August 28, 2015

Medina
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Sobriety checkpoints to be held in Sharon, Granger twps. Saturday

Sobriety checkpoints are planned for Saturday evening in Sharon and Granger townships, the Medina County OVI Task Force announced. The checkpoints, which are funded by federal grants, are aimed at deterring and intercepting drivers impaired by drugs and alcohol. The exact locations of the checkpoints will be released Saturday morning. “Citizens of our county continue Read More…

Boston Road closed several hours for box truck crash

(NIKKI RHOADES / GAZETTE)

Boston Road in Brunswick Hills Township was closed from 11:45 a.m. until about 3 p.m. Wednesday just before Boston Reserve Lane after a truck veered off the road. “The driver just wasn’t paying attention. It was raining, so the ground is very soft, and the culvert is pretty deep,” Officer Michael Torres said. “We brought Read More…

Fire, police departments face off in ‘Guns and Hoses’ challenge

One tug-of-war event in the 2015 Guns & Hoses competition saw the Medina Township Fire Department go against the Montville Police Department. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Two law enforcement agencies and two fire departments squared off at the “Guns and Hoses” event Sunday at Quaker Steak & Lube, 4094 Pearl Road in Medina Township. Those competing were Medina Township Police, Montville Township Police, Medina Township Fire Department and Medina City Fire Department, which won the grand prize. Medina Police came in Read More…

Scam lands Brunswick man in prison, ordered to pay back $1.1 million

Dennis Flood

A Brunswick man will spend eight years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court that he defrauded 45 elderly people in Ohio and Pennsyl­vania out of more than $1 million. Dennis Flood, 64, also was ordered Wednesday to pay back what he stole — a total of $1,153,163.77. Officials Read More…

Police: Suspect in live TV shooting of two journalists dies of self-inflicted wound

This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (AP PHOTO)

MONETA, Va. — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by a man described as a disgruntled station employee. The man recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media as he fled the scene. A man believed to be the suspect later crashed a Read More…

Man, 26, pleads guilty in gunpoint robbery at Medina home

Derrick Kenney

A Cleveland Heights man faces mandatory prison time at his sentencing in October for kicking in the door of a Medina apartment last year and stealing from the resident. Derrick Kenney, 26, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and firearm specifications that make prison time mandatory. Kenney is scheduled for sentencing Oct. Read More…

Judge won’t dismiss capital charges against man accused of murder

Jimmy Tench

A Medina County judge on Tuesday denied a motion to have capital charges dismissed against a Brunswick man accused of murder. Defense attorneys Kerry O’Brien and Rhonda Kotnik alleged in December that the death penalty is unconstitutional and violates international law. Their client, James “Jimmy” D. Tench, is accused of killing his mother, Mary Tench, Read More…

Lawsuit filed against Jon Husted over Medina County charter ballot issue

Jon Husted

A Medina County environmental organization Wednesday sued Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted after he threw out a fall ballot issue last week that would have placed restrictions on oil and gas projects within county lines. Sustainable Medina County was joined in its lawsuit by residents of Athens and Fulton counties, who had similar Nov. Read More…

Effort to nab drunken drivers pushed by Medina County police

Ohio Highway Patrol troopers and local police officers conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening on the west side of Medina. The checkpoint — the fourth in the county so far this year — began about 8 p.m. in the 900 block of West Liberty Street. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

A national campaign called Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over begins today and continues through the first week in September. The campaign will help police place additional patrols and checkpoints throughout Medina County thanks to federal funding administered through the Medina County OVI Task Force. “I wouldn’t say driving under the influence is a common Read More…

Brunswick Fire Department to buy new defibrillators

The Brunswick Fire Depart­ment will purchase new defibrillators for all ambulances, fire vehicles and staff cars with a $154,879 grant from the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant program offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant award was announced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland. Brunswick Assistant Fire Chief Rick Barber said the Read More…