February 6, 2016

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47 slot machines seized from Internet cafe in morning raid


Agents from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and local law enforcement raided two Internet sweepstakes cafes in Medina County Tuesday morning. The owner of the cafes, Adam Syed, a Fairlawn resident, is suspected of operating two illegal casinos, in Brunswick and Sharon Township, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. DeWine Read More…

Prep athletes of the week for June 4

Jen Sansonette

Baseball Joey Verbiak, Brunswick: Senior left fielder went 1-for-3 with RBI and run during Blue Devils’ 6-3 loss to Mentor in Canton Division I Regional semifinals at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium. … RBI base knock up middle plated team’s first run. … Later scored on two-run double by Kyle Michalik. Softball Jen Sansonette, Medina: Senior Read More…

College rowing: Pair helps OSU land national title

Allison Elber

As high school athletes, Taylore Urban and Allison Elber were no strangers to a challenge. However, neither could imagine the hard work and sacrifice they were going to put into Ohio State’s rowing program. That effort paid off Sunday when the top-ranked Buckeyes claimed the NCAA Division I Championship at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. Read More…

Tribe: Monday is bad night for Indians

New York third baseman David Adams, left, tags out Cleveland’s Mike Aviles in a rundown in the third inning. (AP PHOTO)

NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season, Brett Gardner had a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Indians 7-4 Monday night to spoil Nick Swisher’s first game back in the Bronx. Andy Pettitte lasted only 4⅔ innings in a Read More…

Cloverleaf senior allowed to wear Army uniform for graduation

Cloverleaf High School principal Bart Randolph walks with senior Melissa Stevens, who was allowed to walk at graduation Sunday in her Army dress uniform after chants from the crowd saying, "Let her walk." (Matthew Platz / Platz Images)

A riled-up crowd persuaded Cloverleaf school officials to allow a senior to wear her Army uniform at Sunday’s graduation ceremony. Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said senior Melissa Stevens approached school administrators about an hour earlier and said she would not participate unless she was permitted to wear her Army dress uniform instead of the traditional cap Read More…

Accused bank robber released from jail because of health

Hugh Crouch

MEDINA — A 71-year-old Hinckley Township man accused of robbing a Brunswick bank in February will be released from the Medina County Jail because of his deteriorating health. Hugh G. Crouch Sr., of 1439 Ridge Road, was being held in the jail on $2 million bond, charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; felonious assault, Read More…

Memorial honors Brunswick students killed in crash

IMAGE PROVIDED A designer’s rendering shows a memorial for four Brunswick High School students who died in a car crash a year ago Monday. The memorial will be dedicated at  St. Ambrose Catholic Parish on Thursday.

BRUNSWICK — A memorial to the four Brunswick High School students who died last year in an early morning crash on the day they were to graduate will be dedicated Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic Parish. The four students — Jeffrey Chaya, 18; Blake Bartchak, 17; Lexi Poerner, 16; and Kevin Fox, 18 — were Read More…

Knight: I’m with Medina Schools as long as needed

David Knight

MEDINA — David Knight said he is willing to stay on as interim superintendent of Medina Schools as long as the board needs him. “Mr. Knight has kindly offered to extend his contract,” board President Karla Robinson said following Monday night’s board work session. Knight was named interim superintendent in April 23 after the board Read More…

Westfield Twp. pilot getting up in years … literally

ap John Lawton poses by his Cessna 172 airplane in Wadsworth last month.

John Lawton, of Westfield Township, wanted to do something different for his 90th birthday. He decided to mark the milestone by flying over the U.S.-Canadian border on the Niagara River 90 times in his Cessna 172. “It’s just something that I have wanted to do,” he said. His birthday was Monday but due to high Read More…

Accused Mother’s Day carjacker pleads not guilty

Antoine Petty

MEDINA — A Fairlawn man accused of a Mother’s Day carjacking in Wadsworth pleaded not guilty Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Antoine D. Petty, 22, was charged with two counts of robbery, second- and third-degree felonies, in a May 22 indictment. Petty is scheduled for a July 24 jury trial. He’s accused of Read More…