March 29, 2015

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Hinckley native ready to race at NASCAR event today

An 18-year-old from Hinckley Township will take the next step in his motorsports dreams today on a NASCAR race track. Matt Tifft, a Highland High School graduate, will race in the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va. Qualifying begins at 11:30 a.m. and the race will Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint set for state Route 18 in Montville Twp. tonight

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The Medina County OVI Task Force announced it will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight in Montville Township. The checkpoint, in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will be held st 9 p.m. in the 3400 block of state Route 18, east of River Styx Road. Checkpoints are funded by federal grants, and police are Read More…

75-year-old man sentenced to 21 years in prison for rape

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A 75-year-old former Hinckley Township man was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Thursday for raping two young girls and a young man in his care. James I. Selch had pleaded no contest last month to charges of rape and gross sexual imposition, first- and third-degree felonies. He also was labeled a Tier III Read More…

Montville police sergeant found guilty, fined $500 in death of his K-9 partner

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A Montville Township police sergeant was convicted Wednesday in the death of his K-9 partner that died after being left in a cruiser for four hours on a hot September day. Medina Municipal Judge Dale H. Chase fined Sgt. Brett Harrison $500, but opted not to punish him with jail or probation. Harrison had waived Read More…

Trial in Montville police dog’s death to begin

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A Montville Township police sergeant is scheduled to stand trial today on charges that he negligently killed his canine partner by leaving him in his police cruiser on a hot day in September. Sgt. Brett Harrison, who cared for the dog at home while off duty, lost two weeks of pay and a week’s worth Read More…

FEMA grant to help raze house in Montville Twp. flood plain

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A FEMA grant will allow Medina County to demolish a house in a flood plain on River Styx Road in Montville Township. The Medina County Emergency Management Agency said Monday the county was one of two communities in Northeast Ohio awarded a Flood Mitigation Assistance grant. The county will receive $224,670 to purchase private property Read More…

Granger Twp. resident accused of welfare fraud in lawsuit

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The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has sued a Granger Township woman, alleging she fraudulently collected about $26,000 in unemployment benefits while she was working. Nicole L. Jackson, 33, of the 900 block of Medina Road, allegedly worked for Dave and Buster’s while she collected benefits from 2008 to 2010. In addition, state Read More…

Former U.S. Navy Seabee celebrates 90 years

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The “Can Do” motto of the Navy’s Seabees, an engineering and construction unit, summed up not just the military service of Emil Balliet III, but also his approach to life at home in Ohio after World War II. On March 9, Balliet’s friends and family celebrated his 90th birthday, and the milestone gave the longtime Read More…

Semi rollover closes I-71 south of Route 18 in Montville Twp.

A semi rollover crash on Interstate 71 has closed the road south of state Route 18. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MONTVILLE TWP. POLICE)

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Medina post is working a semi rollover crash that has crushed the front-end of another vehicle and closed Interstate 71 south of state Route 18 in Montville Township. A dispatcher for the Medina post said the crash happened at about 7:20 a.m. He said it’s unclear whether there are any Read More…

Brunswick Hills Township family endures ‘three weeks of hell’

Twinsburg firefighter Brian Janusek, 42, holds family photos he recovered from the charred remains of a cabinet in his home in Brunswick Hills Township. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The operation was only supposed to last a couple hours. But Kathy and Tom Miller ended up sitting in a waiting room at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland for nearly 12. It was a Feb. 11 appointment as they accompanied their daughter, Kim Anderson, who was having her third spinal surgery in two years Read More…