December 19, 2014

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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. Lodi police Thursday, Dec. 11 8:41 p.m. — Lakeview Drive, police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Shane Riffle, 36, Akron, was charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Dec. 10 Read More…

Medina Township police pleased with new offices on Fenn Road

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Medina Township police officers were settling into new offices Monday afternoon at 4877 Fenn Road. “It was office space, but we made a couple of changes to suit our needs,” Police Chief David Arbogast said. The building was constructed as a Rustic Inn restaurant in 1995, and recently served as office space for the Hoffman Read More…

Medina Twp. police have a new home

Medina Township police will be moving into a new home today. The new building, at 4877 Fenn Road, just west of Pearl Road, was purchased last year by the township because the Police Department was outgrowing its offices. “They were just running out of space,” Trustee Ken DeMichael said. The township bought the one-story office Read More…

Appeals ruling: 2012 sobriety checkpoint may have been set up improperly

An appeals court ruled Monday that the arrest of a Medina man at a sobriety checkpoint in 2012 was improper because prosecutors failed to prove police followed procedure to set up the checkpoint. John Hirsch, 54, was one of three people arrested the night of Oct. 27, 2012, at a checkpoint on state Route 18 Read More…

High school students, adults learn life’s hard lessons at poverty simulation

United Way Executive Director Seth Kujat guides students in the Leadership Medina County class of 2015 through a brainstorming session Wednesday afternoon at Western Reserve Masonic Community on Nettleton Road in Medina Township. Kujat is a 2013 graduate of the leadership program. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

A Brunswick High school junior learned Wednesday what it’s like to be a single mom and struggle to survive. She was among members of Junior Leadership Medina County and Leadership Medina County who participated in a simulation designed to help understand the needs of people living in poverty. Colleen Rice, executive director of Leadership Medina Read More…

Annual Meadows Turkey Bowl raises $190,000

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Players in the annual Meadows Turkey Bowl again shattered last year’s record by raising $190,000 for charity. Now in its 25th year, what started at a Thanksgiving game among friends has morphed into an annual fundraiser. This year, 30 percent of the proceeds will go to the family of Peter Radke, a Medina husband and Read More…

History lesson: Weymouth School was once the first of its kind

An Ohio Historical Marker plaque, unveiled Saturday, honors the role community members played in supporting the school as the first school for disabled students in the state.
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A plaque from the state of Ohio now marks the historical importance of the Weymouth School in Medina Township which was the first county supported as the first school for disabled students in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Historical Marker plaque, which was unveiled Saturday, honors community members support of the school. Built in 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…

Meadows Turkey Bowl to benefit Medina Twp. family

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After Peter Radke, of Medina Township, died this summer while trying to save a 16-year-old girl from drowning in Lake Erie, the community rallied around his family. Now the sponsors of the Meadows Turkey Bowl will be pitching in to help the family this Thanksgiving. “We want to raise as much as we can to Read More…

Former trustee Bill Ostmann to fill open seat in Medina Township

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Medina Township trustees named Bill Ostmann as the new trustee at a special meeting Thursday. Ostmann, 58, will succeed Michael Todd, who resigned in July to take a position in the attorney general’s office in the Republic of Palau in the South Pacific. Ostmann is a former Medina Township trustee and has served in many Read More…