Pro Football: Manziel gaining ground?

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer AKRON — Johnny Manziel was back in his element: on campus, in a stadium on a Saturday. And on the field, Manziel may have tightened the competition to be Cleveland’s starter. Cleveland’s rookie quarterback, whose electrifying...

Area prep golf, tennis info sought

Area prep golf and tennis coaches are asked to return their preseason analysis forms to The Courier sports department as soon as possible. Forms have been sent via mail to each of the 31 schools in The Courier’s circulation area. Information may be returned via email at...

Golf: Garcia hangs on to lead

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer AKRON — Sergio Garcia still had a three-shot lead when the third round finally ended Saturday at the Bridgestone Invitational. British Open champion Rory McIlroy made it feel a little smaller. Garcia, who stretched his lead to as many as six...

IndyCar: Bourdais battles weather to get pole at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON (AP) — Others slipped and slid, but Sebastien Bourdais persevered and even flourished during IndyCar qualifying Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. A noon downpour turned the 2.25-mile, 13-turn circuit into a slippery strand of roadway, but Bourdais proved to...

Weekend: Mental Health Moment

By LINDA BRANWELL Many young women grow up with unrealistic expectations about their bodies. Our society has their own ideas of what makes a girl beautiful. A poll of 25 middle-school girls was taken, and these teens were asked to describe the perfect girl. Their responses, in...

Weekend: Get Out!

Events 31ST ANNUAL DOLL SHOW Aug. 2 and 3 Sauder Village will be bustling with activity today and Sunday as guests gather for the 31st annual Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale as well as the 20th biennial meet of the Ohio Wheelmen. For the doll show, more than 100 tables will be...

Weekend Doctor

By DR. THOMAS F. VAIL Gemma Arterton, Drew Carey, Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey, Maria Sharapova, Jimmy Cliff, Anne Boleyn, Liam Gallagher, Antonio Alfonseca, Kate Hudson and Taye Diggs are rumored, thought, or seen, to have 11 toes, usually an extra pinky toe. Another term for...

Weekend: Growing tomatoes is easy, rewarding

By KAREN B. MCDOUGALL and SHAWN OCHS Whether you live in the city or country, house or apartment, you can have the joy of growing your own food. Tomatoes are very easy to grow in a pot or a plot, and there are a vast number of varieties to choose from. One medium sized tomato has...

Weekend: Gospel at the county fair

Come on out to the Hancock County Fair for an evening of southern gospel singing. The Morse Family will open the concert at 7 p.m. on Aug. 31 in the north grandstand. Legacy Five will follow at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free with fair admission and the fairgrounds is located at...

Weekend: Paint with all the colors of the wind

If you love to paint or draw outdoors, the Plein Air Artists group is just for you. This program is part of the Hancock Park District adult nature education program and is open to all adult and teen artists, from professional to interested and enthusiastic amateurs, who use any...