February 7, 2016

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College: Family ties lead Highland’s Mapp to Akron soccer

Alex Mapp

GRANGER TWP. — The men’s soccer programs of Bowling Green, Coastal Carolina and John Carroll came calling on Highland’s Alex Mapp. The second the University of Akron talked to him about being center back, the aforementioned three quickly faded into the background. “I’ve grown up watching Akron,” Mapp said. “I’ve basically been to every University Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Feb. 5

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Fireworks fly in first one-on-one Democratic debate Hillary Clinton accuses Bernie Sanders of subjecting her to an “artful smear” regarding her Wall Street links while Sanders suggests the former secretary of state is a captive of America’s Read More…

Jobs report could ease fears of recession — or not

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two. Yet in the one area that matters most, the economy has continued to shine: Hiring. Over the final three months Read More…

ELECTION 2016: Sanders, Clinton get personal in Dems’ first 1-on-1 debate

DURHAM, N.H. — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of America’s political establishment. The two Democrats embraced a markedly more contentious tone than when they last debated before the Read More…

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Browns QB Johnny Manziel not charged following Texas incident, despite ugly details emerging

Colleen Crowley, the ex-girlfriend of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, told Fort Worth, Texas, police he hit her several times in an incident last week and that she ran in and out of her apartment to get away from him. WFAA TV-8 in Dallas reported Crowley also told police Manziel threatened her by saying, “Shut up Read More…

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Cleveland YWCA leader to speak at forum

Margaret Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, will be a keynote speaker at the 14th Black History Month program at Second Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. The American Association of University Women’s Medina County branch and Second Baptist Church are the program sponsors. Second Baptist is Read More…

Medina development gets new marketing associate

Barbara Dzur

The latest member of the city of Medina’s Economic Development Office has hit the ground running. Barbara Dzur was hired Jan. 4 as the city’s economic development and marketing associate. In her new position with the city, she will work with Economic Development Director Kimberly Marshall and administrative assistant Sandy Davis. “This is a new Read More…

Charter granted for Medina civilian police lodge

The Medina County Fraternal Order of Police Associates officially received a charter as Lodge No. 99 last weekend. The charter means Lodge No. 99 will be a civilian lodge set up to support the Medina County Fraternal Order of Police, or FOP, Lodge No. 204. The FOPA currently has 18 members. The group said it Read More…

Browns: Training camp will remain in Berea in 2016; team seeking $5M from state for practice facility in Columbus to host future camps

Browns training camp is staying in Berea. At least for another summer. A team spokesman issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying the Browns will continue to host training camp at team headquarters in Berea for 2016. The Browns have been open about their desire to move training camp to a different part of the state, Read More…

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10 things to know, Thursday, Feb. 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Leaders seek record $9 billion in funds for Syria They are meeting in London to pledge financial assistance for millions of Syrians displaced by war — and try to slow the chaotic exodus of refugees to Europe. Read More…