October 6, 2015

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Medina County police use sobriety checkpoints as tool to keep roads safer

Officers Jeffrey Lee of Brunswick and Joe Rose of Wadsworth work at the W. 130th Street OVI checkpoint last Friday night.

By design, OVI sobriety checkpoints in Medina County are well-publicized events. The Medina County OVI Task Force publishes advance notice three times, the final one letting motorists know precisely where they’ll be and at what time. “We’re not out here to hide in the dark and pounce on somebody,” Brunswick Lt. Brian Ohlin said. “It’s Read More…

Hinckley Twp. trustees to vote on 10-year plan by end of July

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Hinckley Township is putting the final touches on a 10-year master development plan for the community. The township held a public hearing on the plan Monday, and trustees plan to vote on the plan at the end of July. “We wanted to be consistent with what the community wanted,” Trustee Martha Catherwood said. The plan Read More…

Hinckley Twp. trustees to hear discussion of 10-year plan

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The Hinckley Township Trustees will have a public hearing on the community’s 10-year comprehensive plan at 6:30 p.m. today at Hinckley Township Hall, 1410 Ridge Road. The plan has been developed over the last six months. Community members were solicited for their opinions by consultants OHM Advisors, hired by the township. OHM, based in Michigan, 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 Sunday, June 14 2:02 p.m. — 300 block N. Huntington St.; purse reported stolen from inside an unlocked car. Tuesday, June 16 12:15 a.m. — 500 block S. Broadway St.; Jason D. Roberts, 28, Read More…

Man likely dies of heroin overdose in Hinckley

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A Hinckley Township man was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose at his home Saturday, about a week after a heroin overdose nearly killed a woman at the same location. Hinckley Township police were called to a home in the 800 block of Aldon Drive about 6:16 p.m. Saturday and found a 34-year-old man Read More…

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…

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…

Body found near Hinckley Twp. park in suspected suicide

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HINCKLEY  — A man was found dead on Sunday near the Hinckley Reservation in what officials said appears to be a suicide. The body of Garrett Janos, 25, of Cuyahoga Falls, was found by two walkers, who notified Hinckley Township police. Police responded to the 2200 block of Parker Road and met with the walkers, who Read More…

Hinckley native ready to race at NASCAR event today

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An 18-year-old from Hinckley Township will take the next step in his motorsports dreams today on a NASCAR race track. Matt Tifft, a Highland High School graduate, will race in the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va. Qualifying begins at 11:30 a.m. and the race will Read More…

75-year-old man sentenced to 21 years in prison for rape

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A 75-year-old former Hinckley Township man was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Thursday for raping two young girls and a young man in his care. James I. Selch had pleaded no contest last month to charges of rape and gross sexual imposition, first- and third-degree felonies. He also was labeled a Tier III Read More…