January 30, 2015

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Sixth major fire this year destroys home in Guilford Township

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A blaze Tuesday morning left a snowbound rural home in Guilford Township in ruins. A neighbor reported the fire at 8491 Yoder Road about 10:45 a.m. Seville-Guilford Fire Department Chief Jerry Winkler said fire trucks had problems getting up the home’s 1,600-foot dirt driveway because of drifting snow. Crews snaked hoses down the long driveway Read More…

Man gets four years in prison for drunken crash that injured police officer

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Nick Glunt and Andrew Davis | The Gazette A 24-year-old Columbia Station man was sentenced Monday to four years in prison and a lifetime driving ban for critically injuring an off-duty police officer in a drunken hit-and-run crash. Dalton Phillips pleaded no contest last month to charges of aggravated vehicular assault and failure to stop Read More…

New president of Educational Service Center sworn in (PHOTO)

Kent Patterson is sworn in Monday as the new president of the Governing Board of the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center by county Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler during the board’s organizational meeting in the Professional Building, 124 W. Washington St., Medina. Patterson served as the board’s vice president last year. Dan Shumaker was elected vice president for 2015. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Kent Patterson was sworn in Monday as the new president of the Governing Board of the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center.

Medina expected to sell vacant property at auction

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A vacant lot at 244 N. Medina St. in Medina is expected to be sold at auction after Councilman Bill Lamb, at large, failed to find an alternative. Earlier this month, City Council’s Finance Committee asked Lamb to research alternatives for what the city could do with the 4,000-square-foot property. Lamb suggested the city donate Read More…

Black River Board of Education, support staff approve contract

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After 1½ years of negotiations, the Black River Board of Education approved a new contract for support staff Monday. The support staff union, made up of custodians, cooks, bus drivers, secretaries and paraprofessionals, voted on the three-year contract Friday night. The employees had been without a contract since June 2013. The new contract, effective through Read More…

Kenneth Alex Grad gets 24 years in prison for abusing infant son; maintains innocence

Kenneth Alex Grad was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday morning on charges of felonious assault and endangering children. He was convicted last month of brutally abusing his infant son in 2008. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Convicted infant abuser Kenneth Alex Grad was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Grad, 44, formerly of Montville Township, was found guilty of felonious assault and endangering children — six second-degree felonies and two third-degree felonies — by a Medina County jury last month. Grad was accused of Read More…

PHOTO: Protesters hold silent vigil opposing legalization of abortion 42 years ago

About two dozen members of the Medina County Right to Life chapter silently walk around Medina’s Public Square following a candlelight vigil Saturday evening on the steps of the county courthouse. The vigil marked the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

About two dozen members of the Medina County Right to Life chapter silently walk around Medina’s Public Square following a candlelight vigil Saturday evening on the steps of the county courthouse.

Reporter: Waiting is the worst part of taking the polar plunge

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There’s only one thing worse than jumping into freezing water in a hole cut in frozen Chippewa Lake. Waiting to take the plunge. I already had been standing in the frigid wind in my Gazette T-shirt and athletic shorts for half an hour and was next up when I learned I’d have to wait minutes Read More…

Lodi couple hopes to keep pet bear, Ohio hopes to relocate it

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Debbie Gillium just wants her pet bear, named Archie, to be able to live out his days in peace at her home in Lodi. But the Ohio Department of Agriculture is threatening to take the 40-year-old bear and relocate it out of state. Gillium fears that the tranquilizer, coupled with hibernation, might kill the bear. Read More…

Horse put down after Amish buggy accident in Homer Twp.

A horse had to be put down by a veterinarian after a collision between an Amish buggy and a tractor-trailer Saturday afternoon in Homer Township. The buggy was eastbound on Greenwich Road near Pawnee Road about 4:30 p.m. when it was struck by a truck, according to the Medina post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. Read More…