October 24, 2014

Medina
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Dwight U. Simpson

OBIT FLAG

Dwight U. Simpson, 58, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Dwight honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. Dwight is survived by his wife, Brenda (Isenhart); son, Steven Bonsell; and daughter, Ashley (Gregory Rice) Simpson; sister, Barbra (Bishop Nelson) Lewis; step-daughter, Amanda Coffee; grandchildren, Stevie, Jr., Darius, Sierra, Marcus, Braylon, Savannah, and Sebastien; uncles, Read More…

DD Board selects intertim chief as new superintendent

Annette Davis-Kramp

MEDINA — Annette Davis-Kramp has been named superintendent of the Medina County Board of Development Disabilities. Davis-Kramp has served as interim superintendent since Dec. 3 following the retirement of Dr. Greg LaForme, who served 10 years as superintendent. Before that, she had served as director of Adult Services for more than 20 years. Davis-Kramp’s new Read More…

County’s longest ongoing trial delayed again, man charged with child abuse

MEDINA — The trial of a 43-year-old man accused of brutally abusing his infant son has been delayed for at least the 20th time. Kenneth Alex Grad’s jury trial was set to begin Tuesday with opening arguments but was postponed after the judge said Grad had demonstrated that he was incapable of defending himself. After Read More…

College sports: Mr. Basketball selects Duke

COLUMBUS — Luke Kennard, the 27th annual winner of Ohio’s Mr. Basketball award, has announced he’ll play college ball at Duke. The 6-foot-6 junior averaged 41 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals in the regular season for Franklin High School. His final five college choices — he said at the time “in no Read More…

Browns: ‘O’ line is bolstered, team signs McQuistan

The Browns brought in a Super Bowl champion Monday to strengthen the offensive line. Eight-year veteran Paul McQuistan agreed to terms on a contract, adding versatility and experience. The deal is for two years and $3 million with $750,000 guaranteed, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported, citing a source. McQuistan, who will turn 31 next month, was Read More…

Cavs: Tourney offers look at possible pick

Like you, me and a lot of other people, Cavaliers scouts watched a lot of NCAA Tournament games over the weekend. Their first-round pick could very well have played in one of them. At 27-44 through Sunday, Cleveland had the ninth-worst record in the league, but was just 3½ games away from being tied for Read More…

Tribe: Bourn to be put on DL

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will start the season on the disabled list because of a tight left hamstring, though he could return within the first week. The Indians will put Bourn on the DL before their opener March 31 at Oakland. The move can be made retroactive and sideline him for Read More…

Child abuse trial begins after nearly six years

Kenneth Alex Grad

MEDINA — Jury selection began Monday for a child endangerment trial. Kenneth Grad, 43, formerly of Montville Township, is accused of abusing his month-old son in May 2008 — including lacerating the boy’s scrotum and breaking his collarbone, arms, wrists, fingers, ribs, feet, legs and skull. The boy, now 5, and his sister were later Read More…

Former drug dealer facing prison vows to save kids from addiction

Clarence Powell

MEDINA — A 45-year-old former drug dealer told a judge Monday he wants to do his part to curb heroin and cocaine use in Medina County. Clarence E. Powell Jr., of 1400 Crestview St., Brunswick, was asking for leniency after pleading guilty last month to failing to obey a police officer, a third-degree felony punishable Read More…

Medina intersection to get renovation

The three-way intersection of Ryan Road and Lafayette Road (U.S. Route 42) in Medina will soon be more convenient for motorists. The city began a project Monday that will widen the roads and put in three turning lanes. “There’s been a push between the city and the county to reconstruct Ryan Road,” said Medina City Read More…