October 20, 2014

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Federal indictment centers on pricey houses in townships

Two men face federal mortgage fraud charges involving five luxury homes in Montville and Medina townships. Joseph J. Beccia, 60, of Parma, and Alex F. Blackmore, 49, of New York City, were charged earlier this month with conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud in a mortgage scheme, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for Read More…

Cavs draft picks: Len getting mentions for No. 1 pick

ap Maryland center Alex Len, a Ukraine native who reminds some scouts of former Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, has a chance of going to Cleveland with the first pick in the NBA Draft.

Editor’s note: The following is the second of four stories examining players the Cavaliers might select with the first pick in the NBA Draft. Nothing is set in stone, but right now Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel appears to be the favorite to be taken by the Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the Read More…

Tribe: Indians beat Royals 4-3

CLEVELAND — The Indians have endured plenty of bad breaks over the first two and a half months. Tuesday night at Progressive Field, one actually went their way. Leading by a run with runners on first and second, one out and right-hander Vinnie Pestano on the mound, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar delivered what appeared to Read More…

Tennis: Venus Williams to sit out from Wimbledon

Venus Williams will skip Wimbledon due to a lower back injury. (AP PHOTO)

After 16 consecutive years of always showing up at Wimbledon — and winning five titles along the way — Venus Williams pulled out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament Tuesday, citing a lower back injury. Williams, who turned 33 Monday, had never missed Wimbledon since making her debut there in 1997, although she lost in Read More…

Hockey: Bruins’ Tuukka Rask is up to task

ap Boston’s Patrice Bergeron celebrates his second-period goal in Game 3.

BOSTON — The puck bounced off the post and rolled across the crease, away from the goal line. The red light flashed briefly, but replays confirmed that Tuukka Rask’s shutout streak was intact. For the last 122 minutes, 26 seconds of the Stanley Cup finals, the Bruins goalie has prevented Chicago from scoring. Rask made Read More…

Tribe: Lonnie Chisenhall gets ‘third’ chance

CLEVELAND — Lonnie Chisenhall has hit his way back to the majors. Batting .390 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 27 games since his demotion to Triple-A Columbus, Chisenhall was recalled Tuesday and started at third base for the Indians. “When we sent him down we wanted him to take a deep breath Read More…

Photographer to Medina school board: Rebate is too high

MEDINA — A North Olmsted photographer says the Medina school board is demanding too much of a rebate on school picture sales. Patrick Rice, president of the Society of Northern Ohio Professional Photographers, took issue with the district’s requirement of a 40 percent reimbursement on photo sales from school picture contracts, for both the prekindergarten Read More…

Sheriff wants info put in the ‘cloud’

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office says a software server upgrade will provide better service and eventually save the county money. But the change won’t come cheap. The Medina County Board of Commissioners tasked county Administrator Chris Jakab on Monday with finding an additional $159,000 in this year’s budget to convert all of the Sheriff’s Office Read More…

Brunswick schools shift leadership positions

In a series of administrative changes, Brunswick students and staff will see some new and some familiar faces in leadership positions when they head back to school this fall. Some staff members have moved up to new leadership roles, while other positions were filled through an interview process, Superintendent Michael Mayell said. “A lot of Read More…

Medina police log for June 19

Medina police Tuesday, June 11 4:34 p.m. — 800 block Branch Road, money reported stolen. Wednesday, June 12 1:17 a.m. — 200 block S. Jefferson St., Jourdan E. Foust, 29, 685 Hampshire Drive, Medina, charged with operating a vehicle under the influence. 1:59 p.m. — 300 block W. Union St., tools reported stolen from a Read More…