October 23, 2014

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

Note: This page is updated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Medina police Wednesday, Oct. 15 3:02 p.m. — 1100 block N. Court St., caller complained about a man sitting in a vehicle with no pants on. Officers were unable to find the man. 6:30 p.m. Read More…

2014 trick or treat times, dates across Medina County

TRICK OR TREAT Saturday, Oct. 25 • Hinckley Township, Halloween Haunt, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Center and Ridge roads. Hinckley area businesses will open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Participants can carve pumpkins and fire trucks will be on display. Sunday, Oct. 26 • Granger Township, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 • Wadsworth, 6 to 8 p.m. Read More…

Meadows Turkey Bowl to benefit Medina Twp. family

Peter Radke

After Peter Radke, of Medina Township, died this summer while trying to save a 16-year-old girl from drowning in Lake Erie, the community rallied around his family. Now the sponsors of the Meadows Turkey Bowl will be pitching in to help the family this Thanksgiving. “We want to raise as much as we can to Read More…

Former trustee Bill Ostmann to fill open seat in Medina Township

Bill Ostmann

Medina Township trustees named Bill Ostmann as the new trustee at a special meeting Thursday. Ostmann, 58, will succeed Michael Todd, who resigned in July to take a position in the attorney general’s office in the Republic of Palau in the South Pacific. Ostmann is a former Medina Township trustee and has served in many Read More…

Medina Township trustees to pick from field of six

The Medina Township trustees say they hope to pick a candidate to replace Mike Todd at a meeting next week. Todd resigned from his trustee’s post in July after moving to the Republic of Palau in the South Pacific to take a job as the head of the Criminal Division for the island of Koror. Read More…

Survey consensus: K-9s kept in cruisers throughout Medina County

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Police throughout Medina County say Montville Township’s policy to leave police dogs in cruisers is not an uncommon practice. The Gazette surveyed every county police department with dogs after Montville Township’s K-9 died last week of injuries consistent with heat stroke after it was left in a police cruiser without air conditioning for four hours. Read More…

Medina Twp. trustee Mike Todd resigned for job on South Pacific island

Mike Todd

Former Medina Township Trustee Michael Todd sat down in May with his wife, Wendy, and daughters, Eva and Giselle, and told them he was making a big move. Todd had accepted a position in the attorney general’s office for the Republic of Palau, a tiny archipelago in the South Pacific, more than 8,000 miles away Read More…

Six applicants offer cases for filling vacant Medina Twp. trustee seat


Medina Township trustees Wednesday interviewed six candidates vying for the trustee seat that was vacated when Michael Todd resigned in July. Each candidate was asked 10 questions — five by Trustee Ken DeMichael and five by Trustee Ray Jarrett. Each interview was allotted 20 minutes. DeMichael said a decision on the appointment would be made Read More…

PHOTO: Going to catch a whopper of a weekend

Joseph Kollins, of Medina, casts a line at Lake Medina in Medina Township on Thursday afternoon. The weather forecast looks good for outdoor activities this weekend — highs in the mid- to upper 70s and an abundance of sun. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Recent graduate, 18, from Middleburg Heights dies in I-71 crash

Renee Ondrejech, 18, of Middleburg Heights, died in a crash on Wednesday. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

An 18-year-old Middleburg Heights student died Wednesday when her stalled car was struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 71 in Medina Township. Renee Ondrejech was northbound when her car broke down in the right lane of the highway and was rear-ended by the semitrailer, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. She was pronounced dead at Read More…