July 31, 2014

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Ohio State: Veteran crew is back for Matta

COLUMBUS — Lenzelle Smith Jr. doesn’t need a calendar to know when Ohio State’s basketball season is drawing near. After being around him for going on four years, Smith can just look at coach Thad Matta. “You can tell when coach Matta is kind of falling back a little bit and is taking it easy,” Read More…

Browns: Little justifies actions claiming self-defense

BEREA — Receiver Greg Little isn’t remorseful about his pair of 15-yard penalties Sunday in a win over the Baltimore Ravens. He justified his actions by claiming self-defense. “He was choking me,” Little said Wednesday, referring to Ravens safety James Ihedigbo. “There’s a thin line between football and just morals, and I’m not going to Read More…

Cavs: Mayo leads way

MILWAUKEE — O.J. Mayo scored 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and Gary Neal had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks held off the Cavaliers 109-104 on Wednesday night. Milwaukee, already without its top two point guards — Brandon Knight and Luke Ridnour — also played without forward Read More…

Ohio State: Meyer knows Bucks need help in title chase

COLUMBUS — Heading into their final three games of the season, the fourth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes go into an off week with almost all of their highest goals still within reach. The thing is, they also need some help. No wonder coach Urban Meyer will be watching TV closely. “I’ve been there before a couple Read More…

High school football: Brunswick’s Stormin’ Norman

The first three years of Richie Norman’s high school football career were nothing short of frustrating. The final one has been nothing short of memorable. The Brunswick running back thought he was going to start on the freshman team in 2010, but a broken ankle on the first day of full-contact practice ended his season. Read More…

Noland commentary: Raising, praising & hazing

Will be on my bye week from Nov. 11-14 with four days vacation, so let’s take one more Rick-o-chet around the world of sports before I go: Medina County will have a record five teams participating in the football playoffs, but let’s keep that in perspective. There are 715 schools in the state with football Read More…

Browns: Pep talk from a Hall of Famer

BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski should’ve known better. Scheduling Michael Irvin to talk for 45 minutes is like trying to squeeze a yard into a foot. It’s not going to happen. Irvin went an extra 35 minutes in his speech to Browns players Wednesday, delaying the final practice before the players broke for a four-day Read More…

PHOTO: Therapy dogs visit Granger Elementary

Brunswick police log for Nov. 7

Brunswick police Thursday, Oct. 31 11:17 p.m. — Center Road and Cross Creek, Eric J. Lynn, 20, 6274 E. Law Road, Liverpool Township, served with warrants from Hinckley, Lakewood and the Medina County Sheriff’s Office after a traffic stop. Lynn also was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and possession of an open container Read More…

Levy votes don’t pave the way for repairing Brunswick roads

BRUNSWICK — Even after the city lowered its levy request for roads after two failures at the polls, voters still said no on Tuesday. The city has no dedicated revenue for road maintenance and repairs, and the 10-year, 1.2-mill levy would have brought in $836,828 annually. That amount is nearly three times the $245,000 from Read More…