November 24, 2014

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This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Wadsworth police Saturday, Nov. 8 12:52 p.m. — 1000 block Williams Reserve Blvd., police responded to a report of a fight between two men outside their vehicles. 11:54 a.m. — 600 block Trease Road, police 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.
Loren Genson / Gazette

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


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

Peter Radke

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

Bill Ostmann

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…

Medina Township trustees to pick from field of six

The Medina Township trustees say they hope to pick a candidate to replace Mike Todd at a meeting next week. Todd resigned from his trustee’s post in July after moving to the Republic of Palau in the South Pacific to take a job as the head of the Criminal Division for the island of Koror. 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…

Medina Twp. trustee Mike Todd resigned for job on South Pacific island

Mike Todd

Former Medina Township Trustee Michael Todd sat down in May with his wife, Wendy, and daughters, Eva and Giselle, and told them he was making a big move. Todd had accepted a position in the attorney general’s office for the Republic of Palau, a tiny archipelago in the South Pacific, more than 8,000 miles away Read More…

Six applicants offer cases for filling vacant Medina Twp. trustee seat


Medina Township trustees Wednesday interviewed six candidates vying for the trustee seat that was vacated when Michael Todd resigned in July. Each candidate was asked 10 questions — five by Trustee Ken DeMichael and five by Trustee Ray Jarrett. Each interview was allotted 20 minutes. DeMichael said a decision on the appointment would be made Read More…

PHOTO: Going to catch a whopper of a weekend

Joseph Kollins, of Medina, casts a line at Lake Medina in Medina Township on Thursday afternoon. The weather forecast looks good for outdoor activities this weekend — highs in the mid- to upper 70s and an abundance of sun. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)