March 6, 2015

Medina
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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…

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…

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…

Former Hinckley Township man, 75, pleads no contest to rape

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A 75-year-old former Hinckley Township man pleaded no contest Thursday to raping and molesting two young girls and a young man. James I. Selch was found guilty of three counts of raping children under age 13, three counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition. They are first- and third-degree felonies. He faces Read More…

Five vehicles involved in back-to-back crashes, no serious injuries reported

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Two crashes minutes apart Monday at the same intersection in Hinckley Township involved five vehicles but resulted in no serious injuries. The first crash at State Road and state Route 303 (Center Road) happened just before 1 p.m. when Treva Bane, of Parma Heights, drove her southbound sport utility vehicle through the intersection, failing to Read More…

Hinckley Reservation may see drones flying overhead to monitor park health

The Cleveland Metroparks, including the Hinckley Reservation, has gotten permission to use small drones to monitor the health of the system’s parks throughout northeast Ohio. The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircrafts Systems Center received authorization to operate 1.5-pound drones for the parks system. A Metroparks official said in a statement that the drones will provide photographs and 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…