September 30, 2014

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This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Four men charged in July burglary Four Brunswick men are charged with first-degree felonies involving a July burglary at an apartment in the 4200 block of Beverly Hills Drive. On Saturday, Brunswick police arrested 20-year-old Jordan Cooper, of the 4000 block of Skyview Drive. Jamie Read More…

Recent graduate, 18, from Middleburg Heights dies in I-71 crash

Renee Ondrejech, 18, of Middleburg Heights, died in a crash on Wednesday. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

An 18-year-old Middleburg Heights student died Wednesday when her stalled car was struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 71 in Medina Township. Renee Ondrejech was northbound when her car broke down in the right lane of the highway and was rear-ended by the semitrailer, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. She was pronounced dead at Read More…

Sharon Twp. couple charged with making meth with children in home

A Medina County grand jury has indicted a Sharon Township couple accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in a home with children. Sandra Nash, 47, and Richard Bostwick, 41, of the 6500 block of Ridge Road, both are charged with illegal manufacture of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs. The manufacturing charge is a first-degree felony, punishable Read More…

Brunswick council approves project to address flooding problems

Residents in Brunswick’s Ward 4 can expect to see a major storm water project completed this year. On Monday night, Council members approved spending $18,370 from the storm water utility fund to fix the drainage at the corner of Center Road and Cherry Lane on the city’s west side. The project was a top priority Read More…

Farmer gets helping hands from Amish, English after silo collapses

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HOMER TWP. — When the concrete two-story silo at DaMar Farms toppled over early Sunday morning, David Sigel wasn’t sure how he would salvage the tons of silage stored inside. Luckily, neighbors, including English and Amish farmers, were ready to step in and help. On Tuesday morning, after his insurance company gave him the go-ahead, Read More…

First responders train for the worst with hypothetical hazmat scenario

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More than a dozen Medina County emergency teams practiced Tuesday how to handle an underground explosion that released sulfuric acid into the sewer. The training was a joint effort between AT&T and the Medina County Emergency Management Agency that simulated a hazmat scenario started by a hypothetical explosion at AT&T’s underground facility at 3833 Weymouth Read More…

Landowner advocate: NEXUS pipeline project is abuse of owners’ rights

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A group of Medina County landowners are getting support from a Columbus nonprofit in their fight to stop the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline from being built on their property. Maurice Thompson, executive director of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, said he is willing to represent individual landowners if the company attempts to use Ohio’s Read More…

Medina road salt costs up for this winter

Medina is prepping for another cold and wet winter. On Monday, City Council’s Finance Committee agreed to pay $65,027 for 1,180 tons of road salt. City Service Director Nino Piccoli said the $54.97 price per ton was almost $20 more than last year’s statewide average. “We have one bin full. We want to purchase this Read More…

Man gets 8 years for shooting at Union Square apartments

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MEDINA — A Cleveland Heights man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for shooting a Wellington man at Union Square apartments in Medina. Gregory Prince, 22, was found guilty last month after pleading no contest following a day of testimony at his trial. Prince was accused of shooting Jose Algarin in the head Read More…

Common pleas judge allows suit over Medina student’s suicide to proceed

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A Medina County judge Monday declined to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Medina Schools last year by the father of Deven Baab, a 14-year-old student who killed himself in November 2012. In the lawsuit, Richard Baab, of Medina Township, charged his son’s suicide could have been prevented by school officials because four days Read More…