October 24, 2014

Medina
Intermittent clouds
49°F

Prep Athletes of the Week for Oct. 22

Football Collin Paich, Highland: Senior wide receiver scored two touchdowns in 45-20 Suburban League victory over Green. … Caught TD passes of 23 and 43 yards from quarterback Bruce Kinsey. … Set up another score by returning interception 44 yards to Bulldogs 1-yard line. … Sixth in Medina County with 230 receiving yards this season. Read More…

Browns: Whittaker has solid showing

BEREA — Browns running back Foswhitt “Fozzy” Whittaker has one of the more entertaining nicknames in the NFL. Based on his play Sunday at Green Bay, the University of Texas graduate also could have a bright future in the league. Whittaker gained a team-high 127 all-purpose yards and saw his first professional action on offense Read More…

Cavs: Bennett already well ahead of Noel

COLUMBUS — Cavaliers power forward Anthony Bennett hasn’t been overly impressive in the exhibition season, but he’s doing much better than Nerlens Noel. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown dropped a bombshell Monday prior to the 76ers’ 104-93 preseason loss to the Cavs at the Schottenstein Center, saying Noel probably won’t play at all this season. “He Read More…

Wife to testify against husband in marijuana case

MEDINA — Charges against a 49-year-old Liverpool Township woman accused of growing marijuana were reduced Monday in a plea deal that called for her to testify against her husband. Erin Staub, of 5580 Sleepy Hollow Road, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted marijuana cultivation, a fourth-degree felony. Her original charge was a third-degree felony. Her sentencing Read More…

Man, 25, pleads not guilty to child porn

MEDINA — A 25-year-old Brunswick man pleaded not guilty Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court to having child pornography on his computer. Nicholas Sutherland, of 1478 S. Carpenter Road, is scheduled for a Dec. 16 trial before county Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier. Sutherland is charged with six counts of illegal use of Read More…

Browns: Chudzinski mulls possible switch

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski may have reached his breaking point with Brandon Weeden. Then again, he might give his embattled quarterback another week to try to get out of the slump that has sucked the energy out of Browns Town. A day after Weeden posted an abysmal 48.6 rating in a 31-13 loss to Read More…

Girls soccer: Nationally ranked Knights beat Colts

AKRON — The Great Wall of China was built to keep the feared Mongols from invading. The wall the Cloverleaf girls’ soccer team employed Monday was to keep nationally ranked Hoban from scoring goals. The strategy worked for the majority of the game, but, just like the Mongols, the Knights eventually found ways through the Read More…

Alleged molester, 80, to stand trial

MEDINA — An 80-year-old Medina man accused of molesting two children two decades ago was found competent to stand trial. Robert D. Law, of 4898 Century Oak Circle, is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 16 on three counts of raping a child under age 13, complicity to rape a child and a count of gross Read More…

Final attacker is sentenced

MEDINA — The last of a Brunswick-area trio convicted of assaulting a Chippewa Lake family will join his accomplices in prison. Shane A. Wuensch was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the attack and for two drug cases in Medina County Common Pleas Court. Wuensch, his friends said, was the mastermind behind the assault. Read More…

Money requested to save bus routes

MEDINA — Medina County Public Transit Director Michael Salamone asked the county commissioners Monday to fill a $300,000 funding gap for next year. The county’s public transport system has obtained grants to bring its 2014 operating revenue up to $1.8 million. But that’s not enough to cover an estimated $2.1 million in expenses, Salamone said. Read More…