Archive for March 13th, 2013
BEREA — Pro Bowl kick returner Joshua Cribbs hadn’t reached a deal with a new team and was still involved in discussions with multiple teams, according to a league source late Wednesday night. That was in contrast to multiple reports he had reached an agreement and would sign with the Arizona Cardinals today.
Cribbs added fuel …Read More
MEDINA — The city police department is looking to hire new patrol officers.
The Medina Civil Service Commission will hold an open, competitive exam to create an eligibility list on April 27.
The number of officers to be hired has not yet been determined.
Applicants for the exam must be between 21 and 35 and a U.S. citizen, …Read More
MEDINA — Medina City School teachers ratified a tentative agreement with the district, union officials said Wednesday afternoon.
The vote count was not immediately available.
The agreement, reached with the Medina City Teachers Association, calls for no increase in pay for the district’s about 400 teachers, except for “step increases” for time in service and additional college …Read More
Medina County’s labor force grew in January — breaking a string of six months of declines.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is that the total number of residents with jobs declined to 87,400, down from 88,000 in December and 89,000 in January 2012.
More people looking for fewer jobs meant the county’s unemployment rate in January …Read More
Catching up on the latest free agency news after the Browns introduced outside linebacker Paul Kruger:
** The Browns agreed to a deal with Carolina tight end Gary Barnidge, CEO Joe Banner confirmed. Barnidge, 27, caught six passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in 2012 after missing 2011 with a broken ankle.
Browns …Read More
MONTVILLE TWP. — Firefighters have freed a male driver who was trapped in semi truck for nearly three hours following a two-vehicle crash this morning in front of Harvey Arabians farm on state Route 3.
The Browns aren’t resting on Day 2 of free agency.
Cleveland signed outside linebacker Quentin Groves to a two-year deal this morning, The Chronicle-Telegram confirmed. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first to report the deal.
Groves (6-foot-3, 265 pounds) started seven games for Arizona in 2012, totaling a career-high four sacks and 46 tackles. Groves, who will turn …Read More
After winning the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor title in the 5,000 meter, Allegheny College’s Bobby Over added another honor last weekend at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships.
The former Wadsworth standout earned All-America accolades in Naperville, Ill. with a personal-record 14:32.09, using a late sprint to finish fourth to cap a solid junior season.
MEDINA — Not every superintendent in Medina County gets a raise each year.
Black River Superintendent Janice Wyckoff is the exception.
Wyckoff, whose district includes parts of Medina, Ashland and Lorain counties, was paid $92,781 last year, according to school records.
Not only does she earn less than the $100,000-plus salaries of the superintendents in the …Read More
MEDINA — When Bob Starcher graduated from Ohio State University, he didn’t expect to become a police officer.
With a degree in business administration, he spent a half-dozen years in retail management.
But one day he saw an ad in a newspaper announcing that the Medina Police Department was hiring.
“The police was something I …Read More