September 20, 2014

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Police: Driver drunk in rollover crash in Sharon Township

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A 32-year-old Wadsworth woman was arrested Friday afternoon following a rollover crash on Medina Line Road, just south of Sharon Copley Road, in Sharon Township. Tiffany Cornwell, of Pardee Street, Wadsworth, was charged with failure to yield and operating a vehicle while impaired, after the 12:30 p.m. accident that sent one victim to emergency room. Read More…

Athlete: Lawsuit dropped over backlash on social media

A 2013 Medina High School graduate has withdrawn his federal lawsuit charging he was kicked off the basketball team for comments he made on Twitter. , 19, of Medina, said he dropped his suit because of community reaction on social media. Chase Johanson filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Cleveland in late August. Read More…

Judge not ready to decide on speed of case

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A judge has ordered additional testimony before ruling on whether to dismiss charges against an accused methamphetamine manufacturer who says his case has taken too long to get to trial. Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier scheduled a Sept. 19 evidentiary hearing in the case of William Kimble, a Guilford Township man who Read More…

Feds end Ohio State investigation over band director’s firing

Just weeks after Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band for failing to address a “sexualized culture” within the group, the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday announced it was closing a four-year investigation into the university’s handling of sexual abuse allegations. The agency said Ohio State’s investigation into the band Read More…

Federal judge rejects law banning false statements against candidates

A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio’s law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black ruled that Ohio’s law is unconstitutional and prohibited the Ohio Elections Commission and its members from Read More…

Nation’s new terror fight casts shadow

The nation’s gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to remember their loved ones. The familiar silence to mark the attacks and the solemn roll call of the nearly Read More…

Buckeye, Cloverleaf school districts receive $20K for team-up

Buckeye and Cloverleaf schools have secured a $20,000 grant to help find ways to save money and make food service programs more efficient. The school districts will split $20,960 from the Local Government Efficiency Program, which is designed to help schools find ways to collaborate and to be more efficient. The program is coordinated by Read More…

Soldier’s siblings ‘had no idea’ when he surprised them at school

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Students at Buckeye Schools were expecting to hear an active-duty soldier speak to them Thursday in commemoration of 9/11. For three students, however, the speaker was a relative surprise. Army Pfc. Nick Mason, 22, has been serving in Afghanistan near Qalat City for the last 1½ years. He and his father, Greg Mason, decided to Read More…

Democrats back Auditor Michael Kovack in porn, ethics investigation

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Medina County’s Democratic Party chief said he believes an investigation into county Auditor Michael Kovack’s use of a county computer will exonerate him. In response to allegations from a former employee that Kovack had pornography and personal files related to his rental properties on his county computer, county Democratic Party Chair John Welker said the Read More…

Chardon High School shooter, others in custody after prison escape

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LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding by a church early Friday, authorities said. T.J. Lane, 19, was caught only about 100 yards from the Read More…