May 4, 2016

Medina
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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…

Assault suspect sought by Medina Township police

The Medina Township Police Department has released a sketch of a bearded man in connection with its investigation into the reported sexual assault of a woman last week. The victim told police the man was driving a small white pickup, possibly a Ford Ranger, with two men inside. Police responded to a report of a Read More…

Social media outraged after Walmart tells veteran to collect for charity outside

Social media erupted in outrage over the weekend after a local woman accused Medina’s Walmart store of disrespecting a Marine Corps veteran by forcing him to collect donations for charity outside in the rain. A Facebook user under the name Janet Rodin posted a picture of veteran John Harkness standing in the rain. She included Read More…

Mike Meadows’ annual Turkey Bowl raises $230,000 in Medina Township

An annual football game in Medina Township broke its own record Thursday by raising $230,000 for charity, up from last year’s amount of $190,000. For 26 years, Mike Meadows has been hosting a Thanksgiving football game that organizers call “rough touch” in his Medina Township backyard. Then, 11 years ago, the idea came up to Read More…

Charges pending in hit-skip in Medina Township

Charges will be filed against a woman who turned herself in to police after allegedly leaving the scene moments after a vehicle she was driving hit a bicyclist on Tuesday, according to police. The cyclist, John Zavisza, is listed in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said Read More…

Medina RadioShack store is open still, but it’s getting a new name

Paul Sevougian is fighting the misconception that his store is closed. The former RadioShack store, at 4937 Grande Shops Avenue in Medina Township, has reached a branding agreement with Steren Electronics. “When RadioShack filed for bankruptcy and was going through its legal proceedings, it canceled everybody’s franchise contract across the country,” Sevougian said. Eighty-two outlets Read More…