April 18, 2014

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No Cardinals deal yet for Joshua Cribbs, still talking with multiple teams

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 Read More…

Medina police to hire new officers

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 Read More…

Medina teachers approve tentative agreement

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 Read More…

County labor force and jobless rate grew in January

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 Read More…

(Updated) Browns free agency news: TE Gary Barnidge agrees to deal

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 coach Read More…

Semi truck driver freed 3 hours after state Route 3 crash

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. Montville Police Chief Terry Grice said the semi truck and a farm tractor hauling a wagon of hay were traveling Read More…

Browns stay busy, sign LB Quentin Groves

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 Read More…

College notes: Jennifer Foster second at track nationals

Jennifer Foster

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 Read More…

Pacts vary for Medina County school superintendents

Janice Wyckoff

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 Read More…

Medina police lieutenant retires after 30-year career

Lt. Bob Starcher

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…