Youngstown State Eliminates Indiana State, 5-2

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Patrick O’Brien pitched into the seventh inning and Youngstown State earned its first NCAA tournament victory, holding off Indiana State 5-2 on Saturday in a regional elimination game. The Penguins (17-37) will play Sunday afternoon against the...

Regional Softball: Bloom-Carroll rolls past Elmwood

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer BELLEFONTAINE — Elmwood’s softball team accomplished something no other team had been able to do against Bloom-Carroll junior pitcher Taran Alvelo so far in the tournament — score some runs. But the Bulldogs’ bats made sure...

6 Cleveland Officers Indicted In Deadly Car Chase

CLEVELAND (AP) — A police car chase that ended in a schoolyard with two unarmed suspects dying in a hail of 137 bullets is part of a wide-ranging federal investigation into the Cleveland Police Department’s use of deadly force and its pursuit policies. Six officers in the...

Local Roundup: Bluffton wins NWC’s Bachman Award

Bluffton edged Convoy Crestview to win the Northwest Conference’s Don Bachman Award of Excellence for the first time in school history. The annual award recognizes the school in the conference that exhibits the highest level of consistent excellence in conference-sponsored...

Regional Track: L-B’s Butler sweeps 100, 200 as Eagles finish second

LEXINGTON — Liberty-Benton’s Michaela Butler swept to wins in the 100 and 200 and anchored the Eagles’ state-qualifying 400 relay team to highlight a big day for area athletes at the Division II regional track and field championships at Lexington. Liberty-Benton...

Regional Track: O-G’s Stechschulte qualifies for state in four events

DAYTON — It was a perfect day for Ottawa-Glandorf junior Madison Stechschulte as she qualified for state in four events to highlight a big day for the Titans at Saturday’s Division II regional track and field championships at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium....

Speed Blamed In Ohio Car Crash That Killed 2

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — Police say speed was a factor in an early morning car crash that killed two people in southwest Ohio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the driver of a car lost control and it ended up running off the road and into a creek area. Authorities say the driver...
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Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

Vitalii Sediuk, from Ukraine, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, May 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. Sediuk faces four misdemeanor charges in connection with an alleged May 28 attack on actor Brad Pitt at a Los Angeles movie premiere. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, Pool)...
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Nadal’s bad back offers off-court drama at French

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball during the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) Spain’s Rafael Nadal...
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What to look for Sunday at the French Open

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Croatia’s Marin Cilic during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns...