October 7, 2015

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Montville Twp. town hall update moving forward

The Montville Township town hall located on Wadsworth Road is undergoing an expansion. Officials said the project totals $3.5 million. (BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE)

The old Poe School has been a pillar to the Montville Township community through the years. The school house, at 6665 Wadsworth Road, was built in 1923. It has housed Montville Township’s Administration Building for years. Now township trustees are investing $3.5 million to update the Safety Services Center, which is next door, and add Read More…

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…

Wadsworth-area winery grows from daughter’s love

Lisa Locklear, owner of the Filia Cellars winery, is shown with its products.

A new winery is bringing a little bit of California sunshine to Medina County. Wadsworth residents Lisa and Mitch Locklear opened Filia Cellars in May of this year in Guilford Township. Housed in a Gothic Victorian manor on Greenwich Road, the winery offers red wines by the glass, bottle or case made from grapes harvested Read More…

Vietnam veterans get Quilts of Valor from Sharon Twp. woman

Connie Lurtz stands with the 12 Vietnam war veterans who received quilts that she made as part of the national nonprofit Quilt of Valor Foundation. From left, front row: Scott Kopfstein, post commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5137 in Medina Township; Paul Kari; Dennis Brown; Henry Silverhorn; Thomas Corbett; and Robert Reimer. From left, second row: Thomas Minich, Donald Brown, Patrick Pinkerton, Jack Forster, Henry Stroud and Rodney Rush. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

Bob Finnan and Lawrence Pantages | The Gazette A Sharon Township woman just wanted to give back. Connie Lurtz, 65, presented 12 quilts on Sunday to Vietnam veterans at a ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5137, 3916 Pearl Road, Medina Township. She started making the quilts last January and estimated it took Read More…

Brunswick Hills Fire Department welcomes 2 new trucks and expansion

The Brunswick Hills Township Fire Department placed Engine 21-1 and Engine 21-2 into service after a Housing Ceremony on Saturday.

The Brunswick Hills Township Fire Department hosted a groundbreaking and “housing” ceremony Saturday to celebrate upcoming renovations to the 35-year-old Fire Station No. 2 at 4875 Grafton Road and to place two new engines into service. Chief Anthony Strazzo said the No. 2 station was constructed in 1980. At the time, Brunswick Hills had a Read More…

Sobriety checkpoints to be held in Sharon, Granger twps. Saturday

Sobriety checkpoints are planned for Saturday evening in Sharon and Granger townships, the Medina County OVI Task Force announced. The checkpoints, which are funded by federal grants, are aimed at deterring and intercepting drivers impaired by drugs and alcohol. The exact locations of the checkpoints will be released Saturday morning. “Citizens of our county continue Read More…

Boston Road closed several hours for box truck crash


Boston Road in Brunswick Hills Township was closed from 11:45 a.m. until about 3 p.m. Wednesday just before Boston Reserve Lane after a truck veered off the road. “The driver just wasn’t paying attention. It was raining, so the ground is very soft, and the culvert is pretty deep,” Officer Michael Torres said. “We brought Read More…

Three large parcels of land for sale at Interstate 71, Route 3

This aerial photograph of the intersection of Interstate 71 and state Route 3 has been marked to show the three parcels of land that Albert Calderon has listed for sale through Gerspacher Real Estate Group. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GERSPACHER REAL ESTATE GROUP)

A local real estate firm has listed three parcels of land with an asking price of $8.3 million at the intersection of Interstate 71 and state Route 3 in Medina and Granger townships. The 278 acres, located mostly in Medina Township, are listed for sale by Albert Calderon through Calderon Properties, his company. Realtor Troy Read More…

York Twp. roundabout opens Thursday to replace dangerous intersection

The new roundabout at state Route 252 (Columbia Road) and Spieth Road/state Route 57 in York Township is taking shape and expected to open Thursday. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

UPDATE (Aug. 27, early morning): Buckeye Schools Superintendent Brian Williams informed parents through an automated call Wednesday night that the Ohio Department of Transportation said it will open the newly constructed roundabout at the intersection of state Route 252 (Columbia Road) and Spieth Road/state Route 57 in York Township at 6 a.m. today. Student drop-off Read More…