July 1, 2016

Medina
Partly sunny
75°F
 

5 Medina County bars OK’d to stay open late during RNC

Last call could be as late as 4 a.m. for five county bars during the Republican National Convention. The Ohio Division of Liquor Control notified 433 applicants in Northeast Ohio last week of the approval of a special liquor permit for the week of the convention, July 18-21, according to a spokesperson. Among them are Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled in Medina Township on Saturday

The Medina County OVI Task Force will set up a sobriety checkpoint in Medina Township Saturday evening, according to a press release. The exact location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning. According to the press release, the checkpoint, which is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, is funded by federal grants. “Citizens Read More…

Credit card skimmers found at gas station in Medina Township

Medina Township police are investigating “three or four incidents” of a credit card skimmer used at a gas station pump this week. Chief David Arbogast said several credit cards were reported “compromised” and “a common thread was the Circle K” at 3809 Pearl Road. The device was found clipped inside the credit card reader inside Read More…

5 Medina County businesses seek later last call for GOP convention

For a few days in July, “last call” may be pushed back 90 minutes. Several Medina County bars and hotels hope to cater to delegates visiting Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. Five bars and restaurants in the county have applied through the Ohio Division of Liquor Control to stay open until 4 a.m. July Read More…

Montville Township, Medina Township police certified by state advisory board

The Montville Township and Medina Township police departments have been certified as meeting new standards of practice by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. They join Medina Police Department and the Medina County Sheriff’s Office as other law enforcement agencies in the county to have adopted and implemented the new standards. The board was formed Read More…

Road construction ahead for Medina County

Expect to see a lot of orange cones on some roads in Medina County this year. The Ohio Department of Transportation will be working on 14 road and bridge projects valued at more than $49.3 million during construction season in the county. Some already are in progress, such as the Fenn Road-U.S. Route 42 intersection Read More…

Medina Township Police Department offers safe zone for Craigslist transactions

As people buy and sell items over the internet, safety issues may arise when the exchange takes place at a location away from a watchful eye. The Medina Township Police Department has taken notice and last week created what it intends to be a safe haven for transactions with two dedicated parking spots in its Read More…

Teen reported missing from Skateland

A teen was reported missing from Medina Skateland at 8 p.m. Thursday, according to a media release from Medina Township police. Police had responded to a call at Skateland, 3789 Pearl Road, Medina Township, in reference to a juvenile that had parted ways with a group of friends. Alyssa Cunningham, 17, made a call to Read More…

Medina Township hires DeHoff as new administrator

Medina Township’s longtime fiscal officer will step into a new position April 1. Linda DeHoff’s term expires in about a month. At that time, she will move into the newly created position of township administrator. The move was announced at a trustees meeting Friday. The township administrator will work 40 hours a week, 9 a.m. Read More…

Former Medina Township employee spars with trustees after position eliminated

Despite bringing in more than $600,000 in grants in her nine years on the job, Laurie Shoemaker’s job with Medina Township was eliminated on Jan. 4 during an organizational meeting by township trustees. Shoemaker, the township’s special projects coordinator, said she was making $30,000 when her position was eliminated. Trustee Ray Jarrett disagreed with her Read More…