October 31, 2014

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All-Ohio football: Black River’s Vaughn is on second team

Black River running back Andrew Vaughn was a narrow runner-up to Fairless quarterback Hunter Wells for Northeast Inland District Division V Offensive Player of the Year last month. Surprisingly, that wasn’t enough for the senior to be named first-team All-Ohio when those teams were announced Tuesday by The Associated Press. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Vaughn earned Read More…

Cavs: Waiters is flourishing off bench

INDEPENDENCE — Dion Waiters may not have been thrilled when the Cavaliers initially told him he was going to come off the bench, but the plan appears to be working to his benefit. In six games as a non-starter, the shooting guard is averaging 16.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists. “I’ve got to do Read More…

Boys basketball: Awesome opening night for ‘Big Three’

MEDINA — If Tuesday is any indicator, the combination of power forward Branden Wilkins, combo guard Craig Randall and center Jon Teske has a chance to be very, very special. The Medina “Big Three” played more like the “Huge Three,” dominating every facet of the game as the Bees crushed perennially respectable Brush 73-52 in Read More…

Browns: Daunting task for Turner

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner is always busy on Tuesday as he puts together the game plan for the weekend. This Tuesday might’ve been the most hectic in his 23 years in the NFL. Without knowing which of four quarterbacks will start Sunday in New England, Turner had to come up with multiple plans to take Read More…

Boys basketball: Bastock steps up for the Wildcats

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Keystone boys basketball team had two players come up extremely big Tuesday night with 6-foot-4 junior C.J. Conrad severely limited by a bruised thigh. Cloverleaf only had one player make a huge impact with guard Adam Podolak saddled by foul trouble. It added up to a 67-58 victory for the Wildcats Read More…

Report: Ariel Castro killed himself over prison conditions

Frustrated by conditions in his cell, obsessed with the quality of prison food and convinced that guards were mistreating him, Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide as the reality of living out his life in prison set in, two consultants concluded Tuesday. The two, considered national experts on prison conditions, rejected suggestions that Castro may Read More…

Two arrested for OVI during Thanksgiving checkpoints

A sobriety checkpoint and nearby “saturation” patrols last week netted two operating vehicle impaired arrests and other citations. The Medina County OVI Task Force and the Ohio Highway Patrol conducted the checkpoint in the 3300 block of Medina Road (state Route 18), west of Interstate 71, in Medina Township. Police officers from Medina Township, Medina, Read More…

Replacements gear up for county offices

MEDINA — Two county offices have new leadership. Amy Lyon-Galvin will take over as interim sanitary engineer after Jim Troike took the head sanitary engineer’s job in Stark County. Troike’s last day is Friday. Colin Johnson replaced Don Stewart, the environmental health director for the Medina County Board of Health, who retired after 20 years Read More…

County transit seeks money from NOACA

Medina County officials are hoping to get additional transportation funding through the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. The county already has received nearly $470,000 from NOACA for Medina County Public Transit’s 2014 operating budget, including a $46,750 New Freedom grant. Those funds helped the county make up a funding gap that was created when the Read More…

FitzGerald makes case for governor to room full of Dems

More than 30 prominent Democrats gathered in Pam Miller’s Medina living room Tuesday to hear Ed FitzGerald make his case why he should be the party’s candidate for governor next year. Miller, a member of the county Board of Elections and former head of the county Democratic Party, hosted the event, which was described as Read More…