July 26, 2014

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Browns issues to watch: No. 1 is to keep an eye on Pettine

Cleveland head coach Mike Pettine will be watched closely. Pettine is the team’s third coach in three years. (FILE PHOTO)

The time has arrived. On Saturday morning at 9:30, breathless Browns fans will finally get a chance to watch Johnny Manziel practice up close and personal. The rookie quarterback that energized the fan base when he was drafted in May will join 89 teammates, rookie coach Mike Pettine and his new coaching staff as they Read More…

Couples offer their secrets to maintaining a golden marriage

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The Kiwanis Club of Medina celebrated the 50th wedding anniversaries of 14 Medina County couples at a luncheon Thursday at Williams on the Lake. The annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Luncheon is a longstanding Kiwanis tradition. “We’ve been hosting the luncheon every year for as long as I can remember,” Kiwanis event chairperson Joan Rundle said. Read More…

Rookie Andrew Wiggins signs four-year contract with Cavs

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CLEVELAND — Rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins will be a member of the Cavaliers through August 22. Beyond that date, though, there are no guarantees he will remain in Cleveland. Wiggins signed a four-year contract Thursday that will pay him $5.5 million in his first professional season. The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft Read More…

Sharon Twp. man’s bond tripled in case of teenager’s sexual assault

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MEDINA — A judge more than tripled the bond of a Sharon Township man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy to $500,000 after a grand jury indicted him on additional charges. Bond was set at $150,000 when Nicholas Lane, 43, of the 7100 block of Boneta Road, was arrested July 1 on a felony Read More…

Family, officials mourn veteran Medina finance director Wayne Hamilton

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Valerie Hamilton said Thursday nights throughout her marriage were for sitting in a circle and holding hands — she at her meditation classes and her husband, Wayne, at his poker games. This Thursday night was different. It was for remembering. Former co-workers, friends and family gathered Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Read More…

Nettie Jayne Stepp

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Nettie Jayne Stepp (Edwards) was born in Oppy, Kentucky to the late Rosa Johnson Stepp and Grover “Cleve” Stepp on July 1, 1931. She spent the last three years in Cabot to be near family while going through health issues. She was raised in Delbarton, West Virginia and graduated from Williamson, West Virginia. She moved Read More…

Freeda L. Daley

Freeda L. Daley, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Medina. She was born October 22, 1924 in Mt. Gilead to the late Fred Jacob and Hazel Loree (Chilcote) Brown. Freeda formerly worked at Medina Hospital and was a homemaker. She was a member of York United Methodist Church and the Medina Campers Association. Read More…

Clifton E. Oskins

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Clifton E. Oskins, 65, of Valley City, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Cliff was born December 13, 1948 in Rossmore, West Virginia. Cliff served his country during the Vietnam Conflict in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Air National Guard after 20 years. He retired as a fabricator from NASA Glenn Research Read More…

Dorothy Ann Journell

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Dorothy Ann Journell, 69, of Doylestown, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was born July 2, 1945 in Cleveland, to Herman and Dorothy (nee Pilarchek) Tessman. Dorothy and Danny A. Journell were married 48 years. She was employed as a bus driver for Medina, North Olmsted, Cleveland and St. John Nottingham School Districts. Dorothy Read More…

Francis Edward Norton

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Francis Edward Norton, 76, of Lodi, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Akron General Medical Center, fortified by the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. He was born in Cleveland on August 21, 1937, to Charles J. and Ellen Elizabeth (McKeon) Norton and had resided in the Lodi area for 31 years. He was a Read More…