February 7, 2016

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Cavs: Thompson set to play alongside Varejao

Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson dunks against Milwaukee in the first half Tuesday. This season, Thompson and Anderson Varejao will be in the lineup at the same time. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson came into his own last season when Anderson Varejao was lost for the year after just 25 games. The next task is for the third-year pro to show he can produce when he’s on the floor with “The Wild Thing,” who will be the team’s starting center again Read More…

Browns: Weeden back in saddle, embraces second chance

Brandon Weeden is back as Cleveland’s starting quarterback. (AP FILE PHOTO)

BEREA — For nearly two weeks, Brandon Weeden was unable to do what he does best — throw a football. As he stood on the side and watched Brian Hoyer take his starting job, Weeden had plenty of time to think. “You dig deep and you try to find yourself and you do a lot Read More…

Park district buys 87 acres for nature preserve

The Medina County Park District has acquired the 87-acre Medina Marsh, which is south of Fenn Road and east of Pearl Road in Medina Township. Park officials plan to make the area a nature preserve. (COURTESY PHOTO)

The Medina County Park District is growing. Officials announced this week the acquisition of the 87-acre Medina Marsh, a tract of land south of Fenn Road and east of Pearl Road in Medina Township. The park district worked with the nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy, which helped secure funding for the land, including a $963,702 Read More…

John J.”Jack” Myers


John J. “Jack” Myers, 86, died peacefully Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Samaritan Care Center in Medina. He was born October 5, 1926 in Orrville, to John H. Myers and Jennie (nee Scott). He attended Orville Schools and graduated class of 1944. John served in the Philippines during WWII and shortly after returning, married Margaret Read More…

Kathleen “Kay” Westphal


Kathleen “Kay” Westphal, 67, of Wooster, formerly of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013. She was born to Marcus E. Huffman and Coletta (nee Faux) on February 12, 1946 in Cleveland. She was a loving wife and mother, who will be missed by her adoring husband of almost 50 years, Norman; her sons, Craig Read More…

Park W. Vaughan


Park Warren Vaughan, 85, of Homerville, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 at Hospice of Medina County, after a long courageous battle with heart disease and diabetes. He was born March 22, 1928 in Toledo, to Charles and Aline (Park) Vaughan. Mr. Vaughan proudly served his country with the U.S. Army in Germany and Korea. Read More…