May 3, 2016

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Browns focus on pass rush

BEREA — Day 2 of the NFL Draft had a bit of everything for the Browns on Friday night. Including a quarterback. The Browns took two pass rushers, an offensive lineman and made their third trade of the draft. Then they finished the busy night by drafting USC quarterback Cody Kessler with the No. 93 Read More…

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Medina County building chief: Hinckley Township fire station not fully certified

The Hinckley Fire Department moved into a new fire station in December, but almost five months later the new building does not yet have a certificate of occupancy, according to public documents provided by the Medina County Building Department. Ohio Building Code requires all new buildings or structures to receive such a certificate before being Read More…

Cleveland to tear down gazebo near site of Tamir Rice shooting

CLEVELAND — Cleveland plans next week to dismantle the gazebo that became a makeshift memorial after the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who was playing with a pellet gun when a white rookie patrolman shot him. Flowers and stuffed animals had been left in the gazebo near where Tamir was shot outside Read More…

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BREAKING: Six southeast Ohio districts close after threats reported

ATHENS — The Latest on a video threat connected to Ohio University (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Police say an anonymous video threatening the safety of “American students” was posted to a location-based social media app group connected to Ohio University, prompting heightened security on the southeast Ohio campus and closing six area school districts Friday. Read More…

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Medina County gearing up for better bicycle map

bike map Medina County is home to a network of bicycle paths, but without signage, the routes are often unclear or unknown, according to County Commissioner Tim Smith. Smith said he hopes a resolution to make the newly revised bike path map “official” could be the first step toward signage. County commissioners are expected to Read More…

Medina school board to hold final superintendent interviews Monday

The Medina school board will conduct final interviews for the superintendent position during a special meeting Monday. The board will conduct regular business 5 p.m. in the Distance Learning Lab at Medina High School, 777 E. Union St. Time has been set aside for public comment at the end of the session. The board will Read More…

Medina County Drug Task Force: 20 pounds of pot brownies found at Brunswick apartment

More than 20 pounds of brownies suspected to be laced with marijuana were seized from a Stoneybrook Lane apartment in Brunswick. “(The) quantity of THC-infused baked goods found in the apartment is of concern,” Medina County Drug Task Force director Gary Hubbard said in a statement. James Hirsch, 45, was arrested by task force agents Read More…

Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

MINNEAPOLIS — Prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis, several news organizations reported. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, reported that prescription painkillers were found on the 57-year-old musician and in his home. The Star Tribune, also citing unnamed Read More…

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Data shows Kasich, Cruz frozen out by big GOP donors

WASHINGTON — It seems like a logical pairing: Republican donors who despise Donald Trump, and two GOP presidential hopefuls sticking it out to keep him from the nomination. Yet such a financial cavalry never arrived for Ted Cruz and John Kasich, ignoring their impassioned pleas for financial help. Donors who gave as much as allowed Read More…

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PRIMARY 2016: Clinton’s wins take her 90 percent toward nomination

PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton rolled to victory in four more states Tuesday, putting her 90 percent of the way toward clinching the Democratic presidential nomination. The Democratic front-runner expanded her all-but-unstoppable march with wins in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware. But Bernie Sanders stopped her from sweeping the night with a win in Rhode Island. Read More… Read More…