July 31, 2015

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Things to know: Beijing to host 2022 Olympics, Cecil the lion’s killer sought

Residents celebrate after Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the ski resort region of Chongli where the Nordic skiing, ski jumping, and other outdoor Olympic events will be held in northern China's Hebei province on Friday. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NETANYAHU CALLS ISRAELI ATTACK ON PALESTINIANS ‘TERROR’ Suspected Jewish extremists attack a Palestinian village in the West Bank and torch two homes, killing a toddler and critically wounding his 4-year-old brother and parents. 2. CECIL THE LION’S Read More…

Prosecutors: Medina dad used trash to conceal smell of daughter’s corpse

A memorial of flowers and children's toys sits on the doorstep of Eric Warfel's apartment building in Medina. Warfel faces felony charges after his almost-2-year-old daughter was found dead in the apartment on Wednesday. Reports indicate she may have been there since June. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A Medina man facing felony charges in his 21-month-old daughter’s death told police she died in her crib last month and he had been putting trash in her room to conceal the smell ever since. The revelations came in Medina Municipal Court on Thursday morning, where Warfel appeared via video from the Medina County Jail Read More…

Ten things to know: Airliner debris found, officer charged with murder

In this March 2014 file photo, paper planes with personalized messages dedicated to people involved with the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370, are placed at the viewing gallery of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Sepang, Malaysia. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. DEBRIS FROM MISSING AIRLINER POSSIBLY FOUND The wing component is unique to the Boeing 777 — the same model as the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared last year en route to Beijing. 2. LEADER OF AFGHANISTAN TALIBAN Read More…

Brunswick City Council discusses BTA, county transit merge

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Before heading into their annual August recess, Brunswick City Council members discussed a proposal that would merge the Brunswick Transit Alternative with Medina County Public Transit. County transit Director Mike Salamone gave an overview of how a merger would work and answered questions at a committee meeting Monday. He said Council members must decide whether Read More…

Agency reports seizing marijuana from large operation in Brunswick

The MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency said marijuana was found growing Tuesday in the basement of a home in the 500 block of West 130th Street in Brunswick. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency announced Wednesday it uncovered a large indoor marijuana growing operation on West 130th Street in Brunswick. The marijuana seized Tuesday is estimated to be worth $400,000. Wednesday’s news release said officers entered a home in the 500 block of West 130th Street and contacted a resident. While in the home, Read More…

Family’s stellar success shared at Wadsworth meeting

Robin Wenger, vice president of operations for the American Hospitality Group Inc., stands outside The Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

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…

County auditor asks federal judge to dismiss former employee’s lawsuit

Mike Kovack and Annette Ehrlich

Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack has asked a federal judge in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by a former employee, who alleges Kovack fired her in retaliation for telling police that he misused public funds. Annette Ehrlich, Kovack’s former information technology manager, argues in Read More…

Leaders hope to draw 2016 RNC attendees to Medina County

Mike Mulhall, Vice President of Parnerships at Deistination Cleveland, spoke with community leaders Wednesday morning at Root Candle in Medina. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Businesses and government leaders are hoping to showcase Medina County for the flood of visitors expected next year during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. More than 16,000 hotel rooms are expected to be needed to host attendees, politicians, the media and members of the general public in July 2016. By next summer, Cleveland only Read More…

Man ‘familiar’ to law enforcement charged with selling heroin

David Reed

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…

Toddler’s body discovered in Medina apartment, father arrested

A unit of Forest Meadows Apartment Homes, located off East Reagan Parkway in Medina, was where an Amstrong Cable technician discovered the body of a deceased toddler on Wednesday morning.

Note: An updated version of this story can be found here. The “badly decomposed” body of a young child was discovered Wednesday morning in a crib by a technician from Armstrong Cable and led to the arrest later in the day of Eric M. Warfel, 34, of Forest Meadows Apartments Homes in Medina. The deceased Read More…