September 17, 2014

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

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Medina police Wednesday, Sept. 10 6:53 a.m. — 300 block Bronson St., quarters, groceries and other documents reported stolen from home. 8:31 a.m. — 800 block S. Progress Drive, report of two vehicles’ windows hit by pellets fired from a BB gun. 8:47 a.m. — Read More…

Treasurer to host tables to find residents’ unclaimed funds

Medina County residents can check if they have any unclaimed funds held by the state at more than a dozen locations this fall and winter, county Treasurer John Burke announced. Unclaimed funds are monies that have been left behind from past deposits or checks uncashed for five or more years. These funds are held by Read More…

Brushing up: Medina Township teen creates portraits ahead of yearlong apprenticeship

Sarah Griffith stands with the portraits she was commissioned to paint for Philpot Rubber Co. Sarah, 17, was commissioned by the company to create portraits of Philpott’s six presidents to be displayed at the corporate office in Brunswick. LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

You could call her a Renaissance woman, but Sarah Griffith is still in her teens. At 17, Sarah already is an accomplished portrait painter. She started selling her paintings online when she was 15. This fall, she plans to embark on a yearlong apprenticeship before attending college. Though she has a passion for art, Sarah Read More…

Construction begins on trail connecting Lake Medina to Reagan Parkway

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Construction workers have broken ground on a 1.6-mile trail that will connect the state Route 18 parking lot at Lake Medina in Medina Township to the Reagan Parkway Multipurpose Trail in Medina. Trail construction was approved in 2010 after the county was granted $590,000 from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. Cost estimates rose and Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint tonight on Pearl Road

MEDINA TWP.— The Medina County OVI Task Force along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, starting at 7 p.m., in the 3500 block of Pearl Road (U.S. Route 42), north of Fenn Road. In conjunction with the checkpoint, there also will be “saturation patrols” in the area to aggressively Read More…

Ohio’s statewide Buckeye Trail is being rerouted in Medina County

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Ohio’s Buckeye Trail is coming to downtown Medina. The Buckeye Trail — a 1,444-mile hiking trail that loops around the state of Ohio — runs north from the Medina County Park District’s Lester Rail Trail in York Township, north along on Abbeyville Road to Hamilton Road in Medina Township, and then east toward the Hinckley Read More…

Interviews for seat on Medina Township trustees to be public

Medina Township trustees plan to conduct public interviews in October with candidates for Trustee Michael Todd’s seat. Trustee Ken DeMichael said Sunday he and Trustee Ray Jarrett have been accepting resumes since Aug. 19 after they received Todd’s letter of resignation, effective Oct. 1. DeMichael said he and Jarrett will interview any applicants for the Read More…

Medina Twp. Trustee Mike Todd resigns over ‘indeterminate absence’

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Mike Todd, chairman of the Medina Township Board of Trustees, has submitted his resignation, effective Oct. 1. In an email sent to trustees Monday morning, Todd did not give a specific reason for quitting. “While I have enjoyed my last nearly nine years as trustee, the indeterminate nature of my absence leads me to make Read More…

Police throughout Medina County equipped with military gear

This refurbished military humvee serves as a public relations vehicle for the city of Brunswick. The city recieved four humvees in 2011 as part of a federal military surplus program. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

City police forces and countywide agencies have benefited from a federal program that provides them with military equipment. Property logs from the Ohio Department of Public Safety show seven military vehicles went to Medina County police departments. Brunswick got five of the vehicles, including a heavily armored, 18-ton MRAP — short for “mine-resistant ambush protected Read More…

Family who lost husband, father gives thanks for overwhelming support

Michelle Radke and her four children: from left, Hannah, 16, Isaac, 8, Owen, 11 and Brynn, 14. Husband and father Peter Radke died in May while trying to rescue a teenager in Lake Erie. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Michelle Radke says it’s difficult to adequately express her gratitude for the support her family has received following the death of her husband, who drowned 2½ months ago while trying to rescue a teenage girl in Lake Erie. “There are no words to thank everyone,” said Radke, of Medina Township. “We’re still getting cards in Read More…