court Street closed for repairs until Friday


South Court Street, just south of Smith Road in Medina, is closed until Friday.

Medina mayor, Council differ on number of public toilets square needs

The price to transform the Key Bank Drive-through on Medina’s Public Square into a public restroom has nearly doubled since the city bought the building, according to bid estimates for the project. On Monday, City Council approved $100,000 more on top of the original $250,000 originally approved on July 25. Officials initially estimated the cost Read More…

Scratch it up to luck: Brunswick resident wins lottery twice this year

Dan and Mary Riedel, of Brunswick, display the $100,000 check from the Ohio Lottery she won in a scratch-off game earlier this month. Four months ago, Mary won $50,000 in the lottery’s Anniversary Millions game. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

If someone who wins an Ohio lottery game is lucky, what do you call someone who hits it big twice in less than six months? Call her Mary Riedel. Earlier this month, the Brunswick woman won $100,000 in the Ohio Lottery “Hot $100,000” scratch-off game. Four months ago, she took home $50,000 in the lottery’s Read More…