Medina County commissioners unanimously passed a resolution allowing concealed carry permit holders to carry a concealed handgun in county government building Tuesday.

The county is now in-line with the state law that was passed back in December of last year.

Some are opposed to the ruling. County Auditor Mike Kovack took issue with the resolution, saying he'll fight to ban guns on the third floor of the county admin building, where his offices are located. 

In the state law, it is colleges, local governments, and others can decide whether to allow or not allow concealed handguns on their respective campuses. 

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:40

Highland Schools Looking For Feedback

Highland School District is looking for input from local residents on what to do with four aging buildings in the district. 

Three elementary schools and one middle school are due for some major upgrades, as they've been for a long time; one as long as 95 years. The schools are listed below: 

  • Sharon Elementary, 95 years old.
  • Granger Elementary, 88 years.
  • Hinckley Elementary, 68 years.
  • Highland Middle School, 58 years

You can participate in the survey online by clicking here

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An explosion at a Medina apartment complex early Thursday morning has reportedly left one man dead and more injured. 

At about 3:15 a.m. Thursday, an explosion at the Medina Village Apartments on Springbrook Road is what started a fire that burned for hours. The man who died is reportedly an 18-year-old resident of the apartment complex and was bed-ridden. Reports say that both of the man's parents were badly burned in the fire and transported to Metro Health in Cleveland.  

As of 9 a.m., the gas company was waiting for Medina Fire crews to put out "hot spots" inside the complex. 

The investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing.

In Akron Wednesday, a home exploded at the corner of Courtland and South Hawkins Avenues. That investigation is still ongoing. 

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Monday, 09 November 2015 08:40

Trial Begins For Medina Father

The trial of a Medina father whose one-year-old daughter's body was found dead in her crib begins today.

Eric Warfel, 35, of Medina, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. He's accused of putting trash in a room to cover up the smell of the decomposing body of Ember Warfel.

The baby's body was found by a cable installer in late July.

Warfel has been charged with child endangering, gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, and possession of cocaine.

Previous Coverage: 

More Charges For Medina Father Who Left Dead Daughter In Crib

Medina Dad Pleads Insanity

Father Of Dead Baby Indicted By Grand Jury

$1 Million Bond For Medina Father Accused In Toddler's Death

 

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