January 29, 2015

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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…

Slow speed chase in Wadsworth ends with man being shocked with Taser

WADSWORTH — Police engaged in a 40 minute chase with an unidentified man leaving a police cruiser disabled and ending with the man getting shocked with a Taser early Tuesday morning. The man has not been identified and criminal charges are pending. According to a Wadsworth police press release, the man was operating the vehicle Read More…

Christmas carols serve as last birthday songs for Wadsworth bicentennial

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Wadsworth wrapped up its yearlong bicentennial celebration on a holiday note with a choral concert Monday night. Carolers from the Wadsworth Community Choir led a crowd of about 100 people through many rounds of Christmas carols while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies outside the Wadsworth Buehler’s market, 175 Great Oaks Trail. “It has been such Read More…

Death penalty on the table in slaying of Akron police officer from Wadsworth

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Staff and wire reports An Akron man could face the death penalty if convicted of killing an off-duty police officer at a bar. Thirty-five-year-old Kenan Ivery of Akron was indicted Monday on charges that include aggravated murder and murder in the Nov. 16 shooting death of 32-year-old Justin Winebrenner, a Wadsworth native who joined the Read More…

Fugitive nabbed in Wadsworth to spend 39 years behind bars for killing ex

Nathan Summerfield

Staff and wire reports An Ashland man was sentenced Monday to almost 39 years in prison after pleading guilty in the strangling and stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, Lynn Jackenheimer, while vacationing on North Carolina’s Outer Banks two years ago. Nathan Summerfield, 29, was arrested in a motel in Wadsworth in August 2012 following a Read More…

Wadsworth’s Louis Perry is retiring on his own terms

Louis Perry

Louis Perry said retirement has been a goal for the past couple of years but not at the expense of his company, employees and clients. Last year, the 75-year-old Sharon Township resident started looking for companies interested in continuing his industrial legacy in Wadsworth — the Louis Perry Group, an engineering, architectural, design and construction Read More…

Wadsworth student’s death investigated

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Wadsworth Middle School eighth-grader. Capt. Ken Baca said Benjamin Parke, 13, died Tuesday of what appeared to be a “self-inflicted gunshot wound.” “None of the evidence we’ve collected so far has indicated foul play,” he said. Baca said the investigation is ongoing. The Sheriff’s Read More…

Police lieutenant: I discovered scheme after my credit card was rejected

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Police are urging residents to review their online credit card statements following the Wednesday arrests of three men suspected of playing a role in credit card fraud at stores in Wadsworth, Brunswick, Strongsville and Fairlawn. One of the victims was Montville police Lt. Matt Neil, who said he discovered the fraud Monday when his credit Read More…