A Parma man is now facing charges related to an accidental shooting at a Medina County gun show.
NewsChannel 5 reports 59-year old Harry Magocky has been charged with negligence assault and discharging a firearm in city limits.
The accidental shooting occurred Saturday January 19 at the Medina County gun show.
Medina authorities say the shooting happened when a gun dealer was looking at a semi-automatic handgun he just purchased when he accidentally pulled the trigger.
Investigators tell NewsChannel 5 they believe the round hit the floor before striking the dealer in the leg and arm.
Magocky is scheduled for arraignment February 20 at 9 a.m.
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Two horses within the last few days have died in Medina County after getting stuck in muddy ponds.
One 2,000 pound draft horse died after being trapped in a pond for several hours Saturday in Homerville.
The other horse was stuck in a dried-up pond near Spencer for 12 hours Monday before being pulled free by rescuers, but was unable to stand on one of its legs.
Stephanie Moore of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals tells AkronNewsNow.com the dry summer conditions are responsible for their deaths.
"We think the drought has a lot to do with it, because the first scenario on Saturday, that was at one point a functioning watering hole for these animals," Moore explained.
According to Moore, the horse had to be put down today.
She says farmers and those with livestock can prevent their animals from being trapped by following a few simple tips.
"People need to provide accessible water so that the animals don't have to risk going in these types of ponds," Moore said.
"You can prevent an accidental death by keeping a track of your animals by counting them both day and night."
Farmers tell the Medina County SPCA ponds in the area are several feet below normal in some locations because of the lack of rain.
A Lodi teenager who police say stabbed members of his family will be tried as an adult.
Court officials in Medina County tell News Channel 5 the 16-year old will face two counts of attempted murder and four counts of felonious assault in connection with the incident.
Lodi Police say the boy stabbed his brother and then attacked his parents inside their Evergreen Drive home April 5.
Authorities still don't know what prompted the attack, and the boy's mother told 911 dispatchers that her son wasn't violent.
The boy was ruled competent to stand trial May 30 in Medina County Juvenile Court.
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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking into a fatal crash between a car and a semi-tractor trailer that happened early Saturday morning in Medina County.
The Patrol says 43 year-old Thomas McKenzie of Cleveland drove his car left of center on U.S. 42 just north of West Salem at about 3:30 a.m. and struck a tanker-trailer driven by 39 year-old Louis Kimberlin of Fostoria, which was heading in the other direction.
McKenzie was transported to Akron General Medical Center, and was pronounced dead.
Despite his truck overturning and catching fire, Kimberlin survived the crash with only minor injuries.
The Patrol says Kimberlin was wearing a seatbelt, and McKenzie was not...and that the car's driver was partially ejected from his vehicle.
The crash forced the closure of U.S. 42 in the area for a few hours.
The State Highway Patrol is awaiting blood results for McKenzie, and the crash is under investigation.
Troopers from the Medina Post of the State Highway Patrol are investigating a crash where three were ejected from an Amish buggy.
The accident happened at 9:10 Tuesday night on State Route 301, near the intersection of Black River School Road. The collision between the buggy and a Ford F-150 is still under investigation.
The 25-year-old driver of the buggy, Joseph Swartzentruber, of Spencer, Ohio, his wife Katie and their 2-year-old daughter Lizzie were all taken to nearby hospitals with serious injuries. Lizzie was taken to Akron Children's Hospital. Both Joseph and Katie Swartzentruber were taken to Akron General Medical Center.
The horse pulling the buggy had to be put down due to injuries.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. So far, no charges have been filed.
A Medina County juvenile court judge has declared a Lodi teen competent to stand trial after police say he stabbed family members in April.
Judge John Lohn decided in juvenile court Wednesday that a 16-year old boy has been ruled competent to stand trial after he was accused of stabbing both his parents and younger brother April 5.
News Channel 5 reports the teen is charged with two counts of attempted murder and four counts of felonious assault.
Police reports indicate Medina County Sheriff's deputies and Lodi police arrived to the Evergreen Drive home in April after the boy's mother said her son attacked her, her husband and her other son. It's still unknown what prompted the incident.
The Lodi teen's parents were both inside the courtroom, but did not comment during the proceedings.
A probable cause hearing is set for July 20 to see if the case will go to adult court.
A teen is now in custody as Lodi police investigate the stabbing of his parents and sibling.
Just before 2 a.m. Thursday, Lodi Police received a call regarding the incident on Evergreen Drive.
When police and sheriff deputies arrived, they found three victims; Barbara Nemeth, 47, Robert Nemeth, 47 and their 15-year old son.
The other son, a 16-year-old, is now in custody. Police say he allegedly attacked his brother, father, who told police he tried to intervene, and his mother, after she walked downstairs to the first floor of the home.
"The mother of the suspect called 911 and reported that her son had attacked the family," Keith Keough said, Lodi police chief.
The 15-year old was taken to Akron Children's Hospital for treatment. Mr. Nemeth was taken to Akron General Medical Center. Mrs. Nemeth was treated and released from a nearby medical center.
The 16-year-old is charged with two attempted murder charges and one charge of felonious assault. He's in the custody of the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center.
Police are still investigating the motive.
Two Medina County couples are taking action in federal court against a gas-drilling company for allegedly exposing them to toxic chemicals and contaminating their wells.
The Beacon Journal reports two families on State Road in Granger Township have filed lawsuits against Landmark 4 LLC claiming that a drilling in 2008 at Allardale Park caused problems with their water.
Mark and Sandra Mangan and William and Stephanie Boggs say the drilling caused health injuries in their families. They also say their homes have drooped in value.
Both couples are seeking around $75,000 each in damages. Landmark 4 has denied the allegations.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources investigated the issue and found no link between the gas-drilling and the families.
A federal health agency says the problems may be linked to the wells at Allardale Park or a nearby abandoned well.
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The National Weather Service has issued a Thunderstorm Warning for Medina County.
The warning remains in effect until 6:15 a.m. Thursday.
The storm is capable of producing quarter-size hail.
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Police in Medina County were on a roundup, but it turns out the object of their attempts to corral their target may have been resting comfortably all long.
UPDATED 12:35p The horse's owners confirm the animal is the missing horse.
Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help after a horse broke from a Remsen's Corners barn Tuesday night. The animal was been spotted in Granger Township; authorities were worried the horse might wander on to Interstate 271 as well as other public highways and pose a danger to itself as well as motorists.
The animal is a chestnut gelding (a male horse that's been castrated) similar to the photo above. Family members of the horse's owner says they got a call late this morning that a horse bearing a similar description was taken in by a homeowner on Wilbur Road, and was in the man's barn. They're checking to see if it's the same runaway.
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