September 17, 2014

Medina
Partly cloudy
44°F

Boil alert after water main break on South Court Street in Medina

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MEDINA — The 200 block of South Court Street in Medina will remain closed “at least until the weekend,” city Service Director Nino Piccoli said Wednesday. A water main broke early Wednesday during overnight road work on South Court Street, causing the closing. Additionally, Piccoli said 12 South Court Street addresses are on boil alert. They Read More…

Gun store owner: Security system wasn’t working when thieves broke in

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Two Medina men suspected of being involved in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of handguns from a Medina gun shop remained in jail Tuesday with bond set at $250,000 each. Brandon T. Flemming, 19, of the 200 block of West North Street, and Mason S. Farnsworth, 21, of the 500 block of Miller Read More…

Accused child abuser jailed after trial delayed more than 20 times

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A former Montville Township resident was jailed after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest Tuesday morning after the man failed to appear for trial on charges of breaking two dozen of his infant son’s bones in 2008. Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, now of Lakewood, is charged with five counts of child endangering and Read More…

MetroHealth to open its first office in Medina County

MetroHealth System of Cleveland announced it will open its first office in Medina County in 2015 in a Brunswick industrial park. In a news release, the health system said it will lease 12,000 square feet on the second floor of a medical building at 1299 Industrial Parkway. The office will employ about 11 people. “Our Read More…

Red carpet to be rolled out for United Way’s Taste of Medina

The United Way of Medina County is bringing a touch of Hollywood to its 24th annual Taste of Medina from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Weymouth Country Club. This year’s annual fundraiser features a walkway of stars, a red carpet and a chance to take a photo with a Marilyn Monroe impersonator. There also Read More…

Three arrested during heightened OVI checkpoints, patrols

Three sobriety checkpoints were conducted in Medina County last month as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over yearly campaign. Brunswick police Lt. Brian Ohlin, who heads the Medina County OVI Task Force, said the task force participated by conducting more sobriety checkpoints than usual and adding extra traffic patrols throughout the Read More…

Brunswick council moves on immediate, future fixes for flooding woes

Brunswick City Council agreed Monday to spend $50,000 for a study of the city’s stormwater system to create a long-range master plan aimed at easing flooding problems plaguing some neighborhoods. As a short-term fix, Council members discussed a plan to do smaller stormwater repairs. The city plans to spend about $55,000 in each of the Read More…

Attorney: Accused child abuser too ill for trial delayed for six years

Kenneth Alex Grad

A judge has ordered testimony from a doctor who says a former Montville Township man is too ill to stand trial on felony charges of breaking two dozen of his infant son’s bones. Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, now of Lakewood, has been awaiting trial since 2008. He’s charged with five counts of child endangering and Read More…

Sheriff to commissioners: Radio communications towers need update soon

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Medina County Sheriff Tom Miller said time is running out for the county to upgrade its emergency communications system. Miller has presented to county commissioners a plan to upgrade the six public safety radio communications towers in the county. Miller asked the commissioners last week to hire an emergency communications consulting company, Mission Critical Partners, Read More…

Medina approves plan for backup water

Medina City Council’s Finance Committee has authorized the city to enter into an emergency water usage agreement with Medina County with the hope of avoiding future water crises. The agreement stems from a water crisis that began Jan. 7 when the city’s water supply from Avon Lake Municipal Utilities was interrupted due to the cold Read More…