October 1, 2014

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U.S. Supreme Court delays early voting in Ohio

COLUMBUS — A divided U.S. Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin today. The justices’ order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from Ohio officials who wanted to delay a judge’s ruling lengthening the swing state’s early voting schedule. Ohioans can vote Read More…

Jail time set for hiding gun

Mason Braun

An 18-year-old Medina Township man was sentenced to six months in jail, followed by three months of house arrest Monday for disposing of a revolver that police say was used in a shooting at the township Dairy Queen in March. Mason Braun also was placed on five years of probation and was barred from contact Read More…

Accused child abuser gets 12th attorney, judge orders December trial

Kenneth Alex Grad

MEDINA — A former Montville Township man accused of brutally abusing his infant son may stand trial in December after six years of delays. Kenneth Alex Grad’s case is the longest pending case in Medina County Common Pleas Court. His trial has been postponed more than 20 times since July 2008, when he was indicted Read More…

Clevelander charged with trafficking in heroin

Richard Clark

A Cleveland man was charged with trafficking in heroin after police said he sold heroin to an undercover officer with children present. Richard L. Clark, 35, was arrested Wednesday after he was stopped by state troopers on Interstate 71 just north of Center Road in Brunswick, according to the Medina County Drug Task Force. A Read More…

Federal charges invoked to pressure drug dealers

Federal drug charges are now pending against a Medina man under a new strategy law enforcement officials are pursuing to crack down on repeat drug offenders. Jeimil Henderson, 22, of the 700 block of North Broadway Street, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on Wednesday on charges of trafficking crack cocaine. Henderson was arrested Read More…

Clerk of Courts Wadsworth’s record sealed

A municipal judge on Friday sealed the misdemeanor criminal record of Medina County Clerk of Courts David Wadsworth, who last year entered a no contest plea to misuse of public funds during his 2012 election campaign. Medina Municipal Judge Dale Chase agreed to seal Wadsworth’s record after dismissing the case against him last month. Prosecutors Read More…

Convicted rapist gets 9 years in prison for abusing teenage babysitter

Patrick Shank

MEDINA — A former Montville Township man serving a six-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a teenage York Township girl was sentenced Thursday to an additional nine years for raping another county teenager more than 100 times from 2003 to 2005. Patrick J. Shank, 47, formerly of Montville Township, was convicted at a bench trial Read More…

Spencer Twp. family sues over handgun bullet that shattered window

A Spencer Township family whose home was struck by a bullet last year filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing a neighbor of negligence for target-shooting without a proper backstop. The suit was filed in Medina County Common Pleas Court by Andrzej and Elisa Kazek and their daughter, Angela, of the 1300 block of Old Mill Road. Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Four men charged in July burglary Four Brunswick men are charged with first-degree felonies involving a July burglary at an apartment in the 4200 block of Beverly Hills Drive. On Saturday, Brunswick police arrested 20-year-old Jordan Cooper, of the 4000 block of Skyview Drive. Jamie Read More…

Recent graduate, 18, from Middleburg Heights dies in I-71 crash

Renee Ondrejech, 18, of Middleburg Heights, died in a crash on Wednesday. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

An 18-year-old Middleburg Heights student died Wednesday when her stalled car was struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 71 in Medina Township. Renee Ondrejech was northbound when her car broke down in the right lane of the highway and was rear-ended by the semitrailer, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. She was pronounced dead at Read More…