July 7, 2015

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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…

Kids gone fishin’ at Izaak Walton League derby event (PHOTOS)


A fishing derby at the Izaak Walton League attracted dozens of children and adults to a pond in Lafayette Township on Saturday afternoon. Event coordinators said said attendance was down from previous years and attributed the drop to Saturday’s rainy weather.

Granger Township victory in Ohio Supreme Cout avoids zoning upheaval

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Granger Township in a case that could have sent townships across the state into zoning chaos. “This will have statewide ramifications,” Matt DeTemple, executive director of the Blacklick-based Ohio Township Association, said Friday. “I think this is a victory for common sense because if the decision 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…

Wadsworth Municipal Court starts accepting electronic citations

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Wadsworth Municipal Court now accepts electronic citations issued by the Ohio Highway Patrol. The new system was activated June 9. “The Wadsworth Municipal Court is the first court in Medina County to create and deploy an electronic citation program,” Judge Stephen B. McIlvaine said, “and I am proud to implement this cost-saving measure. “Not only Read More…

Companies plan move to Portside, invest $1.7 million

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A pair of companies wants to move their headquarters to Sharon Township this fall with an investment of $1.7 million. Generator Systems and Pump Systems are two Akron-based companies that engineer, design and maintain or service generator and pump systems under an umbrella company called Capstone Equity Partners. Executives want to put up a new Read More…

Farming part of Brunswick area’s 200th birthday celebration


In 1815, the Brunswick area was settled as a farming community, and farming will play a role in this year’s bicentennial celebration by the city, Brunswick Hills Township and the Brunswick Area Historical Society. Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road, is operated jointly by the historical society and the city. Heritage features an 1860s farmhouse, restored Read More…

SPCA seeks donations to purchase 13 acres in Guilford Twp.


The Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is looking for approximately $575,000 in donations to purchase a 13-acre property in Guilford Township. The property includes a house at 8790 Guilford Road and a 4,000-square-foot kennel, which belongs to Comfort Kennels, a family-owned boarding and training center for dogs and cats. “The Read More…

Man gets 10 years in prison for shooting alleged drug dealer

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A 49-year-old man will spend 10 years in prison for trying to kill his daughter’s alleged drug dealer in a Dairy Queen parking lot last year. Terry Yuschak, of Perrysville, was found guilty on all counts at a jury trial in April. His charges included attempted murder, felonious assault and having weapons while barred by Read More…

Brunswick, Seville, Homer Twp. projects expected to get grants

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Medina County commissioners are expected to approve Community Development Block Grant money for projects in Brunswick, Seville and Homer Township. The county has $191,000 in CDBG funds from the federal program that’s administered through the state. Rob Henwood, director of the county’s Planning Services Department and CDBG administrator for the county, said commissioners received seven Read More…