September 2, 2015

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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…

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…