September 21, 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. Lodi police Monday, Sept. 8 9:52 a.m. — Mill Street, police responded to a report of someone throwing a rock through a resident’s window. Tuesday, Sept. 9 5:40 p.m. — Market Street, police responded to a report of two juveniles attempting to enter a closed Read More…

Woman gets three years in prison for Medina teen’s fatal overdose

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An opiate-addicted war veteran was sentenced Thursday morning to three years in prison for supplying the heroin that killed a Medina teenager last year. Heather Graham, 31, was found guilty Aug. 5 of corrupting a minor with drugs and complicity and conspiracy to traffic heroin, second- and fifth-degree felonies. She could have received up to Read More…

Medina attorney faces discipline over workers’ comp fraud charges

Natalie Grubb

The Ohio Supreme Court has taken disciplinary action against Medina attorney Natalie Grubb, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of complicity to commit workers’ compensation fraud in 2013. On Aug. 28, Chief Justice Maureen O’Conner issued a ruling instituting a six-month suspension of Grubb’s license, but also put the suspension on hold so long as Read More…

Medina County clerk of courts requests to have his court records sealed

David Wadsworth

A judge will hear arguments next week on a request from Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth to seal the court records involving accusations he misused public funds during his 2012 election campaign. Wadsworth, 56, of Brunswick, pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge last September, but was not sentenced pending completion of a Read More…

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A 2013 Medina High School graduate has withdrawn his federal lawsuit charging he was kicked off the basketball team for comments he made on Twitter.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

William Kimble

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…

Democrats back Auditor Michael Kovack in porn, ethics investigation

Mike Kovack

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…

Hinckley Twp. resident, 74, charged with raping, molesting children

James Selch

A 74-year-old Hinckley Township man pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to raping and molesting two children from 2006 to 2007. James I. Selch, of the 1300 block of Daleside Drive, is being held at the Medina County Jail on $250,000 cash bond. Selch is charged with three counts of raping a child under age 13 Read More…