May 27, 2016

Medina
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Spencer woman sentenced to jail for pushing police officer

A woman who pushed a Spencer police officer after a night of drinking was sentenced Thursday to 180 days in Medina County Jail. Pamela Steiner, 51, of Spencer, pleaded guilty April 18 to attempted assault of a peace officer, a fifth-degree felony. She was credited with two days served. “I did act very unacceptably,” Steiner Read More…

More Medina County entities join Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s transparency effort

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is encouraging all government entities in the state to join his Ohiocheckbook.com program. The latest in Medina County to join were the villages of Spencer and Westfield Center, Black River school district and Chatham Township. They were on hand Thursday at a media gathering at the Spencer Municipal Building, 109 N. Read More…

Geig’s Orchard in Seville: Thieves take $1,600 in new trees

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office is investigating about $1,600 worth of apple trees reportedly stolen from Geig’s Orchard in Seville. On the Geig’s Facebook page Thursday, a person who identified themselves as an owner and family member said 53 trees of a “new variety” were stolen sometime Tuesday or early Wednesday at 8468 Wooster Pike Read More…

Temporary inconvenience, permanent improvement: Officials remind residents of benefits of projects

While road construction may cause frustrating traffic delays, officials sought to remind county residents and businesses on Thursday that they can look forward to benefits from the completed projects. Road projects were reviewed during the April meeting of the Medina County Economic Development Corp. at Wadsworth City Council’s chambers. Grant Aungst, community and economic development Read More…

Drug treatment center opens today in Lodi

A New Day, an outpatient drug treatment center in Lodi, is opening today and will treat patients battling addiction through assessments and therapy. On Wednesday, the center finalized a lease at the former Lodi Medical Building at 402 Highland Drive and has wasted no time starting operations. “Lodi and the surrounding areas had no one,” Read More…

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

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

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…