September 18, 2014

Medina
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Man, 24, who put Highland High into lockdown getting psych exams

Justin Dixon

Medina County sheriff’s deputies are investigating why a 24-year-old Medina man tried to enter Highland High School twice Tuesday, prompting a school-wide lockdown. Justin M. Dixon, 24, of 595 Canterbury Lane, was arrested in the high school parking lot Tuesday afternoon. He told police he was trying to visit a girl he befriended on Facebook. Read More…

Kent State suspends wrestler over homophobic slur

KENT — Kent State University has suspended a wrestler for making a derogatory comment on his Twitter account about former Missouri football player Michael Sam, who announced he is gay. The Ohio school says Sam Wheeler’s suspension is indefinite. Wheeler first tweeted Monday using a homophobic slur, saying he couldn’t watch a TV program because Read More…

Newark mom legally changes her name to ‘Sexy’

NEWARK — A central Ohio woman who loathed being named Sheila and wanted a moniker that reflects her personality has legally changed her first name to Sexy. A Licking County judge on Tuesday approved the request from the 41-year-old Pataskala woman formerly named Sheila Ranea Crabtree. In her application, Crabtree called her given name “the Read More…

Boys basketball: Eye on the future, Falcons may be regretting tourney position

YORK TWP. — There were 86 reasons why the Buckeye boys basketball team was motivated Tuesday. Approximately 54 hours after Firelands chose the bye in front of the Bucks at the Westlake Division II District draw, Buckeye brought the hammer in an impressive 86-62 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division victory. The Bucks (16-3, 3-1) can Read More…

Boys basketball: Hornets hit big pothole, fall into tie with Green

GRANGER TWP. — The road to the Suburban League boys basketball title is paved with potholes and speed bumps. Front-running Highland hit a big one Tuesday night, falling 60-58 to Nordonia in overtime and moving back into a tie with Green (13-6, 9-3) with two games to play. “We were disappointed with how we started,” Read More…

Cavs: Three wins in a row, Bennett gets career highs

CLEVELAND — With Anderson Varejao and C.J. Miles out with injuries, the Cavaliers needed someone to step up Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings. Led by rookie Anthony Bennett, tons of guys did as Cleveland won its third straight game with a 109-99 victory over the Kings in front of 14,245 happy fans. The Cavs (19-33) Read More…

Browns: CEO Banner, GM Lobardi leaving and Farmer promoted

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam announced Tuesday that CEO Joe Banner will step down in the next two months and general manager Michael Lombardi is leaving the team. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — The first major decision Jimmy Haslam made after buying the Browns was to hire Joe Banner as CEO and give him tremendous authority in business and football decisions. Sixteen months later, Banner is on his way out as part of a front office overhaul announced by Haslam on Tuesday. Haslam tried to minimize Read More…

Shirley Temple, the iconic child star, dies at 85

Any kid who ever tap-danced at a talent show or put on a curly wig and auditioned for “Annie” can only dream of being as beloved — or as important — as Shirley Temple. Temple, who died Monday night at 85, sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers and Read More…

Wadsworth bicentennial: Police seek public input on uniform patches

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WADSWORTH — Police are asking residents to help them choose a new look. The department wants to replace its uniform patches with ones commemorating the city’s 200th birthday. “We’re just looking at doing something to commemorate the city’s bicentennial this year,” department spokesman Lt. Rob Wyrick said. “But this would be something permanent.” The department Read More…

DNA delay holds up in murder trial of Aaron Furin

Aaron Furin

MEDINA — The attorney for an accused killer is saying the man’s trial, which was set to begin next week, can’t start because DNA testing isn’t complete. Aaron A. Furin, 30, instead will go on trial in June, according to court records. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler granted a continuance. Furin is Read More…