May 31, 2016

Medina
Partly sunny
69°F
 

Browns defense doing more talking than tackling

CLEVELAND — Joe Haden and his fellow Browns defensive backs said throughout the offseason they belonged in the same category as their Seattle Seahawks counterparts, who are considered the best in the league. To achieve that lofty goal, the Browns might want to start clamping down on the opponents’ passing game. Sunday it was Amari Read More…

Travis Benjamin showcases versatility for Browns

CLEVELAND — Entering the season, the Browns were looking for someone to step up and become an offensive playmaker. Travis Benjamin has been that guy. The speedy wide receiver racked up 269 total yards and three touchdowns — two receptions and a punt return — to help propel Cleveland past Tennessee 28-14 at FirstEnergy Stadium Read More…

Campbell wills way to win

GARFIELD HTS. — Black River’s Jacob Campbell willed his way into the Garfield Heights Division III District semifinals Friday night. The freshman exerted all of his energy and could barely get up afterward, but he got up a 7-6 winner in the 170 pound quarterfinal over Mapleton’s Nick Kusa after a tiebreaker session. Campbell (32-14) Read More…

Cold quarter spells trouble for Pirates

OBERLIN — One cold quarter iced the Black River boys basketball team Friday night. Up 14 at halftime, the Pirates scored eight points in the third quarter and couldn’t overtake Oberlin in the fourth, falling 58-53 in the Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division opener for both teams. “We’re just going to have to go out (tonight) Read More…

Browns defense dominates only to stumble late

CLEVELAND — The Browns defense kept the team afloat for 59-plus minutes, forcing Indianapolis’ top-ranked offense into four turnovers and scoring two touchdowns. But it couldn’t stop Andrew Luck when it mattered most. The quarterback led the Colts 90 yards for the winning touchdown, a 1-yard pass to T.Y. Hilton with 32 seconds left Sunday Read More…

Banged-up Browns defense turns in bang-up performance in win over Steelers

CLEVELAND — The Browns defense faced an uphill battle Sunday against Pittsburgh. It was down two starters and a key reserve. Two other starters were ailing and two more contributors were lost during the game. It had not played well so far, entering Sunday allowing 421.8 yards — second-worst in the NFL — and 26.2 Read More…

Browns special teams stumble badly against Ravens

CLEVELAND — With the game hanging in the balance Sunday, the Browns’ special teams couldn’t tip the scale. Not only did the kicking game not help the Browns, it cost them dearly in a 23-21 loss to the Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium that was decided when Justin Tucker nailed a 32-yard field goal as time Read More…

Legislation tackles heroin epidemic

MEDINA — The Cleveland Clinic and U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach are calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at the heroin crisis in Northeast Ohio. The legislation is part of larger community action plan released Friday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office — Northern District of Ohio, in Cleveland. The plan was developed after a forum Read More…

One day, 15,000 pounds of food

MEDINA — Every month Feeding Medina County gets a call from the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank detailing how much, and what kinds, of food it will receive the next morning for its free distribution. Early the next morning, 50 to 70 volunteers rush to set up the nearly 15,000 pounds of food that will supplement the Read More…

Bake sale to benefit boy, 4, with cancer

BRUNSWICK — Brownie Troop 91284 has taken up the cause of helping the family of 4-year-old Quinn Demko, who is battling cancer, by hosting a bake sale Sunday outside Starbucks, 3362 Center Road. Quinn, whose family is from Brook Park, was diagnosed with a massive brain tumor on Nov. 22 at Rainbow Babies & Children Read More…