November 24, 2014

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Fledgling theater company is ready for the spotlight in Wadsworth

Members of the Wadsworth Theatre Company rehearse for their Nov. 30 production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” From left, Chuck Peery III (George Bailey), Jordan Pitts (Mary Hatch Bailey), Jay Sigler (Ernie Bishop), Anna Lambert (Frankie) and Kyle Callahan (Clarence). (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Theater has been a recurring theme in the lives of Nicole Ellesin and her husband, Donald. They both participated in theater productions in high school and college, and they met while performing in community theater in 2003. They performed in many shows together and even got engaged on stage before marrying in 2007. A Wadsworth Read More…

Wadsworth parking ban in effect until Tomorrow morning

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth police announced a snow emergency parking ban on all city streets until 8 a.m. Tuesday. Violators will be subject to parking citations and could have their vehicles impounded.

Off-duty officer and Wadsworth native is shot and killed at Akron bar

Staff and wire reports | The Gazette An off-duty Akron police officer, who grew up in Wadsworth, was fatally shot early Sunday at a pub after he approached an “unruly” patron who was carrying a firearm, police said. Four other people were shot at Papa Don’s Pub, 1891 E. Market St., at about 2 a.m., 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…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Wadsworth police Saturday, Nov. 8 12:52 p.m. — 1000 block Williams Reserve Blvd., police responded to a report of a fight between two men outside their vehicles. 11:54 a.m. — 600 block Trease Road, police Read More…

Wadsworth man held on $100K bond in case of missing woman found dead

A Wadsworth man who was arrested after leading police to the body of Lorrie Pratt on Wednesday is being held on a $100,000 bond at the Cuyahoga County Jail. Kevin Fisher, 34, of the 500 block of Jessica Lane, who was charged with dumping the Pratt’s body in a field near East 131st Street and Read More…

Wadsworth man in custody after leading police to body of missing Creston woman

Kevin Fisher

A Wadsworth man is in custody after leading authorities to the body of Lorrie Pratt, 49, of Creston, who had been missing since Oct. 25, Cleveland police said. Cleveland police said Kevin Fisher, 34, of Wadsworth, who was with Pratt the night she disappeared, led police to a field near East 131st Street and Coit Read More…

Wadsworth police release more details on missing Creston woman

Wadsworth police released a more detailed description Monday of what a 49-year-old Creston woman was wearing on Oct. 25 — the night she disappeared. Lorrie Pratt, of 104½ Brooklyn Ave., last was seen leaving KC’s Sports Bar in Wadsworth, with 34-year-old Kevin Fisher for Cleveland. Fisher, of Wadsworth, also was considered missing until he was Read More…

Missing Creston woman’s car found in Cleveland; Wadsworth house searched

Lorrie Pratt

Wadsworth police have intensified their search for a Creston woman after her car was found abandoned in Cleveland. Lorrie Pratt, 49, of 104 1/2 Brooklyn Ave., last was seen Oct. 25 leaving KC’s Sports Bar in Wadsworth with Kevin Fisher, 34, of 573 Jessica Lane, Wadsworth, police Sgt. James Wilcox said. Pratt is described as Read More…

Brunswick, Medina, Wadsworth officials blast county in joint council session

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell distributes information to city officials from Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth during a joint session Monday at Medina City Hall. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Katie Anderson and Andrew Davis | The Gazette Monday’s joint session of the city councils of Medina County’s three cities turned into a forum for Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth officials to vent their frustrations about county government. The complaints focused on the county’s handling of the Medina County Central Processing Facility, which provides trash recycling Read More…