July 22, 2014

Medina
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Medina mother who died in crash Saturday remembered as ‘fun and goofy’

Corrine Reid, left, with her sister, Lori Reid. Corrine, who was known to her family and friends as “Cori” was killed in a single-car crash in Lorain County early Saturday morning. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

GRAFTON TWP. — A Medina mother of two was fatally injured in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning as she was driving home from a wedding. Corrine Reid, 25, of the 100 block of North Court Street, died at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in the crash on Cowley Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint on state Route 18 tonight

SHARON TWP. — The Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with the Medina County OVI Task force, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, beginning at 10 p.m. until 2 p.m. on state Route 18, near Portside Drive, east of the Interstate 71 interchange. The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to Read More…

Drunken driving suspected in fiery crash on Interstate 71

Medina firefighters extinguish a burning vehicle Wednesday night following a crash involving a semitrailer and another vehicle. A Summit County woman faces drunken driving charges as a result of the crash. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MONTVILLE TWP. — A Summit County woman was arrested on drunken driving charges Wednesday night following a crash on Interstate 71 south. Sarah McBryer, 40, of Silver Lake, had blood-alcohol content greater than 0.17 — more than double the legal limit, according to misdemeanor charges filed in Medina Municipal Court. She also is charged with Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wadsworth police Tuesday, July 8 8:30 a.m. — Police arrested Daniel Eggeman, 300 block Chestnut St., Wadsworth, on a Medina County Drug Task Force warrant charging him with attempted unlawful purchase of pseudoephedrine, a drug used in the manufacture of crystal meth, a second-degree misdemeanor. Read More…

Behemoth machine roars back to Medina for this year’s road project

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David Knox and Nick Glunt | The Gazette MEDINA — The monster that ate Medina’s downtown streets last year is back. Thankfully, he should be a little less hungry and a little easier for motorists to live with this year. The giant milling machine that rips off the top layer of asphalt in preparation for Read More…

No wrongdoing found so far in probe of allegations against auditor

Mike Kovack

A special prosecutor said he’s not found evidence to support allegations that Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack used resources of his office in his re-election campaign, but stressed he’s still working on the case. “I haven’t seen anything so far that shows any improprieties,” Special Prosecutor Kevin Baxter said Tuesday, “but I’m also not done Read More…

Medina police to combat drugs by cracking down on loiterers, litterers

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Andrew Davis and David Knox | The Gazette Medina police say doing little things is the key to solving a big problem: helping to keep heroin out of the city’s subsidized housing neighborhoods. Police have adopted the “broken windows” theory — the idea that aggressively enforcing building codes, littering and trespassing laws and other quality-of-life Read More…

Woman used grandson as accomplice, police say

Caron Simmons

MEDINA — Police have arrested a 50-year-old Lafayette Township woman who investigators say used her 4-year-old grandson to break into Eli’s Kitchen in June. Caron J. Simmons, of the 7400 block of Lake Road, was arrested Friday. She is charged with breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony. Simmons was being held at the Medina County Read More…

Police: Charges pending against driver who admitted to hitting worker

WADSWORTH — A 51-year-old Barberton man accused of sideswiping a highway worker last week has turned himself in to police. Wadsworth police Chief Randall Reinke said the case was forwarded to Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman, who will decide whether to press charges against the man. “At this point, we’re not releasing the name,” Reinke Read More…

Medina girl found in Arkansas after reported missing

Sedona Griffith

A 12-year-old Medina girl reported missing by her mom was taken to Arkansas by stepbrothers, police said. Sedona Griffith was reported missing Thursday and was found the next day in Pike County, Arkansas. Sedona Griffith told Pike County sheriff’s deputies that her adult stepbrothers drove her from Medina without her mother’s knowledge. Medina police post Read More…