July 25, 2014

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Sharon Twp. man’s bond tripled in case of teenager’s sexual assault

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MEDINA — A judge more than tripled the bond of a Sharon Township man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy to $500,000 after a grand jury indicted him on additional charges. Bond was set at $150,000 when Nicholas Lane, 43, of the 7100 block of Boneta Road, was arrested July 1 on a felony Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lodi police Tuesday, July 15 2:35 p.m. — Medina Street, resident reported her mail was being stolen from her mailbox. Police said the postmaster said the woman had been receiving mail at her home regularly. Monday, July 21 11:30 a.m. — Woman reported her 17-year-old Read More…

Township firefighter extradited from Texas in teen sex case

MEDINA — A 22-year-old township firefighter is set for arraignment this morning on charges he had sex with a 15-year-old Medina County teenager in January. James Kuruc, of the 2900 block of Parnham Drive in Montville Township, is charged with two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, fourth-degree felonies punishable by up to Read More…

Lunch to cost more for students of Medina Schools

Medina Schools students will pay 25 cents more for lunch this upcoming school year. Elementary lunches will be $2.50 and middle and high school meals will be $2.75 for regular menu lunches or $3 if students want a different entree or side items not on the menu for a particular day. Breakfast went up to Read More…

Road repairs in the works in Hinckley, Medina townships

Construction crews remove earth beneath Parker Road to replace a culvert that runs underneath the road in Hinckley Township. The road was damaged following flash flooding this spring. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Spring flash flooding has prompted two Medina County townships to take action to repair damaged culverts on roads. In Hinckley Township, road repairs are underway on a washed-out culvert on Parker Road. The road was closed by the Medina County Engineer’s Office following flash flooding on May 13 that made the road dangerous. Township Trustee Read More…

‘Spoonman’ performs musical shows at Brunswick, Buckeye libraries

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For 39 years Jim “Spoonman” Cruise has been slapping spoons on his thigh. On Monday, he brought his talents to the Brunswick and Buckeye libraries. In traditional country music, spoons are played holding the concave sides of two spoons outward with a finger placed in between both of the handles. The spoons are struck against Read More…

Park events for the week of July 21

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the remainder of July. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday • Tales for Tots, Letha House Park West, 5800 Richman Road, Chatham Township, 10 to 11 a.m. or 1 Read More…

Ohio Secretary of State candidate Nina Turner talks voting hours

State Sen. Nina Turner, Democratic candidate for secretary of state, shakes hands with Pamela B. Miller, former head of the Medina County Democratic Party who now serves as chairwoman of the county Board of Elections, at a garden party fundraiser hosted by Janice Skeen in Sharon Township on Sunday afternoon. Turner said she would work to expand voting opportunities for Ohioans if elected to office in November. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

SHARON TWP. — State Sen. Nina Turner, who’s on the campaign trail as the Democratic nominee for Ohio secretary of State, stopped by a garden party fundraiser Sunday afternoon. Turner, whose Senate District 25 represents part of Cuyahoga and Lake counties, told the audience of about 30 that, if elected, she would work to restore Read More…

Local cartoonist Tom Batiuk first published in Gazette’s sister paper

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Comic book men drawn in different directions Tony Isabella and Tom Batiuk have a lot in common. As children, they both remember a family member reading the comics to them. As teenagers, they both had a fascination with comic books and spent long hours creating characters and writing comic book storylines. They both published comic Read More…

Medina mother who died in crash Saturday remembered as ‘fun and goofy’

Corrine Reid, left, with her sister, Lori Reid. Corrine, who was known to her family and friends as “Cori” was killed in a single-car crash in Lorain County early Saturday morning. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

GRAFTON TWP. — A Medina mother of two was fatally injured in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning as she was driving home from a wedding. Corrine Reid, 25, of the 100 block of North Court Street, died at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in the crash on Cowley Read More…