January 29, 2015

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Wadsworth man pleads not guilty to charges in death of Creston woman

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A Wadsworth man accused of dumping the body of a Creston woman in Cleveland also is suspected of providing her with heroin the October night she died, Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman said. Kevin Fisher, 34, of the 500 block of Jessica Lane, pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of tampering with evidence, a Read More…

Wadsworth couple thankful for successful adoption

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This Thanksgiving, the Eshelman family is most thankful they were brought together through adoption. Bill and Amy Eshelman adopted James, 8, and Daniel, 7, when they were toddlers after fostering them through the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio. “I always knew this was something I wanted to do,” Amy said of the adoption process, which Read More…

Will lower fuel prices mean more holiday cash?

The price of a gallon of regular gas was $2.79 at the Marathon station at Pearl and Fenn roads in Medina Township. Gas prices are expected to decline into the Thanksgiving weekend, according to petroleum analysts. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Gas prices in Medina County and across the state are down and will continue to decline into the holiday weekend and through the end of the year, petroleum analysts say. As of Tuesday, the average price of a gallon of gas across Medina County was $2.86, according to information gathered from nonprofit GasBuddy.com, which uses Read More…

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…

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

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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…