Archive for August 6th, 2013
CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona offered his support of Major League Baseball’s decision to hand down suspensions to 13 players Monday, even calling Commissioner Bud Selig to convey as much.
Francona, who is close with Selig from his days with the Milwaukee Brewers, said he spoke to the commissioner for 10-15 minutes Monday afternoon.
“He was …Read More
MEDINA — A Medina County grand jury indicted five people Wednesday, including a 24-year-old man accused of having sex with a minor.
Teron K. Taylor, of Cuyahoga Falls, was charged Wednesday with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 1½ years in prison. The minor was between the …Read More
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said the university is gathering facts after a report that quarterback Johnny Manziel was paid for signing hundreds of autographs in January.
Sumlin said he learned of the ESPN report Sunday. ESPN says the NCAA is investigating whether the Heisman Trophy winner was paid for the autographs, which could potentially violate …Read More
MEDINA — A 42-year-old Guilford Township man with a long record of alcohol- and drug-related offenses was convicted Monday of felony drunken driving.
Michael G. Huffman, of 3944 Greenwich Road, pleaded guilty to two counts of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fourth-degree felonies punishable by up to 1½ years in prison.
Huffman …Read More
NEW YORK — Defiant till the end, Alex Rodriguez is intent on evading baseball’s most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal.
Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players for their relationship to Biogenesis of …Read More
A 40-year-old Wadsworth man’s 2008 child abuse case will return to Medina County Common Pleas Court for resentencing following his second successful appeal to the 9th District Court of Appeals.
Brian W. Johnson was accused of fracturing 13 bones in his newborn son’s body in spring 2008.
A jury found Johnson guilty in June 2009 …Read More
WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its seven-member class of 2013.
Lance Hansen (football), Charlie Massi (track), Val Baughman (soccer), Tim Love (football), Dawn Boyle Marker (gymnastics), Steve Detwiler (baseball) and Jerry Allen (baseball) were chosen for enshrinement by the school’s selection committee.
The ceremony will be held at the Greenbrier Center …Read More
The Medina County Sheriff’s Office is providing free “Look Out for Motorcycles” yard signs and car magnets.
As part of its cooperation with Medina County Safe Communities and the Motorcycle Ohio program through the Ohio Department of Public Safety, the sheriff wants to help keep cyclists and all motorists safe through the riding season.
According to Ohio …Read More
MEDINA — Scott VanFleet wasn’t sure exactly what he was going to do when he retired as a science teacher at Medina High School.
But when Phil Brewer stepped down as girls cross country coach, VanFleet wanted to keep the program going. After all, he had a hand in building it as an assistant over the …Read More
County officials say a Brunswick Hills Township man is responsible by law for more than $11,000 to replace a drainage pipe on his property that contributes to flooding, but said they’re willing to work with him on the cost.
A narrow drainage pipe on Richard Lehnecker’s property, 4700 Boston Road, has been contributing flooding across the …Read More