May 27, 2016

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Police: Drug busts slow down flow of heroin in southern Medina County

Law enforcement officials announced Monday the arrests of three people suspected of selling drugs in the southern part of Medina County. On Thursday, agents from the Medina County Drug Task Force and Wadsworth Police Department served a search warrant at a Terrace View Drive address in Wadsworth. During the search, agents seized heroin, prescription drugs Read More…

Daughter of slain Akron officer gets escort on first day of school

Staff and wire reports | The Gazette The daughter of a slain Akron police officer received a police escort to school on her first day of kindergarten Thursday. Officer Justin Winebrenner, who grew up in Wadsworth, was off-duty and unarmed in November when he was shot to death after helping get an unruly customer out of Read More…

Ritzman Pharmacy kicks off workshop series in Wadsworth

Ritzman Pharmacy held a workshop Thursday that taught customers how to make essential oil lotion bars. The workshop is part of Ritzman’s rebranding initiative called Ritzman Restores. Ritzman partnered with a boutique in Wadsworth, Salvage Style, for the event Thursday night at The Wadsworth Strand, 123 Broad St. Over the next several months, the Wadsworth-based Read More…

Speedway gas station robber sentenced to six years in prison

A Granger Township man will spend six years in prison for robbing a gas station in Wadsworth in March while armed with what appeared to be a rifle. The robbery was captured on surveillance footage, which was published on the Wadsworth Police Department’s Facebook page and in local media. Police credited the identification of the Read More…

Mosquitoes in Wadsworth test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes from Memorial Park in Wadsworth have tested positive for the West Nile virus. Medina County Health Department is asking people to be cautious but not to panic about the discovery. “These findings are not surprising,” said Medina County Environmental Health Director Colin Johnson in a press release. “Not only have we had a rainy Read More…

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…