February 13, 2016

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(UPDATED) Columbus Partnership backs off request for state funding for proposed Browns practice facility

A group called Columbus Partnership has withdrawn its request for $5 million from the state budget to help build a facility to host Browns training camp at Ohio State University. Alex Fischer, president and chief executive officer of the Columbus Partnership, said the decision was made after backlash from Northeast Ohio politicians who criticized the Read More…

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10 things to know, Thursday, Feb. 11

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Pyongyang reacts strongly to Seoul’s industrial facility move North Korea vows to immediately deport all South Korean nationals and freeze all of the South’s assets at a jointly run factory park in the North. 2. Ranchers standoff Read More…

Cleveland bills Tamir Rice’s estate for EMS services

CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland is asking Tamir Rice’s estate to pay $500 for ambulance and medical services he received after being shot by a police officer. The city requested the money as the 12-year-old boy’s “last dying expense” in a creditor’s claim filed Wednesday in Cuyahoga County Probate Court. The claim states the Read More…

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UPDATED: Last four occupiers in Oregon wildlife refuge surrender

BURNS, Ore. — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon apparently turned themselves in Thursday, a day after authorities moved in to the property nearly six weeks into the takeover and arrested a figure in the fight against federal control of public lands. The holdouts were the last remnants of Read More…

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Hillary struggling to win over younger women

CONCORD, New Hampshire — For young women, political revolution is currently trumping the idea of a Madame President. In New Hampshire, women under the age of 45 overwhelmingly backed Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, exit polls showed. It’s a problem for the former secretary of state as she tries to build the coalition of voters Read More…

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TODAY’S CLOSINGS

The following are closed today due to winter weather: Medina City Schools Black River Schools Buckeye Schools Cloverleaf Schools Highland Schools Wadsworth Schools Medina Christian Academy Medina County Career Center Medina County Board of DD Jerusalem Lutheran Preschool Northside Christian Academy and Preschool Sacred Heart of Jesus Elementary School St. Francis Xavier Elementary School Trease Road Read More…

Ice sculptures to dot Medina Public Square this weekend

Organizers say they are expecting as many as 40,000 people to attend the four-day Medina Ice Festival this weekend on Public Square. The 22nd event officially will begin at 7 p.m. Friday with the lighting of the Fire & Ice Tower. Sculptors will carve a tower made of ice with a bonfire in the middle. Read More…

Six excel to next round in Medina County spelling bee

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Labeled the “best of the best in Medina County,” six middle school students advanced Wednesday night to the Regional Spelling Bee to be held next month in Akron. Those who were named “finalists” at Wednesday’s competition at Medina High School and advanced are:  Ryan Holdman, eighth-grader from Ohio Virtual Academy;  Ian Morgan, seventh-grader from Claggett Read More…

Ash Wednesday: Period of sacrifice and giving begins

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Ash Wednesday marked the start of Lent, and members of the congregation at St. Ambrose Catholic Parish in Brunswick are giving — not just giving up — for the six-week period leading up to Easter. This year the parish is concentrating its charity on Zika virus prevention. “During the season of Lent, we make sacrifices; Read More…

Cavaliers KO Lakers on Kobe Bryant’s last trip to The Q; Kevin Love leaves game with hurt shoulder, but should be OK

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers said goodbye to Kobe Bryant on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. For the second half, at least, they also said goodbye to their own power forward, Kevin Love, who suffered a left shoulder injury that initially appeared serious, but is not. Cleveland led from wire to wire en route to Read More…

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