March 6, 2015

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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…

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…

Brunswick man gets prison for July standoff with police

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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…

Stick a pin in them, Route 18 business inflatables are done

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The four-year battle between the Bill Doraty Kia auto dealership and Medina Township over the use of rooftop inflatable displays has come to an end. Township trustees voted Friday not to amend a portion of the zoning code that would allow businesses in the state Route 18 commercial district to use inflatables. “There was a 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…