February 28, 2015

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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 Friday, Feb. 20 11:30 a.m. — Grandview Street, an officer responded to the Lodi Water Treatment Plant in response to a theft report. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Feb. 18 2:44 a.m. — Rainbow and 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

Brett Harrison

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…

Parma man pleads guilty to being getaway driver for robbery

Kevin Tate Jr.

A 22-year-old Parma man pleaded guilty Monday to driving a getaway car in 2013 after a woman was robbed at gunpoint in a Montville Township grocery store parking lot. Kevin Tate Jr. accepted a plea bargain with Medina County prosecutors, agreeing to plead guilty in exchange for reduced charges. Tate is scheduled to be sentenced Read More…

Salt outpost planned by ODOT to benefit Medina, Lorain counties

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to build a truck and salt storage facility at the former Grafton prison farm on state Route 83 in Lorain County. The facility, projected to cost $4.4 million, is expected to be approved by the State Controlling Board as part of $100 million in state bond funds for building Read More…

Kenneth Alex Grad gets 24 years in prison for abusing infant son; maintains innocence

Kenneth Alex Grad was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday morning on charges of felonious assault and endangering children. He was convicted last month of brutally abusing his infant son in 2008. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Convicted infant abuser Kenneth Alex Grad was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Grad, 44, formerly of Montville Township, was found guilty of felonious assault and endangering children — six second-degree felonies and two third-degree felonies — by a Medina County jury last month. Grad was accused of Read More…

Montville Twp.’s Larry Obhof again to serve as Ohio House majority whip

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State lawmakers conducted opening ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly, officially marking the beginning of the new legislative session. During the ceremonies, members of the Ohio Senate unanimously re-elected Sen. Larry Obhof, R–Montville Township, to serve as majority whip. Obhof has served as whip since January 2013. He’s represented the 22nd Senate District, which includes Read More…

Montville Twp. man sues companies for soliciting him with his credit information

A Montville Township man is suing several businesses from around the nation, accusing them of illegally obtaining information about his credit history. Robert Nieto, of Hedgewood Drive, filed two lawsuits Dec. 26 against four firms: Pinnacle Consumer Group, based in Dallas; Island Group Partners, based in Brooklyn, New York; the Law Offices of Brett E. Read More…

Kenneth Alex Grad found guilty of brutally abusing infant son

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A Medina County jury decided Thursday that Kenneth Alex Grad, formerly of Montville Township, was responsible for injuries to his 41-day-old son in 2008. After deliberating for a day and a half, the jury of four women and eight men reached its verdict about 3 p.m. Thursday. Grad, 44, was found guilty of three counts Read More…