Archive for September 23rd, 2013
The Medina County OVI Task Force announced today that there will be a drunken driving checkpoint this weekend.
The exact location of the checkpoint will be revealed that morning.
The task force includes several law enforcement agencies from around the county and is funded by grants.
Law enforcement is required to announce checkpoints ahead of …Read More
SULLIVAN TWP. — Russell Bell’s lowlight put him in position for a truly memorable highlight.
The Black River junior was moved from cornerback to safety in favor of Andrew Vaughn after allowing the game-tying two-point conversion to Lutheran West wideout Brad Warkin in the fourth quarter. Bell had every reason to lose confidence, but instead intercepted …Read More
Jon Huff | The Gazette
STRONGSVILLE — Water fell down and mud splashed up around the campus of Strongsville High. Beneath the gray skies, the ground thundered under the feet of runners at the Strongsville Invitational.
A steady rain made for a sloppy course, but the soggy day could not dampen the Brunswick girls.
COLUMBUS — A Republican state lawmaker is proposing tough new driving restrictions on Ohio teens, including prohibiting them from transporting even one additional teenager.
State Rep. Rick Perales, of Beavercreek, told The Columbus Dispatch his bill would bring Ohio’s rules closer to the recommendations of safety groups.
Besides banning teen buddies, it would require backseat passengers to …Read More
SULLIVAN TWP. — It wasn’t automatic, but with Westlake opting out of this year’s J.B. Firestone Invitational, it pretty much cemented the Highland girls winning for the fourth straight time Saturday.
The Hornets outdistanced Keystone 42-67 to win over the 14-team field despite missing two regulars. A year ago, Highland barely squeezed past Westlake 30-32.
The Hornets …Read More
MINNEAPOLIS — Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas doesn’t do Twitter. So he didn’t know his name was in the news Sunday morning.
NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported several teams called the Browns last week about a trade for Thomas, only to be told he isn’t available, according to a source.
Staff and wire reports
INDIANAPOLIS — A former Indianapolis financier who was the chief executive of Akron-based Fair Finance Corp. says jurors at his trial on fraud charges should not have heard wiretapped conversations.
Timothy Durham was sentenced in December to 50 years in prison after being convicted of swindling thousands of investors — almost all from …Read More
COLUMBUS — After a 76-0 victory over outmanned and overmatched Florida A&M, Urban Meyer couldn’t say for certain that his Ohio State team got a lot out of its meek non-conference schedule.
“Obviously, at midnight next week, we’ll know,” the coach of No. 4 Ohio State said, referring to the Big Ten opener Saturday against No. …Read More
BRUNSWICK — The weather improved greatly in 19 hours. The Brunswick football team didn’t until it was too late.
Picking up where it left off when the game was postponed due to lightning at 8:30 p.m. Friday, a solid Hudson team registered a 22-13 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division victory over the Blue Devils on Saturday …Read More
The song in the musical, “Oklahoma,” boasts of corn “as high as an elephant’s eye.”
If that’s the measure of a good crop, Medina County’s farmers will need bigger elephants this year.