August 23, 2014

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Radio host arrested for domestic violence at Medina home

Click here to listen to the 911 call MEDINA — Sports radio host Tony Rizzo entered a plea of not guilty Monday to a charge of domestic violence involving his wife, Catherine. According to a Medina police report, Rizzo, the host of “The Really Big Show” on WKNR-AM, was arrested about 8:20 p.m. Friday at Read More…

Commentary: Cook has perfect recipe for Spartans upset

Connor Cook wasn’t expected to be Michigan State’s starting quarterback this year. Even when he was given the job early, he wasn’t comfortable to hold it. Yet once he found his rhythm, the Spartans marched to that beat. This was a defensive team. That was the identity. At some point, though, that wasn’t going to Read More…

Girls basketball: Senior center Tata leads comeback

MEDINA — Madi Tata provided the spark and made sure the barely smoldering fire remained lit. The athletic, hard-working center refused to lose Saturday and powered Medina’s girls basketball team to an ugly 41-36 come-from-behind victory over Brunswick. On a night in which the Bees (2-2, 2-0) shot 25 percent from the floor, missed 11 Read More…

Boys soccer MVP: McNeil used steady approach to smash records

Since the time Dean McNeil was a freshman, the Medina goalkeeper has had the school’s shutout records on a simple whiteboard in his bedroom. After having just six shutouts to his name entering this season, McNeil never erased the numbers or gave up on his goal. When he posted shutouts in 10 of his first Read More…

Browns Sunday: Totally gone in 61 seconds

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — After the Browns had played their best football of the season for 57 minutes and 21 seconds Sunday, everything had to go wrong for them to fall short of an improbable and impressive upset of the Patriots in Gillette Stadium. Everything went wrong. Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the last Read More…

Internet giants weigh in on defamation lawsuit

From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge’s decision allowing an Arizona-based gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager. In court briefs recently filed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Read More…

Santa, children given police escort

WADSWORTH — A group of 101 Medina County children spent Saturday at Wal-Mart with police officers, spending $100 gift cards purchased through community donations. The eighth-annual “Shop with a Cop” event made Christmas merry for the children, age 5 to 12, from underprivileged families across the county. Money was raised through raffle tickets. Officers from Read More…

Proposed Drug Mart in Montville Township gets tax discount

MONTVILLE TWP. — Township trustees have agreed to give up some tax dollars in return for a Discount Drug Mart. Township Trustee Sally Albrecht said the site of the proposed store is the southeast corner of state Route 3 and Lexington Ridge Drive, just south of the city of Medina. Construction should begin in the Read More…

Longtime dream realized with children’s book

Most people in their 70s are retired. Sidney Louis Fleishman is an exception. At 75, he’s just starting a career as the author of children’s books. Fleishman quit his job as marketing director for Kichler Lighting in Cleveland four and a half years ago. “My intention was to write more,” he said. “So I pulled Read More…

Older drivers to be re-educated by court program

Older drivers involved in minor crashes are getting a chance to renew their skills through a court-sponsored program — and it might save them some bucks, too. Medina Municipal Judge Dale Chase has entered into a partnership with the HANDS Foundation, a non-profit aiding senior citizens in Medina County. The foundation oversees Keeping Us Safe, Read More…