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Prep Softball Roundup: New Riegel improves to 16-7 with tourney victory

NEW RIEGEL — Brianna Gillig went 4 for 4 at the plate and drove in four runs to help New Riegel to a 13-3 win on Thursday over Fremont St. Joseph in a Division IV district quarterfinal softball game. New Riegel improved to 16-7 with the win and will face Old Fort on Thursday in...
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Friday’s Scoreboard

PREP BASEBALL Thursday’s District Quarterfinals Division IV OTTAWA-GLANDORF DISTRICT Miller City 3, Continental 0 CLYDE DISTRICT Mohawk 5, Fremont St. Joseph 4 Tiffin Calvert 1, North Baltimore 0 New Riegel 17, St. Wendelin 0 Lakota 7, Hopewell-Loudon 1 BRYAN DISTRICT...
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Prep tennis: Fostoria doubles team nets sectional win

PORT CLINTON — Jayden Stanton and Jarrett Lorenzen scored an opening-round win to lead Fostoria High School’s tennis team at Thursday’s Division II boys sectional tennis tournament at Port Clinton. Stanton and Lorenzen teamed up to knock off Vermilion’s...

Trump contradicts White House on reasons for Comey firing

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2017, while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting previous White House...

Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts.

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church, the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling as many as 185,000 older youths from the organization as part of an effort to start its own scouting-like program....

Governors to Amtrak: Private operator sought at Penn Station

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday called for a private operator to take over New York’s troubled Penn Station, the nation’s busiest rail station, where recent derailments and other...

China, US reach agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost...

Malaysia firefighters rescue turtle trapped in power station

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian firefighters have rescued a 60-kilogram (132 pounds) turtle found firmly stuck to a flood gate at a power station near the Malacca Strait. District Fire Chief Razif Mohamad Haris says firefighters heeded an emergency call Thursday and...
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Prep baseball: Kirian no-hits St. Wendelin

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR NEW RIEGEL — Michael Kirian’s no-hitter on Thursday was about was basic as one could ask. All but one of the University of Louisville signee’s 75 pitches were fastballs as he guided New Riegel to a 17-0 victory over St. Wendelin in...

Pope in Fatima to honor simple children who changed church

Pilgrims walk by a 26 metre tall giant glow-in-the-dark rosary, titled “Suspension” by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, above the entrance of Basilica of the Holy Trinity, in Fatima, Portugal, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Pope Francis is visiting the Fatima shrine...