October 21, 2014

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NFL Draft Day 2: Browns select cornerback Leon McFadden in 3rd round, trade for WR Davone Bess

BEREA – Leon McFadden was surprised the Browns picked him Friday in the third round, No. 68 overall, because they didn’t have much predraft conversation. “I didn’t know their interest in me at all,” he said. If he’d been aware of their need for a cornerback, he might’ve expected the phone to ring. The Browns Read More…

NFL Draft Day 2: Barkevious Mingo overcame mom’s fear of football to become first-round pick

BEREA — At first Barbara Johnson was afraid to watch son Barkevious Mingo play the game that would eventually make him a millionaire. Then she was scared he would hurt the other kids. She’s gotten over it. “I’ve seen what he can do,” Johnson said Friday when asked if she’s worried about him in the Read More…

Browns draft cornerback Leon McFadden in third round

BEREA – The Browns addressed a need and took San Diego State cornerback Leon McFadden with the No. 68 pick in the NFL Draft. The Browns drafted LSU pass rusher Barkevious Mingo at No. 6, then didn’t pick again until the third round. The second-round pick was spent on receiver Josh Gordon in last year’s Read More…

Reports: Browns trade for Dolphins WR Davone Bess

BEREA – The Browns traded for Dolphins receiver Davone Bess, NFL Network reported. The Browns didn’t immediately confirm the report. The compensation from the Browns wasn’t immediately known, but is believed to be a draft pick in the final four rounds Sunday. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Bess received a three-year contract extension with the Read More…

Barkevious Mingo introduced to Cleveland, picks No. 51

BEREA – Barkevious Mingo’s whirlwind 24 hours continued this afternoon as he was introduced to the Northeast Ohio media inside the fieldhouse at team headquarters. Mingo, drafted No. 6 Thursday night, was joined by coach Rob Chudzinski to hold up the No. 51 jersey. The reason for the number: It’s close to the 49 he Read More…

Buckeye’s Hannah Hartley to play soccer at Ashland

Hannah Hartley

YORK TWP. — Buckeye senior Hannah Hartley always knew she wanted to go to Ashland University. After watching a highlight tape of the All-Gazette first-teamer, the Eagles women’s soccer team knew it wanted her, too. That being said, Hartley announced she will attend the Division II school. “Ashland’s education program is what really interested me Read More…

Track and field: Hornets can’t pull off upset

Sam Duale

GRANGER TWP. — The Highland girls track team had all intentions of staking its claim to the Suburban League championship Thursday. Reigning champion Nordonia wasn’t ready to let go of the crown just yet. The upset-minded Hornets fell to the Knights 80-57 despite some strong performances. Sam Duale had a hand in three event victories. Read More…

Medina interim Superintendent: ‘I’ll lead by example’

David Knight was selected as interim superintendent of Medina City Schools. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Medina Schools interim Superintendent David Knight said he hopes he can restore residents’ confidence in the district plagued by controversy over Superintendent Randy Stepp’s contract, a state audit into use of a school fund and the removal of an operating levy from the May ballot. “It saddens me to see some of the things that Read More…

DeWine: Steubenville search warrants include Medina company

COLUMBUS — Police officers and investigators on Thursday were searching the high school attended by two football players who raped a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. Search warrants also were executed at Vestige Ltd., a digital evidence company in Medina, in addition to the Steubenville school Read More…

PHOTOS: AAA teaches teens driver safety

AAA offered car inspections to students to promote teen driver safety. Bob Combs, a travel consultant for AAA, shows Medina High School junior Kendrick Wilder the results of his car inspection. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)