February 7, 2016

Medina
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Police arrest 3 men suspected in Medina, Montville Twp. break-ins

Three men have been arrested after police linked them this week to a rash of car break-ins throughout the city of Medina and Montville Township. Tyrell T. Dumas, 19, and Matthew R. Lozada, 19, each were charged with theft of a firearm, third-degree felonies. Antwaun L. Murray, 18, was charged with receiving stolen property, a Read More…

Chelsea Cares blankets offer love and comfort to sick children, families

Betty Platner poses with pillows and crafting materials in the basement of her Montville Township home, where she stores hundreds of blankets and pillowcases that will be donated to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Akron Children's Hospital. Platner and her family have since 2007 led a nonprofit organization that donates the items. (NICK GLUNT /GAZETTE)

Since 2007, more than 10,000 sick children at Akron Children’s Hospital have received homemade blankets and pillowcases donated by a local organization. Betty Platner, who helps lead the nonprofit organization, told The Gazette on Sunday that she and her family donate the items out of a sense of empathy. “My granddaughter, when she was 20 Read More…

Montville Twp. town hall update moving forward

The Montville Township town hall located on Wadsworth Road is undergoing an expansion. Officials said the project totals $3.5 million. (BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE)

The old Poe School has been a pillar to the Montville Township community through the years. The school house, at 6665 Wadsworth Road, was built in 1923. It has housed Montville Township’s Administration Building for years. Now township trustees are investing $3.5 million to update the Safety Services Center, which is next door, and add Read More…

No felony charges for shots fired into Montville Twp. home in June

A Montville Township police officer examines the point at which a bullet grazed a home on Parnham Drive earlier this month. (FILE PHOTO)

Felony charges will not be filed against a group of target-shooters accused of accidentally hitting a house in Montville Township in June. Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman said Tuesday he was not confident the incident rose to the level of felony charges. “The police worked hard on this case and did a diligent investigation,” Holman Read More…

Brunswick Hills Twp. woman admits in court to stealing $190,000

Julie Beeching listens as her former employer, Ron Bammerlin, tells a judge how his Montville Township business was affected after Beeching stole from him over a six-year period. At left is Beeching’s attorney, Ron Spears. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A Medina County judge ordered a Brunswick Hills Township woman on Monday to pay back more than $190,000 she admitted to stealing from her former employer. Julie Beeching, 48, of the 4700 block of Grafton Road, pleaded guilty in July to a charge of theft, a third-degree felony punishable by up to three years in Read More…

Route 18 Corridor Project will go on despite median debate

This section of Medina Road, between Foote and River Styx roads would be widened to five lanes, two in each direction with a center turn lane, under a proposed widening plan for state Route 18 by the Ohio Department of Transportation. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

The Route 18 Corridor Project, scheduled for construction in spring 2019, will progress with or without boulevard islands. The Ohio Department of Transportation would like to stay neutral on the issue of constructing three islands in the middle of the $18.2 million state Route 18 widening project. ODOT would prefer that Medina Township and Montville Read More…

Rittman man sentenced to 15 years for causing fatal wreck

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A 27-year-old Rittman man will spend 15 years in prison for causing a fatal crash last year while high on drugs in which a teenaged girl was killed and two others injured. Jeremy Goodrich was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and three counts of drug possession for methamphetamine, heroin Read More…

Former Blue Heron golf course now a park in Montville Twp.

Montville Township’s newest park is the former Blue Heron Golf Course. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The former Blue Heron Golf Course is now a Montville Township park. The 252 acres are open to the public, but township trustees emphasized at a meeting Monday that some safety concerns remain. “As time goes on, we’ll identify all these issues,” Trustee Sally Albrecht said. “In the long run, this park is going to Read More…

Route 18 project in Montville Twp. could reduce lanes

Workers from Karvo Paving Co. of Stow in Summit County repave stretches of state Route 18 near the Interstate 71 interchange Thursday. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

A road resurfacing project at state Route 18 and Interstate 71 in Medina and Montville Township could close the interchange to one lane in both directions for the next few weeks. Joyce Miller, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation, said Friday that the project is a continuation from work that was done last Read More…

NEXUS gas pipeline sues four in Medina County to gain access to survey land

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Katie Anderson and Nick Glunt | The Gazette The NEXUS Gas Transmission Pipeline has filed a lawsuit against the owners of four properties in Medina County, saying they repeatedly “refuse to grant NEXUS access” to survey their land. The company’s lawsuit asks a judge to allow access to conduct survey work. The lawsuit was filed Read More…