June 2, 2015

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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…

Man found guilty of attempted murder in Dairy Queen shooting

A 49-year-old Perrysville man was convicted Wednesday in the attempted murder of a Brunswick man at a Dairy Queen parking lot last year. A jury found Terry M. Yuschak guilty on all counts — attempted murder, felonious assault and having weapons while barred by a court. Yuschak also was convicted of a firearms specification that Read More…

Trial begins in shooting case; prosecutor says father targeted drug dealer

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Prosecutors said at trial Monday that a man accused of a shooting at a Dairy Queen parking lot last year in Medina Township was trying to kill his daughter’s drug dealer. Terry Yuschak, 49, of Perrysville, is charged with attempted murder, felonious assault and having weapons while barred by a court. He’s also charged with Read More…

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…