November 24, 2014

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Probe begins in fatal shooting of 12-year-old by officer

Tamir Rice

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator’s call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. The boy, Tamir Rice, died from his wounds Sunday, a day Read More…

Pedestrian fatally struck in Guilford Township

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP – A 47-year-old man died Friday night after being hit by an SUV while he was walking along Greenwich Road. John S. Lennhoff, of Seville, was walking westbound in the eastbound lane of Greenwich Road, west of Guilford Road when he was struck about 7:45 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Read More…

Candlelight Walk Christmas tree lit on a cold night

Dena McLaughlin, her daughter Taylor and hundreds more waited in the cold Friday night in Medina’s Public Square for the 30th annual Candlelight Walk Christmas tree lighting. The McLaughlins had never attended the Candlelight festivities. The family moved to Medina in February from Canton. “Everyone’s been talking about this all week,” Dena McLaughlin said. “It’s Read More…

Planned hotel at Brunswick Town Center hits resistance

Plans for a hotel at Brunswick Town Center ran into a glitch this week after the city Planning Commission balked at proposed changes in the zoning for the site. The changes, which were requested by City Council, are needed because the site is part of a “special planning district” that doesn’t allow hotels. But the Read More…

Lafayette Township man pleads guilty in cockfighting case

A Lafayette Township man is facing up to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine after pleading guilty to two counts of possessing criminal tools involved in cockfighting, a first-degree misdemeanor. Filimon Medina, of 6986 Egypt Road, came under suspicion of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in June Read More…

Salvation Army volunteers sought

The Northern Medina County Service Unit of the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers and supporters to help with the annual red kettle campaign in area stores. Red kettles will be set up in Giant Eagle, Kmart and Buehler’s stores after Thanksgiving weekend. The money collected at the three stores will directly benefit emergency assistance Read More…

Suspect sought in bank robberies

The PNC Bank, 6663 Center Road in Liverpool Township, was robbed Friday morning. It is the second bank robbery in Medina County this year. Officials suspect the robber may be the same man who held up the FirstMerit Bank at 1105 S. Court St. in Medina in July. “There are indications to that,” said Special Read More…

Mapleside to expand in Brunswick

Greg and Kelly Clement, owners of Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, stand on the site where they hope to construct a new barn this spring. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Mapleside Farms owners Greg and Kelly Clement want to add banquet facilities to their 100-acre farm next year and expand their apple orchards. “When we bought Mapleside in 2010, I always saw it as a destination,” Greg Clement said. The farm has well-attended concerts and fall festivals, they said, and visitors also can enjoy a Read More…

Fledgling theater company is ready for the spotlight in Wadsworth

Members of the Wadsworth Theatre Company rehearse for their Nov. 30 production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” From left, Chuck Peery III (George Bailey), Jordan Pitts (Mary Hatch Bailey), Jay Sigler (Ernie Bishop), Anna Lambert (Frankie) and Kyle Callahan (Clarence). (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Theater has been a recurring theme in the lives of Nicole Ellesin and her husband, Donald. They both participated in theater productions in high school and college, and they met while performing in community theater in 2003. They performed in many shows together and even got engaged on stage before marrying in 2007. A Wadsworth Read More…

Foundation laid for new hotel in Medina Township

Battling snow and cold weather, employees with Modern Poured Walls Construction Services Inc. work Wednesday on the new Fairfield Inn and Suites, 3125 Eastpointe Drive, Medina Township. The hotel is scheduled to open next summer. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The recovering economy is bringing more then just shops and restaurants to Medina County. It’s bringing a new hotel. Foundation work began for the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 3125 Eastpointe Drive, west of the Interstate 71 interchange with state Route 18 in Medina Township, at the beginning of the month. The owner, Aashish Patel of Read More…