December 22, 2014

Medina
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SPCA seeks funds for cat program

The Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking Medina County commissioners for $71,300 for a feral cat program — more than five times what the group received last year. “I think they probably just underestimated the volume of cats and the associated expenses,” Medina County Administrator Chris Jakab said. Shannon Read More…

End of an era: Bill Batchelder’s legacy in Ohio House spans 38 years

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Staff and wire reports After nearly four decades as a state lawmaker, House Speaker William G. Batchelder III has laid down the gavel in the job he had long sought. The 72-year-old Medina resident presided over his last voting session as leader of the Ohio House on Wednesday. Term limits are forcing the legislative fixture Read More…

NYPD shooter had conviction in Northeast Ohio

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NEW YORK — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, including a 2009 conviction out of Cuyahoga County, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday. Read More…

Dion Waiters provides spark in Cavs’ win over Grizzlies

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CLEVELAND — The Cavs know they’re always going to get something from shooting guard Dion Waiters. Predicting what that will be is an entirely different matter. Good Dion showed up Sunday afternoon and scored 21 points to spark the Cavs to a 105-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. “I was Read More…

Johnny Football, Browns flattened vs. Panthers

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Johnny Manziel’s foot slipped on a throw, leading to an injured left hamstring and a short afternoon. The Browns’ annual late-season slide reached four games with a 17-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Slip slidin’ away has been the soundtrack for the past month. With all hope Read More…

Browns’ Johnny Manziel looking toward next season

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Johnny Manziel walked to the locker room with head down, towel draped over it. A left hamstring injury had ended his afternoon, and possibly his rookie season, with 1:49 left in the first half. When the 17-13 loss to the Panthers was over Sunday, his eyes were up and focused on 2015. Read More…

Browns notes: Mike Pettine keeps rookies on the bench

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rookie coach Mike Pettine tried to teach rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert and rookie running back Terrance West a lesson Sunday by reducing their playing time. Gilbert, the No. 8 pick, didn’t play until the second quarter of Cleveland’s 17-13 loss to Carolina. West was active, but didn’t play at all. “Neither of Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving hot against Memphis after recent shooting woes

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CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving’s poor shooting was among the least of Cavaliers coach David Blatt’s concerns. Heading into Cleveland’s 105-91 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, Irving had averaged just 12.3 points on .359 shooting (37-for-103) over his previous seven games. The point guard, whose defense had also taken a Read More…

Audene T. Zimmerman

Audene T. Zimmerman, 81, of Medina, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014. She was born August 4, 1933, in Chippewa Lake, to the late Forest and Alda (Thomas) Carlton. Aundene held many jobs during her lifetime, working at Westfield Company, Medina Hospital, and eventually retiring from Cloverleaf School System as a cafeteria manager. Audene loved Read More…

Mary Jane Bolton

Mary Jane Bolton, 96, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 17, 2014. She was born May 23, 1918 in Medina, to Chester and Bertha Ryan. She is survived by her son, David (Marian) Bolton of Placitas, New Mexico; grandchildren, Kevin Bolton of Placitas and Heather (Brad) Dirickson of Bernalillo, New Mexico; Read More…