December 21, 2014

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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. Lodi police Thursday, Dec. 11 8:41 p.m. — Lakeview Drive, police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Shane Riffle, 36, Akron, was charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Dec. 10 Read More…

It’s time to renew dog tags

Medina County dog-owners have until the end of January to license their pets. All dogs 3 months or older must be licensed every year between Dec. 1 and Jan. 31, no matter if they’re kept inside or outside, according to the Medina County Auditor’s Office. Licensing fees are $10 per dog, $30 for a three-year Read More…

Scrooge strolls Medina square in video shot during Candelight Walk

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The magic of Medina’s Candlelight Walk has the power to warm even the coldest heart — that of Ebenezer Scrooge. That’s the message of a video created by a Brunswick filmmaker and posted Tuesday on YouTube. Zebulon Thomas’s video, “A Night Out with Ebenezer Scrooge,” stars his father, Kim Thomas, as Scrooge, the infamous money-grubbing Read More…

Spencer native pens tale of surviving Vietnam captivity

Paul Kari will sign copies of his book, "“The Strength to Endure,” 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Medina County Veterans Hall, 620 N. Broadway St., in Medina.

Captured by the Viet Cong in 1965 when his F-4C Phantom II fighter jet was struck by anti-aircraft fire, Paul Kari, a Spencer farm boy turned Air Force fighter pilot, survived his nearly eight years in captivity with faith, hope and resilience. “My faith in God got me through it,” Kari said in a phone Read More…

Property taxes to rise for some next year

The new year will bring an increase in property taxes in four Medina County communities: Brunswick, Homer Township, Seville and Cloverleaf Schools. Cloverleaf voters approved a combined 3.5-mill emergency levy/income tax in May. The levy will result in an increase of approximately $122.50 annually per $100,000 of property value. Collections on the 0.75 percent earned Read More…

PHOTOS: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative to share refunds

About 19,300 former and current customers of the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative will share more than $1.28 million in refunds from the utility’s capital fund. Cooperative President John Eaton said the refunds are possible because the customers are the member-owners of the cooperative and “provide the necessary capital for the cooperative to operate, maintain and Read More…

Lifelong patron to head Seville Library

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The Seville Library has a new manager. Lifelong library member Jamie Stilla, of Medina, has been named to the post, Heather Coontz, a library spokesperson, announced. “I have fond memories of visiting the library on a regular basis as a young girl and checking out tall stacks of books,” Stilla said Sunday. “These early experiences Read More…

Lodi Police: Fight led to gunfire

A 30-year-old Lodi man is accused of firing a pistol during an argument over money that escalated into a fight, police said. Maurio Grady was arrested Thursday evening by officers responding to a 911 call reporting a shooting at his home in the 200 block of North Academy Street in Lodi. Lodi police Chief Keith Read More…

Great Recession scars Medina County in 2009-2013 Census report

David Knox, Katie Anderson and Andrew Davis The Gazette How badly Medina County has been hurt by the slow recovery from the Great Recession is spelled out in a new Census Bureau report released today. The 2009-2013 American Community Survey includes data on income, housing values and poverty, in addition to myriad other topics, for Read More…