November 24, 2014

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Judge’s wife, ex-mayor vie for Medina County Common Pleas bench

Joyce Kimbler vs. Gary Werner
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A seat on the Medina County Common Pleas bench could be filled by either a retiring judge’s wife or the former mayor of the county’s largest city. Joyce V. Kimbler and Gary F. Werner are battling for the seat left open by the retirement of Judge James L. Kimbler at the end of the year. Read More…

Dunn, Sheldon keep race for probate, juvenile judge respectable

David Sheldon vs. Kevin Dunn
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Two longtime Medina lawyers are vying for the robes and gavel to oversee Medina County’s probate and juvenile courts. Democrat David C. Sheldon is challenging incumbent Republican Kevin W. Dunn. Dunn was appointed to the bench in August 2013 to replace retiring Judge John J. Lohn. The winner will serve a six-year term, hearing cases Read More…

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

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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

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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…

Three arrested during heightened OVI checkpoints, patrols

Three sobriety checkpoints were conducted in Medina County last month as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over yearly campaign. Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin, who heads the Medina County OVI Task Force, said the task force participated by conducting more sobriety checkpoints than usual and adding extra traffic patrols throughout the Read More…

Treasurer to host tables to find residents’ unclaimed funds

Medina County residents can check if they have any unclaimed funds held by the state at more than a dozen locations this fall and winter, county Treasurer John Burke announced. Unclaimed funds are monies that have been left behind from past deposits or checks uncashed for five or more years. These funds are held by Read More…

Gloria Glens Park Village Council president guilty of drunken driving

Patrick M. Kennedy, president of the Gloria Glens Park Village Council, has been convicted of his third drunken driving charge. Kennedy, 45, of Demi Dune Drive, was found guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to control a vehicle at an Aug. 26 trial. Medina Municipal Judge Dale H. Chase decided the case Read More…

Seville seeks Council member, zoning inspector

Seville is looking for a new Village Council member and zoning inspector. Councilman Dennis Barrington resigned his seat earlier this month, explaining that the demands of his full-time job limited his ability to attend Council meetings, Mayor Gene Sulzener said. Sulzener said he and Council members regret losing Barrington but “understand Mr. Barrington’s lack of Read More…

Chippewa resident is Gardener of the Year

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Decades of gardening paid off for a Chippewa Lake woman, who has been named Gardener of the Year by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. Gisela Mattingly was awarded the title this month in recognition of her self-taught skills in gardening. “I was stunned,” Mattingly said. “I’m the president of a local garden club and Read More…

Various levies to populate November ballot across Medina County

Two townships and two villages are asking voters for a little more money in November. Harrisville Township and Chippewa Lake Village are asking for an increase in millage on top of renewal levies for maintenance of streets, roads and bridges. Sharon Township is looking for a renewal and increase for fire and rescue services, while Read More…