December 18, 2014

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Defense calls one witness in infant abuse case, jury to hear closing arguments today

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Defense attorneys for an accused infant abuser called one witness to the stand Tuesday before resting their case. Attorneys for Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, now of Lakewood, were expected to present doctors as witnesses to challenge doctors who said the boy’s injuries were not accidental. But the only witness was Sheryl Hurley, a nurse who Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Medina police Tuesday, Dec. 9 2:38 a.m. — 100 block W. Smith Road, Robert Ringgold Pell, 32, arrested for trespassing. Police said Pell is homeless. 8:57 a.m. — Justin M. McCormick, 30, of the 200 Read More…

Medina Township police pleased with new offices on Fenn Road

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Medina Township police officers were settling into new offices Monday afternoon at 4877 Fenn Road. “It was office space, but we made a couple of changes to suit our needs,” Police Chief David Arbogast said. The building was constructed as a Rustic Inn restaurant in 1995, and recently served as office space for the Hoffman Read More…

Defendant in infant abuse case interrupts his wife’s testimony

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Accused infant abuser Kenneth Alex Grad stood up during his trial Monday and tried to stop Medina County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Salisbury from questioning his wife on the stand. Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier called a recess and waited for tensions to ease before returning to the courtroom. “Mr. Grad, during the course of Read More…

NEXUS pipeline opponents consider nonprofit collective

Property owners opposing the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline are considering incorporating as a nonprofit organization. The group’s leaders will hold a private meeting Saturday at an Oberlin church in Lorain County to “refine strategies” for how to get the route for the proposed pipeline moved out of Medina County, Paul Gierosky, of York Township, said. Read More…

Medina Twp. police have a new home

Medina Township police will be moving into a new home today. The new building, at 4877 Fenn Road, just west of Pearl Road, was purchased last year by the township because the Police Department was outgrowing its offices. “They were just running out of space,” Trustee Ken DeMichael said. The township bought the one-story office Read More…

Property taxes to rise for some next year

The new year will bring an increase in property taxes in four Medina County communities: Brunswick, Homer Township, Seville and Cloverleaf Schools. Cloverleaf voters approved a combined 3.5-mill emergency levy/income tax in May. The levy will result in an increase of approximately $122.50 annually per $100,000 of property value. Collections on the 0.75 percent earned Read More…

Appeals ruling: 2012 sobriety checkpoint may have been set up improperly

An appeals court ruled Monday that the arrest of a Medina man at a sobriety checkpoint in 2012 was improper because prosecutors failed to prove police followed procedure to set up the checkpoint. John Hirsch, 54, was one of three people arrested the night of Oct. 27, 2012, at a checkpoint on state Route 18 Read More…

High school students, adults learn life’s hard lessons at poverty simulation

United Way Executive Director Seth Kujat guides students in the Leadership Medina County class of 2015 through a brainstorming session Wednesday afternoon at Western Reserve Masonic Community on Nettleton Road in Medina Township. Kujat is a 2013 graduate of the leadership program. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A Brunswick High school junior learned Wednesday what it’s like to be a single mom and struggle to survive. She was among members of Junior Leadership Medina County and Leadership Medina County who participated in a simulation designed to help understand the needs of people living in poverty. Colleen Rice, executive director of Leadership Medina Read More…

Police lieutenant: I discovered scheme after my credit card was rejected

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Police are urging residents to review their online credit card statements following the Wednesday arrests of three men suspected of playing a role in credit card fraud at stores in Wadsworth, Brunswick, Strongsville and Fairlawn. One of the victims was Montville police Lt. Matt Neil, who said he discovered the fraud Monday when his credit Read More…