June 28, 2016

Medina
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One Dead in Guilford Township Crash

An 18-year-old Cambridge woman was killed in an early morning car crash on Acme Road in Guilford Township, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Anastasia Taylor, 18, of Cambridge, was in the back seat of a 2013 Chevy Malibu driven by Rittman resident Douglas Peregoy, 19, south on Acme Road. At about 5:30 a.m., Peregoy Read More…

Brunswick couple arrested, faces heroin trafficking charge

A Brunswick couple is facing a trafficking in heroin charge, a fourth-degree felony, Brunswick police said Thursday. Danielle Spahn, 33, and Mark Jones, 36, were arrested and taken to Medina County Jail on Tuesday. Following the arrests, the Medina County Drug Task Force — assisted by Brunswick police, Medina County deputies and Montville Township police Read More…

UPDATED: Homemade curtain, blanket could help crack Amy Mihaljevic case

BAY VILLAGE — Investigators believe a homemade curtain and a store-bought blanket may be key pieces of evidence to help crack the case of the kidnapping and slaying of Amy Mihaljevic in 1989. Former FBI Agent Phil Torsney said during a news conference Thursday morning that the two items were found about 1,000 feet from Read More…

Body found in Brunswick park identified, police suspect suicide

Brunswick police officers expect to close the investigation of a Litchfield Township man found dead of a suspected suicide in a Brunswick park. Russell Frank, 25, was found dead in a soccer field at Hopkins Park, 3889 Laurel Rd., Brunswick by a city park worker Thursday morning. Police were called to the scene at 7:58 Read More…

Plea deal expected Monday in woman’s slaying

LaReece KeSean “Wally” Woods, the Orrville man accused of murdering his estranged wife, is expected to accept a plea bargain in the case at 9 a.m. Monday in Wayne County Common Pleas Court. Wayne County Prosecutor Dan Lutz announced the agreement during a pretrial hearing Wednesday. Woods, who turned 23 on Monday, is expected to Read More…

FBI releases sketch in Cleveland abduction

The FBI and Cleveland police have released a sketch of a person of interest authorities want to talk to about a kidnapping in Cleveland last month and an attempted abduction in Elyria in February. The sketch depicts a man who was spotted in the West 104th Street neighborhood in Cleveland on May 21, the day Read More…

Wadsworth police warn of thefts

Wadsworth police on Thursday reminded residents to lock their car doors after about 10 thefts were reported in the last week. Money and valuables have been reportedly taken from unlocked vehicles, mostly in driveways, around Second, Third, Summit and High streets from May 20 through Tuesday, Lt. Rob Wyrick said Thursday. “We are encouraging the 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…

Man pleads not guilty in Medina overdose death

A 33-year-old man faces up to 12 years in prison after allegedly delaying efforts to seek help for an overdosing Medina man. Jacob Aune was arraigned on charges of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; reckless homicide, a third-degree felony; and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony, Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. He pleaded 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…