August 27, 2014

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Prep Athletes of the Week for March 11

Zach Parker

Boys basketball Zach Parker, Brunswick: Senior small forward scored 17 points in 54-48 Brecksville Division I District semifinal victory over Westlake. … Added eight points in 74-62 loss to St. Edward in district finals. … Third season as starter. … Averaged 13.1 points this season. … All-Ohio punter for football team. Girls basketball Olivia Thompson, Read More…

College signing: Ashley Murray will pursue dream at Toledo

Ashley Murray

WESTFIELD TWP. — Ashley Murray’s dream is a simple one. The Cloverleaf distance runner wants to someday compete at the Olympic Trails and represent her country. While reaching that goal won’t be easy, she’s found the right college and coach to help her in that quest. Murray will continue her track and cross country careers Read More…

Cavs: C.J. Miles is back, Anthony Bennett out with an injury

INDEPENDENCE — C.J. Miles is about to return, but Anthony Bennett is expected to miss three weeks. Miles, who has missed nine games with a sprained ankle, said after practice Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that he expects to play during the Cavaliers’ upcoming three-game road trip. The swingman’s return could come as early as Read More…

Tribe: Danny Salazar is solid in start

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It was debut day for phenom Danny Salazar. The right-hander, who had been limited to bullpen sessions and a simulated game against Indians minor leaguers made his first exhibition appearance Monday in an 8-3 loss to the Angels at Goodyear Ballpark. Scheduled to work two innings or throw 30-35 pitches, Salazar came Read More…

Browns: Team has Byrd, Whitner on the radar

San Francisco’s Donte Whitner intercepts a pass in front of Washington’s Pierre Garcon in a game on Nov. 13, 2013. The Browns are reportedly interested in the safety. (MCT PHOTO)

Cleveland could go safety first when free agency opens today at 4 p.m. The Browns have a need at the position with T.J. Ward expected to hit the open market, and they’ve been strongly linked to Pro Bowlers Jairus Byrd and Donte Whitner. Byrd has been connected to the Browns for a while and The Read More…

Noland commentary: Don’t read too much into LeBron’s visit

Miami’s LeBron James watches the 
Knicks-Cavaliers game Saturday. He was at Quicken Loans Arena for the No. 11 jersey retirement ceremony for Zydrunas Ilgauskas. (AP PHOTO)

Yes, LeBron James attended Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. So what? Really, that’s all he did: He accepted a friend’s invitation and was on hand for an emotional and memorable evening honoring his former teammate. That’s what friends do for one another, isn’t it? We all should just leave Read More…

Judge: Woman getting drunk, assaulting people on my signature

MEDINA — An admitted alcoholic who said she can’t remember breaking into a home and stealing a car in 2010 has returned to Medina County Common Pleas Court, accused of drunkenly punching a bar owner in the face. Kayla R. Ray, of 364 N. Avon Ave., Wadsworth, appeared in court Monday for a probation violation Read More…

Board looks to help resident join lawsuit against Randy Stepp

Attorneys representing Medina school officials have filed a motion in federal court supporting a local resident’s request to join a lawsuit against former Superintendent Randy Stepp. J.R. Russell, a Medina attorney, filed a motion to intervene in the case against Medina Schools and the Board of Education in U.S. District Court in Akron. Russell argues Read More…

Ex-football player pleads no contest to robbing bong from tobacco store

Seth Cunningham, 22, and one of his attorneys, Gerald Piszczek, listen during a change of plea hearing Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court while county assistant Prosecutor Michael McNamara looks on. Judge Christopher J. Collier said Cunningham faces between six and 14 years in prison for robbing a glass water pipe from a Brunswick tobacco shop at gunpoint in May. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — A suspended University of Akron football player from Montville Township has pleaded no contest to robbing a glass water pipe from a Brunswick tobacco shop at gunpoint in May. Medina County Assistant Prosecutor Michael McNamara and 22-year-old Seth Cunningham’s attorneys — Joseph Salzgeber and father-daughter pair Gerald and Melissa Piszczek — agreed as Read More…

New Medina courthouse to be built as addition to city hall

MEDINA — Medina City Council’s finance committee approved a plan Monday to begin designing and constructing a new courthouse. The proposed 25,000- to 30,000-square-foot building would adjoin the City Hall complex on the southwest side, behind the police station, filling in part of what now is a parking lot. Officials say the Municipal Courthouse across Read More…