Saturday’s Scoreboard

PREP FOOTBALL Thursday’s State Final At Ohio Stadium Division II Cincinnati La Salle 14, Massillon Perry 7 Friday’s State Finals At Ohio Stadium Division VI Marion Local 21, Cuyahoga Heights 14 Division IV Columbus Bishop Hartley 24, Steubenville 21 Division I...

Boys basketball: New Riegel, Old Fort open with victories

SYCAMORE — Lucas Williams and Ben Dryfuse tied for game-high honors with 14 points Friday to lead New Riegel past Mohawk 51-38 in the nonconference season opener for both teams. Shane Halcomb scored eight points and Brandon Arbogast added seven as New Riegel shot 50 percent...

Boys basketball: Hopewell-Loudon rolls in tip-off tourney opener

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR BASCOM — If you’re going to host a tournament, you might as well win your first game convincingly. Hopewell-Loudon did just that, as it rolled over Toledo Horizon Science Academy 81-23 on Friday night in the semifinals of the...

Girls basketball: Fostoria, Elmwood win NBC openers

PEMBERVILLE — Trailing by nine at halftime, Fostoria rallied for a 43-27 second-half advantage including a 25-point fourth quarter to claim its first win of the season in a 60-53 decision over Eastwood. Tyriana Settles scored a double-double to lead the Lady Red (1-3),...

Boys basketball: Tigers turn up the heat to beat St. Wendelin

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore wanted to run. And run they did. The Tigers trailed 5-0 early but kicked up the defensive pressure and forced St. Wendelin into 10 first-quarter turnovers to fuel a 22-0 run that stretched into the second frame....

Teen Accused Of Killing Younger Brother Pleads Not Guilty

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of killing his 14-year-old brother after an argument over Halloween candy has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to charges including aggravated murder. The Springfield New-Sun ( ) reports the teenager...

Wisconsin, Penn St. Try To Focus On Title Game _ Not Playoff

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul Chryst and James Franklin left the outside world behind Friday. As college football pundits continued debating whether two Big Ten teams should make this year’s four-team playoff, the two coaches vying for a Big Ten championship Saturday night...

Federal Officials Say Natural Gas Line Poses Minimal Risk

DETROIT (AP) — A proposed natural gas pipeline from Ohio into southeast Michigan would have little environmental impact, according to federal government officials. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released an environmental assessment this week that said the Nexus project...

The Latest: Trump Preference For Military Men Raises Concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 3:50 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump’s move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and experts struggle to balance their personal regard for the...

The Latest: Philippine President Duterte Phones Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 2:49 p.m. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has telephoned President-elect Donald Trump and had a brief but “very engaging, animated conversation” in which both leaders invited each other...