December 20, 2014

Medina
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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…

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…

Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth councils to convene for group meeting

A joint meeting of the city councils of Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth will be 6 p.m. Monday at Medina City Hall, 132 N. Elmwood Ave. The councils will discuss county issues including the Central Processing Facility, tipping fees, the Community Housing Improvement Program, casino revenues and ways to collaborate to save money on high-cost services. Read More…

Wadsworth moves to widen Route 94 through eminent domain

The city of Wadsworth has gone to court to acquire land from property owners along High Street as part of a $16 million project to widen state Route 94 near Interstate 76. The city filed 25 petitions claiming eminent domain in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Oct. 22, naming more than 50 property owners Read More…