May 25, 2015

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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…

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 Tuesday, April 14 8:13 a.m. — 900 block Weymouth Road, police met with the Medina Park Department after it was reported that someone had damaged grass areas of Reagan Park with a vehicle. 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…

Cleveland man sentenced to 8 years for armed robbery in grocery store parking lot

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While a jury waited to be seated Monday, a 21-year-old Cleveland man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years in prison for robbing a woman at gunpoint in a grocery store parking lot in August 2013. Willie McCoy was charged with aggravated robbery and a gun specification that he brandished a firearm, which added Read More…

Police: Middle school student took $25K, passed out thousands to classmates

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A 13-year-old Claggett Middle School student who had taken $25,000 from his grandfather over spring break passed out thousands to classmates in $100 bills this week, police said. Medina and Medina Township police departments are investigating and trying to recover the money. “I’ve never heard of a situation like this in the 17 or so Read More…

Prison sentence for drunken driver in fatal crash upheld by appeals court

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An appeals court has affirmed the conviction of an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a veteran in a drunken car crash. When Mateo Ralios Delacruz, 22, pleaded guilty in December 2013, Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier used an interpreter to inform the man Read More…

Children fill up Easter baskets at First Christian Church egg hunt (PHOTOS)


More than 100 youngsters lined the parking lot of First Christian Church on Saturday afternoon with baskets and bags in hand with one goal: grab as many candy-filled eggs as possible. Hundreds of pastel-colored plastic eggs dotted the field around the church, which sits at Wooster Pike and Sharon-Copley Road in Montville Township, and the Read More…

Montville Township officer cited for crash

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A Montville Township police officer was issued a traffic citation for rear-ending a 71-year-old Wadsworth woman’s vehicle while driving a police cruiser Wednesday. Officer Justin Bennett was cited for failing to maintain an assured clear distance ahead. Police Chief Terry Grice said no discipline has been levied against Bennett for the crash. Grice said the Read More…