September 1, 2014

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Girls soccer: Less is more in tie

Madison Less

GRANGER TWP. — Highland’s girls soccer team made a strong statement in its regular-season finale Wednesday night. Sophomore goalkeeper Madison Less made seven saves — three of them highlight-film quality — as the Hornets battled Suburban League champion Copley to a 0-0 tie. The Indians (9-5-2, 6-0-1) had clinched the conference crown coming into the Read More…

Browns: Record earns ‘The Rabbit’ NFL honor

BEREA — Travis Benjamin once caught approximately 20 rabbits in a day growing up in Belle Glade, Fla. When he told teammates the story last year, a nickname was born. “The Rabbit” was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday. In a 37-24 win over Buffalo, Benjamin set a team record with Read More…

Girls soccer: Bucks regain focus in win

YORK TWP. — Just call Brookside’s girls soccer team party crashers. On a night when Buckeye was putting the finishing touches on its second straight Patriot Athletic Conference crown and eighth overall, the Cardinals made it downright difficult. Well, for a little while anyway. The Bucks overcame a one-goal deficit with three unanswered as they Read More…

Boys golf: State berth eludes Devils

Asaro, Vito

HINCKLEY TWP. — Justin Roth stood alone Wednesday in a thick crowd of people near the scoreboard at Pine Hills Golf Club. The Brunswick senior looked nearly straight down with a blank stare, and the hand that covered his mouth eventually moved over his eyes as he slightly shook his head. Finally, Roth lifted his Read More…

Tennis: Familiar foes await Dunbar

Emily Dunbar

OBERLIN — The way Cloverleaf freshman tennis player Emily Dunbar sees it, she will face two familiar opponents when the Oberlin College Division I District begins today at 9 a.m. The most apparent is first-round foe and fellow freshman Brittany Knoch of Massillon Perry. “We played a couple times when we were younger and she Read More…

ACLU sues Ohio over abortion provisions

COLUMBUS — Three contentious abortion-related provisions of Ohio’s budget violate a constitutional rule holding bills to a single subject, the American Civil Liberties Union argued in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit was filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Preterm, a Cleveland women’s health clinic that provides contraception, pregnancy counseling and Read More…

Lorain judge reinstates trustee to water board

ELYRIA — Pittsfield Township Trustee Mark McConnell is back on the Rural Lorain County Water Authority board, which serves a portion of Medina County. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday ordering McConnell to be reinstated to the board from which he was removed twice in May. Burge said Read More…

Grant to help deputies focus on impaired drivers

MEDINA — The Medina County Sheriff’s Office has received a $43,000 High Visibility Enforcement Grant to help reduce alcohol-related crashes. The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services awards the grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support programs that focus on impaired driving, motorcycle safety and young drivers. The Read More…

Bus drivers report lawbreaking motorists

BRUNSWICK — Even on major roadways, motorists still have to stop for school buses with flashing red lights. That’s the message from Brunswick school bus drivers who reported two separate instances of cars racing around their buses as students climbed off the buses Tuesday afternoon. According to police reports, the incidents both occurred on Center Read More…

Brunswick police log for Oct. 10

Driver faces charges after accident BRUNSWICK — A motorist whose blood-alcohol content tested four times the legal limit attempted to leave the scene of an accident Monday on Pearl Road, police said. Susan M. Kotaska, 51, of 3087 Junior Pkwy., was charged with operating a vehicle impaired, hit and run, and possession of an open Read More…