April 2, 2015

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Sobriety checkpoint set for state Route 18 in Montville Twp. tonight

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The Medina County OVI Task Force announced it will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight in Montville Township. The checkpoint, in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will be held st 9 p.m. in the 3400 block of state Route 18, east of River Styx Road. Checkpoints are funded by federal grants, and police are Read More…

Montville police sergeant found guilty, fined $500 in death of his K-9 partner

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A Montville Township police sergeant was convicted Wednesday in the death of his K-9 partner that died after being left in a cruiser for four hours on a hot September day. Medina Municipal Judge Dale H. Chase fined Sgt. Brett Harrison $500, but opted not to punish him with jail or probation. Harrison had waived Read More…

Trial in Montville police dog’s death to begin

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A Montville Township police sergeant is scheduled to stand trial today on charges that he negligently killed his canine partner by leaving him in his police cruiser on a hot day in September. Sgt. Brett Harrison, who cared for the dog at home while off duty, lost two weeks of pay and a week’s worth Read More…

FEMA grant to help raze house in Montville Twp. flood plain

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A FEMA grant will allow Medina County to demolish a house in a flood plain on River Styx Road in Montville Township. The Medina County Emergency Management Agency said Monday the county was one of two communities in Northeast Ohio awarded a Flood Mitigation Assistance grant. The county will receive $224,670 to purchase private property Read More…

Semi rollover closes I-71 south of Route 18 in Montville Twp.

A semi rollover crash on Interstate 71 has closed the road south of state Route 18. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MONTVILLE TWP. POLICE)

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Medina post is working a semi rollover crash that has crushed the front-end of another vehicle and closed Interstate 71 south of state Route 18 in Montville Township. A dispatcher for the Medina post said the crash happened at about 7:20 a.m. He said it’s unclear whether there are any 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. Lodi police Monday, March 2 7:35 p.m. — Highland Drive, police responded to a domestic disturbance between a mother and daughter. While they were in the apartment, police reported a 23-year-old man who was present Read More…

Indictments leveled for alleged ID theft scheme spanning three counties

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Four men arrested in December in connection with a complex identity theft ring spanning several counties have been indicted in Summit County. Prosecutors filed an 84-count indictment against Ming Chun Shi, Hue Dong Dong, Wen Fei Shi and Yu Liu on charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, forgery and identity theft. The Read More…

Holiday Inn among $10M in Medina County construction projects

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Three construction projects with a total value of more than $10 million are coming to Medina County. Two are business expansions and the third is a planned hotel. “It’s been a very busy winter,” Medina County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Bethany Dentler said. Dentler discussed the expansion projects Tuesday with county commissioners. The smallest Read More…

Trial date set for police sergeant in K-9 death

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The trial for a Montville Township police sergeant accused of neglecting his K-9 police dog, which died of heat stroke after it was left in a cruiser for several hours on a hot day, is scheduled for March 25 in Medina Municipal Court. Sgt. Brett Harrison faces two counts of animal cruelty, second-degree misdemeanors that Read More…

Holiday Inn Express to be built in Montville Township

A $9.9 million hotel to be built in Montville Township should be completed just in time for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Construction on the four-story, 92-room Holiday Inn Express at 5185 Gateway Drive, east of the Interstate 71-state Route 18 interchange, could start as early as April. “Our goal is to start Read More…