September 2, 2014

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Phil Dawson says goodbye, wishes Cleveland nothing but the best

Kicker Phil Dawson left town 78 points behind Hall of Famer Lou Groza on the Browns’ all-time scoring list but believes that’s for the best. “He is Mr. Cleveland Browns,” Dawson said of Groza. “It only seems right he’ll be the all-time leading scorer there.” Dawson held a conference call with Cleveland-area media this afternoon Read More…

TE Kellen Davis visiting Browns today

Former Bears tight end Kellen Davis is visiting the Browns today, a league source confirmed. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first to report the visit. Davis started 15 games in each of the last two seasons, but the Bears weren’t pleased with his production and cut him after signing Martellus Bennett earlier this month. Davis (6-foot-7, Read More…

Football: Dylan McVay fulfills dream to play college ball

Dylan McVay

GRANGER TWP. — Dylan McVay gambled, and it paid off in a scholarship to play football at Alderson-Broaddus University. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior signed his national letter of intent to play tight end for the West Virginia-based Division II school that last fall sponsored the sport for the first time since 1930. McVay also considered Read More…

Girls basketball: Rachel Goddard to play in all-star game

Rachel Goddard

WADSWORTH — Rachel Goddard continues to make history, as the Wadsworth senior point guard has accepted an invitation to play in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game on April 13. The showcase will be held at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky. The boys game alumni includes current and former NBA players James Posey, Kevin Martin, Read More…

College basketball: Time to see if crown is really up for grabs

Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos reacts after hitting a 3-point basket against Saint Mary's during the first half of the West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA college basketball game, Monday, March 11, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP PHOTO)

Brad Stevens is amused by all this talk of parity in the NCAA Tournament. The coach who guided little Butler to the national championship game two years in a row wonders why everyone seems to be saying all at once: Hey, there’s some pretty good teams beyond the glamour conferences. Stevens remembers his first basketball Read More…

Almost amazing: Cavs wilt as Heat rallies from 27 down

CLEVELAND — Other than a scoreboard condensation problem that delayed the opening tip for almost 40 minutes, a fan running onto the floor during the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers setting a franchise record for largest blown lead, the Miami Heat notching its 24th straight win and LeBron James once again getting the last laugh, not Read More…

Stepp sets repayment plan for $83,000 bonus

Read more: • March 19 message from the Medina School Board • Randy Stepp’s bonus check MEDINA — On March 8, Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp told an audience of 400 gathered in the school’s Performing Arts Center that he would give back the $83,000 bonus he received in his new contract by having it Read More…

LeBron’s game still thrills

LeBron James’ hairline is very different, as is his level of muscularity, but he is still the same incredible player who electrified Quicken Loans Arena for seven years. That’s why it’s so bittersweet every time “The Chosen One” returns to Cleveland as a member of the Miami Heat. James put on another fantastic show Wednesday, Read More…

Editor: School board members should be accountable, too

I trust my reporters. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have to turn in detailed accounts of job-related expenses before they are reimbursed. And while I don’t want advance notice about $5 they spent to copy some public records, I certainly expect to be told about a substantial bill — say anything more than $100. Read More…

Philosophy rethought for EMS at shooting scenes

MEDINA — Traditional rules say firefighters and emergency medical technicians shouldn’t enter a building when a gunman is inside until police sound the all clear. But that means injured people may be inside, cut off from help until police have secured the building. “My vision is to change that,” Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell said. “My Read More…