November 27, 2014

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Black River Schools closed because of bomb threat

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River Local Schools were closed this morning after district officials received a bomb threat via email. Superintendent Chris Clark said the school received the email and immediately contacted the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office. “Once we talked to the sheriff, we learned the process of sweeping the building and clearing it would Read More…

Women rule on state’s 9th appellate court

When Medina attorney Jennifer Hensal took her seat on the 9th District Court of Appeals last month, she made history: She became the fifth judge on Ohio’s first all-female appellate court. Hensal achieved the feat in last November’s election by defeating incumbent Judge Clair Dickenson, who had been the lone man on the bench. During Read More…

Passers-by on I-71 condemn return of church’s billboard

One of the first signs in Medina County to greet motorists headed south on Interstate 71 reads: “Homosexuality is a sin, but Christ can set you free.” The billboard at the edge of the Southwest Baptist Church property line also has lights so it can be seen at night in Brunswick Hills Township. “I was Read More…

Police: Mother of alleged bully punches woman at school

BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick woman was charged with assault after she punched another woman in the face Tuesday afternoon while waiting to pick up her child at Willetts Middle School, according to Brunswick police. As parents waited in their cars for their children to be released from school, police said Connie L. Edmiston, 42, of Read More…

Elyria man arrested for allegedly selling crack

WESTFIELD TWP. — An Elyria man was arrested after allegedly selling crack cocaine at a truck stop to an undercover officer just feet away from three children, according to the Medina County Drug Task Force. Task force agents arrested Ivan Brown, 30, of the 500 block of 12th Street, on the charge of trafficking in Read More…

Man in car with underage topless dancer was auxiliary police officer

BRUNSWICK — A North Randall auxiliary officer was removed from the department after he was found in a car outside a strip club with a registered sex offender and a 17-year-old girl who worked as a topless dancer, according to police. At 2:22 a.m. Oct. 11., Matthew R. Byrd, 31, of Strongsville, was in a Read More…

Police say club hired 17-year-old girl as a topless dancer

BRUNSWICK — Three North Ridgeville teenagers hired as topless dancers at Christie’s Cabaret were arrested early Thursday after Brunswick police learned one of the girls was only 17. The other two women, Leanna Long and Ashley Turner, both 18, were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and child endangerment. All three had Read More…