August 1, 2014

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Cavs lose last game of season

CHICAGO — Despite playing a major portion of the season without the reigning MVP, the Chicago Bulls still escaped the regular season unscathed.
John Lucas III scored a career-high 25 points, Joakim Noah had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and the Bulls cl… Read More…

NFL Draft update: Browns consider dealing QB Colt McCoy

Day 2 of the NFL Draft begins tonight at 7 with the second and third rounds. The Browns hold the No. 37 overall pick – fifth in the second round – and No. 67. First-round picks Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden are also scheduled for a news conference in Berea this afternoon. The Browns will Read More…

Brunswick High School teen suspended for bomb threat

Mike Mayell

BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick High School senior was suspended for 10 days and may be expelled after he allegedly wrote notes in a textbook threatening to set off a bomb to kill two female students. Joe Hernandez, 18, of 4106 Hilltop Drive, is charged with disorderly conduct through Brunswick Mayor’s Court. According to a police Read More…

Police in Mentor search for woman who fled on crutches

MENTOR — Police in northeastern Ohio say they are searching for a woman who escaped from a Lake County hospital on crutches while under their custody. Mentor Police Sgt. Ken Willis said Olivia Weber of Painesville fled on crutches from Lake West Medical Center around 11 p.m. Thursday night. Willis said police had arrested 34-year-old Read More…

Panhandlers in Fairlawn must register with police, have ID

FAIRLAWN — Panhandlers in a Fairlawn are now required to register with police and prove they are at least 18 with a government-issued photo ID. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that under a new ordinance in Fairlawn, panhandlers can’t stand within 25 feet of bus stops, banks or ATMs. They also can’t touch or block Read More…

Browns make running back, quarterback top picks in NFL Draft

Brandon Weeden

BEREA — The Browns’ offense will look a whole lot different in 2012. General manager Tom Heckert made no secret of the team’s need for offensive playmakers in the days before the draft, then did something about it. He traded three picks before the NFL Draft on Thursday night to move up a spot to Read More…

RB Trent Richardson is perfect selection for Browns

Alabama’s Trent Richardson was taken by the Browns with the No. 3 pick. (AP PHOTO)

Alabama running back Trent Richardson is the right player at the right position at the right time for the Browns. Simply put, Cleveland made a terrific move Thursday in trading up to select Richardson with the third overall pick in the NFL Draft. The 5-foot-9¼, 228-pounder gives the Browns the legitimate game-breaker they have lacked Read More…

High school baseball: Blue Devils seize on opportunities vs. Bees

Tyler Greiner

MEDINA — The defense suddenly imploded to line the nails up perfectly. The only thing left to do was drive them home. Fittingly, it came on a dreary and rainy Thursday in a game between two baseball teams heading in opposite directions, as five Medina errors in the seventh inning fueled a 10-2 Brunswick blowout. Read More…

Matt Meadows takes champ’s advice about George Mason

Medina resident Matt Meadows has his arm raised after winning the state title. The Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy wrestler will continue his career at George Mason. (COURTESY PHOTO)

MEDINA — When the only person to ever win three state titles at 215 pounds in the history of Division I Ohio high school wrestling tells you to look at George Mason, you listen. Former St. Edward state champion Matt Koz gave that advice to Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy’s Matt Meadows and the Medina resident Read More…

Medina’s Dan Flake finds perfect mix at OSU

MEDINA — Dan Flake has always had two loves: agriculture and lacrosse. The Medina senior found the perfect place to continue doing both at Ohio State University when he signed with the school earlier this month. “I’ve always been around both of them, so why not put the two together?” Flake said. “I looked at Read More…