December 19, 2014


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. Brunswick police Thursday, Dec. 11 5:45 p.m. — 3300 block Center Road, Angel V. Colon, 19, of Cleveland, charged with theft. According to a report, Colon is accused of taking about $40 in merchandise from Read More…

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


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…

Band Shanren brings Chinese folk music to county

Chinese folk band Shanren performs a traditional tribal greeting song Monday evening at Lodi Library. The band will be at the Buckeye and Medina libraries today and will conduct workshops about traditional Chinese folk music. Shanren will perform at Highland High School on Saturday night. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

The band Shanren plays a style of traditional Chinese folk music forged with the sensibilities of rock ‘n’ roll and reggae. The group gave its first of four performances in Medina County at Lodi Library on Monday night. Originally from Kumming, China, the band has gained critical and popular acclaim at major music festivals in Read More…

Local crime statistics included in FBI report

To see a breakdown of crime statistics in Northeast Ohio, click here For the first time the police departments of all three cities in Medina County are represented in the FBI’s annual “Uniform Crime Reports” — the nation’s official tally of violent and property crimes. The latest report, which covers 2013 and was released last Read More…

2014 trick or treat times, dates across Medina County


TRICK OR TREAT Saturday, Oct. 25 • Hinckley Township, Halloween Haunt, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Center and Ridge roads. Hinckley area businesses will open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Participants can carve pumpkins and fire trucks will be on display. Sunday, Oct. 26 • Granger Township, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 • Wadsworth, 6 to 8 p.m. Read More…

Montville to install heat sensors in cruisers that carry police dogs

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The death of a police dog due to heatstroke has prompted the Montville Township Police Department to purchase a sophisticated new temperature control and monitoring system. At least one other department in Medina County is considering similar safety equipment. The Montville system, which costs $2,500, will be installed in all designated K-9 cruisers, the Associated Read More…

Survey consensus: K-9s kept in cruisers throughout Medina County

Sgt. Brett Harrison with his K-9, Beny. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Police throughout Medina County say Montville Township’s policy to leave police dogs in cruisers is not an uncommon practice. The Gazette surveyed every county police department with dogs after Montville Township’s K-9 died last week of injuries consistent with heat stroke after it was left in a police cruiser without air conditioning for four hours. Read More…

Kids ready to ride with police after donation of 30 bikes, helmets


The Medina Communities Police Activities League, an after-school program that brings police and kids together in an active environment, received a boost Thursday with the donation of 30 bicycles and helmets. “This is a great investment in our kids,” Officer Joel Eckstine of the Montville Police Department said. “This is another way to break down Read More…

This year’s drive-yourself Fall Foliage Tour scheduled for Oct. 11, 12


The splendor of autumn in Medina County is never more apparent than during the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour, a county tradition since 1968. Scheduled this year for Oct. 11 and 12 from noon until 6 p.m. each day, this year’s drive-yourself tour will take visitors through the county’s southwest townships — Lafayette, Chatham, Spencer, Read More…