January 24, 2015


Medina County Public Transit director: Ridership is down

The Medina County bus system lost riders and funding last year. That was the message county Public Transit Director Mike Salamone gave county commissioners Tuesday in a year-end report. Salamone said the number of trips in 2014 was down by more than 36,000 compared to 2013. He said the main reason for the drop was Read More…

Two Medina men await sentencing in theft from DC Guns

Two Medina men are awaiting sentencing after changing their pleas in connection with the theft of firearms from a North Court Street gun shop in September. Mason Farnsworth, 21, and Brandon Flemming, 19, face up to 5 1/2 years in prison at their Feb. 22 and 26 sentencing hearings before Medina County Common Pleas Judge Read More…

PHOTOS: Ice fishing 101 at Wolf Creek details clothes, tools for the hobby


An indoor ice fishing workshop Tuesday at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township, covered  topics like proper clothing and footwear, safety on the ice, equipment needed and how to use a portable shanty to keep warm.

Five vehicles involved in back-to-back crashes, no serious injuries reported


Two crashes minutes apart Monday at the same intersection in Hinckley Township involved five vehicles but resulted in no serious injuries. The first crash at State Road and state Route 303 (Center Road) happened just before 1 p.m. when Treva Bane, of Parma Heights, drove her southbound sport utility vehicle through the intersection, failing to Read More…

Donations to Kitten Krazy and Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will help curb cat population

Thanks to two donations from local groups, Kitten Krazy’s Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will be able to spay or neuter more than 500 area cats at a cost of $10 each. The clinic, 930 Lafayette Road in Medina, is offering a voucher program for 150 cats thanks to a $3,500 donation from Medina-based Save Read More…

Public records class available for free on attorney general’s website

Mike DeWine

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced the availability of a free, online class on the state’s transparency and public record laws. The classes have been available as in-person lessons since 2011, but a demand for remote training prompted the office to offer them online. “As we’ve conducted these training sessions and answered emails and Read More…

Lafayette Twp. woman gets jail for Eli’s Kitchen break-in involving grandson

Caron Simmons

A 50-year-old Lafayette Township woman will spend six months in jail for using her 4-year-old grandson to break into a Medina restaurant in June. Caron J. Simmons pleaded guilty last month to breaking and entering, a fifth degree felony, and child endangerment, a first-degree misdemeanor. She was charged in August after being identified in a Read More…

Hinckley Reservation may see drones flying overhead to monitor park health

The Cleveland Metroparks, including the Hinckley Reservation, has gotten permission to use small drones to monitor the health of the system’s parks throughout northeast Ohio. The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircrafts Systems Center received authorization to operate 1.5-pound drones for the parks system. A Metroparks official said in a statement that the drones will provide photographs and Read More…

PHOTOS: Weymouth Country Club hosts Medina County commissioners’ charity ball


Guests danced the night away Saturday evening at the Weymouth Country Club Commissioners Charity Ball.

Wadsworth Twp. may pass resolution against pipeline

Wadsworth Township could be the fifth Medina County township to pass a resolution in support of rerouting the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline. The proposed, 36- to 42-inch natural gas pipeline, a project managed by Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp., would run underground through Medina, Lorain and nine other Ohio counties on its way north into Michigan Read More…