March 5, 2015

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Jury deliberations continue in Wadsworth arson, attempted murder trial

Carol Gross

A Medina County jury is deliberating the case of a Wadsworth woman who’s accused of trying to kill her elderly father-in-law in a 2012 house fire. County Assistant Prosecutor Michael McNamara told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday morning that 44-year-old Carol Gross was the only person with motive to kill Wally Gross, who she Read More…

Cities want say in operation of county’s recycling center

The operation of Medina County’s recycling center will be the focus of a meeting of officials from the county’s three cities: Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth. The Jan. 28 forum will be the second time in less than three months that officials from the three cities have gathered to voice concerns about the county-run Central Processing Read More…

Revitalization should make downtown heart, soul of Wadsworth again

Downtown Wadsworth soon might get a facelift. For the past year, city officials have been writing a revitalization plan that would bring more restaurants, retail shops and corporate offices downtown. Now, they are advertising a contract for engineering and consulting firms to make that plan a reality. “The downtown in Wadsworth is very nice and Read More…

Wadsworth resident films unsolved mystery documentary on ‘Minerva Monster’

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Seth Breedlove, 33, of Wadsworth, works in medical billing for Team Health in Akron and on the side does some freelance writing and podcasting. For the past year, his interest has been somewhere else — Minerva, where 36-year-old rumors of a big, hairy creature in the woods motivated him to make his first documentary. In Read More…

Elderly Wadsworth resident testifies he doubts daughter-in-law set house fire

Carol Gross

A Medina County jury on Thursday heard testimony from an elderly Wadsworth man, who said he didn’t think his daughter-in-law tried to kill him by burning down their home in 2012. The man’s daughter-in-law, Carol Gross, is standing trial this week on charges of attempted murder and aggravated arson, first- and second-degree felonies. If convicted, Read More…

Wadsworth school board plans district handbook

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth Board of Education discussed at a special meeting Wednesday creating a handbook for the district. The handbook will include the board’s policies, bylaws and other information about the district. “This is going to be a tool for community members to see and for new board members to use as a reference,” Read More…

Cause of Wadsworth house fire still undetermined

Investigators haven’t determined the cause of a fire that severely damaged a home at 879 Brook Road Tuesday evening in Wadsworth. Wadsworth Fire Chief Carl Rommel said the state fire marshal’s office is assisting in the investigation. Rommel said two “young adults” were in the home when the fire started about 6 p.m. and were Read More…

Wadsworth grad represents OSU against Oregon student on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (updated with video)

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Check out Tate Moore’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday night:  Wadsworth High School graduate Tate Moore will defend the honor of Ohio State University on tonight’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show. Moore, 21, will compete in a “scavenger hunt” against a University of Oregon cheerleader on the ABC night talk show, broadcast at 11:35 p.m. Read More…

Children escape injury in Wadsworth house fire, blaze fought for two hours

Firefighters wait for orders Tuesday night before entering a buring house at 879 Brook Road in Wadsworth. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Fire departments from across southern Medina County battled flames for more than two hours at a Wadsworth house fire Tuesday evening. The Wadsworth Fire Department received the call about a house fire at 879 Brook Road about 6 p.m. By 7 p.m., five other fire departments were working with Wadsworth to combat the flames. “At Read More…

Driver in Wadsworth police chase charged with failure to comply

The man involved in a slow-speed chase with multiple police departments has been identified by police. Joseph Mast, 42, of the 400 block of Bicksler Drive, Wadsworth, is charged with failure to comply, a third-degree felony and is being held in the Medina County Jail on $10,000 bond. Mast was seen driving slowly in the Read More…