March 4, 2015

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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 Wednesday, Feb. 25 9:04 a.m. — 900 block Smokerise Drive, resident reported theft of multiple items, including an iPad, JVC speakers, a Nintendo 3DSXL, Sony PSP, jewelry, multiple video games and other personal Read More…

Hot and cold: Firefighters extinguish flames in frigid temperatures

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Twenty-nine firefighters braved the extreme cold Thursday night and into Friday morning to put out a house fire in Brunswick Hills. The call came in at 8:55 p.m. from a passer-by that a residential house at 154 Substation Road was on fire, according to Brunswick Hills Fire Chief Anthony Strazzo. The owner of the home, Read More…

Medina County high school bands play at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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For more photos, check out our Facebook page. Three bands featuring high school students from Medina County competed in the 19th annual Tri-C High School Rock Off. The three groups — Never Surrender, A Thousand Paper Cranes and Covariance — made it to “The Final Exam” and performed Saturday at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall Read More…

Medina County park events for the rest of February 2015

Thomas Nguyen, of Copley Township, jumps on a sled to capture the action of his daughter, Skye, 5, sledding down the hill Sunday during Winter Fun Day at Greenleaf Park, 1674 S. Medina Line Road, Sharon Township. In addition to sledding, youngsters could don child-sized snow shoes and peek inside the park’s log cabin. Greenleaf is the Medina County Park District’s first park. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for February. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Wednesday • Nature Through the Seasons, Princess Ledges Nature Preserve, 4361 Spruce Ave., Brunswick Hills Township, 10 to 11 a.m. This program consists Read More…

Brunswick city, Brunswick Hills Township preparing to celebrate 200th birthday

The Usher and Waite Grocery, built more than a 100 years ago, on the southwest corner of Pearl and Center roads, in the center of Brunswick. The building is now known as the Lou-Ray building. (PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE BRUNSWICK AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

The communities of Brunswick and Brunswick Hills Township plan to celebrate their founding and joint histories this year with a bicentennial celebration. The Brunswick area was settled in 1815, and the 200th birthday will be a year-long celebration for Brunswick Hills Township and the city of Brunswick. The two communities were one — Brunswick Township 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…