January 27, 2015

Medina
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Lodi couple hopes to keep pet bear, Ohio hopes to relocate it

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Debbie Gillium just wants her pet bear, named Archie, to be able to live out his days in peace at her home in Lodi. But the Ohio Department of Agriculture is threatening to take the 40-year-old bear and relocate it out of state. Gillium fears that the tranquilizer, coupled with hibernation, might kill the bear. Read More…

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…

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…

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…

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

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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

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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…