November 29, 2014

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Officials: Convicted murderer, rapist’s 26-minute execution ‘worked very well’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Initial reviews of Ohio’s lengthiest execution during which an inmate repeatedly gasped found no reason to change the way the state puts condemned prisoners to death. The reviews, required by Ohio’s prison rules, found that the state’s execution policy was followed and the execution and medical team members did what they were Read More…

Medina under level 2 snow emergency; schools closed again

The Medina County Sheriff has issued a Level 2 snow emergency. A Level 2 snow emergency means that roadways are extremely hazardous with blowing, drifting snow and those who must travel should be on the roads. All seven public school districts serving Medina County — Black River, Brunswick, Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland, Medina and Wadsworth — Read More…

Girls state basketball poll: Wadsworth takes over No. 1 spot

There’s a new name at the top. Due in large part to Mason losing last week, Wadsworth’s girls basketball team took over the No. 1 position in The Associated Press Division I state poll released Tuesday. The Grizzlies (19-0), who will get a stern test tonight when they host 16-3 Solon in non-league play, received Read More…

OSU signing day: Berger to see dream come true

MEDINA — This year’s Ohio State recruiting class has coined itself “Dream 14” and it comes complete with a website — 2014bucks.com — created by Detroit Cass Tech cornerback and Buckeyes pledge Damon Webb and his family. It’s a class Medina resident and St. Ignatius outside linebacker Kyle Berger is a part of and one Read More…

Boys basketball: Grizzlies have little trouble with Magics in 63-42 win

Basketball-slide

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth boys basketball team took care of business Tuesday night. In a non-league game with bad weather looming and a decent but non-vocal crowd in attendance, the Grizzlies got positive contributions from a number of players in rolling to a 63-42 victory over Barberton. “I was pretty proud or our guys and Read More…

Cavs: Varejao back as starter, Cleveland still facing problems

Cleveland’s Anderson Varejao will be back in the starting lineup tonight. (AP FILE PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers are back in town and Anderson Varejao is back in the starting lineup, but the team’s problems haven’t gone away. Cleveland (16-32) went 0-3 on its recent road trip and has now lost five in a row and seven of its last eight as it prepares to host the Los Angeles Read More…

County court log for Feb. 5

The following people appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, according to county Prosecutor Dean Holman: • Mikyah Taylor, 26, Clifford Avenue, Akron, sentenced to two years of community control sanctions on one count of trafficking in heroin within the vicinity of a juvenile or school, a third-degree felony; one count of trafficking in Read More…

Woman pleads no contest to Liverpool burglary spree

Shannon Covey

MEDINA — A Grafton woman pleaded no contest Monday to a series of Liverpool Township burglaries police say she and her husband committed. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler found Shannon R. Covey, 30, guilty on three counts of burglary, second-degree felonies. At her March 13 sentencing hearing, she could face eight or Read More…

‘Suicide by cop’ driver gets prison for police chase

Luke Pfeiler

MEDINA — A 22-year-old Brunswick man will spend nine months in prison for injuring a motorist during a high-speed police chase through Montville Township on May 23. Luke Pfeiler, of 3327 Valley Forge Drive, was convicted Friday of failing to obey a police officer and vehicular assault, third-degree felonies. His ex-girlfriend said Pfeiler was trying Read More…

Shopping for gas deals sought through ballot issue

MEDINA — Medina County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to put gas aggregation for the townships on the May ballot. The proposal will ask voters in the county’s 17 townships to give commissioners the authority to shop for the best rates. The result could be savings on residents’ gas bills. The program will make gas aggregation Read More…