February 10, 2016

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Lodi police to hold third-annual community meeting on heroin epidemic

The Lodi Police Department announced it is holding a community meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Lodi American Legion Post 523, 120 Bank St., to educate the public on the heroin epidemic. Chief Keith Keough said it’s the third year his department has held a meeting on the topic. “We have it each year Read More…

Man flown to Summit County following motorcycle crash

ELIZABETH DOBBINS
GAZETTE
A motorcycle rests near the entrance of Dairy Queen in Seville following a one vehicle crash.

A man was flown to Summa Akron City Hospital on Wednesday afternoon with serious injuries following a motorcycle crash, according to the Seville Police Department. Police received reports of the crash on 4930 Park Avenue West, near the Dairy Queen parking lot, at about 4:30 p.m. Based on lines drawn by the Ohio State Highway Read More…

Wadsworth Masonic Lodge raising money for cancer victim

Members of Wadsworth Masonic Lodge have organized a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for a Chippewa Lake woman diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Shana Newton, 37, a mother of two, is known throughout her community as a hardworking manager and trainer at Peak Performance Athletic Center, Wadsworth, and Medina Tone Fitness Center, Read More…

Lodi Police Department teams up with Massachusetts-based nonprofit to help opiate addicts

People seeking help for drug addiction will soon be able to turn to Lodi police without fear of criminal charges. The Lodi Police Department announced it has partnered with a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization, Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, that works with 46 police agencies across the nation to get opiate addicts treatment instead of Read More…

Psychiatrist: Lodi man competent to stand trial in arson

Matthew Harris

A psychiatrist has determined a 48-year-old Lodi man charged with burning his mother’s home down earlier this year is competent to stand trial, according to court records. Dr. Michael Biscaro, a psychiatrist for Akron Psycho-Diagnostic Clinic, filed an opinion with Medina County Common Pleas Court last week. Biscaro said Matthew Harris was competent to stand Read More…

Project: LEARN of Medina County seeks tutors in Lodi

Karla Robinson

Project: LEARN of Medina County is looking for volunteer tutors in Lodi for a program to help residents prepare and study for a GED certificate. The nonprofit will have an informational meeting 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at Lodi Library, 635 Wooster St. Project: LEARN received a $7,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Read More…

Lodi residents help shape comprehensive plan

The village of Lodi is about one-third of the way through the process of writing a new comprehensive plan. County and village officials met at Lodi Library, 635 Wooster St., on Tuesday evening so residents could ask questions about the plan and give input on long-term goals. Lodi Mayor Robert Geissman said the planning process Read More…

Seville, Medina stores join Square to Square event

Storefronts featuring green balloons dotted the state Route 3 landscape as a part of a Square to Square event Saturday. More than 40 local businesses between Medina and Seville participated in the “shop local, shop small” event hosted by the Seville Chamber of Commerce and Visit Medina County. Participating stores offered sales and refreshments and Read More…

Archie the bear may not have long to live, owner says

Archie the bear enjoys the mild weather from his cage on Debbie and Jeff Gillium’s property in Lodi. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Jeff Gillium, 62, of Lodi, has a best friend like no other — a 41-year-old black bear who’s been with him 35 years and has saved his life. Archie, the bear, is one of the oldest known black bears living in captivity, but he’s nearing the end of his life and Gillium thinks he soon Read More…

Several Medina County communities rank among Ohio’s safest

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SafeWise.com, a website that offers home security and safety advice, researched the 50 “safest” communities in Ohio and multiple Medina County areas made the list. The website said it analyzed 2013 FBI crime statistics of cities with populations above 8,000 and determined the chances of crimes happening per 1,000 people. Using those measures, Montville Township Read More…