May 26, 2016

Medina
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Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday in Brunswick

The Medina County OVI Task Force will set up a sobriety checkpoint in the city of Brunswick Friday night, according to a press release. The exact time and location will be announced Friday morning and posted on the Medina Gazette website. Commander of the task force Lt. Brian Ohlin said the federally funded checkpoint program Read More…

High-end police cars don’t seem out of place in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Image is everything in Dubai — even when fighting crime. Police in this desert metropolis have built up a high-horsepower arsenal of luxury sports cars and SUVs over the years to complement their fleet of green-and-white patrol cruisers. The high-end squad cars fit into the greater gearhead ethos of Dubai, Read More…

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Brunswick police chief responds to online video

Brunswick Police Chief Carl DeForest released a statement Monday afternoon on Facebook in support of a sergeant’s actions with a city resident during an investigation of a neighborhood theft. DeForest’s statement came in response to a video posted Friday on YouTube by a Brunswick resident. Two different videos were posted on YouTube by a user Read More…

Medina police pay tribute to Tom DeLeone

Members of the Medina Police Department wore black arm bands Monday to honor the late Tom DeLeone. DeLeone, 65, died Sunday at his home in Park City, Utah, of brain cancer. He played 13 seasons in the NFL from 1972 to 1984, the last nine with the Browns. He was hired as an auxiliary officer Read More…

None seriously hurt as Cloverleaf bus, 2 cars wreck near Lodi

A Cloverleaf school bus was involved in an accident with two vehicles at about 1 p.m. Monday at Vandemark Road and U.S. Route 224 in Harrisville Township. Officials said no “apparent serious” injuries were reported. The bus was “in the process of transporting students to school” for afternoon kindergarten, Cloverleaf Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said when Read More…

Hinckley Township hires Parma captain to be fire chief

Hinckley Township will soon welcome a new fire chief — Mel Morgan, a captain at Parma Fire Department. Township trustees appointed Morgan at a Monday night meeting, according to Trustee Martha Catherwood. Morgan, a 54-year-old Broadview Heights resident, has served in the Parma Fire Department for 33 years, about 20 of which as a captain. Read More…

Police to use $30,000 to target crime on The 18 Corridor

The Medina Township Police Department was awarded $30,000 as part of a program of state community-police relations grants. The grant, announced Monday, is provided by the state’s Office of Criminal Justice Services to assist law enforcement agencies in improving community relationships. Police departments statewide are working on a certification procedure through the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Read More…

Attorney: Parent brandished gun in Medina High School parking lot for self-defense

A Medina attorney said his client, who is accused of brandishing a handgun, was threatened during an altercation with another parent in the Medina High School parking lot last week. Mitchell J. Lambert, 44, of Medina pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first-degree misdemeanor charges of inducing panic and aggravated menacing in Medina Municipal Court. David Read More…

Probation given for pill theft; former pharmacy worker struggling with addiction, attorney says

A former Wadsworth pharmacy worker was sentenced to three years of probation Thursday for stealing pills. Kristina Barnes, 35, of Wadsworth, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, and four counts of theft of drugs, all fourth-degree felonies. If she violates probation, she could spend 18 months in prison. Read More…

Defendant in meth bust claims rights violated

A man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine contested his indictment in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Jason Cubic, seeking to represent himself, argued his indictment did not include probable cause, which he said violated his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. The 36-year-old Brunswick man is facing one first-degree felony, manufacturing drugs; Read More…