April 27, 2015


Two dead, two injured in Sunday night crash in Litchfield Twp.

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LITCHFIELD TWP. — A Wakeman woman and an Elyria woman died Sunday night when they were ejected from their vehicle in a crash at state Route 83 and West Smith Road. Jessica Shortland, 25, of Wakeman, and Mary R. Curney, 36, of Elyria, were killed when the elderly driver of another vehicle failed to yield Read More…

Earth Day celebration at Buffalo Creek draws nature lovers (PHOTOS)

Emily Wilson, 6, of Medina, casts a line at the Earth Day celebration at Buffalo Creek Retreat on Hubbard Valley Road in Guilford Township on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Medina County Park District, featured a children’s fishing derby, crafts and vendors. Earth Day will be celebrated nationwide on Wednesday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The Medina County Park District hosted an Earth Day event on Saturday at Buffalo Creek Retreat, featuring a children’s fishing derby, crafts and vendors. Earth Day will be celebrated nationwide on Wednesday.

Wadsworth Twp. trustees seek funding for fire, EMS services

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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story had incorrect information. An additional 3-mill Wadsworth Township Fire and EMS levy would cost a taxpayer $105 per year on a property valued at $100,000. A story published in Monday’s Gazette incorrectly reported it would cost $300 per year on a property valued at $100,000. “The properties Read More…

Strengthening men, families goal of Move 2015 walk

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A Litchfield Township resident is helping to organize a faith-based walking event aimed at strengthening men and families. Brian Hagerman is encouraging men to join the Move 2015 Men’s Walk set for 9:30 a.m. May 9. The course for the walk will be from Medina High School to Medina’s Public Square. “We’re trying to build Read More…

One dead, two injured in Brunswick Hills crash

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A Brunswick man was killed and two others seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash at 11:50 p.m. Friday in Brunswick Hills Township. Shawn Barre, 25, of Brunswick, was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene at the corner of Foskett Road and Fawn Haven Drive. Barre was a passenger in the car Read More…

Driver who hit cruiser charged with drunken driving

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A Brunswick man who drove into a Brunswick Hills police cruiser early Tuesday morning has been charged with OVI. Kyle Kerik, 23, of the 4700 block of Baywood Drive, has been charged with OVI and failure to assure a clear distance ahead. According to his citation from the Ohio Highway Patrol, Kerik provided a blood-alcohol 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…

Uncommon ice cream flavors to be served at ‘Chill’ on Medina’s Public Square


For years the Jaworski family, of Liverpool Township, would spend holidays and special occasions concocting different flavors of ice cream. Now they are bringing their love for the dessert to Medina’s Public Square at “Chill, an Artisan Ice Cream Company” which opens today. Parents Michelle and Craig Jaworski bought the building at 11 Public Square Read More…

Brunswick Hills police: Driver plows pickup into parked cruiser

This Brunswick police cruiser was damaged after it was struck from behind at a traffic stop early Tuesday morning. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Brunswick Hills police officers made a routine traffic stop on Thursday that turned out to be anything but routine. Officer Matt Sandella was working on a headlight violation about 1:40 a.m. in the 300 block of Pearl Road. As he was completing paperwork for a written warning, Officer Carl “Cliff” Rittenhouse arrived and parked his Read More…