April 27, 2015

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Medina resident forms softball tournament to benefit Special Olympics

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A Medina man is going to bat for Special Olympics athletes in Medina County with a charity softball tournament. Bill Biegel, who has been a softball coach for Special Olympic athletes in the county for the past 15 years, announced the formation of an all-day softball tournament to raise money for the county’s Special Olympic 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…

Family puzzled after woman dies following police chase through Medina

Alexandra Jones, left, is shown with her mother, Teresa Morris, right, in a photo posted to Jones’ Facebook page. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Nick Glunt and Katie Anderson | The Gazette A woman killed in a car crash Monday night, ending a police chase in Medina, was expecting a second grandchild in September. “Now she’s not going to meet her newest grandchild,” said Sonja Lute, the woman’s sister. “This has all just thrown me for a loop.” Teresa Read More…

Charges pending against boy who passed out thousands to classmates

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Charges are pending in the case of a 13-year-old Claggett Middle School student accused of taking $25,000 from his grandfather and passing out thousands in $100 bills to classmates at school last week. The Medina and Medina Township police departments still are investigating the case and trying to recover the money, but charges are pending Read More…

Police: Pair dumped Medina Twp. man’s body in Canaan Twp. oilfield

Nathaniel Abshire

Two people have been arrested and charged with leaving a dead Medina Township man’s body in a Wayne County oilfield last week. Wayne County Sheriff’s Capt. Doug Hunter said the pair who were arrested — Virginia Dininger, 32, of Litchfield Township, and Matthew Miller, 32, of Wooster — reported they found Nathaniel Abshire, 22, dead Read More…

Peter Radke honored for his heroism after he died saving drowning girl

Peter Radke

Last June the waters off Huntington Beach Park in Bay Village became a choppy mix of heroism and tragedy. After Peter Radke, 43, of Medina Township, witnessed a young girl struggling just beyond the breakers, he jumped in to save her. The girl was pulled to safety, but Radke lost his life. Now Radke is Read More…

Brunswick man gets prison for July standoff with police

Gary Grimes Jr.

A Brunswick man was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to inducing panic and abduction in connection with a four-hour standoff with police in July. The charges against Gary Grimes Jr., 40, carried firearm specifications alleging he carried a gun while committing crimes, which mandate prison time. According to police reports, Read More…

Amid RadioShack closings, family-owned location stays open in Medina Township

The RadioShack store in the Medina Grande Shops Plaza is family-owned and isn’t affected by the national corporation’s announcement that 82 outlets in Ohio will be closed. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

The RadioShack store in the Medina Grande Shops Plaza will remain open despite the national corporation announcement last week that 82 outlets across Ohio will close as part of a bankruptcy filing. Store owner Paul Sevougian said his Medina Township business is family-owned and not involved in the bankruptcy case. “Even if RadioShack folds entirely, Read More…

Young adult ministry hosting free Valentine’s Day meal

A group of young adults at Cornerstone Chapel are showing their love for the community by hosting a free meal on Valentine’s Day. “We thought what better way to show love for the community than by hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner,” said Nancy Kemp of Contact Young Adult Ministry at Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road, Read More…

No one injured in fire at Denny’s on Route 18

The Denny’s restaurant on state Route 18, west of Interstate 71 in Medina Township, was evacuated Sunday after an early morning fire broke out in a front wall. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Nick Glunt and David Knox | The Gazette No one was injured when customers and employees evacuated the all-night Denny’s restaurant in Medina Township after an electrical fire broke out in a wall early Sunday. The fire was reported at about 3:45 a.m. and contained in the front wall of the restaurant, 3105 Medina Road Read More…