May 27, 2015

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Police: $50,000 pot stash found during OVI checkpoint in Brunswick

Police said these vacuum-sealed plastic bags, which reportedly contained 6.5 pounds of marijuana, were found in a vehicle during “saturation patrols” around a sobriety checkpoint last weekend. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A traffic stop during a sobriety checkpoint early Sunday morning led to the discovery of what said police was $50,000 worth of marijuana in a vehicle in Brunswick. The Medina County OVI Task Force reported Monday that Donnell Brown Jr., 28, of Lima, was charged with felony drug possession. He’s scheduled for a May 27 Read More…

Westfield Township man pleads not guilty to fatal crash in Lafayette Twp.

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A 20-year-old Westfield Township man pleaded not guilty Monday to killing a Burbank woman in an October 2014 crash while he was driving without a license. Noah T. Silcox, of the 8800 block of Westfield Road, is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in prison Read More…

Florida judge: Fugitive since ’59 will be sent back to Ohio

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ORLANDO, Fla. — An Ohio fugitive who’s been on the lam since walking away from a prison farm in 1959 will soon be on his way back up north after his recent arrest in Florida. On Monday, Judge Rhonda Babb released her ruling, denying 79-year-old Frank Freshwater’s attempt in court last week to contest the Read More…

Officers refuse to testify in Cleveland police shooting trial

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James Queally | Los Angeles Times Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty says he’s run into a blue wall of silence. Before Officer Michael Brelo’s trial began, 16 Cleveland police officers declined to meet with prosecutors to review their testimony about the officer’s shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Once the case reached a courtroom, Read More…

Brunswick mom invites horde of teens to pre-dance photo shoot

Karli Arthur and her date Dylan Nieto pose for a photo for friends and family on Friday afternoon before the Brunswick Senior Prom. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Finding the right spot for prom photos can be tricky, and getting all your friends together at one place can be a logistical challenge, too. Karli Arthur, of Substation Road in Brunswick Hills Township, didn’t have that problem before Brunswick High School’s big night Friday. The decision was simple — every one of her friends Read More…

Youths rally in Medina in support of law enforcement

Trevor Satterwaite speaks Saturday to a crowd assembled for a “Sea of Blue” rally in support of law enforcement officers. Participants marched from Medina High School to Medina’s Public Square. Trevor, an eighth-grader at A.I. Root Middle School, helped organize the rally and encouraged young people to come out and show support for local law enforcement. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Youths and law enforcement officers gathered Saturday at Medina’s Public Square for a “Sea of Blue” youth rally organized by A.I. Root Middle School eighth-grader Trevor Satterwaite. The rally in support of law enforcement officers drew hundreds for a walk that was inspired by the “Sea of Blue” rally in Cleveland in December. “It was Read More…

Saturday explosion in Brunswick Hills injures resident

A Saturday night explosion damaged a home at 4986 Grafton Road in Brunswick Hills Township. One man was seriously injured in the explosion. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

One man was injured in a Saturday night explosion at his Brunswick Hills Township home. Township Fire Chief Anthony Strazzo said firefighters were called to the home at 4986 Grafton Road at 7:41 p.m. for a fire resulting from an explosion. “Our first crew got there and found a male standing outside the residence with Read More…

Brunswick man injured in explosion at home


The Gazette One man was injured on Saturday in an explosion at his Brunswick Hills Township home. According to Brunswick Hills Fire Chief Anthony Strazzo, firefighters were called to the home at 7:41 p.m. for a fire resulting from an explosion. “Our first crew got there and found a male standing outside the residence with Read More…

Medina County literacy group awarded $7,000 grant

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Project: LEARN of Medina County will enhance its literacy and GED programs in Lodi, thanks to a $7,000 grant the nonprofit received from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Project: LEARN was one of two Medina County nonprofits to receive money from retail company Dollar General. Friends of Medina County District Library, which helps support the Read More…

Seven arrests made in connection to fentanyl overdoses

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Seven arrests were made and more are expected, Medina police said Friday, related to drug sales out of a Lafayette Road apartment that were linked to at least three overdoses. Medina police, working with Medina County Drug Task Force agents, reported responding to three separate fentanyl overdose cases in a six-hour span Thursday. A fourth Read More…