December 22, 2014

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Girls basketball: Grizzlies handle short-handed Explorers

Wadsworth’s Rachel Goddard, right, ties up Hudson’s Kelly Gough for a jump ball in the first quarter. Below, Wadsworth’s McKenzie O’Brien drives past Hudson’s Kelly Gough in the first quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

HUDSON — The Wadsworth girls basketball team doesn’t lose very often, so when someone beats the Grizzlies two years in a row, they take notice. That was unfortunate for Hudson, which was on the wrong end of a 58-33 non-league shellacking Wednesday night. “It was redemption,” said Wadsworth point guard Rachel Goddard, who finished with Read More…

Brandon Weeden expects to start for Browns

Brandon Weeden

BEREA — The fog lifted, and quarterback Brandon Weeden began preparing to play in a downpour in the Bay Area. Weeden sustained his first concussion Sunday in the fourth quarter of a win over the Steelers. He was cleared by an independent neurologist to practice and coach Pat Shurmur said he’ll start Sunday in Oakland, Read More…

Hornets find some humor in ugly win vs. Buckeye

Highland’s Jessica Peterlin and Buckeye’s Jordan Davis battle for a rebound in the second quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

YORK TWP. — At least the Highland girls basketball players have a sense of humor. During an interview following the Hornets’ 43-23 non-league win over Buckeye on Wednesday, small forward Haley Roddy pointed out her team’s brick-laying performance without solicitation. “I don’t even know what our percentage was,” she said. “It was so bad.” When Read More…

Browns notes: Cleveland players fire back at Steelers

Jon Gruden

BEREA — Earlier this week, Steelers tackle Max Starks accused the Browns’ defensive line of making illegal cut-blocks during Cleveland’s 20-14 home victory on Sunday afternoon. “Cleveland came up with some creative things, (like) cutting offensive linemen,” Starks told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, specifically accusing right end Frostee Rucker of the tactic. On Wednesday, the Browns Read More…

NOC’s Mitch Trubisky is tops in Ohio

From staff and wire reports COLUMBUS — Mentor quarterback Mitch Trubisky already had a legendary career. He burnished it with a legendary playoff run. Now the 6-foot-3, 200-pound senior has been rewarded for his accomplishments on and off the field by being selected as the 26th winner of the Associated Press Mr. Football award, given Read More…

Girls basketball: Bench bunch lifts the Bees

MASSILLON — Wednesday was the bench’s time to shine. Backups Holly Rhodes, ToriBeth Cullen and Madi Tata provided all the points Medina’s girls basketball team needed in a 67-31 non-league blasting of Massillon. “Madi Tata and Holly Rhodes and ‘T.B.’ Cullen led us all night long with energy,” coach Chris Hassinger said. “They hit open Read More…

State GOP now has 2 leaders from Medina County

Larry Obhof Jr.

Medina County now has two state legislators among the Republican leadership in the General Assembly. State Sen. Larry J. Obhof Jr., R-Montville Township, was selected Wednesday to serve as majority whip in the Senate. Obhof joins William G. Batchelder, R-Medina, who was renamed speaker of the House, among the top GOP officials in the Legislature. Read More…

Ohio Highway Patrol wants citizens for “Community Shield’ class

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MEDINA TWP. — The Ohio Highway Patrol needs help to stop drunken drivers. That’s why the patrol is holding Medina County’s first “Community Shield” citizen’s police class Dec. 15. “A lot of times, we depend on the public for finding drunk drivers or other criminal indicators,” Lt. Bill Haymaker, commander of the patrol’s Medina post, Read More…

State ‘Heartbeat’ bill’s backers want to force vote

By Julie Carr Smyth COLUMBUS — The chief advocate of a blocked Ohio bill that would impose the tightest abortion restriction in the nation vowed Wednesday to use a legislative maneuver to try to force a vote before year’s end despite the Senate president’s opposition. A host of practical and political obstacles quickly arose that Read More…

Brunswick police blotter for Nov. 29

Hinckley police Tuesday, Nov. 20 6:23 p.m. — Amanda L. Hallis, 27, 4109 Center Road, Apt. 23, Brunswick, was charged with persistent disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Wednesday, Nov. 21 10:30 p.m. — Kyle J. Bostrom, 18, 586 W. 130th St., Brunswick, was cited for a broken tail light and drug abuse. Tuesday, Nov. 27 6:45 Read More…