January 28, 2015

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

Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Dec. 31 4:11 p.m. — 800 block Main St., a Norton man reported his vehicle stolen. Police located the vehicle, which was totaled, and towed it to an impound lot. 6:10 p.m. Read More…

Brunswick Hills Police Chief Sharon MacKay retires

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Brunswick Hills Police Chief Sharon MacKay, Medina County’s first female chief of police, has retired. The 56-year-old MacKay, who joined the Brunswick Hills department in 2009, announced her retirement Wednesday. “I am proud and honored to have served as Chief of Police of the Brunswick Hills Police Department for the past five and a half Read More…

Brunswick Hills police officer suspended for driving too fast on duty

A Brunswick Hills Township officer has been suspended for 30 days for a series of incidents earlier this fall where he failed to properly use his sirens and traveled at excessive speeds, Police Chief Sharon MacKay said. Trustees Mike Esber and Christina Kusnerak agreed to a 30-day suspension without pay for Officer Christopher Kovach at Read More…

2014 trick or treat times, dates across Medina County

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TRICK OR TREAT Saturday, Oct. 25 • Hinckley Township, Halloween Haunt, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Center and Ridge roads. Hinckley area businesses will open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Participants can carve pumpkins and fire trucks will be on display. Sunday, Oct. 26 • Granger Township, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 • Wadsworth, 6 to 8 p.m. Read More…

Medina County park events spanning October 2014

Sharon Biggins gives Mackenzie Clor, 9, a ride on a carriage driven by a minature horse named Hope at the Pioneer Festival at Buckeye Woods Park on Saturday. Biggins is a member of the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch, which provides adults and children with disabilities theraputic riding opportunities. This weekend, the ranch was offering rides in exchange for a donation to support the ranch. (LOREN GENSON)

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for the month of October. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday, Oct. 2 • Your Woods, Water, and Wildlife Workshop, The Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Granger Township, Read More…

Survey consensus: K-9s kept in cruisers throughout Medina County

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Police throughout Medina County say Montville Township’s policy to leave police dogs in cruisers is not an uncommon practice. The Gazette surveyed every county police department with dogs after Montville Township’s K-9 died last week of injuries consistent with heat stroke after it was left in a police cruiser without air conditioning for four hours. Read More…

Bret Michaels fan receives star treatment for a week in New York City

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Fans dream about meeting their idols, but Johnny Kocisko can proudly call his idol his friend. Kocisko, 21, has been a longtime fan of Bret Michaels, the frontman of the rock band Poison, turned popular solo artist. “I love him, I have all his CDs,” Kocisko said. Last summer, he and his mother, Linda Rubinski, Read More…

Road closing today: Substation Road in Brunswick Hills Twp.

Substation Road, between Sleepy Hollow and Laurel roads in Brunswick Hills Township, will be closed today for a culvert replacement. The road is expected to reopen Tuesday, according to the township service department. South Carpenter Road, between Sleepy Hollow Road and Twain Circle, will close Oct. 6 for two days while workers repair the pavement 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…