September 1, 2014

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Tony Rizzo takes plea deal to reduce domestic violence charges

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MEDINA — A Cleveland radio host who lives in Medina entered a plea deal with prosecutors Thursday to drop domestic violence charges levied against him in December. Tony Rizzo, 52, was convicted of persisting disorderly conduct, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, after he pleaded no contest Thursday. Medina Municipal Judge Dale Chase accepted the plea deal Thursday. Read More…

Tribe: Carrasco lands last spot, Tomlin slated for consistent work in the minors

Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco earned the final spot in the starting pitching rotation. (AP PHOTO)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Carrasco has earned a spot in the starting rotation for the Indians. The Indians said Wednesday that Carrasco will start the home operner April 4 against Minnesota. Cleveland chose Carrasco over Josh Tomlin. Carrasco joins Justin Masterson, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister and Danny Salazar in the rotation. The 27-year-old Carrasco made Read More…

Browns commentary: Farmer sticks to the plan

Ray Farmer believes in building a roster through the draft. But even though he’s in his first year as a general manager, he’s been around the NFL plenty long enough to know he couldn’t ignore free agency. The Browns had too many holes and too much salary cap space to stand idle in March while Read More…

Cavs: Dion dazzles at end, Waiters nails game-winner

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dion Waiters hit a contested baseline jumper at the buzzer, completing a rally that lifted the Cavaliers to a 97-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. The Cavs (29-44) won their third straight game and pulled within 3½ games of Atlanta in the race for the last playoff spot Read More…

Forever linked, Black River to name field after Dorothy Chapman

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SULLIVAN TWP. — The naming of Black River’s softball field is a tale of Cooperstown and cookie dough. The ball diamond, which will officially be named “Dorothy Chapman Field” on May 5 before a game with Firelands, has quite a story behind it. Sherry Scheck, whose daughter Bailey plays on the varsity softball team, posted Read More…

Study: Young workers change jobs frequently

Young adults born in the early 1980s held an average of just more than six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey showed Wednesday. Since 1997, the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has been keeping tabs on about 9,000 young men and women born in the early 1980s, surveying their educational Read More…

Kasich OKs 4 more ‘snow days’

Gov. John Kasich sought to make civics cool for a group of elementary students Wednesday as he signed a bill giving them four extra calamity days this year. Snow, ice and harsh temperatures caused many districts across the state to exhaust the school year’s five allowable calamity days — most commonly called “snow days,” in Read More…

High school gunman appeals life sentence

An attorney for a teenager who pleaded guilty to killing three students in a high school cafeteria asked an appeals court Wednesday to toss out his sentence of life without parole because he was 17 at the time of the shooting. A prosecutor told the judges that Ohio law makes it clear that older teens Read More…

Cloverleaf reaching out to new voters to pass May levy

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf Pride Committee is trying to reach new voters as they prepare for a May 6 levy attempt. The levy is a combined 3.5-mill property tax and 0.75 percent earned income tax. The district has failed to pass a levy in its last four attempts, and in November, voters rejected a Read More…

I-76 work coming to a close in summer

WADSWORTH — Motorists should have an easier time driving on Interstate 76 by mid-summer, officials said. The Ohio Department of Transportation announced this week that a much-delayed renovation project along Interstate 76 will be completed by July. The project began in April 2012 and ODOT crews will start up again Tuesday to finish it after Read More…