October 9, 2015

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Medina County Chamber of Commerce honors 7, committee


The 10th Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Ceremony and Awards Dinner honored seven people and the Oktoberfest Committee on Saturday at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road in Medina. Those honored “have dedicated much of their lives to service,” Chamber of Commerce chairman Keith Hughes said. Individuals on hand were Carl Abell, Read More…

Discount Drug Mart builds on its growth

Parviz Boodjeh is no longer sitting at his modest, metal desk nestled in a back room at Discount Drug Mart’s headquarters at 211 Commerce Drive in Medina. One would never confuse it with being in an ivory tower. Boodjeh, who worked long hours at his desk as the founder of the $600 million company, died Read More…

High school football scoreboard

Black River 21, Crestview 0 FINAL Brecksville 22, Brunswick 16 FINAL Buckeye 35, Cloverleaf 0 FINAL Highland 21, North Royalton 7 FINAL Medina 62, Wadsworth 6 FINAL  

Medina County police use sobriety checkpoints as tool to keep roads safer

Officers Jeffrey Lee of Brunswick and Joe Rose of Wadsworth work at the W. 130th Street OVI checkpoint last Friday night.

By design, OVI sobriety checkpoints in Medina County are well-publicized events. The Medina County OVI Task Force publishes advance notice three times, the final one letting motorists know precisely where they’ll be and at what time. “We’re not out here to hide in the dark and pounce on somebody,” Brunswick Lt. Brian Ohlin said. “It’s Read More…

Man pleads not guilty to daylight theft from Sharon Twp. church

Andrew Bonarrigo

A Wooster man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $15,000 in music equipment from a Sharon Township church in broad daylight last month. Andrew Bonarrigo, 32, entered the plea in Medina County Common Pleas Court. He was indicted Aug. 26 on charges of grand theft and theft. The charges are fourth- and fifth-degree Read More…

Prosecutors ask judge to deny request to reduce Eric Warfel’s $1 million bond

Eric Warfel

Prosecutors argue a $1 million bond should keep Eric Warfel in the Medina County Jail at least until a cause of death has been determined for his 20-month-old daughter, who was found dead in July. Warfel’s attorney last week asked Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier — who previously denied a motion to reduce bond Read More…

Medina RadioShack store is open still, but it’s getting a new name

Paul Sevougian wants customers to know that the former Radio Shack store in Medina is still open and has been renamed Steren Electronics.

Paul Sevougian is fighting the misconception that his store is closed. The former RadioShack store, at 4937 Grande Shops Avenue in Medina Township, has reached a branding agreement with Steren Electronics. “When RadioShack filed for bankruptcy and was going through its legal proceedings, it canceled everybody’s franchise contract across the country,” Sevougian said. Eighty-two outlets Read More…

Treasurer’s Office: Do you have any unclaimed funds?

John Burke

Medina County Treasurer John Burke’s office will provide unclaimed funds search services at two area grocery stores and the Medina Community Recreation Center in the coming weeks. On Friday, staff members will be available at Miller’s Market, 711 Wooster St., Lodi, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Sept. 18, the team will be at Hawkins Read More…

Lorain County judge grants NEXUS access to properties

Despite efforts to block NEXUS Gas Transmission surveyors from entering private property, several more Lorain County landowners now must comply with a court order granting surveyors access. The NEXUS project, backed by Houston-based Spectra Energy and Michigan-based DTE Energy, is a planned 36-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that will cross 11 counties, including Medina County, Read More…

Who had details on student loan payoffs for Randy Stepp?

Randy Stepp

Did members of the Medina Board of Education know former Superintendent Randy Stepp paid $172,000 in student loans using district funds? That question will be central to a jury trial scheduled for later this month in Medina County Common Pleas Court. A review of documents on file in the case shows there is still a Read More…