September 15, 2014

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Alzheimer’s walk to honor Rittman family

The Alzheimer’s Association will recognize a Rittman family in this years’ Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday. The Mazzucco family is walking in memory of Joe and Betty Mazzucco, who both died from Alzheimer’s disease. The family has been participating in the event for the past five years and will participate in the opening ceremony Read More…

‘Faceplant 500’ is child’s play in a charitable way

MEDINA — Adults can connect with their inner child Saturday and race toys down the Reagan Park sledding hill during “Faceplant 500.” The event is a first for Medina resident and organizer Brock Birce, who came up with the idea. “Honestly, we were playing with nephews and we were riding down a hill,” he said. Read More…

Tribe: Francona, team staying grounded

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona is confident his team is entering a make or break stretch in the right frame of mind. “We’ve done a good job of staying in the moment and not getting ahead of ourselves,” said Francona, whose club sat a half-game out of the American League’s second wild-card spot through Read More…

Pope: Church should not obsess about gays, abortion

The Catholic Church must not obsess about gay marriage, abortion and contraception and should not restrict its message to reprimanding people for their sins, Pope Francis said in an unprecedented interview Thursday. Since his election six months ago, the Argentine-born Jorge Mario Bergoglio has made constant references to God’s mercy, while shying away from stern Read More…

Browns: ‘D’ confident it can right ship

The Browns’ offense is in disarray following the trade of running back Trent Richardson and the right thumb injury suffered by quarterback Brandon Weeden. Cleveland’s defense, however, continues to pick up steam and is more than willing to carry the load. “We’ve had the mentality to put it all on our shoulders all along, so Read More…

Ex-teacher’s husband pleads not guilty to growing pot

Vito Asaro

MEDINA — The 33-year-old husband of a former Claggett Middle School math teacher pleaded not guilty Thursday to growing marijuana in the couple’s home. Vito Asaro, of 8453 Spieth Road, Litchfield Township, is charged with illegally cultivating marijuana and trafficking in the drug. The charges are fifth-degree felonies punishable by up to a year in Read More…

Browns: Veteran McGahee agrees to contract

Willis McGahee

BEREA — Veteran running back Willis McGahee is officially a member of the Browns. McGahee signed a one-year contract with Cleveland after passing his physical Thursday, giving the team a replacement for Trent Richardson. He will wear No. 26 and is expected to practice today. The 6-foot, 235-pounder was released by the Broncos in June Read More…

Gas rate rises for Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — The city’s gas aggregation customers will pay a slightly higher rate than last year, but still less than any other fixed rate in the state. The city announced the rate for the coming year will be $4.77 per thousand cubic feet. The cost is slightly higher than last year’s $4.53, but remains more Read More…

Browns: Players give their thoughts on unexpected ‘T-Rich’ trade

Trent Richardson

BEREA — Linebacker and captain D’Qwell Jackson has learned to expect the unexpected after seven-plus years with the Browns. He didn’t expect the call he got Wednesday night while getting a massage at home. Running back Trent Richardson phoned to let him know he had been traded. The No. 3 pick in the 2012 draft Read More…

Wadsworth police log for Sept. 20

Wadsworth police Friday, Sept. 13 12:58 — Theft reported at Wal-Mart, 222 E. Smokerise Drive. Saturday, Sept. 14 6:53 a.m. — 400 block Tulip Drive, vehicle theft reported. 9:31 a.m. — 600 block Wolf Ave., theft reported. 12:52 p.m. — 100 block Mills St., possible drug overdose reported. 2:17 p.m. — Erica Barton-Muth, 27, 515½ Read More…