October 20, 2014

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Medina woman recovering after crash that killed passenger

A woman is recovering who was seriously injured in a car crash Friday afternoon that killed one and injured others. Teresa Green, 40, of Medina, was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with serious injuries. Her passenger, Tara Green, 21, of Burbank, also was transported there and died of her injuries. A nursing supervisor Read More…

Passenger dies in multiple-vehicle crash in Lafayette Township

A passenger died Friday afternoon after a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 42 near mile post 14 in Lafayette Township, Highway Patrol officials said. Tara Green, 21, of Burbank, died at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where she was transported after the wreck. The patrol said Noah T. Silcox, 20, of Westfield Center, was driving a Read More…

Charges filed against Montville Twp. police sergeant in death of K-9

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A Montville Township police sergeant is facing misdemeanor animal cruelty charges after his K-9 police dog died of heatstroke while left in a cruiser for four hours on a hot day. Sharon Township attorney Jeff Holland, who works on animal cruelty cases for the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said Read More…

Judge rules Brunswick minimart robbery wasn’t a prank

Anthony Vandal

A 25-year-old Brunswick man was convicted of robbery Thursday after arguing at trial that he was playing a prank on a friend when he tried to rob a store while armed and masked. Anthony Vandal initially was charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison. He also was Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Wadsworth police Saturday, Oct. 11 6:44 p.m. — 200 block S. Lyman St., juvenile reported his bike stolen. 9:35 p.m. — 400 block College St., employee of a business cited for selling alcohol to an Read More…

Appeal declined for Elyria man barred from procreating

Taylor Asim

The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Elyria man who has been barred from having more children until he pays child support for the children he already has. The decision, handed down last week without explanation, leaves in place the order governing Asim Taylor’s reproductive future that Lorain County Probate Read More…

Medina men indicted for involvement in theft of North Court gun store

Farnsworth & Flemming

Two Medina men are facing mandatory prison sentences if convicted on charges accusing them of involvement in a theft of guns worth thousands of dollars from a Medina gun shop. Mason Farnsworth, 21, and Brandon Flemming, 19, were indicted last week on charges of receiving stolen guns and having weapons illegally, fourth- and third-degree felonies. Read More…

Rescue workers find man, 61, dead in Harrisville Twp. Ecstasy drug lab

A 61-year-old Harrisville Township man was found dead Friday at what drug enforcement officials called one of the largest Ecstasy drug labs in Ohio. Michael E. Sullivan, was found on the floor of the detached garage at 9201 Pawnee Road after Lodi Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a report of a possible drug overdose. Read More…

Prescription drug turn-in program hits 5-ton mark

Medina County has reached a milestone in getting prescription drugs off the streets with five tons of drugs disposed of through the county’s drug collection program that began in October 2011. Medina County Drug Abuse Commission Director Brian Nowak said the county has been collecting prescription and over-the-counter drugs for three years in 12 boxes Read More…

Driver hospitalized after flipping vehicle

erhart-road

A driver was hospitalized after flipping his vehicle near the Medina County line on Monday afternoon. The driver, a male in his 50s, was driving eastbound on state Route 303 between Island and Erhart Northern roads in Grafton just before 1 p.m., according to State Highway Patrol Trooper Andrew Perez. The driver drove off the Read More…