August 31, 2014

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Browns: Burleson sees good things ahead

Nate Burleson believes he brings a lot to the Browns — leadership, experience and a 1,000-yard season if healthy. He wouldn’t have come aboard unless he thought the team was poised to get over the hump and make a run at the playoffs. “I see them as a team that’s ready to take that next Read More…

Tribe: Rain wins this time

CLEVELAND — The opener of the Indians’ three-game interleague series against the San Diego Padres at Progressive Field on Monday was postponed by rain. With San Diego scheduled for an off day Thursday and this being the Padres’ only trip of the season to Cleveland, the game will be made up as a traditional doubleheader Read More…

NCAA: UConn beats ’Cats

ARLINGTON, Texas — No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA wouldn’t have them. UConn won it all anyway. Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky’s freshmen and a national title hardly anyone saw coming. Napier had 22 Read More…

Cavs commentary: Kyrie has some flaws, but also very talented

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving goes up for a shot against Charlotte’s Kemba Walker.  There’s no middle ground when it comes to people’s opinions of Irving. (AP PHOTO)

Some want him traded yesterday. Others want him around as long as possible, regardless of the cost. Some think he can be a savior. Others think he’ll never be a winner. Some think he’s the answer to a problem. Others think he’s the cause of it. Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about Cavaliers guard Read More…

Cavs: Guards OK with each other; Irving, Waiters react to Gordon’s comments

INDEPENDENCE — Love was in the air Monday when guards Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters met with the media together following a Cavaliers practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “We actually come to work every day together and play together,” Irving said. “We hang out. I’m pretty sure we’re OK. What do you think, ‘D’?” “Bro, Read More…

Ohio bill: College athletes aren’t considered employees

An Ohio legislative panel changed a budget bill on Monday to make clear that college athletes are not employees under state law, following a recent ruling from a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board that Northwestern University football players could unionize. The ruling said that full scholarship players can be considered employees and Read More…

Local couple killed in motorcycle crash

A Columbia Station couple died about 5:45 p.m. Sunday when the motorcycle they were riding struck a vehicle on Grafton Road in Grafton Township. The crash occurred at a sharp curve in front of 36781 Grafton Road about a half-mile east of Mennell Road. The motorcyclist, Robert Willis, rode left of center and collided with Read More…

Man could face prison on gun theft charges

David Schell

MEDINA — A 30-year-old Medina man pleaded not guilty Monday to firearm theft charges that would give him mandatory prison time if he’s convicted. David M. Schell, of 650 Sturbridge Drive, is charged with grand theft of a firearm and having weapons with a violent felony conviction. Last year, he was convicted of domestic violence Read More…

Montville Twp. trustees look at spending $3.5M for new facilities

MONTVILLE TWP. — Township officials met Monday in a special session to put the finishing touches on plans for a new administration building and maintenance garage. The 5,500-square-foot administration building will cost an estimated $1 million. It will be an addition to the north side of the Ronald F. Bischof Safety Services Center, 6665 Wadsworth Road (state Read More…

Local man losing job wins $183,000 from Circle K lottery ticket

An Ohio Lottery ticket worth $183,000 was sold March 16 at the Circle K, 2770 Boston Road, Brunswick. Clerks Danny Brickner, left, of Strongsville, and Andy Toth, of North Royalton, stand behind a sign announcing the win in the Rolling Cash 5 game. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

A Brunswick resident won six figures in the Rolling Cash 5 last month and said he’s putting the winnings in the bank. Harry Walton, 52, won $183,000 in the Rolling Cash 5 drawing on March 16 — which comes out to about $129,930 after taxes. His excitement was short-lived. “I’m just going to be banking Read More…