June 29, 2015


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…

Montville asking voters for money to maintain township roads

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Montville Township trustees are asking residents to approve a 1-mill levy for roads on the May 5 primary ballot. Trustee Jeff Brandon said the levy, if passed, would be the first roads-related issue for Montville Township since about 1995. “It’s pretty simple,” he said. “The levy would bring in about $350,000 per year in additional Read More…

Family puzzled after woman dies following police chase through Medina

Alexandra Jones, left, is shown with her mother, Teresa Morris, right, in a photo posted to Jones’ Facebook page. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Nick Glunt and Katie Anderson | The Gazette A woman killed in a car crash Monday night, ending a police chase in Medina, was expecting a second grandchild in September. “Now she’s not going to meet her newest grandchild,” said Sonja Lute, the woman’s sister. “This has all just thrown me for a loop.” Teresa Read More…