April 25, 2015


Hinckley Township works to define its future

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Hinckley Township residents like the rural feel of their community and want to keep it that way. That was the gist of a draft released Wednesday by advisers hired by the township to set goals for at least the next 10 years. “When asked, 98 percent of you said you were either satisfied or extremely Read More…

Panther showcases $13M world headquarters in Sharon Twp.

Panther Logistics employee Brian Witt cleans a trailer in preparation to update the decal on the back of the vehicle. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Andrew Davis and Lawrence Pantages | The Gazette Panther Premium Logistics showcased its new, sprawling 50,000-square-foot world headquarters in Sharon Township to members of the Medina County Economic Development Corp. and invited guests Wednesday afternoon. Completed in December, the $13 million facility — which includes offices, a dispatch center and working space for drivers — Read More…

Students saddle up for riding contest at Medina Creative Therapy Ranch

Micah Somogyi, front, followed by Brandi Villoni, who received first place in the Walk/Trot group, ride at a Special Olympics horse show hosted Sunday by the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch. The winners qualified to compete in the Special Olympics in Cincinnati in August. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

Fifteen riders had the chance to showcase their skills Sunday at the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch and compete to qualify for the Special Olympics. “To see the excitement of these kids as they progress is amazing,” said Sharon Biggins, director of the therapy ranch on Lake Road in Lafayette Township. The therapy ranch includes riders Read More…

Medina County donates Hinckley Twp. property for parks

Overgrown baseball fields on Boston Road, just east of Ridge Road in Hinckley Township, are part of a 2.9-acre parcel that Medina County commissioners donated to Hinckley. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Medina County commissioners hit a home run Tuesday with Hinckley Township when they donated a 2.9-acre parcel of county-owed property to be part of Hinckley’s parks program. The parcel, on Boston Road just east of Ridge Road, includes two overgrown baseball fields that the Recreational Association of Highland wants to put to use. “RAH contacted Read More…

Woman faces prison for injecting friend who overdosed on ‘bath salts’

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A 36-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to killing another woman when she injected her with the designer drug “bath salts” in 2012. Angela K. Johnson, of Medina, faces up to 12 years in prison at her May 27 sentencing in Wayne County Common Pleas Court. She pleaded guilty on April 13 to reckless homicide, a Read More…

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. Medina police Tuesday, April 14 8:13 a.m. — 900 block Weymouth Road, police met with the Medina Park Department after it was reported that someone had damaged grass areas of Reagan Park with a vehicle. Read More…

Three killed in weekend crashes, bringing 2015 traffic fatality total to five

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After a deadly weekend on Medina County roads, the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is urging caution as temperatures warm up. Three people were killed over the weekend in two crashes on local roads, bringing the county fatality total to five for 2015. “We’ve had five people who lost their lives and we’re Read More…

U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs seeks input on transportation issues


At a roundtable with transportation officials, trucking industry experts and local contractors, U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville looked for input Monday morning about what Ohioans would like to see in a transportation bill. “I’m here to get feedback from you, find out how it’s going,” Gibbs said, before opening the discussion at the Medina County Read More…

Single-vehicle crash injures one, cuts power in Montville Twp.

Montville police responded to a one-vehicle crash on East Smith Road early Monday morning. The vehicle went off the road and hit a telephone pole. The driver was not seriously injured. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A driver with a medical emergency was not seriously injured when his vehicle struck a utility pole on East Smith Road at 4:43 a.m. Monday in Montville Township. Montville police Lt. Matthew Neil said a man suffering from a medical emergency went off the road between Glenmore Way and Champion Creek. “We learned afterward that Read More…

Two dead, two injured in Sunday night crash in Litchfield Twp.

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LITCHFIELD TWP. — A Wakeman woman and an Elyria woman died Sunday night when they were ejected from their vehicle in a crash at state Route 83 and West Smith Road. Jessica Shortland, 25, of Wakeman, and Mary R. Curney, 36, of Elyria, were killed when the elderly driver of another vehicle failed to yield Read More…