November 24, 2014

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

Note: This page is updated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Wadsworth police Saturday, Nov. 8 12:52 p.m. — 1000 block Williams Reserve Blvd., police responded to a report of a fight between two men outside their vehicles. 11:54 a.m. — 600 block Trease Road, police Read More…

New rape charges filed against 75-year-old former Hinckley Twp. man

James Selch

A 75-year-old former Hinckley Township man who was charged in September with raping two young girls was indicted last week with raping a young man. James I. Selch now is facing a total of three counts of raping a child under age 13, three counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition. The 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…

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…

Hinckley Twp. couple designs disc golf course for Medina’s new park

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A new disc golf course is being carved out of the woods along the south side of the Champion Creek multipurpose trail as part of Medina’s new Stanbery and Maxine Nichols Park. The 11-basket course, which can be accessed from the parking lot of Sam Masi Park on Gates Mills Boulevard, off Shaker Drive and Read More…

Hinckley Twp. resident, 74, charged with raping, molesting children

James Selch

A 74-year-old Hinckley Township man pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to raping and molesting two children from 2006 to 2007. James I. Selch, of the 1300 block of Daleside Drive, is being held at the Medina County Jail on $250,000 cash bond. Selch is charged with three counts of raping a child under age 13 Read More…

Hinckley couple creates certified wildlife sanctuary in their backyard

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Bill and Connie Ogilvie have been carefully crafting their property into a wildlife sanctuary for more than six years. Their efforts to create a garden space that improves habitats for birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife has gotten the attention of the National Wildlife Federation, which recently recognized their property as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Read More…

Ohio’s statewide Buckeye Trail is being rerouted in Medina County

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Ohio’s Buckeye Trail is coming to downtown Medina. The Buckeye Trail — a 1,444-mile hiking trail that loops around the state of Ohio — runs north from the Medina County Park District’s Lester Rail Trail in York Township, north along on Abbeyville Road to Hamilton Road in Medina Township, and then east toward the Hinckley Read More…

Hinckley Twp. bar cited for drugs, gambling

Staff and wire reports State investigators filed more than 200 drug-related administrative charges against liquor permits in Ohio last year, including one in Medina County. The Ohio Investigative Unit reported its agents filed 267 administrative charges against liquor permits for drug use, possession or sales, and sales or possession of drug paraphernalia in 2013. The Read More…

Two townships plan to upgrade fire departments

Officials in Hinckley and Brunswick Hills townships plan to upgrade their fire departments to meet the needs of their growing communities. Hinckley trustees have approved work on a new fire station on Ridge Road (state Route 94), about a quarter-mile south of the station at state Routes 94 and 303. Work on the $1.5 million Read More…