May 29, 2016

Medina
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Hinckley Township hires Parma captain to be fire chief

Hinckley Township will soon welcome a new fire chief — Mel Morgan, a captain at Parma Fire Department. Township trustees appointed Morgan at a Monday night meeting, according to Trustee Martha Catherwood. Morgan, a 54-year-old Broadview Heights resident, has served in the Parma Fire Department for 33 years, about 20 of which as a captain. Read More…

Medina County building chief: Hinckley Township fire station not fully certified

The Hinckley Fire Department moved into a new fire station in December, but almost five months later the new building does not yet have a certificate of occupancy, according to public documents provided by the Medina County Building Department. Ohio Building Code requires all new buildings or structures to receive such a certificate before being Read More…

Hinckley Township association tackles lead violation

A Hinckley Township community association received a lead violation for its drinking water last November and notified consumers more than two months later, according to Ohio Environmental Protection Agency documents. The Echo Lake Community Association was found in violation of Ohio EPA lead level guidelines when sites tested by an association representative showed 0.0186 milligrams Read More…

Road construction ahead for Medina County

Expect to see a lot of orange cones on some roads in Medina County this year. The Ohio Department of Transportation will be working on 14 road and bridge projects valued at more than $49.3 million during construction season in the county. Some already are in progress, such as the Fenn Road-U.S. Route 42 intersection Read More…

UPDATES: Two dead in Hinckley Township shooting; housemate charged

A 42-year-old man was charged Friday with the shooting deaths of two of his housemates, police said. Dean Simms, 42, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder after Cindy Gesaman, 52, and Randy Szychowicz, 45, were found dead in their Hinckley Township home Friday morning, according to Hinckley police. Hinckley police and Brunswick police Read More…

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

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

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

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)

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

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…