December 19, 2014

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Man in heroin bust no stranger to task force

WADSWORTH — Authorities reported two Akron-area men were arrested Monday, accused of selling heroin to an undercover drug task force agent. Michael T. Banks, 24, of Barberton, and Stephen A. Nevels, 23, of Akron, were charged with heroin trafficking, third-degree felonies. Gary Hubbard, director of the Medina County Drug Task Force, said the undercover agent Read More…

Summit County jury: Craigslist killer deserves death penalty

Carol Beasley is in tears after the jury recommended the death penalty for her son, Richard Beasley, seated, in the courtroom of Summit County Common Pleas Judge Lynne Callahan on Wednesday in Akron. (AP PHOTO)

AKRON — A jury on Wednesday recommended the death penalty for a self-styled street preacher convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by bogus Craigslist job offers. The same jury that convicted Richard Beasley made its recommendation after hearing from his mother and other witnesses who testified on his behalf in the penalty phase of Read More…

Judge: Ohio owes businesses $860 million for workman’s comp

COLUMBUS — Ohio employers are collectively owed $860 million after being overcharged for nearly a decade by the state insurance fund for injured workers, a Cleveland judge ruled Wednesday. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Richard McMonagle’s decision involving the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation affects about 270,000 mostly small-business owners, many unaware they are covered Read More…

Brunswick police log for March 21

Brunswick police Thursday, March 14 3:05 p.m. — Lori Hurt, 3930 Turnbridge Court, charged with petty theft in the 3600 block Center Road. Friday, March 15 3:44 a.m. — Catherine M. Messer, 20, Cleveland, charged with disorderly conduct–intoxication, underage possession of alcohol and obstructing official business after officers were called to a disturbance in the Read More…

Ex-Browns great agrees with new rule

PHOENIX — The NFL received rampant criticism Wednesday after it passed a new rule prohibiting running backs from striking defenders with the crown of the helmet, but perhaps the greatest to ever play the position doesn’t see what all the fuss is about. Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown believes running backs shouldn’t be using Read More…

Indians: Jason Kipnis likes new season, teammates

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Everything is new again, even 42-year-old Jason Giambi. That’s the way Jason Kipnis sees it. Kipnis, the Indians’ second baseman, views spring training as a fresh start, unconnected to the past. The future is always bright in training camp, no matter how many times a team has stumbled when the schedule turns Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron’s focus on now, not 2014

CLEVELAND — Appearing relaxed and confident, LeBron James took the politically correct approach Wednesday afternoon when asked about the possibility of playing for the Cavaliers again. “Right now, I’m focused on right now,” the Miami Heat small forward said following a shootaround at Quicken Loans Arena. “I don’t really get involved in the road ahead. Read More…

Hazel M. Jackson

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Hazel M. Jackson, 89, of Wadsworth, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013. She was born January 28, 1924 in Barberton, to the late Thomas and Hazel Brown. Preceded in death by her husband Charles in 1993, she is survived by her loving children, Terry, Linda (Randall) Mick, Carol, David (Crystal), Chuck (Shari) and Rick Jackson; grandchildren Read More…

Daniel David Bonitz

Daniel David Bonitz, 67, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at his residence. He was born December 1, 1945 in Winber, Pennsylvania to Chester L. and Mary L. Bonitz. Daniel graduated from Garfield Heights High School in 1965. He served with honor in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965 to 1967. Throughout his Read More…

George E. Masica

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George E. Masica, 78, of Middleburg Heights, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013. He was born November 10, 1934, to the late Joseph and Katherine (nee Yatsko) Masica in Cleveland. George proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was an active member of the Brook Park-Berea VFW Post Read More…