February 9, 2016

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UPDATES: Two dead in Hinckley Township shooting; housemate charged

A 42-year-old man was charged Friday with the shooting deaths of two of his housemates, police said. Dean Simms, 42, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder after Cindy Gesaman, 52, and Randy Szychowicz, 45, were found dead in their Hinckley Township home Friday morning, according to Hinckley police. Hinckley police and Brunswick police Read More…

Bowers re-elected to township board

Lynda Bowers

A Lafayette Township trustee has been re-elected to the board of directors of the Ohio Township Association. Lynda Bowers was chosen during the association’s 2016 winter conference. The three-day event concludes today in Columbus. Bowers said Friday from the meeting that the position allows her “to work closely with state legislators to promote the interests Read More…

Former Medina Township employee spars with trustees after position eliminated

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Laurie Shoemaker, former Medina Township special projects coordinator, speaks at a township trustees meeting Thursday.

Despite bringing in more than $600,000 in grants in her nine years on the job, Laurie Shoemaker’s job with Medina Township was eliminated on Jan. 4 during an organizational meeting by township trustees. Shoemaker, the township’s special projects coordinator, said she was making $30,000 when her position was eliminated. Trustee Ray Jarrett disagreed with her Read More…

40 jobs could be in the offing at Atlantic Tool & Die

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Forty full-time jobs could be created in Medina County and Strongsville after Gov. John Kasich announced the Atlantic Tool & Die Co. will qualify for a 1.065 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit. Atlantic Tool & Die has three Northeast Ohio locations, including its global headquarters in Strongsville, 19963 Progress Drive. It also has plants Read More…

Police looking for a missing elderly Brunswick Hills man

Donald Spencer

UPDATE: Police found the man uninjured today shortly after 3 p.m. The Brunswick Hills Police department is searching for an 81-year-old man with dementia who went missing from his residence earlier today. Donald Spencer was reported missing from his residence on the 800 block of Glencairn Road at 12:30 p.m. today. Spencer is 6 feet Read More…

Assault suspect sought by Medina Township police

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The Medina Township Police Department has released a sketch of a bearded man in connection with its investigation into the reported sexual assault of a woman last week. The victim told police the man was driving a small white pickup, possibly a Ford Ranger, with two men inside. Police responded to a report of a Read More…

Social media outraged after Walmart tells veteran to collect for charity outside

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Social media erupted in outrage over the weekend after a local woman accused Medina’s Walmart store of disrespecting a Marine Corps veteran by forcing him to collect donations for charity outside in the rain. A Facebook user under the name Janet Rodin posted a picture of veteran John Harkness standing in the rain. She included Read More…

Ten injured in two-vehicle crash in York Twp.

A two-vehicle crash at Spieth and Abbeyville roads on Sunday afternoon sent 10 people to area hospitals with varying degrees of injuries. Rescue workers on scene said the crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. in York Township. “Usually we only have three or four people with injuries in crashes like this,” said a firefighter, who Read More…

Mike Meadows’ annual Turkey Bowl raises $230,000 in Medina Township

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An annual football game in Medina Township broke its own record Thursday by raising $230,000 for charity, up from last year’s amount of $190,000. For 26 years, Mike Meadows has been hosting a Thanksgiving football game that organizers call “rough touch” in his Medina Township backyard. Then, 11 years ago, the idea came up to Read More…

New county park opens in Harrisville Township

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A new park that opened this week in southwest Medina County offers visitors a place for fishing, hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities. Killbuck Lakes, at 7996 White Road in Harrisville Township, is home to a 47-acre lake and a 1.23-mile nature trail. It was paid for by an $823,000 grant from the Clean Ohio Fund, Read More…