June 26, 2016

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10 things to know, Friday, June 24

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. British politics in chaos as UK votes to exit EU The vote to leave the European Union, after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, shatters the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago Read More…

Legality questioned at internet cafe trial

Attorneys and prosecutors debated state gambling laws and loopholes Thursday during the trial of a father and son accused of running two illegal casinos in the county. Defense attorney Kerry O’Brien said Adam Syed had no idea he was committing a crime when he purchased and began operating his second internet cafe in the county, Read More…

Brunswick couple arrested, faces heroin trafficking charge

A Brunswick couple is facing a trafficking in heroin charge, a fourth-degree felony, Brunswick police said Thursday. Danielle Spahn, 33, and Mark Jones, 36, were arrested and taken to Medina County Jail on Tuesday. Following the arrests, the Medina County Drug Task Force — assisted by Brunswick police, Medina County deputies and Montville Township police Read More…

Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall goes on display at Medina High School

The Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has arrived at Medina High School. The opening ceremony for the exhibit will be 11 a.m. today at East Union Street and Weymouth Road. Medina Schools board member Ron Ross, a retired Medina police sergeant, will finish a  120-mile run from the Read More…

UPDATED: Homemade curtain, blanket could help crack Amy Mihaljevic case

BAY VILLAGE — Investigators believe a homemade curtain and a store-bought blanket may be key pieces of evidence to help crack the case of the kidnapping and slaying of Amy Mihaljevic in 1989. Former FBI Agent Phil Torsney said during a news conference Thursday morning that the two items were found about 1,000 feet from Read More…

Cavs’ Thompson signs autographs at Summit Mall Macy’s

FAIRLAWN — Cleveland Cavaliers star forward Tristan Thompson was greeted by 200 fans in person at the Macy’s department store in Summit Mall on Thursday night. Thompson made the appearance in Fairlawn at 6 p.m. A crowd estimated at another 100 came with the shoppers to see Thompson in person. Under the Macy’s promotion, the Read More…

LeBron James enjoys hero’s homecoming in Akron

LeBron James wanted to share the love with his hometown. One day after an estimated 1.3 million people attended a lovefest for the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in downtown Cleveland, The Akron native had a celebration of his own in his hometown. An estimated 11,000 packed in and around Lock 3 on Thursday. Fire marshals Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, June 23

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Who staged a sit-in at Congress over guns Rebellious Democrats hold an extraordinary around-the-clock protest on the House floor in a failed attempt to demand votes on gun-control bills, shouting down Speaker Paul Ryan when he attempted Read More…

Cavs’ Thompson to sign autographs today

The afterglow of the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the 2016 NBA Finals will continue at 6 p.m. today when star forward-center Tristan Thompson appears at an autograph signing at the Macy’s at Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn. Store officials said after Macy’s opens today at 10 a.m., the first 200 customers to make a Read More…

Minority population up in Medina County

The minority population in Medina County has more than doubled in the past 25 years, but the county continues to be predominantly white, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The data show 95.8 percent of residents in the county identify as white. The number is 2.7 percent less than it was Read More…