May 23, 2015

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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…

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…

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

Matt Tifft, 18 (PHOTO PROVIDED)

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…

Spring begins for Hinckley Twp. this year as buzzards return again


More than 150 people welcomed the buzzards back to Hinckley Township on Sunday morning — including one man who made it his 30th year at the event. Chuck Vickers, a resident of the township, said he’s returned each year because it’s a staple of the community. “We only have one red light in Hinckley,” he Read More…

Will the buzzards be seen at this year’s Hinckley Twp. event?

Sharon Hosko, official buzzard spotter, points out a "kettle" or grouping of buzzards at Buzzard's Roost in the Hinckley Metropark Saturday morning.  LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

In her two previous ventures as Hinckley Reservation’s official buzzard spotter, Sharon Hosko said she’s learned an important lesson in sighting the birds’ return to the region. “It’s all about the weather,” said Hosko, who will lead more than 100 people expected to visit Buzzard Roost on Sunday morning in looking out for the vultures’ Read More…

Attorney General Mike DeWine sues Hinckley Twp. landscaper

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A Hinckley Township landscaper has been sued by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for allegedly failing to deliver services to at least nine Medina County customers. The attorney general’s office filed a civil lawsuit Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court against John M. Capone, of the 1300 block of Mattingly Road. The lawsuit alleges Read More…

Drug conspiracy indictment: Forged prescriptions filled at Medina County pharmacies

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Fifteen people have been charged in what prosecutors describe as a conspiracy to obtain thousands of prescription drugs illegally from pharmacies in Medina County and five other Northeast Ohio counties. Nine of the people were charged with racketeering. An 87-page, 206-count indictment against the group includes charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Read More…