November 28, 2014

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Browns: Bryant talks about heart surgery

Cleveland defensive end Desmond Bryant, right, chases Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder last September. (AP FILE PHOTO)

BEREA — Desmond Bryant was tired of the trips to the hospital — three in 13 months. He was sick of the scared feeling he’d get when his heart would race. So he elected to have a cardiac ablation Dec. 6 at the Cleveland Clinic to correct the irregular heartbeat. “I felt like after I Read More…

Donald Sterling saga: Slippery slope is ahead for NBA regarding firing

Adam Silver’s decision to ban Donald Sterling for life and start the process to remove him as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers has been universally hailed as a bold message that the NBA will do everything in its powers to protect its players, coaches, staff and corporate partners from racism. While the NBA commissioner’s Read More…

Browns: Wide receiver Sammy Watkins is hot commodity, lack of height no problem

Clemson’s Sammy Watkins, top, pulls in a pass against Ohio State’s Doran Grant in the Discover Orange Bowl in January. (MCT PHOTO)

If Sammy Watkins were 3 inches taller, he’d be an automatic top-five pick. At 6-foot-0½, he’s still almost a lock. He’s widely considered the best receiver in the draft and is expected to go somewhere between St. Louis at No. 2 and Oakland at No. 5 when the selections start May 8. At a position Read More…

Tribe has West Coast nightmare in 7-1 loss to Angels

Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn, right, makes a catch on a fly ball hit by the Angels’ Albert Pujols as he collides with left fielder Mike Aviles in the third inning. (AP PHOTO)

ANAHEIM, Calif. — C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, Hank Conger hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Zach McAllister and the Los Angeles Angels beat Cleveland 7-1 Wednesday to send the Indians to their sixth straight loss. Wilson (4-2) struck out eight, walked one and retired his last 18 batters after a leadoff Read More…

Medina planning city’s 200th birthday party for 2018

MEDINA — City officials are gearing up for Medina’s bicentennial in 2018. At Monday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Dennis Hanwell presented a list of groups and individuals interested in serving on a bicentennial committee. Council approved the formation of the 11-member committee and named a Council representative and administration representative to serve on it. Councilman Read More…

John “Jack” Rumes Sr.

John “Jack” Rumes Sr., 60, of Lodi, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at his home. He was a graduate of Parma High School and was a member of the South Cuyahoga Sportsman’s Association. He resided in Lodi for the past 37 years. Surviving are his wife, Arlene; three sons, Dan Bevacqua, John “Jack” Rumes, Read More…

Chanda Yvonne Miller

Chanda Yvonne Miller, 42, passed away suddenly Monday, April 21, 2014. She was the cherished daughter of Laura Miller (nee Caldwell) and Warren Miller; treasured niece of Jennifer Walters (Eric), William Caldwell (Pamela) and Craig Miller (Diane); loved cousin of Marc and Benjamin Walters and Crystal and Desiree Caldwell; and dear friend of many. Visitation Read More…

James L. Schwartz

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James L. Schwartz, 64, of Valley City, passed away peacefully Monday, April 28, 2014. Jim was born January 11, 1950 in Medina, to the late John and Esther (nee Reutter) Schwartz. He was a lifelong resident of Valley City. Jim was a 1968 graduate of Buckeye High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from Read More…

Brunswick man, 20, charged year after Chippewa Lake home invasion

Thomas Slagle

BRUNSWICK — More than a year after sheriff’s deputies say he invaded a Chippewa Lake home, a Brunswick man is scheduled to be arraigned this morning on charges of aggravated burglary and felonious assault. Thomas E. Slagle, 20, of the 600 block of Maplewood Avenue, was being held Wednesday at the Medina County Jail on Read More…

Highland graduates appear in ‘Draft Day’ movie about Browns

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Three Highland High School graduates saw themselves on the silver screen when a big-budget movie about their favorite NFL team was released earlier this month. Tyler Houska, of Wadsworth, and brothers Adam and Bryan Krause, of Medina Township, appear in “Draft Day,” starring Kevin Costner, which hit theaters April 11. Costner plays the general manager Read More…