July 29, 2014

Medina
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Standoff in Medina Twp. resolved peacefully after four hours

MEDINA TWP. — A four-hour standoff with police ended peacefully Monday afternoon when an armed man who threatened to kill himself surrendered. Gary Grimes Jr., 39, of Brunswick, faces charges of abduction, a third-degree felony. Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said Grimes, who was armed with a 9mm handgun, arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s home Read More…

RPM to pay $800M to trust for asbestos claims, stock jumps

Staff and wire reports BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — RPM International plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal injury claims tied to Bondex International, a business owned by RPM’s Specialty Products Holding Corp. The company said Monday that the agreement still needs the Read More…

This week’s Medina County park events listing for the month of August

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for this week and the month of August. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday • Cycling Makes Sense Fitness Ride, Chippewa Rail Trail, parking lot on south side of Read More…

Sharon Twp. man’s bond tripled in case of teenager’s sexual assault

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MEDINA — A judge more than tripled the bond of a Sharon Township man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy to $500,000 after a grand jury indicted him on additional charges. Bond was set at $150,000 when Nicholas Lane, 43, of the 7100 block of Boneta Road, was arrested July 1 on a felony Read More…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lodi police Tuesday, July 15 2:35 p.m. — Medina Street, resident reported her mail was being stolen from her mailbox. Police said the postmaster said the woman had been receiving mail at her home regularly. Monday, July 21 11:30 a.m. — Woman reported her 17-year-old Read More…

Township firefighter extradited from Texas in teen sex case

MEDINA — A 22-year-old township firefighter is set for arraignment this morning on charges he had sex with a 15-year-old Medina County teenager in January. James Kuruc, of the 2900 block of Parnham Drive in Montville Township, is charged with two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, fourth-degree felonies punishable by up to Read More…

Lunch to cost more for students of Medina Schools

Medina Schools students will pay 25 cents more for lunch this upcoming school year. Elementary lunches will be $2.50 and middle and high school meals will be $2.75 for regular menu lunches or $3 if students want a different entree or side items not on the menu for a particular day. Breakfast went up to Read More…

Road repairs in the works in Hinckley, Medina townships

Construction crews remove earth beneath Parker Road to replace a culvert that runs underneath the road in Hinckley Township. The road was damaged following flash flooding this spring. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Spring flash flooding has prompted two Medina County townships to take action to repair damaged culverts on roads. In Hinckley Township, road repairs are underway on a washed-out culvert on Parker Road. The road was closed by the Medina County Engineer’s Office following flash flooding on May 13 that made the road dangerous. Township Trustee Read More…

‘Spoonman’ performs musical shows at Brunswick, Buckeye libraries

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For 39 years Jim “Spoonman” Cruise has been slapping spoons on his thigh. On Monday, he brought his talents to the Brunswick and Buckeye libraries. In traditional country music, spoons are played holding the concave sides of two spoons outward with a finger placed in between both of the handles. The spoons are struck against Read More…

Park events for the week of July 21

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the remainder of July. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday • Tales for Tots, Letha House Park West, 5800 Richman Road, Chatham Township, 10 to 11 a.m. or 1 Read More…