February 28, 2015

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

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Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Lodi police Friday, Feb. 20 11:30 a.m. — Grandview Street, an officer responded to the Lodi Water Treatment Plant in response to a theft report. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Feb. 18 2:44 a.m. — Rainbow and Read More…

United Way officially launches effort to help jobless Medina County residents


The United Way of Medina County on Wednesday officially rolled out Employing Medina County — the third area of its revamped funding schedule — by announcing a $150,000 grant from Westfield Insurance. Executive Director Seth Kujat said the grant, which will be disbursed over a three-year period, will fund the program until it is self Read More…

Sub-zero weather expected to continue for Medina County, region


The three city school districts in Medina County closed again Tuesday morning and the four local districts operated on a two-hour delay because of sub-zero temperatures. Heading into today, the conditions were not expected to improve. The National Weather Service posted a hazardous weather advisory for the rest of the week, with wind chills reaching Read More…

Holiday Inn among $10M in Medina County construction projects

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Three construction projects with a total value of more than $10 million are coming to Medina County. Two are business expansions and the third is a planned hotel. “It’s been a very busy winter,” Medina County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Bethany Dentler said. Dentler discussed the expansion projects Tuesday with county commissioners. The smallest Read More…

$150K donated to United Way to help jobless Medina County residents

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The Westfield Insurance Foundation has announced a $150,000 donation to United Way of Medina County to run a program that aims to help residents find employment. The donation will be spread over a three-year period, United Way spokesperson Jeanne Hurt said. “Employing Medina County’s goal is to break the barriers that inhibit underemployed and unemployed Read More…

Gov. Kasich presents Spencer couple with Courage Award

Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address in Wilmington. (AP PHOTO)

WILMINGTON — A Spencer couple who rescued two people from a burning car Sept. 2 in Lorain County were saluted by Gov. John Kasich during his State of the State speech Tuesday. Brittney and Shane Robinson were driving on Stewart Road in Huntington Township when they noticed the burning the car, which had crashed into Read More…

Boys Scouts raising money for family of crash victim from York Township

The Bihn family: Children Sarah and Ethan and parents Karen and William. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Boy Scouts from York, Litchfield and Liverpool townships are hosting a fundraiser Saturday for the Bihn family. William Bihn, 49, of York Township, was killed in a head-on car crash last Friday afternoon on state Route 18 in Penfield Township, Lorain County. Proceeds will benefit Bihn’s wife, Karen, and children, Ethan, 19, and Sarah, 15. The Read More…

Attorney General Mike DeWine sues Hinckley Twp. landscaper

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A Hinckley Township landscaper has been sued by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for allegedly failing to deliver services to at least nine Medina County customers. The attorney general’s office filed a civil lawsuit Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court against John M. Capone, of the 1300 block of Mattingly Road. The lawsuit alleges Read More…

Drugs causing rural, suburban Ohio counties to send more to prison than urban counties

The Lorain County Correctional facility in Grafton is one of the most crowded prision facilties in the state. (2006 AP FILE PHOTO)

Drug crimes are the main cause of a dramatic shift in the number of people being sent to prisons from non-urban versus urban Ohio counties over the past two decades, county officials said. In the early 1990s, two-thirds of everyone sent to Ohio prisons came from six urban counties — Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Montgomery Read More…

Group trudges through snow on hike in Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park

Nichole Houze, a naturalist with the Medina County Park District, leads a group of 16 Medina County residents through shin-deep snow Sunday afternoon at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park in Granger Township. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Bundled in heavy winter gear and hiking boots, 16 Medina County residents and two dogs trudged through shin-deep snow during a Sunday afternoon hike at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park. The hour-long hike through the woods was the fourth in the 2015 season of the Natural Discoveries Hiking Series offered by the Medina County Park District. Read More…