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Point guard ‘Pepe’ Joseph is Jans’ first BGSU signee

BOWLING GREEN — David “Pepe” Joseph, an all-conference junior point guard, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Bowling Green State University. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Joseph averaged 13.0 points, 6.3 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game...

Sendelbach, H-L baseball victorious

BASCOM — Garret Sendelbach struck out 13 and gave up just three hits to guide Hopewell-Loudon past Midland Athletic League rival Mohawk 5-1 Friday. Tyler Imes, Bryan Scherger and Logan Tyree led the Chieftains (9-7 overall, 3-1 MAL) at the plate, with each hitting a home...

Dan Ritzler carries pair of golf roles

By ANDY WOLF SPORTS Writer Dan Ritzler saw his tee shot on the 11th hole at Loudon Meadows Golf Club strike the green and disappear in one bounce. After a few moments of looking toward the hole, he realized he had sunk his first hole-in-one. “For a hole-in-one, you’ve...

Emmitt reaches a new height

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BLOOMDALE — Courtney Emmitt’s interest was piqued five years ago when she watched Elmwood High School’s pole vaulters. Now, pole vaulting is a passion of hers that she’ll carry into intercollegiate competition. Emmitt, an...

Sheriff plans extra patrols during prom season

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says it will have extra deputies on patrol during upcoming weekends, as prom activities are held at area high schools. The goal of the extra patrols will be to reduce traffic crashes, prevent underage alcohol consumption and drug abuse, “and...

King: Will D.C. justice be served — or avoided again?

With better diligence on the part of law enforcement, D.C. police Officer Linwood Barnhill and Kahlil Malik Tatum, the man thought to have abducted 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, won’t be allowed to go the way of D.C. fire Lt. Kellene Davis. Davis, a 28-year veteran of the...

Will: In a tangle over euphemisms for affirmative action

Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. Or both, as when the 1976 Democratic platform chose “compensatory opportunity” as a way of blurring the fact that the party favored racial discrimination in the form of preferences and quotas for...

Marcus: The challenge of ‘leaning in’ within the military

The U.S. Naval Academy presents a challenging venue for Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” pitch. On the one hand, the academy’s female midshipmen inhabit a post-Sandberg world. They are already the ultimate leaners-in, super-achievers making...

Parker: The GOP’s bad fling with Cliven Bundy

The Cliven Bundy spectacle in Nevada has provided a Wild West backdrop for our hottest political issues as we gallop toward the midterm elections. Politically, the conflict between the Bureau of Land Management and the Bundy family has highlighted the importance of picking...

Ignatius: War returns to Iraq on the eve of elections

AMMAN, Jordan Iraq is slipping back into civil war, and Sheik Zaydan Aljabiri, one of the political leaders of the Sunni insurgent group known as the Tribal Revolutionaries, seems confident that his side is winning. “We are three kilometers from Baghdad airport! We are 20...