Lakota softball advances past H-L in sectional

KANSAS — Morgan Gangwer fired a three-hitter with a pair of strikeouts, doubled and drove in two runs to help Lakota shut down Hopewell-Loudon 10-0 in five innings Friday in a Division IV sectional championship contest. Lakota (16-7) advances to face Sandusky St. Mary,...
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Lady Red drop sectional title contest to Eagles

By MATT NYE SPORTS WRITER PEMBERVILLE — Fostoria High School played with energy, toughness and heart Friday, but one of the better teams in the area was able to withstand it all. Eastwood, trying to reach the state tournament for the second consecutive year, beat the Lady...

Competitive balance referendum finally achieves state passage

By JAMIE BAKER for the review times After this week’s victory on a competitive balance referendum, Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Daniel Ross can finally breathe a sigh of relief. With the passage by a 411-323 margin of a referendum item voted on by the...

Well-traveled Dickerhoof having fun at Vanlue

By DAVE HANNEMAN for the review times He whoops, he hollers, he jumps and shouts. He high-fives opposing coaches during mid-inning crossovers, then huddles up his players for a quick coaching/cheerleading/mentoring session before they head back to the field. Ray Dickerhoof...

Senecas take down Mohawks

By ANDY WOLF SPORTS WRITER TIFFIN — When runs are hard to come by, small mistakes turn into huge mistakes. St. Wendelin committed three costly errors Friday, resulting in four unearned runs that turned out to be the difference in a 4-0 Division IV sectional semifinal loss...

Arlington can’t forget what made it what it is

It’s a truism in politics that if you repeat a statement often enough, people will believe it, regardless of whether it’s true. In Arlington, a cohort of commentators and activists has been chanting that the County Board is full of profligate spenders. Now that claim...

Parker: Clinton, Abramson and 2016 — a new theater in the gender war

With the New York Times’ sudden dismissal of Executive Editor Jill Abramson and Karl Rove’s suggestion that Hillary Clinton might have brain damage, the curtain opened on a new theater in an old war. The targeting of these two powerful, accomplished women, albeit...

King: 60 years after ‘Brown,’ D.C. schools face different difficult questions

Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court declared in Brown v. Board of Education that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal. That same day, May 17, 1954, the high court declared in a companion decision that the District of Columbia’s segregated public schools...

Applebaum: Developing nations could benefit from trying Southern democracy

LONDON At a highly orchestrated “election rally” in Cairo last weekend, supporters of Abdel Fatah al-Sissi sang, danced and waited in vain for him to show up. Unsurprised, most assumed that Sissi — the military leader who ousted and jailed Egypt’s previous president —...

Standing up for human rights in Vietnam

Cu Huy Ha Vu is a constitutional scholar who twice sued Vietnam’s current prime minister for unlawful conduct. Since his release from a Vietnamese prison last month, he has lived in Northern Virginia. Facing mounting pressure by the international community and seeking trade...