December 19, 2014

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Browns notes: Kickers dueling, but preseason games will likely decide winner

CLEVELAND — The kicker competition has been under way for a while, but won’t really get started until later in the week — the preseason begins Thursday when the Rams visit FirstEnergy Stadium. Veteran Shayne Graham and rookie Brandon Bogo… Read More…

Expert: Taxpayer suit has better chance in Stepp contract case

A lawsuit filed by a Medina taxpayer may have a better chance of succeeding in getting Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp’s contract rescinded — something the school board tried to do unilaterally in April. That’s the conclusion of a legal expert asked about the unusual case. “It’s clearly a little cleaner to have a taxpayer Read More…

Approval of Cloverleaf levy would bring back services

WESTFIELD TWP. — Cloverleaf Schools Superintendent Daryl Kubilus remains optimistic about the district’s chances of passing a levy in Tuesday’s special election. That’s because the district seems to be closing the gap between “no” and “yes” votes. “We’re hoping to continue that momentum in this election next Tuesday,” Kubilus said. A levy last November fell Read More…

Accused bank robber may not be tried

MEDINA — A 71-year-old accused bank robber, who was released from jail in June for health reasons, had his case postponed three months so he can undergo a further medical evaluation. Hugh G. Crouch Sr., of 1439 Ridge Road, Hinckley Township, is accused of robbing the Brunswick Huntington Bank branch on Center Road on Feb. Read More…

Judge postpones arson, robbery trials

MEDINA — Two cases before Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier were postponed Wednesday. • A 58-year-old Creston woman accused of burning down her former Wadsworth home in October now is scheduled for a Sept. 3 trial. Jill I. Tucker, formerly of South Pardee Street, pleaded not guilty in June to aggravated arson, Read More…

The art of the shear

MEDINA — At a sheep shearing demonstration Friday at the Medina County Fair, George Meuhlheim shaved a sheep in less than five minutes. All the while the Bellville resident talked about the skill of shearing sheep. “The goal everyone shoots for is shaving three (sheep) in six minutes,” he said. Meuhlheim, a farmer who applies Read More…

Consumer Reports rates Medina Hospital

MEDINA — Medina Hospital is rated better than average in a national study focusing on how medical centers handle Medicare patients during and after surgery. The hospital was the only one in Medina County in the study released by Consumer Reports magazine Wednesday. “Specifically, the ratings are based on the percentage of a hospital’s surgery Read More…