November 22, 2014

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Browns draft LSU pass rusher Barkevious Mingo with No. 6 pick

BEREA – The Browns landed a pass rusher with the No. 6 pick in the draft – LSU’s Barkevious Mingo. The new regime of CEO Joe Banner and general manager Michael Lombardi have been focused on improving the pass rush throughout the offseason and that didn’t stop in the draft. Despite Oregon’s Dion Jordan and Read More…

Browns CEO Joe Banner: 65 percent chance ‘their guy’ will make it to No. 6

BEREA — CEO Joe Banner said the Browns, who hold the No. 6 pick in tonight’s NFL Draft, will wait until the first five picks have been made until deciding if they will try to trade down. Banner, in his first draft in charge of the Browns, said the organization has reached a consensus on Read More…

Trend continues as Tribe gets few scoring chances

CHICAGO — A pattern is emerging in the early season games between the Indians and Chicago White Sox. Runs have been hard to come by for both teams. The Indians’ nemesis has been Jose Quintana, who gave up two runs and four hits in five innings Wednesday as the Sox eked out a 3-2 win Read More…

Cavaliers: Mike Brown not worried about past, wants successful 2nd act

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert looked back and admitted a mistake, but Mike Brown only looked forward. “Welcome to Mike Brown 2.0, everybody,” Gilbert said Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts, where the 43-year-old Brown, who led the team from 2005-10, was once again introduced as coach. “We certainly enjoyed 1.0.” Brown led the Read More…

Convicted killer Steven Cepec sentenced to death

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Convicted murderer Steven Cepec was sentenced to death Thursday for killing a 73-year-old Chatham Township man during a home invasion almost three years ago. Cepec, 44, is the first person to be sentenced to death in Medina County in 60 years and will be the only Medina County resident on Ohio’s death row. A jury Read More…

Browns: Ready or not, it’s draft time

This was supposed to be a thrilling weekend for Jimmy Haslam. He would sit in the draft room for the first time as owner, then hand the first-round pick a jersey and introduce him as the newest Cleveland Brown. Haslam is still expected to be at Browns headquarters tonight, but he likely won’t set foot Read More…

NFL Draft Preview: Plenty of uncertainty surrounding Browns with new front office, plenty of needs

This was supposed to be a thrilling weekend for Jimmy Haslam. He would sit in the draft room for the first time as owner, then hand the first-round pick a jersey and introduce him as the newest Cleveland Brown. Haslam is still expected to be at Browns headquarters tonight, but he likely won’t set foot Read More…

Browns Notes: Commissioner Roger Goodell meets with Jimmy Haslam, concerned about investigation into Pilot Flying J

Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the NFL’s concern over the FBI investigation into Pilot Flying J, the family company of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. “Well, of course, when you have that type of thing, but I’ve spoken with Jimmy several times and met with him,” Goodell said Wednesday in New York. “Jimmy is doing everything he’s Read More…

Life in prison or death for Steven Cepec?

Frank Munz was honored at a vigil. Munz's killer, Steven Cepec, will hear today whether he will likely spend life in prison or receive the death penalty. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

Convicted murderer Steven Cepec will learn today whether he likely will spend the rest of his life in prison or be sent to death row. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler is scheduled to sentence Cepec at an 11 a.m. hearing. A jury found Cepec guilty Feb. 22 of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary Read More…

Cloverleaf: We’ve made do, but we need more money

The message projected on a giant screen emphasizes Cloverleaf Schools Superintendent Daryl Kubilus’ call for additional operating funding during his State of the Schools address Wednesday night at Cloverleaf Elementary School. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Cloverleaf Schools Superintendent Daryl Kubilus stressed the district’s need for operating funds while highlighting achievements in his State of the Schools address. “We have not allowed the lack of funding to stop us from doing all we can to improve our student performance,” he said Wednesday to a crowd of 30 people gathered at Cloverleaf Read More…