Local roundup: Elmwood’s Benschoter, Myers sign with Owens

BLOOMDALE — Elmwood High School senior Miranda Benschoter and Olivia Myers have signed letters of intent to play softball at Owens Community College. Benschoter was 24-5 as a junior with a 2.05 ERA. She struck out 213 in 174 innings and was a first-team all-Northern Buckeye...

Busy weekend for UF’s spring sports

The University of Findlay outdoor track and field team opens its season to highlight a busy weekend for the Oilers’ spring sports teams. After a terrific indoor season that saw the men’s team finish second at the NCAA Division II national championship, the outdoor...

Paul Dean Kersh

PANDORA — Paul Dean Kersh, 57, of Pandora, died March 26, 2015 at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born September 27, 1957 in Columbus to Robert and Eleanor Pingle Kersh. Paul worked for the Benton Ridge Telephone Company since 1983. He enjoyed bowling,...

Girls Basketball: Findlay trio earn TRAC honors

A trio of Findlay High School players were honored as the Three Rivers Athletic Conference released its all-league girls basketball teams for the 2014-15 season. Findlay junior Sarah Smarkel was a second-team all-TRAC selection to lead the Trojans. Sophomore Allison Taylor and...

Bengals Sign Defensive Tackle Pat Sims As Free Agent

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals brought back defensive tackle Pat Sims on Thursday, signing him as an unrestricted free agent from Oakland. Sims was Cincinnati’s third-round pick in 2008 and spent five seasons with the Bengals before leaving as a free agent. He spent the last...

Reds’ Home Runs Sink Salazar And The Indians 13-2

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco homered off Danny Salazar to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 13-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Joey Votto drove in three runs with a two-run single and a RBI ground out. Billy Hamilton doubled and scored and made...

Bragg Powers No. 1 VASJ To 62-34 D3 Win Over Eastmoor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Carlton Bragg scored 22 points and top-ranked Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph dominated inside to beat Columbus Eastmoor Academy, 62-34, in a Division III state semifinal on Thursday. The Vikings (22-4) — who start three Division I signees — go for their...

Freshman Forward Hines-Allen Leading The Way For Louisville

Louisville forward Myisha Hines-Allen has stepped up her game in the NCAA Tournament and the freshman’s performance will be a major factor in whether the Cardinals continue to advance. She’s the Cardinals’ second-leading scorer and has been their offensive...

Walton, Williams Help LCC Hold Off Dayton CJ In D4, 55-50

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dantez Walton, a second-team Associated Press All-Ohioan, had 16 points and 14 rebounds and defending champion Lima Central Catholic held on down the stretch to beat Dayton Chaminade Julienne 55-50 in a Division III state semifinal on Thursday night. The...

Updated Charter School Regulations Clear Ohio House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a bill cracking down on low-performing Ohio charter schools and imposing a host of new accountability standards on sponsors. The legislation cleared the chamber in a 70-25 vote Thursday. It heads next to the Ohio Senate. It calls...