Prep football: Pigskin Picks

There’s always a few bumps in the road on opening night. Coaches will second guess a call or two. Players will regret a play not made. School officials will analyze ways to increase concession sales and decrease traffic congestion. Opening night brought its share of trials...

Prep football: Physical Grove City coming to Donnell

By DAVE HANNEMAN STAFF WRITER Findlay High School plays its 2014 home opener Friday at Donnell Stadium when the Trojans host Grove City. Both teams bring 1-0 records into the matchup. Findlay topped Anthony Wayne 36-28 in its opener; Grove City blanked Hilliard Davidson 6-0....

Prep Football: No tunnel vision for Fostoria

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR Fostoria High School has a football program that is steeped in tradition, but one common sight for Redmen fans will begin a suspension with Friday’s home opener. With 21 consecutive losses spanning back to the end of the 2011 season, changes...

AP source: US to investigate Ferguson police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department plans to open an investigation into the practices of the Ferguson Police Department following an officer’s shooting last month of an unarmed black man in the Missouri town, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday night....

Stoops: Kentucky RB Heard ‘doubtful’ Vs. Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says junior running Braylon Heard is “doubtful” for Saturday’s game against Ohio because of a sprained ankle. Heard ran for touchdowns of 73 and 43 yards on his only two carries to jump-start the Wildcats’...
off

Djokovic tops Murray for 8th U.S. Open semi in a row

Novak Djokovic, right, of Serbia, clasps hands with Andy Murray, of Britain, at the net after a quarterfinal of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, early Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New York. Djokovic won 7-6 (1), 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-4. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Andy Murray, of Britain,...
off

Ebola survivors: Hospital staff exposed in Africa

David talks as his wife, Nancy Writebol listens as he helps describe the journey they have made as missionaries helping people in Liberia where Nancy contracted the Ebola virus, after a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The couple talked about their...
off

Officer: Boss told me to ‘shut up’ about bridge

FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2014, file photo, traffic crosses the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J. Police officers who were on the George Washington Bridge during the September 2013 lane closures said they warned superiors about the hazardous conditions being caused by the...
off

Creditor rips debt plan in Detroit bankruptcy case

Graphic illustrates Detroit’s slow decline into bankruptcy, featuring charts showing the city’s population, unemployment rates and revenue decline.; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm; Graphic illustrates Detroit’s slow decline into bankruptcy, featuring charts...
off

Makarova beats Azarenka to reach US Open semis

Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in two sets during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, reacts after defeating...