October 1, 2014

Medina
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UPDATED: Football player convicted of rape returns to team

Football Players Rape

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team. Ma’Lik Richmond played for Steubenville High School in a scrimmage against Cambridge, WTOV-TV reported. Richmond and fellow athlete Trent Mays were Read More…

Ohio State Preview: Buckeyes good but must patch O-line, secondary

Urban Meyer

COLUMBUS (AP) — So Urban Meyer and his wife were coming back from the victory at rival Michigan last season, and he turned and asked a question. “In your wildest dreams, could you have imagined we’d win our first 24 games at Ohio State?” he said. Shelley Meyer thought a second and then replied, “Honey, Read More…

Browns QBs Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer to split time with starting offense vs. Washington

QB slider

BEREA — ESPN and Johnny Football fans can stop worrying. Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will get plenty of quality time with the Browns’ starting offense against Washington on “Monday Night Football.” He just might not start. Coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday incumbent Brian Hoyer and Manziel will share time with the first team Monday night Read More…

Browns sign veteran QB Rex Grossman, waive Tyler Thigpen

Rex Grossman, Connor Shaw, Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer

BEREA — The Rex Grossman-to-Cleveland rumors started shortly after Kyle Shanahan was hired as offensive coordinator in February. The rumors became reality Tuesday morning when Grossman signed. He became the No. 3 quarterback, and journeyman Tyler Thigpen was waived. “I don’t know why it took so long,” said Grossman, an unrestricted free agent. “Better late Read More…

Anesthesiologist: Drugs used during execution made inmate suffer

Dennis McGuire

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A condemned Ohio inmate put to death during a prolonged execution experienced pain and suffering before he lost consciousness, an anesthesiologist working for the family of the inmate determined in a report released Tuesday. Neither of the drugs used to execute Dennis McGuire on Jan. 16 can be relied on to produce Read More…

Sobriety checkpoint planned for this weekend

The Medina County OVI Task Force has announced a sobriety checkpoint this weekend. The municipality or township to hold the checkpoint will be released the day before, and the exact location will be revealed that morning. Checkpoints are designed to deter and intercept impaired drivers and happen at areas with greater instances of alcohol-related crashes. Police Read More…

Ohio State football: Kyle Berger tears ACL, same as last year

The very injury that cut Kyle Berger’s senior season short at St. Ignatius last year looks like it has wiped out his first year at Ohio State as well. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Medina resident missed his last year with the Wildcats when he tore his left ACL while trying to make a tackle on 2015 Read More…

Pro bowling: Mike Henry loves the competition

Bowling can bite you at strange times. It hit Mike Henry 37 years ago and hasn’t let go. Because of it, the Brunswick resident has made the game quite an interesting adventure as a member of the Pro Bowlers Association Senior Tour. Like most, Henry, 64, played the game as a kid, but gave it Read More…

Rick Noland commentary: Tap-ins, gimmes & layups

It was too rainy to fish Monday, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and maybe we’ll land a big one: I’m not Joe Golf — or Rick Golf — but I thoroughly enjoyed the final round of the PGA Championship. The fading daylight, good scoring and jam-packed leader board — not to mention Read More…

College football: Noah Johanson is going the extra mile in England

Medina’s Noah Johanson is going to use his remaining year of college eligibility to coach and play football in Durham, England. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — Noah Johanson’s love for football is almost unparalleled. In fact, the 2010 Medina graduate’s affinity for the game knows no borders. It’s why the 6-foot-4, 240-pound quarterback came back to Medina as an assistant coach and it’s why he’ll travel 3,615 miles in a month to not only teach the game, but play Read More…