October 23, 2014

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Big Ten changes direction: Divisions to have East-West alignment beginning in 2014

PARK RIDGE, Ill. — No more “Legends.” And no more “Leaders.” The Big Ten is giving them the boot and following a more conventional route for its division names. The conference is going with “East” and “West” instead and switching to a nine-game scheduling format after presidents and chancellors approved the moves Sunday. The new Read More…

Browns wrap up draft with weird 3rd day, 5 total picks

BROWNS PICKS No. 6 – LSU pass rusher Barkevious Mingo No. 68 – San Diego State cornerback Leon McFadden No. 175 – Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter No. 217 – East Central (Okla.) pass rusher Armonty Bryant No. 227 – Chadron State (Neb.) offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey   BEREA — The third day of the Read More…

NFL Draft Day 3: Browns finish selections with OL Garrett Gilkey

BEREA – The Browns ended the first draft under CEO Joe Banner and general manager Michael Lombardi by taking offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey from Chadron State with pick No. 227. The Browns ended the draft with two seventh-round selections from Division II colleges. Outside linebacker Armonty Bryant was picked at No. 217. Gilkey (6-foot-6, 318 Read More…

NFL Draft Day 3: Browns select OLB Armonty Bryant in 7th round

BEREA – The Browns took little-known Armonty Bryant in the seventh round, the No. 217 overall pick. Bryant (6-4, 263 pounds) projects as an outside linebacker. He finished his career at East Central University in Oklahoma, a Division II school. He was arrested on a felony charge of marijuana distribution in a school zone. He Read More…

NFL Draft Day 3: Browns trade another draft pick for selection in 2014

BEREA – The Browns have yet to make a selection on the third day of the NFL Draft. Instead, they traded their fourth- and fifth-round picks for third- and fourth-round choices in 2014. Cleveland sent pick No. 111 to Pittsburgh, then No. 139 to Indianapolis. The Browns’ next selection is scheduled for No. 175. They’ve Read More…

NFL Draft Day 3: Browns trade pick No. 111 to Steelers for 3rd-rounder next year

BEREA – The Browns traded out of the fourth round, and they sent the pick to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. With the Browns on the clock at No. 111 – the 14th pick of the fourth round – they sent the selection to the Steelers in exchange for a third-round pick in 2014. The Browns’ Read More…

George Pretnick

George Pretnick, 87, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Medina. He was born May 5, 1925, in Buffington, Pennsylvania, to the late Steve and Ann Pretnick. George retired from the Ford Motor Company, where he was a Tinsmith. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. George was the loving father of George J. Read More…

Paul N. Pendleton

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Paul N. Pendleton, 74, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013. He was born in Beckley, West Virginia, he moved to Ocala from Grafton, 18 years ago. He retired from Ford Motor Company after 37 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Hazel Pendleton, and Nanny Ann Pendleton; and sisters, Ruth, Fannie, Pauline Read More…

Mary Louise Doutrich

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Mary Louise Doutrich, 80, of Wadsworth, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, following a courageous three year battle with ALS. She was born June 6, 1932 in Mogadore, Ohio, to the late George and Grace Scheck. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC), VFW Women’s Auxiliary, a life member of the Read More…

High-speed network finished

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Business and the development community celebrated a milestone in local infrastructure Friday morning: The completion of the Medina County Fiber Network. “The monopoly is dead. Long live the fiber loop,” said Jim Gerspacher, secretary of the Medina County Port Authority at a breakfast celebrating the completion of the $14.4 million project. The Port Authority owns Read More…