July 29, 2015

Mostly clear

Former Medina County resident faces federal child porn charges

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A Wellington man is facing federal child pornography charges after a lengthy investigation by local and federal officials that traced online access to child pornography to the man’s phone and computer as far back as 2013. Ryan P. Reynolds, 29, was living in Medina County at the time the investigation by a detective working for 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 Sunday, June 14 2:02 p.m. — 300 block N. Huntington St.; purse reported stolen from inside an unlocked car. Tuesday, June 16 12:15 a.m. — 500 block S. Broadway St.; Jason D. Roberts, 28, Read More…

Man gets 10 years in prison for shooting alleged drug dealer

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A 49-year-old man will spend 10 years in prison for trying to kill his daughter’s alleged drug dealer in a Dairy Queen parking lot last year. Terry Yuschak, of Perrysville, was found guilty on all counts at a jury trial in April. His charges included attempted murder, felonious assault and having weapons while barred by Read More…

Family revives sports tradition on Medina Township barn

Korey and Liz Lamphear and their 21-month-old daughter, Izzy, stand against the family's century barn on Old Weymouth Road in Medina Township. They are joined by Korey's sister, Kim Lamphear, and her son, Kane, 6. The family painted "Go Cavs" on the barn to celebrate the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The barn at the corner of Weymouth and Old Weymouth Roads has been known as the “Go Browns” barn, the “Go Tribe” barn and now, a new moniker, the “Go Cavs” barn, thanks to the Lamphear family’s efforts to boost community pride. Last week, Korey Lamphear along with his wife, Liz, and his sister Kim, Read More…

Three adults charged in connection with teen who passed out $100 bills at school

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Three Medina adults have been charged with spending money that was brought home from school after a student who allegedly stole $25,000 from a grandparent gave $100 bills to classmates. Juvenile delinquency charges have been filed against two students as well: one who is accused of taking the money and another who is accused of Read More…

Plans for state Route 18 road project up for debate

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The Medina County Planning Commission will discuss the idea of installing medians on state Route 18 during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will be at 124 W. Washington St., Suite B-4, Medina. The widening project, proposed by the Ohio Department of Transportation, is still in the early stages with work not Read More…

Teen who gave out $100 bills at school charged with theft from elderly

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Juvenile delinquency charges have been filed against a teenager who police said handed out $100 bills at Claggett Middle School last month after he stole $25,000 from his 83-year-old grandfather. The boy, who was 13 years old at the time, was charged with delinquency by way of theft from the elderly, a third-degree felony for Read More…

Medina Twp. vendor sees Cavaliers shirts fly off shelves

Steve Terepka, of Medina, checks out the selection of celebratory Cleveland Cavaliers 
T-shirts on display Wednesday at MC Sports in Medina Township. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the NBA’s 2015 Eastern Conference championship Tuesday night and by Wednesday morning, T-shirts boasting the accomplishment were available at MC Sports in Medina Township. By noon, more than 15 shirts had been sold, including five shirts to one man who was picking up the items for his whole family. Sales continued Read More…

France honors World War II vet from Medina Township

Rollene Potemski points out her father in a lineup photograph of the U.S. Army's 97th Infantry, 3rd Battalion, 386th Regiment. Her father, Roland Martin, was awarded a medal from the country of France this year as thanks from the country of France for helping to liberate it from Nazi control during World War II. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

The French government has honored a World War II veteran from Medina Township with a distinguished medal for his service during the war. Roland Martin, 91, served in the U.S. Army during the liberation of France, which at the time was occupied by Nazi Germany. “I was very surprised,” Martin said of receiving the award Read More…

Medina school district asserts immunity against lawsuit over teen’s suicide

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Medina Schools argued Tuesday that the district has “immunity” from fault in a lawsuit filed by the father of a 14-year-old boy who killed himself just days after a school counselor was warned he may be suicidal. The boy’s father, Richard Baab, accused the counselor, Julia Copley, in a wrongful death lawsuit for failing to Read More…