July 28, 2014

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BREAKING: Browns trade Richardson to Colts for 1st-round draft pick

Trent Richardson

BEREA — Seventeen months ago, the Browns traded fourth-, fifth- and seventh-round picks to move up one spot just to guarantee they’d get Alabama running back Trent Richardson with the No. 3 selection in the draft. On Wednesday, the new Cleveland regime determined Richardson wasn’t as valuable as a pick expected to land in the Read More…

College sports: Hinckley’s Cook looks good as starting QB

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook of Hinckley Township throws a pass against Youngstown State last Saturday. (AP PHOTO)

The quarterback competition has heated up at Michigan State and a Medina County product is right in the middle of it. Former Walsh Jesuit standout and Hinckley Township resident Connor Cook, who is one of three QBs to share the job, made a convincing statement in MSU’s 55-17 drubbing of Youngstown State. The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Read More…

Volleyball: Grizzlies extend SL win streak to 50

WADSWORTH — “The Streak” has reached a nifty 50 for Wadsworth’s volleyball team. Sophomore outside hitter Jodi Johnson tied her career high with 17 kills and made 14 digs Tuesday, powering the Grizzlies to a 25-23, 25-22, 25-15 sweep of previously undefeated Revere in Suburban League play. Wadsworth (11-3, 7-0) extended its school-record conference winning Read More…

Man tried, convicted for forcing way into home

Michael Basford

MEDINA — A jury found a 27-year-old Medina man guilty of burglary Tuesday after deliberating 1½ hours. Michael D. Basford was convicted after a one-day trial. Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier is scheduled to sentence Basford at 9 a.m. today on a charge of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony punishable by up Read More…

Boys soccer: Freshmen provide lift in 5-0 Highland win

Cloverleaf’s Josh Wardle makes a sliding kick to knock the ball away from Highland’s Bryce Alexander in the first half. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

Karen Kase | The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — The Highland boys soccer team went into attack mode and stayed there Tuesday night, but it took a little longer than coach Bob Sefcik would have liked despite a 5-0 victory over Cloverleaf. The Hornets (4-4, 1-2) waited until about the 10-minute mark in the Suburban League Read More…

Knife-wielding man gets prison for bar attack

MEDINA — A 30-year-old Seville man will spend two years in prison for trying to stab bar patrons in Medina with a folding knife in March. James E. Robinson, of 54 W. Main St., pleaded guilty last month to felonious assault, a second-degree felony. He was sentenced Thursday. Robinson was accused of attacking another man Read More…

Petrak’s Browns commentary: Not time to lose interest

Everyone’s always in a hurry to move the story forward. I completely understand, but on this topic I’m going to stay stuck in the present, at least for a while. After the Browns’ predictable yet nonetheless exasperating 0-2 start, plenty of people want to jump too far ahead. They already have quarterback Brandon Weeden’s Cleveland Read More…

Judge threatens fireworks maker with prison time

Peter J. Ferrante, center, listens with his attorney, Ron Spears, and a Medina County Sheriff's deputy during Ferrante's parole violation hearing Tuesday. NICK GLUNT/GAZETTE

MEDINA — A 33-year-old Brunswick man on house arrest for building homemade fireworks in his garage was given additional time for violating probation — and a firm warning from the judge that another violation will mean prison time. “One step out of line, and you’re gone,” warned Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier. Read More…

Boys soccer: Stingy defense leads to undefeated Bees

Medina’s Eric Stamper battles Strongsville’s Drew Shepard for control of the ball in the first half. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MEDINA — The Medina boys soccer team scored its first goal since late August on Tuesday night against Strongsville and that was enough. Throughout that scoreless drought, the defense kept Medina without a loss. That continued as the Bees took down the Mustangs 1-0 at Medina Memorial Stadium. The win kept the Bees (5-0-4, 1-0-1) Read More…

Medina police log for Sept. 18

Woman hit during attempted theft MEDINA — A 66-year-old woman was taken Sept. 8 to Medina Hospital after a man hit her while trying to steal her purse, according to police. The woman was getting out of her van at 5:51 p.m. when a man hit her on the head and tried and failed to Read More…