December 22, 2014

Medina
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Police identify body of grandmother found in car

Friends and neighbors of Mary Tench were shocked to learn the 55-year-old grandmother had been found dead in a car near her Brunswick home Tuesday afternoon. Brunswick police have called the death suspicious, but are releasing few details. Tench, who lived at 758 Camden Lane, in an eastside neighborhood of the city, was found dead Read More…

Long-delayed baby bone-breaking trial is postponed again

MEDINA — A long-delayed trial has been postponed again for a man accused of breaking two dozens bones in his newborn son’s body about five years ago. This time, the case of Kenneth Grad, 43, formerly of Montville Township, was delayed because of his attorney’s medical condition. Grad’s case has been delayed more than 20 Read More…

NFL commentary: Bullying should never be acceptable

I truly enjoy covering the NFL. I love the fact that every game is an event, not to mention the scouting combine and draft. That it’s the most popular sport in Northeast Ohio and the country. That fans talk Browns 12 months a year, even when they’ve been awful for most of the last two Read More…

Medina resident convicted on child pornography charges

MEDINA — A 38-year-old Medina man was convicted Tuesday of having child pornography on his home computer. James M. McByrne Jr., of 725 S. Court St., pleaded no contest to two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, second-degree felonies, and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, a fifth-degree Read More…

College basketball: Buckeyes hold off Bobcats

COLUMBUS — Aaron Craft scored 17 points — including eight free throws down the stretch — to help No. 10 Ohio State hold off neighboring rival Ohio 79-69 on Tuesday night. Amir Williams had a career-high 14 points, reserve Sam Thompson had 12 and LaQuinton Ross added 10 for the Buckeyes (2-0). Ohio State built Read More…

Westfield resident, 73, indicted on voter fraud count

MEDINA — A Medina County grand jury indicted a 73-year-old Westfield Center man on a charge of voter fraud. Thomas Losasso, of 6850 Ridge Road, is charged with a count of illegal voting, a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 1½ years in prison. He’s accused of casting more than one vote in the November Read More…

Browns: Drawing rave reviews, Chud earns respect of players, coaches

Rob Chudzinski has been unflappable. Through the series of disruptions in the first nine games of his head coaching career, Chudzinski remained a calm, collected, confident presence to an outside world predicting distraction, disaster and defeats for his young team. His voice never cracked, his expectations never lowered, his focus never wavered. The situation hasn’t Read More…

Man sentenced for purchasing too much Sudafed

MEDINA — A 42-year-old man will spend three years on probation for buying an excessive amount of an over-the-counter drug used in making methamphetamine. Neil R. Thomas, of Mechanicstown southeast of Canton, was sentenced Tuesday by Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier. Thomas was convicted in September of possessing materials for the assembly Read More…

College football: Klue knows score, commits to Northwestern

MEDINA — Jerry Klue is too mature to look past the obvious: Few schools are on par academically with the Big Ten’s Northwestern. There also is an opportunity to earn an athletic scholarship as a preferred walk-on for the football team, so it’s easy to figure out why the Medina senior committed to the Chicago-based Read More…

Elyria man gets probation for guitar thefts

MEDINA — A 45-year-old Elyria man convicted of stealing $125,000 worth of guitars and musical equipment from a Liverpool Township warehouse will spend three years on probation. But it’s unclear whether he will pay restitution. Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier scheduled a hearing in two weeks to discuss the question of restitution Read More…