May 6, 2016

Medina
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Medina man pleads not guilty to felony charges

A 20-year-old Medina resident who is accused of pointing a gun at a man in his house pleaded not guilty to two felony charges in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Tyler Cribbs was indicted on felonious assault, a first-degree felony, and abduction, a third-degree felony, with a firearm specification. If convicted, he could Read More…

Judge rules Medina woman accused of stabbing husband not competent for trial

A 62-year-old Medina woman, who was accused of stabbing her husband in the chest following an argument in their Beechwood Drive home last December, was found not competent to stand trial Thursday. Diana Gerspacher was charged with two counts of felonious assault after police said she stabbed her 67-year-old husband, David Gerspacher. A doctor hired Read More…

Pair charged in Medina overdose death

A Medina woman and a Holmes County man are facing charges for an alleged delay in obtaining medical attention for a man who overdosed in her home last January. Heather Hobbie, 34, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Medina Common Pleas Court to involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; reckless homicide, a third degree felony; and permitting Read More…

Out-of-town trio faces felonies after chase

Three people were charged with felonies Wednesday in the aftermath of a police chase Tuesday, according to the Medina County Drug Task Force. Tavaurus Huntley, 25, of Dania Beach, Fla., was charged with a felony count of failure to comply after fleeing from officers. Meagan Smith, 18, of Baltimore, and Bryan Jordan, 20, of Ft. Read More…

3 in custody after high-speed chase in Medina County

Three people are in the Medina County Jail following a high-speed chase involving a van Tuesday. The individuals are being held on probable charges, county Drug Task Force Director Gary Hubbard said late Tuesday. Charges are expected to be filed this morning, he said. The incident began when drug task force agents saw what they Read More…

Man found guilty in Lodi arson

A Lodi man who started a fire at his mother’s home was found guilty after a three-day jury trial, which a defense attorney described as “a battle of the experts.” Matthew J. Harris, 49, had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to two counts of aggravated arson, first-degree felonies. He faces a maximum of  Read More…

Liverpool Township man charged in overdose death

ELYRIA — A Liverpool Township man is facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges stemming from a fatal overdose at a North Ridgeville hotel earlier this year. Kevin Dentz, 34, also is charged with corrupting another with drugs and two counts of trafficking in drugs. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said after the victim overdosed on Read More…

Medina County sheriff’s canines ready to work

Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller officially welcomed two new officers Monday. Apollo, a 17-month old German shepherd, and Rocky, a 19-month old German shepherd mix, arrived in the department from Eastern Europe. Apollo, a little more reserved, lives with Deputy Dan Kohler. “Apollo eats my stuffed animals,” said Kohler’s daughter, 10-year-old Kendall. Apollo jumps into Read More…

Tench receives death penalty

James Tench showed no emotion Monday as Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler announced the 30-year-old Brunswick man’s sentence — death. A jury in March convicted Tench of killing his 55-year-old mother, Mary, in November 2013, and earlier this month recommended he receive the death penalty. Kimbler sentenced Tench to death on one Read More…

Judge to sentence Brunswick murderer today

A Brunswick man convicted of killing his mother learns today whether he will receive the death penalty or life in prison. James Tench, 30, is scheduled to be sentenced by Medina Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler at 1 p.m. for the 2013 death of his mother Mary Tench, who was 55. The jury recommended Read More…