August 27, 2015

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Speedway gas station robber sentenced to six years in prison

Jarrod Kallis

A Granger Township man will spend six years in prison for robbing a gas station in Wadsworth in March while armed with what appeared to be a rifle. The robbery was captured on surveillance footage, which was published on the Wadsworth Police Department’s Facebook page and in local media. Police credited the identification of the Read More…

Mosquitoes in Wadsworth test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes from Memorial Park in Wadsworth have tested positive for the West Nile virus. Medina County Health Department is asking people to be cautious but not to panic about the discovery. “These findings are not surprising,” said Medina County Environmental Health Director Colin Johnson in a press release. “Not only have we had a rainy Read More…

Time capsule buried to celebrate Founders’ Day in Wadsworth

Woodlawn Cemetery officials helped Wadsworth leaders bury a time capsule on Saturday as part of a program of Founders' Day events. (BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE)

Please pardon Wadsworth Mayor Robin Laubaugh if she doesn’t attend the next unearthing of the city’s time capsule. “I don’t think I’ll be here in 50 years,” she joked. “I’ll be over 100 at that stage of the game. I’m hoping that my kids will be here.” Laubaugh read a proclamation Saturday on Wadsworth Time Read More…

Medina County, cities seek share of $11.5M road salt settlement

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Medina County and its three cities are eligible to receive a portion of an $11.5 million settlement from Cargill Inc. and Morton Salt Inc. in an anti-trust lawsuit brought by the state in 2012. In the suit, filed in Tuscarawas County, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine accused the two salt companies of conspiring to drive Read More…

Family’s stellar success shared at Wadsworth meeting

Robin Wenger, vice president of operations for the American Hospitality Group Inc., stands outside The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Members of the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce listened to a local family’s success story during their monthly luncheon Wednesday at The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive. Robin Wenger, vice president of operations for The American Hospitality Group Inc., which owns and operates The Galaxy, gave a presentation on the company and its history as Read More…

Man ‘familiar’ to law enforcement charged with selling heroin

David Reed

A man who was evicted from his Medina home after it was labeled a criminal nuisance last fall was arrested Tuesday on charges of selling heroin to an undercover drug agent. David L. Reed, 54, was charged with trafficking heroin, a fourth-degree felony. The arrest occurred after Reed allegedly sold heroin at a Trease Road Read More…

Wadsworth home owner charged with arson in May fire

Mark Stevens

A 55-year-old Wadsworth man has been charged with arson, accused of setting fire to his Tulip Trail home in May. Mark L. Stevens is charged with two counts of aggravated arson, first- and second-degree felonies, accusing him of placing firefighters at risk of serious physical harm and knowingly causing damage to a residence on the Read More…

Wadsworth police arrest high school teacher on charges of soliciting sex from minor

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A West Virginia man was arrested in Wadsworth on a warrant charging him with solicitation and sexual abuse. According to a Wadsworth police report, Brandon Arvay, 27, a teacher at Scott High School in Boone County, W.Va., was found in June at his parents’ home in the 100 block of Cherry Hill Drive. He was Read More…

Fireworks celebrations in Medina, Wadsworth entertain crowds

Jeff Bricker of Medina brought sparklers for his family to enjoy while waiting for darkness and the city of Medina’s fireworks show to begin Friday night at the Community and Recreation Center. (LAWRENCE PANTAGES / GAZETTE)

Fireworks displays celebrating the nation’s July 4 holiday were held Friday night in Medina and Wadsworth. Medina and Wadsworth had display contracts this year with Hudson-based American Fireworks, the same company that handled Sunday’s display in the Cuyahoga County city of Westlake, where nine people were injured. Officials from Medina and Wadsworth said earlier this Read More…

No tornadoes in Wadsworth: Suspicious clouds were ‘cold air funnel’

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A funnel cloud that appeared over Wadsworth on Thursday evening prompted the city’s police department to set off tornado warnings, but the National Weather Service said there was no storm and nothing to worry about. “We had several calls reporting a funnel cloud down by Medina Line Road,” said Wadsworth Police Sgt. Melissa Blubaugh. “We Read More…