January 25, 2015

Medina
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District library settles lawsuit over Lodi branch defects for $640,000

Lodi Library management closed about a third of the building in November 2011 because the roof was structurally unsound. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The Medina County District Library will receive $640,000 in an out-of-court settlement ending a lawsuit over defects in the construction of the Lodi Library. The library was closed in November 2011 for 2 1/2 years after officials said the wooden beams in the cathedral ceiling of the new library’s main room were weak because they Read More…

Second would-be robber leaves empty handed, this time in Medina

For the second time this month, a would-be robber demanded money from a clerk, but left empty handed, police said. Medina police said the latest attempted robbery happened at Hawkins Market, 233 Lafayette Road, about 2 p.m. Wednesday. Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said a woman described as white between the ages of 18 and 20 Read More…

Lodi man indicted on charges of firing gun during argument

A Medina County grand jury has charged a 30-year-old Lodi man with a felony after police said he fired a pistol during an argument over money last month. Maurio Grady was arrested Dec. 4 after a 911 caller reported a shooting at his home in the 200 block of North Academy Street. Police said Grady Read More…

Highway Patrol releases analysis of 2014′s 14 fatal crashes in Medina County

Alcohol or drugs were involved in more than a third of Medina County’s 14 fatal crashes last year, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol’s study of the factors involved in the crashes. The study also showed 60 percent of the 15 people who died were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the Read More…

Flu cases skyrocketing across county, state

Staff and wire reports Four people, all children, have died from the flu this season as hospitalizations for the illness continue to rise, the Ohio Health Department said Friday. Data released Friday show 1,598 flu-related hospitalizations Dec. 28 through Jan. 4. That’s a 55 percent jump from a week earlier and brings the season total Read More…

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

Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Dec. 31 4:11 p.m. — 800 block Main St., a Norton man reported his vehicle stolen. Police located the vehicle, which was totaled, and towed it to an impound lot. 6:10 p.m. Read More…

Get ready for the Polar Bear Jump on Jan. 24 in Chippewa Lake

Nearly 140 people plunged in the frigid waters of Lake Chippewa in March last year during the fourth annual Polar Bear Run, Walk and Jump. The 2014 Polar Bear Jump was moved from Jan. 25 to March because of cold and high winds. This year’s jump is scheduled for Jan. 24. (MATTHEW PLATZ / PLATZ IMAGES FILE PHOTO)

Hundreds take a frigid plunge each year in Chippewa Lake. They’ll do it again Jan. 24 at Chippewa Lake Beach, where about 200 people are expected to join in the fifth annual Polar Bear Jump and 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Chippewa Lake Lions Club. The plungers will be dressed in costumes or swim suits Read More…

Cold weather is nearly unbearable as winter takes hold

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An icy drop in temperatures coupled with windy and blowing snow made it nearly unbearable to be outside Wednesday. The forecast for today is little better. According to the National Weather Service, overnight lows Wednesday night dropped below zero and the high today is expected to reach only 11 degrees. An advisory for wind-chill factors Read More…

National Weather Service warns wind chills could drop temperatures below zero

Staff and wire reports Winter roared in with vengeance this week after a weekend of temperatures in the 50s. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather advisory for northern Ohio, effective today through Sunday. “Bitterly cold wind chills are expected tonight through Wednesday night with wind chills of minus 5 to minus 20 possible,” Read More…

Seville police investigating incident: Attempted robbery or just a joke?

Seville police are investigating a suspected attempted robbery Saturday night at the Circle K on Center Street. Seville police Sgt. Ivan Reed said a clerk at the Circle K reported that a man came into the store about 10:15 p.m. and told her to “give me what you’ve got.” Reed said the clerk treated the Read More…