May 3, 2016

Medina
Mostly cloudy
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Time capsule buried to celebrate Founders’ Day in Wadsworth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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…

Medina County officials look for new recycling plan

Medina County officials need a new plan on a recycling drop-off program and the city of Medina could be the answer. In May, the county accepted a three-year bid submitted jointly by the cities of Wadsworth and Medina to provide pick-up services for countywide recycling sites. But that plan was derailed Monday night when Wadsworth Read More…

Families find fun at Blue Tip Festival community day

Families flocked to Memorial Park in Wadsworth on Wednesday for the Blue Tip Festival’s community day. Wristbands were available with discounts for carnival rides and an additional “free” area was set up for children that included face-painting, super hero entertainment and a bounce house. Grace and Truth Church of Wadsworth along with Asian Sun Martial Read More…