May 23, 2015

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France honors World War II vet from Medina Township

The French government has honored a World War II veteran from Medina Township with a distinguished medal for his service during the war. Roland Martin, 91, served in the U.S. Army during the liberation of France, which at the time was occupied by Nazi Germany. “I was very surprised,” Martin said of receiving the award Read More…

Development officials see potential at Panther’s former site

Medina County Economic Development Corp. members and officials toured the former Panther Premium Logistics site at 4940 Panther Parkway in Seville on Thursday. The site is available for sale or lease since Panther’s move to state Route 18 in Sharon Township. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

There was a domino effect with Panther Premium Logistics’ move to state Route 18 in Sharon Township. The transportation services company left behind what Troy Gerspacher called “a real estate asset” in Seville. It’s the 40,000-square-foot building that was Panther’s former home. The building is at 4940 Panther Parkway, near Interstate 76 and U.S. Route Read More…

Westfield Insurance employees work on materials for Habitat homes

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For the third year, Westfield Insurance employees donated labor for a Habitat for Humanity of Summit County home-building project. Tuesday’s project at Westfield’s headquarters in Westfield Center involved employees painting trim and doors for two houses. “We’ve been working with Habitat since 2000, and we believe in the American dream, ” Westfield community investment leader Read More…

Westfield Township man pleads not guilty to fatal crash in Lafayette Twp.

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A 20-year-old Westfield Township man pleaded not guilty Monday to killing a Burbank woman in an October 2014 crash while he was driving without a license. Noah T. Silcox, of the 8800 block of Westfield Road, is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in prison Read More…

Saturday explosion in Brunswick Hills injures resident

A Saturday night explosion damaged a home at 4986 Grafton Road in Brunswick Hills Township. One man was seriously injured in the explosion. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

One man was injured in a Saturday night explosion at his Brunswick Hills Township home. Township Fire Chief Anthony Strazzo said firefighters were called to the home at 4986 Grafton Road at 7:41 p.m. for a fire resulting from an explosion. “Our first crew got there and found a male standing outside the residence with Read More…

Coroner seeks quicker answers in high-speed chase fatality

Alexandra Jones, left, is shown with her mother, Teresa Morris, right, in a photo posted to Jones’ Facebook page. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The Medina County coroner said Thursday he plans to have the toxicology report expedited for a Tallmadge woman who died in a car crash last month after a police chase. Coroner Dr. Neil Grabenstetter said Thursday that the report — which will determine whether 38-year-old Teresa Morris was under the influence of drugs or alcohol Read More…

Rural Lorain County Water Authority pension plan under review

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A proposed retirement incentive plan for Rural Lorain County Water Authority workers was sent back to committee by the water board Wednesday. After a presentation of how the plan would work by a representative of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, board members decided they needed to hammer out exactly how the program would work Read More…

Liverpool Township driver critically injured in Carlisle Township crash

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An 18-year-old Liverpool Township man was critically injured when police said he drove into a tree at 2800 Grafton Road in Carlisle Township about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. Benjamin Mora wasn’t breathing when troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post arrived, Sgt. Tim Hoffman, post assistant commander, said Wednesday. Trooper Justin Lister revived Mora through Read More…

Medina school district asserts immunity against lawsuit over teen’s suicide

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Medina Schools argued Tuesday that the district has “immunity” from fault in a lawsuit filed by the father of a 14-year-old boy who killed himself just days after a school counselor was warned he may be suicidal. The boy’s father, Richard Baab, accused the counselor, Julia Copley, in a wrongful death lawsuit for failing to Read More…

Mother leaving Granger Twp., home of 68 years, to reunite with son

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This summer, 88-year-old Violet Beachler will turn off the road in Granger Township that bears her family name to reunite with her only child in Seattle, Wash., after decades of living apart. The three green awnings that adorn the ranch-style farmhouse will disappear in the rearview mirror as she and her son Dennis drive toward Read More…