Highland wrestling coach Frank Calarco answers 6 questions: Varsity Timeout

MEDINA, Ohio — Highland wrestling coach Frank Calarco has a unique perspective in his first season as coach. Calarco is 22, just a few years out of high school where he placed twice at state with North Royalton. He took over a Highland team that did not win a meet the year before he got […]

Charity bartending event to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

WADSWORTH, Ohio – The Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce will hold a charity bartending and networking event March 12 at Spunkmeyer’s Pub Crafted Cocktail Company. The event will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the pub at 993 High St., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30.   Tips to […]

Heartless Felons leader Julius Webster’s neat appearance taints the jury’s impressions of him: Letter to the Editor

The attorneys for the Heartless Felons leader (Julius Webster) are requesting a new trial (“Citing excessive security, attorneys for convicted Heartless Felons leader seek new trial,” Plain Dealer, Feb. 27). They claim an extreme amount of security used in the courtroom tainted the proceedings. They (the attorneys) also said the excess security gave an unfair […]

Lakewood boys basketball players quiz each other while playing Know Your Teammate: Varsity Game Time (video)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Watch as Lakewood boys basketball players Wes Gerhardt and Logan Swift test their knowledge of one another by playing Know Your Teammate.  Both athletes were asked to answer questions about their teammate’s taste in music, TV shows, favorite athletes and more.  Gerhardt scored 18 during the Rangers’ regular season finale against Elyria […]

Lakewood High School Cardboard Boat Regatta proves a fun, wet, physics experiment (photos, video)

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – More than 200 junior and senior physics students competed in the 13th annual Lakewood High School Physics Cardboard Boat Regatta Tuesday. More than 50 teams of students competed to see who could build cardboard boats that would stay afloat the longest and cross the length of the high school’s pool the fastest. Students […]

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost to address Akron’s finances, Sears Hardware closing Macedonia, Fairlawn stores: Akron news roundup

AKRON, Ohio — Ohio Auditor Dave Yost will be in Akron at 10:30 a.m Thursday for a news conference to discuss the city’s “financial situation.”  The city gave no other details about Yost’s announcement, which Mayor Don Plusquellic will attend. Follow Yost’s announcement live at cleveland.com/akron. Sears Hardware closing Fairlawn, Macedonia stores: As part of a rash of […]

Medina County auditor releases financial report for Feb. 23-27, announces second vocational scholarship

MEDINA, Ohio – Medina County Auditor Mike Kovack has released the following information about the county’s finances for the week of Feb. 23-27. Overall revenues were $12,128,841.04. The largest income came from sales taxes at $984,584.68 and from school sales taxes at $981,172.61. The accounting department issued 482 checks for total expenditures of $1,382,722.35. County commissioner-approved […]

Miracle-Ear Foundation offers free hearing aids to those who show financial need

MEDINA, Ohio – Dennis G. Chesley wants people to listen to what he has to say about hearing loss. The hearing specialist at Medina’s Miracle-Ear Hearing Center in the Medina Grande Shops wants people to know the importance of identifying and treating hearing loss early. He said a lot of people are in denial when their […]

Ohio investigators believe statewide string of animal shelter burglaries are related

MEDINA, Ohio — Investigators believe more than a dozen recent break-ins at animal shelters across Ohio might be related. Detectives from law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio believe money was the primary target in each of the burglaries, Medina County sheriff’s Det. Brady England said. “We’re working together to identify suspects and determine what the similarities […]

Bedford coach Pete Priola, Lake Catholic coach Matt Moran to join Full Court Press boys basketball podcast at 3 p.m.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s playoff time, which means every team is a loss away from going home for the season. That sense of urgency raises the intensity for each game that is played. Joining us on the podcast is Bedford coach Pete Priola. His team has one of the tougher roads this week, as it […]

Gordmans department stores to open in Mentor, Bainbridge on March 12

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Gordmans, an Omaha-Nebraska-based department store, plans to open two new stores in Northeast Ohio next week. Gordmans stores in Mentor and in Bainbridge will open March 12. The Mentor-area store is located at the Creekside Commons Shopping Center, 9567 Mentor Ave. The Bainbridge-area store is located at The Marketplace at Four Corners […]

District-by-district playoff preview on Full Court Press boys basketball podcast

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In the first week of the postseason, the boys basketball reporters reflected on what has happened so far. It was among the many highlights on the Full Court Press podcast this week. Joining the podcast this week were Bedford coach Pete Priola and Lake Catholic coach Matt Moran. With hosts David Cassilo […]

Editorial cartoons take unfair shots at Fox News: Letter to the Editor

Among citizens who pay attention, Hollywood is known to play loose with the truth. ‘Selma” is just one recent example. The Plain Dealer aids and abets Mike Luckovich and his employer, the Atlanta Journal Constitution. His cartoon in your Feb. 28 edition depicts an exploding cable box with the words ‘No Spin’ showing on the […]

Gabriel Iglesias seeks to unify the world, and Cleveland, with his humor

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the host of the Laugh Track column, a man who hates those damn ice dams … Mike McIntyre. Thank you, Cleveland! The forecast is for steady rain as moisture continues to gather overhead. And that’s just in your family room. Unifying punchlines: “Stand-up Revolution” (Comedy Central) host Gabriel Iglesias, master […]

North Ridgeville bowler, soccer player Austin Smith answers 7 questions: Varsity Timeout

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — Junior Austin Smith is a member of the North Ridgeville boys bowling team, which finished sixth in the Northeast District on Sunday to qualify for the Division I state tournament.   Smith led the Rangers in the Northeast District tournament with a 629 series. He has one of the highest single-game […]

Tallmadge vs. Benedictine leads opening night of postseason: Boys basketball playoff setup

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The road to the state tournament is underway, The boys basketball playoffs finally tip off today with sectional semifinals in Division II, III and IV, and it’s do or die for every team involved. Most of the higher seeds have byes until the next round, but here is everything you need to […]

You can’t let go when you’re frozen: North Ridgeville News and Musings

Marie Cauley  Marie Cauley, special to Sun News  NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — They keep telling us to let it go, but it’s hard to let it go when you’re stuck in it. It’s difficult to put it out of your mind when it’s all over your car and piling up in your driveway, and you […]

North Royalton, Ohio, demographics, other city information

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – North Royalton, about 5 miles south of Cleveland, is a suburb along the southern edge of Cuyahoga County. Incorporated in 1927, the village became a city in 1961. North Royalton covers 21.3 square miles and has a population of 30,444, according to the 2010 Census. North Royalton has experienced steady growth over […]

North Royalton women robbed, assaulted in Tremont

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police are still searching for the people who robbed two North Royalton women as they visited Tremont. The robbery happened about 8 p.m. Saturday as the women — ages 20 and 23 — walked in the 700 block of Literary Road.  The victims told police that they parked their car on West 7th Street […]