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Area collegians: Rutter makes all-tourney team

COLUMBUS — St. Wendelin graduate Allie Rutter, a Columbus State Community College sophomore, was honored after the Cougars finished fourth in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III volleyball tournament in Rochester, Minnesota. The 5-foot-10 Rutter...
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Prep Football: Bower, Noblit first-team all-district

Hopewell-Loudon’s Alec Bower and Van Buren’s Clay Noblit earned first-team honors as the Northwest District Media Board selections released its all-Northwest Ohio football selections on Thursday. Noblit earned first-team honors as a defensive lineman in Division V...

Report: Rep. Goodman’s inappropriate conduct was with another man

State Rep. Wes Goodman resigned Wednesday after he was confronted with evidence of inappropriate conduct with another man inside his Riffe Center office, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Goodman, 33, a first-term Republican from Cardington, represented the 87th House District,...

P-G’s Breece, L-B’s Dobbins headline all-NW District grid selections

Liberty-Benton’s A.J. Dobbins and Pandora-Gilboa’s Jared Breece, who have helped their teams reach the regional football finals, earned player of the year honors and over 20 area players received first-team honors in the Northwest District Media Board selections released on...
NFL controversy continues
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NFL Infighting, Cowboys’ Jerry Jones vs. Roger Goodell

BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a...
Kluber wins AL Cy Young
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Cy Young Award winners, Kluber wins AL, Scherzer NL

  Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals has won his third Cy Young Award and for the second straight year in the National League. Scherzer breezed past Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for the honor. Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians easily won his second...
Senator, Al Franken
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Radio anchor says Franken groped, kissed her without consent

KYLE POTTER, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. Leeann Tweeden...
Trump on Capital Hill, Tax Cuts
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Trump urges House GOP to OK tax bill; Senate fate less clear

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press MARCY GORDON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged House Republicans Thursday to approve a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul as the party prepared to drive the measure through the House. Across the Capitol, Democrats pointed to...
Jags Tahaun Gipson former Browns Safety
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Jag’s Gipson fuels locker room before Browns matchup

Harsh comments made by former Browns safety Tashaun Gipson may have given the NFL’s only winless team some extra motivation. Gipson, who made the Pro Bowl during four seasons with Cleveland before signing with Jacksonville, criticized the Browns’ front office and said...
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Britain Ministry of Fun Santa ‘Gets Schooled’

Performers dressed as Santa Claus stand posed in a line during a photocall for the media for the Ministry of Fun Santa School outside the Ragged School Museum in east London, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The Ministry of Fun Santa School is Britain’s only genuine training school...