May 5, 2016

Medina
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Tench receives death penalty

James Tench showed no emotion Monday as Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler announced the 30-year-old Brunswick man’s sentence — death. A jury in March convicted Tench of killing his 55-year-old mother, Mary, in November 2013, and earlier this month recommended he receive the death penalty. Kimbler sentenced Tench to death on one Read More…

Cleveland reaches $6 million settlement with family of Tamir Rice

CLEVELAND — The city has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Monday says the city will pay Read More… Read More…

Victims identified in southern Ohio shooting

Authorities have identified the eight family members who were fatally shot in the head in rural southern Ohio. Seven adults and a teenage boy were found dead Friday at four different properties. Authorities on Saturday identified them as 40-year-old Christopher Rhoden Sr.; his 16-year-old son, Christopher Rhoden Jr.; 44-year-old Kenneth Rhoden; 38-year-old Gary Rhoden; 37-year-old Read More… Read More…

Mich. man pleads no contest in Interstate 71 Greyhound bus ‘threats’ case

A Michigan man accused of mixing chemicals while making “threats against America” on a Greyhound bus was sentenced Friday  by Medina Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler. Michael Walker, 58, of Traverse City, Mich., pleaded no contest Friday to disrupting public services, a fourth-degree felony. Prosecutors agreed to drop two additional charges: attempted arson and Read More…

ODOT updates county road projects

The Ohio Department of Transportation issued the following update Friday on area construction projects: U.S. Route 42 (Pearl Road) in Medina Township U.S. 42 (Pearl Road), at its intersection with Fenn Road, is restricted to narrower lane widths as part of an intersection improvement project. Lane widths are 10 feet on Fenn Road and 11 Read More…

Eight relatives shot in head in Ohio; killer thought to be on the loose

  PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Eight members of a family, including a mother sleeping in a bed with her 4-day-old baby next to her, were fatally shot in the head on Friday, leaving their rural town terrified and reeling while a manhunt was launched for whoever killed them. Three children, including the newborn, survived the Read More… Read More…

BREAKING: Multiple fatalities reported in Pike County shooting

CINCINNATI — A shooting involving multiple fatalities was reported in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren’t immediately clear. The attorney general’s office said a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had been called to Pike County, an economically struggling area Read More… Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint to be in Wadsworth

Wadsworth is the location of tomorrow’s sobriety checkpoint, according to a release from Medina County OVI Task Force. The exact location and time of the checkpoint, which is funded by federal grants, will be announced Friday morning. Commander of the task force Lt. Brian Ohlin said the checkpoint program is meant to deter and intercept Read More…

UPDATED: Pop superstar prince dies at 57 at home in Minnesota

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Read More… Read More…

Treasury official says Tubman will go on $20 bill in historic move

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years, a Treasury official said Wednesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of Lew’s official announcement, said that the 19th century abolitionist and a leader Read More… Read More…