August 4, 2015

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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…

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. Medina police Sunday, June 14 2:02 p.m. — 300 block N. Huntington St.; purse reported stolen from inside an unlocked car. Tuesday, June 16 12:15 a.m. — 500 block S. Broadway St.; Jason D. Roberts, 28, Read More…

Rittman man pleads guilty to causing fatal wreck in Montville

Jeremy Goodrich, 27, of Rittman, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and drug possession. He's accused of killing a teenager girl and injuring two others in a crash in August. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A 27-year-old Rittman man pleaded guilty Monday to causing a head-on crash that killed a teenager and sent two others to a hospital with serious injuries. Jeremy Goodrich is charged with a count of aggravated vehicular homicide, a second-degree felony; two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, third-degree felonies; and three drug possession counts for methamphetamine, Read More…

Golf outing to raise funds for SHC/The Arc of Medina County

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SHC/The Arc of Medina County will host its third golf outing at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at Medina Country Club, 5588 Wedgewood Road, in Lafayette Township. For $135, participants will receive a boxed lunch, beverages and dinner, as well as a chance to win a number of contests on the course. Proceeds will benefit the Read More…

Montville Twp. residents want solution to stray shots hitting homes

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

Residents from Parnham Drive packed the Montville Township trustees meeting Tuesday night seeking solutions for stray bullets that have hit homes in their neighborhood. Trustees offered sympathy, but said there aren’t any local solutions. Trustee Ron Bischof said townships are limited in the regulations they can adopt. He said the residents’ best bet is to Read More…

Stray shots spark Montville Twp. residents’ call for action

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

Residents of a Montville Township neighborhood are calling on trustees for protection after a bullet fired a mile away struck a home on Parnham Drive this week. The incident occurred two years after the next-door neighbor’s home was hit. Eric Stasiowski told The Gazette in an interview Friday that he was on his back porch Read More…

Plans for state Route 18 road project up for debate

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The Medina County Planning Commission will discuss the idea of installing medians on state Route 18 during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will be at 124 W. Washington St., Suite B-4, Medina. The widening project, proposed by the Ohio Department of Transportation, is still in the early stages with work not Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: Montville voters bump road levy

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Montville Township voters shot down a proposed 1-mill levy for road maintenance Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. The continuous levy would have generated $354,800 annually — alleviating strain on the general fund, Township Trustee Jeff Brandon said. “I am disappointed but we will certainly work with what we’ve Read More…

Single-vehicle crash injures one, cuts power in Montville Twp.

Montville police responded to a one-vehicle crash on East Smith Road early Monday morning. The vehicle went off the road and hit a telephone pole. The driver was not seriously injured. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

A driver with a medical emergency was not seriously injured when his vehicle struck a utility pole on East Smith Road at 4:43 a.m. Monday in Montville Township. Montville police Lt. Matthew Neil said a man suffering from a medical emergency went off the road between Glenmore Way and Champion Creek. “We learned afterward that Read More…