September 1, 2014

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Seville seeks Council member, zoning inspector

Seville is looking for a new Village Council member and zoning inspector. Councilman Dennis Barrington resigned his seat earlier this month, explaining that the demands of his full-time job limited his ability to attend Council meetings, Mayor Gene Sulzener said. Sulzener said he and Council members regret losing Barrington but “understand Mr. Barrington’s lack of Read More…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Brief chase leads to charges, citations BRUNSWICK — Two men were arrested Friday and another two were issued citations following a brief car and foot chase in Brunswick. According to a report, police saw a driver travel recklessly through the Laurel Hill apartment complex to Read More…

Chippewa resident is Gardener of the Year

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Decades of gardening paid off for a Chippewa Lake woman, who has been named Gardener of the Year by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. Gisela Mattingly was awarded the title this month in recognition of her self-taught skills in gardening. “I was stunned,” Mattingly said. “I’m the president of a local garden club and Read More…

Elderly man rescued from car after crash, sustains minor injuries

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An elderly Chippewa Lake man escaped serious injury in a three-car crash Wednesday afternoon in Montville Township. Montville police reported that 83-year-old Lewis Lynch, of Reid Road, was eastbound on Chippewa Lake Road about 1:30 p.m. when he stopped at a stop sign at state Route 3 (Wooster Pike) but failed to yield to oncoming Read More…

Various levies to populate November ballot across Medina County

Two townships and two villages are asking voters for a little more money in November. Harrisville Township and Chippewa Lake Village are asking for an increase in millage on top of renewal levies for maintenance of streets, roads and bridges. Sharon Township is looking for a renewal and increase for fire and rescue services, while Read More…

Cloverleaf board mulls random drug testing for students in activities

Cloverleaf school board members discussed Monday the possibility of random drug tests for students involved in extracurricular activities. John Gladden, the district’s community information coordinator, said the idea of having a drug-testing policy for students was suggested by Medina County sheriff’s Deputy Dave Pries and Garth Gucker, a high school cross country coach. “They looked Read More…

PHOTOS: Ballooning literacy at Seville Library

Harlow Johnson, 3, and her mother, Katie Herald, delight in a balloon rabbit she received at the Seville Library on Friday afternoon. The Samurai Balloon Guy, also known as Tim Brown, crafted dragons, rhinoceros, ponies and cows for children who successfully completed the summer reading program at the library. Children also treated to Popsicles. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE PHOTOS)

Drunken driving personal for former sheriff’s deputy

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A retired sheriff’s deputy tearfully shared Thursday how losing two of his family members in a crash caused by a drunken driver changed his life. “I had 28 years in law enforcement and I thought I understood and I didn’t. I didn’t know nothing,” Tom Tomasheski, a retired Lorain County sheriff’s deputy, said of the Read More…

Lodi man dies in ATV crash

A Lodi man died last week after he crashed his all-terrain vehicle on his Bank Street property. According to a police report, police and rescuers were called to the 700 block of Bank Street at 7:21 p.m. Friday. They found Anthony Gentry, 51, partially ejected from an ATV. The report said Gentry was attempting to Read More…

This week’s Medina County park events listing for the month of August

The following is a list of Medina County Park District programs and activities for this week and the month of August. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, visit www.medinacountyparks.com or call (330) 722-9364. Thursday • Cycling Makes Sense Fitness Ride, Chippewa Rail Trail, parking lot on south side of Read More…