College basketball: UF women fall short in final seconds

By BRIAN LESTER STAFF WRITER With less than two minutes left Saturday afternoon, the University of Findlay women’s basketball team still had hope for a victory against Malone University, even if only a glimmer of it. The Oilers had closed the gap to three with a late run...

State swimming: Findlay gets four all-Ohio finishes

CANTON — Findlay High School’s swimming and diving teams picked up all-Ohio honors in four events on Saturday on the final day of the OHSAA swimming and diving state championships at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. Bethany Glick got the Trojans off to a solid start...

Division III girls basketball: Eagles, Titans roll to sectional crowns

By ANDREW WILLIAMS STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Liberty-Benton senior Rachel Myers lived up to her billing Saturday night and broke the school’s career 3-point shooting record in the process. The Bowling Green State University commit scored 18 of her team’s 26...

Division IV girls basketball: Arcadia, Carey survive and advance

By TED RADICK STAFF WRITER The shot looked dead on. St. Wendelin coach Aaron Smith thought so, too. “It looked like it was on line and it just didn’t hang in there,” Smith said after Allie Rutter’s 3-point attempt with two seconds left bounced off the rim...

Division IV girls basketball: Defense keys Blue Jackets to sectional championship

By SCOTT COTTOS for the courier TIFFIN — While offense may come and go, defense can be a constant. So says the old basketball-coaching axiom. And so New Riegel proved Saturday night in a 48-30 Division IV sectional-final victory over Norwalk St. Paul at Columbian High...
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Officials: Wiretaps, aides led to drug lord arrest

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Saturday, that Guzman, the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, was...
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Bombing kills 14 at northwest Pakistan bus station

A Pakistani man, who was injured in a bomb blast in Kohat, receives treatment at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. A bomb planted at a busy bus terminal near a police station in northwest Pakistan exploded Sunday, killing several people and wounding many...
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‘Avatar’ actor Sam Worthington arrested in NYC

FILE – In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, Actor Sam Worthington attends the Cinema Society premiere of “Man on a Ledge” in New York. Police say Worthington has been arrested Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in New York City for punching a photographer after the man kicked...

Uganda’s president to sign anti-gay bill Monday

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s president is expected to sign a controversial anti-gay bill that allows harsh penalties for homosexual offenses. The Uganda Media Center said Monday that President Yoweri Museveni will sign the bill at 11 a.m. local time (0800 GMT) at...