December 22, 2014

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Browns Notes: RB Trent Richardson will play a couple of series Thursday night, excited to make his preseason debut

BEREA – Running back Trent Richardson got the news he’d been waiting for … from a group of reporters. He will play in the preseason for the first time Thursday against the Lions at FirstEnergy Stadium. Coach Rob Chudzinski said he’ll play a cou… Read More…

Another rabid bat found in Chippewa Lake

CHIPPEWA LAKE — Medina County’s fifth rabid bat of the year was caught last week. The bat was found Thursday in a tree on a village beach and sent to the Ohio Department of Health laboratory where it tested positive for rabies Friday. There have been no reports of exposure to people or pets. This Read More…

Home values fall more in cities

To see how home values have changed in each city, township and village, click here The state-mandated reappraisal released by the Medina County Auditor’s Office on Monday shows total home values dropped by 4.8 percent since the last update in 2010. But the decline was not spread evenly across the county. The county’s three cities Read More…

Golf: Hornets rule at tournament

Chloe McKinzie

NORTON — The names may change, but the end result stays the same. Spearheaded by junior Chloe McKinzie’s medalist-winning 72 Monday, the Highland girls golf team dominated at the Suburban League Preseason Tournament at Barberton Brookside Country Club. The Hornets compiled a 20-over-par 308 to defeat longtime league rival Green by 21 strokes. Freshman Madison Read More…

College football: Anthony Schrock, Kalvin Harrington pick up honors

A pair of Medina County residents recently earned preseason accolades from college football publications. Walsh University wide receiver Anthony Schrock was selected to the All-Ohio Division II Preseason Team by ohiocollegefootball.com, while Morehead State’s Kalvin Harrington picked up second-team accolades in a recent All-Pioneer Football League list compiled by College Sports Madness. Schrock, a former Read More…

Buy a pizza, help a family

Local Papa John’s pizza shops are partnering with Feeding Medina County to help raise money for families in need. For every customer who donates $5 to the nonprofit Feeding Medina County on specific days, Papa John’s will provide a free medium pepperoni pizza. No other purchase is necessary. The fundraiser starts today at the Medina Read More…

Roundup: Darvish dazzles Astros, fans 15

Yu Darvish was nearly perfect against the Astros once again, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning and striking out a career-high 15 to lead the Texas Rangers over host Houston 2-1 Monday for their eighth straight win. Darvish dominated the Astros until Carlos Corporan homered with one out in the eighth inning for Houston’s Read More…

Browns: Thumb injury sidelines Montario Hardesty off

BEREA — Running back Montario Hardesty can’t catch a break. In only his second snap in team drills since July 31, Hardesty suffered a thumb injury Monday and left practice. He had missed nine of the first 14 practices with hamstring issues. “It’s a tough deal,” coach Rob Chudzinski said. “We will see what the Read More…

Lafayette Twp., Medina team up to develop area

An agreement between Lafayette Township trustees and Medina City Council members’ would seek increased development in the area surrounding the University of Akron’s Medina County University Center, 6300 Technology Lane, Lafayette Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Lafayette Township trustees and Medina City Council members are moving ahead with an agreement that they hope will encourage development around the University of Akron’s Medina County University Center. Under the proposed Joint Economic Development District agreement, the employees of businesses in Lafayette Township that agree to participate would pay Medina’s 1.25 percent income tax, Read More…

Man cites drug use for stealing checks

Adam Knight

MEDINA — A 22-year-old Wellington man pleaded guilty Monday to receiving stolen checks. Adam R. Knight was indicted in March on two counts of receiving stolen property, fifth-degree felonies punishable by up to a year in prison each. Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier will sentence Knight on Sept. 23. Knight said the Read More…