September 20, 2014

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

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lodi police Monday, Sept. 8 9:52 a.m. — Mill Street, police responded to a report of someone throwing a rock through a resident’s window. Tuesday, Sept. 9 5:40 p.m. — Market Street, police responded to a report of two juveniles attempting to enter a closed Read More…

Medina County landowners rallying against proposed NEXUS gas pipeline

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Elizabeth Gierosky was gardening when a car pulled into her driveway on Spieth Road in Litchfield Township at about 5 p.m. Aug. 28. A man got out of the vehicle and walked around the back and side of the property. She assumed he was a contractor or inspector, because she and her husband, Paul, were Read More…

Hinckley Twp. couple designs disc golf course for Medina’s new park

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A new disc golf course is being carved out of the woods along the south side of the Champion Creek multipurpose trail as part of Medina’s new Stanbery and Maxine Nichols Park. The 11-basket course, which can be accessed from the parking lot of Sam Masi Park on Gates Mills Boulevard, off Shaker Drive and Read More…

Brunswick, Brunswick Hills Twp. on team-up: ‘We have to work together’

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Three years after a tense bus ride highlighted divisions between Brunswick city and Brunswick Hills Township officials, representatives from the two groups came together Monday to renew talks on working together to improve economic development on Pearl Road. The infamous bus ride along Pearl Road was meant to bring the two sides together to find Read More…

Brunswick Hills Twp. trustees approve $900K to buy fire trucks

Brunswick Hills Township trustees have approved the purchase of two fire engines at a cost of $941,715. The two new Sutphen S6 Fire Engines, from Dublin, Ohio, will replace a 23-year-old Pierce engine that is out of service and a 13-year-old E-One ladder truck. The ladder truck will be sold and the Pierce engine will Read More…

Medina County park events for the rest of September 2014

Members of Cub Scout Pack 3402, of Wadsworth United Methodist Church, learn the story behind the oldest trolley at the Northern Ohio Railway Museum on Saturday from guide Brian Gage of Mayfield Heights. The museum, 5515 Buffham Road, Guilford Township, is open to the public for guided walking tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 29. Admission is free, but donations are requested. The museum also will be featured on this year's Medina County Fall Folliage Tour Oct. 11 and 12. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for September. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Wednesday • Yoga in the Park, Wolf Creek Environmental Center,6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Instructor Karen Barton will Read More…

Police: Driver drunk in rollover crash in Sharon Township

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A 32-year-old Wadsworth woman was arrested Friday afternoon following a rollover crash on Medina Line Road, just south of Sharon Copley Road, in Sharon Township. Tiffany Cornwell, of Pardee Street, Wadsworth, was charged with failure to yield and operating a vehicle while impaired, after the 12:30 p.m. accident that sent one victim to emergency room. Read More…

Judge not ready to decide on speed of case

William Kimble

A judge has ordered additional testimony before ruling on whether to dismiss charges against an accused methamphetamine manufacturer who says his case has taken too long to get to trial. Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier scheduled a Sept. 19 evidentiary hearing in the case of William Kimble, a Guilford Township man who Read More…

Hinckley Twp. resident, 74, charged with raping, molesting children

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A 74-year-old Hinckley Township man pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to raping and molesting two children from 2006 to 2007. James I. Selch, of the 1300 block of Daleside Drive, is being held at the Medina County Jail on $250,000 cash bond. Selch is charged with three counts of raping a child under age 13 Read More…

Westfield Twp. couple’s retail property dreams on hold pending appeal

A court-ordered hearing before the Westfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals over a controversial zoning variance has been put on hold pending an appeal. Linda and Timothy Kratzer have been seeking a zoning variance since at least 2007 to permit the commercial development of 105 acres on their Greenwich Road property, which now is zoned Read More…