May 6, 2016

Medina
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Medina Township hires DeHoff as new administrator

Medina Township’s longtime fiscal officer will step into a new position April 1. Linda DeHoff’s term expires in about a month. At that time, she will move into the newly created position of township administrator. The move was announced at a trustees meeting Friday. The township administrator will work 40 hours a week, 9 a.m. Read More…

Teen missing from Cloverleaf High School

The Medina County Sheriff’s office said Monday it is investigating the disappearance of a possible runaway from Cloverleaf High School. Abigail Strehle, 16, of Lafayette Township, has been reported missing since Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office. She was last seen at Cloverleaf High School entering a blue SUV. Sheriff’s Capt. David Centner said she Read More…

UPDATES: Two dead in Hinckley Township shooting; housemate charged

A 42-year-old man was charged Friday with the shooting deaths of two of his housemates, police said. Dean Simms, 42, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder after Cindy Gesaman, 52, and Randy Szychowicz, 45, were found dead in their Hinckley Township home Friday morning, according to Hinckley police. Hinckley police and Brunswick police Read More…

Bowers re-elected to township board

A Lafayette Township trustee has been re-elected to the board of directors of the Ohio Township Association. Lynda Bowers was chosen during the association’s 2016 winter conference. The three-day event concludes today in Columbus. Bowers said Friday from the meeting that the position allows her “to work closely with state legislators to promote the interests Read More…

Former Medina Township employee spars with trustees after position eliminated

Despite bringing in more than $600,000 in grants in her nine years on the job, Laurie Shoemaker’s job with Medina Township was eliminated on Jan. 4 during an organizational meeting by township trustees. Shoemaker, the township’s special projects coordinator, said she was making $30,000 when her position was eliminated. Trustee Ray Jarrett disagreed with her Read More…

40 jobs could be in the offing at Atlantic Tool & Die

Forty full-time jobs could be created in Medina County and Strongsville after Gov. John Kasich announced the Atlantic Tool & Die Co. will qualify for a 1.065 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit. Atlantic Tool & Die has three Northeast Ohio locations, including its global headquarters in Strongsville, 19963 Progress Drive. It also has plants Read More…

Police looking for a missing elderly Brunswick Hills man

UPDATE: Police found the man uninjured today shortly after 3 p.m. The Brunswick Hills Police department is searching for an 81-year-old man with dementia who went missing from his residence earlier today. Donald Spencer was reported missing from his residence on the 800 block of Glencairn Road at 12:30 p.m. today. Spencer is 6 feet Read More…

Assault suspect sought by Medina Township police

The Medina Township Police Department has released a sketch of a bearded man in connection with its investigation into the reported sexual assault of a woman last week. The victim told police the man was driving a small white pickup, possibly a Ford Ranger, with two men inside. Police responded to a report of a Read More…

Social media outraged after Walmart tells veteran to collect for charity outside

Social media erupted in outrage over the weekend after a local woman accused Medina’s Walmart store of disrespecting a Marine Corps veteran by forcing him to collect donations for charity outside in the rain. A Facebook user under the name Janet Rodin posted a picture of veteran John Harkness standing in the rain. She included Read More…

Ten injured in two-vehicle crash in York Twp.

A two-vehicle crash at Spieth and Abbeyville roads on Sunday afternoon sent 10 people to area hospitals with varying degrees of injuries. Rescue workers on scene said the crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. in York Township. “Usually we only have three or four people with injuries in crashes like this,” said a firefighter, who Read More…