Archive for March 15th, 2013
The Associated Press
CHICAGO — Sam Thompson grew up in Chicago and went to high school near the United Center. Like all kids in the area, he was a big fan of Michael Jordan.
So this was one special homecoming for the silky smooth sophomore.
Thompson had a career-high 19 points to help No. 10 Ohio State …Read More
The leading scorer in United States high school hockey history lives in Medina County.
So does the nation’s all-time assist leader, who just happens to be his twin brother.
Cuyahoga Valley …Read More
We didn’t set out this morning to give some readers a throwback black-and-white front page in today’s newspaper, but a traffic mishap knocked out power around Elyria, where we print our papers. The resulting domino effect of outages also disabled part of our printing press — the part that handles color on the front page.
Scanner traffic …Read More
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Spring training will be over in little more than two weeks, and the identity of the Indians’ fifth starter remains a mystery.
Blame manager Terry Francona for that. Or blame the competitors for the job: in alphabetical order Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco, Scott Kazmir and Daisuke Matsuzaka.
None of the four has come …Read More
BEREA — Desmond Bryant didn’t know just how big the numbers on the check would be, but he believed from a young age he would have an NFL career that allowed him to pose for the cameras holding the jersey of his new team.
BRUNSWICK — For Ben Dotson, Brunswick is not only his hometown, but it’s where he developed his love for soccer.
Now the Medina County resident and former Padua standout is getting a chance to leads its boys soccer program.
Dotson was named the replacement for Bruce Miller, who stepped down after four years at the helm.
“For me, …Read More
Kyle Hutchinson has always been a thrill-seeker.
From racing bikes to snowboarding, the Medina junior is always looking for the next adventure to get his blood going.
That mentality may have caused the occasional broken bone or gash, …Read More
BEREA — The Browns made quite a splash in the first day of free agency, spending $74 million on outside linebacker Paul Kruger and defensive end Desmond Bryant. CEO Joe Banner isn’t done, but said any further moves won’t create the same ripple throughout the fan base, or league.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is not just a martial art, it’s also a competitive sport and means of self-defense.
“It’s definitely the most effective form of self-defense,” said Dustin Ware, director of the American Grappling Challenge, which is bringing a tournament to Medina for the third time this Saturday.
The tournament being held …Read More
MEDINA — Councilman Bill Lamb, at-large, wants to become a Republican again.
Lamb said Thursday night he has the paperwork from the Medina County Board of Elections to change his party affiliation.
It’s not the first time the councilman has crossed party lines.
Lamb was a Republican in 1983 when he ran for mayor of Medina …Read More