October 30, 2014

Medina
Mostly cloudy
47°F

Soccer: Bees, ’Stangs ready for huge game

Every time Strongsville and Medina meet on the girls soccer pitch, it’s always a big deal. This season is no different as the squads have played their way into the state’s top-10 rankings. The No. 6 Mustangs and No. 9 Bees also have their own postseason goals in mind, and both are in the thick Read More…

Woman pleads not guilty to assisting in shoplifting

MEDINA — A 29-year-old Ashland woman pleaded not guilty Monday to aiding in a hardware store theft that ended with a vehicle injuring a store employee. Cristina Wolf is scheduled for a Dec. 23 trial before Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier on a count of complicity to rob, a third-degree felony punishable Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Oct. 1

Bruce Kinsey

Football Bruce Kinsey, Highland: Senior quarterback passed for 195 yards, rushed for 101 more and scored four touchdowns in 42-12 victory over Copley. … Rushing touchdowns in Suburban League game covered 10, 10, 1 and 4 yards. … Second straight game with 100 yards apiece rushing and passing. … Leads Medina County with 1,317 yards Read More…

Man guilty of purchasing meth ingredient

MEDINA — A 42-year-old man was convicted Monday of buying excessive amounts of over-the-counter drugs used in making methamphetamine. Neil R. Thomas, of Mechanicstown, southeast of Canton, pleaded guilty to a count of possessing materials for the assembly of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony punishable by up to three years in prison. Medina County Common Pleas Read More…

Cavs: Thompson finds the right stroke

Tristan Thompson

INDEPENDENCE — Turns out Tristan Thompson was shooting with the wrong hand all these years. After shooting .552 from the foul line as a rookie and .608 last season, the 6-foot-9 power forward plans to abandon his left hand in favor of his right this season. “I started my own blueprint of it,” Thompson said Read More…

Browns: McGahee brings confident swagger

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski appreciates the attitude running back Willis McGahee has brought in his week-plus with the Browns. “Willis has a lot of confidence,” Chudzinski said Monday. “He’s been a winner and he knows what it takes in this league. He brings some of that swagger.” Apparently, Chudzinski hasn’t seen anything yet. “It Read More…

Ohio braces for government shutdown

Ohioans braced Monday for the potential consequences of a looming government shutdown, from individuals who live paycheck to paycheck to program directors worried about further impacts to already dwindled services for low-income families. Unless feuding lawmakers in Washington at odds over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law make a deal on a spending bill, Read More…

Cavs: Optimism reigns at media day

Cleveland’s Anthony Bennett poses for a photograph during media day Monday. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — There was a different vibe Monday afternoon when the Cavaliers held their annual media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts. With veterans like Andrew Bynum, Jarrett Jack and Earl Clark in the fold, along with No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and No. 13 choice Sergey Karasev, optimism was everywhere. Toss in proven players Read More…

Eating establishments recognized for cleanliness

MEDINA — Nineteen local food service operations — including nine school cafeterias — received Excellence Awards from the Medina County Health Department as acknowledgement of their infraction-free inspection reports and service, sanitation, and safety efforts. Twenty-eight others received Compliance Awards. The Excellence Awards are presented to facilities that routine food safety-inspections found without any type Read More…

Browns: Red-hot Hoyer gets start

Brian Hoyer

BEREA — Brandon Weeden’s thumb is healthy, he felt good throwing the ball Monday and practiced fully. Unfortunately for him, if not unexpectedly, that’s where the good news stopped. For the first time since the offseason program began in April, a healthy Weeden didn’t take the snaps with the starters. Coach Rob Chudzinski announced Brian Read More…