Prep Roundup: Vanlue snaps 33-game BVC skid

ARCADIA — Troy Ward had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds Friday as Vanlue snapped a 33-game Blanchard Valley Conference losing streak with a 44-39 victory over Arcadia. Vanlue’s last league victory came on Feb. 6, 2015, in a 72-50 win over Hardin...

Prep Boys Basketball: Shots won’t fall for Fostoria

By SHANNON DOVE STAFF WRITER ROSSFORD — Sometimes the shots just won’t fall. Unfortunately, that seems to be an ongoing theme for Fostoria High School. Rossford withstood a fourth-quarter rally by the Redmen in a 58-48 victory Friday in Northern Buckeye Conference...

Saturday’s Scoreboard

PREP WRESTLING OHSAA State Team Tournament At St. John Arena SUNDAY FEB. 1 STATE QUARTERFINALS DIVISION I (1) St. Paris Graham vs. Marysville, 11 a.m. (5) Cincinnati LaSalle vs. (5) Elyria, 11 a.m. (3) Brecksville vs. (6) Massillon Perry, 1:15 (7) Mason vs. (2) Lakewood St....

Boys Basketball: P-G weathers the storm to beat Van Buren

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer VAN BUREN — Pandora-Gilboa was hanging on by a thread in more ways than one against Van Buren on Friday. Nevertheless, that thread never broke. P-G saw its 19-point lead midway through the third quarter shrink to four on two occasions in the...
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Western Wisconsin cashing in on Super Bowl

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Hospitality venues, retailers and other locales in western Wisconsin are capitalizing on the economic benefits generated by the Super Bowl being held in neighboring Minnesota. Businesses in Hudson and other surrounding cities in Wisconsin are within an easy...

Big pay gains for US workers contribute to Wall St. sell-off

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay raises, the U.S. economy’s Achilles’ heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month — a trend that fanned inflation fears and sent bond yields rising...

UN: 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — About 90 people are feared drowned after a smuggler’s boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya’s coast early Friday, the U.N.’s migration agency said. Ten bodies have washed ashore near the Libyan...

673 flu cases confirmed locally

Flu is still rampant in northwestern Ohio and around the country. Blanchard Valley Health System reported that, as of Friday, it has seen 673 confirmed influenza cases with 54 individuals being hospitalized. The influenza cases reflect both Blanchard Valley and Bluffton...
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Whether you’re a ski bunny, a fan of the bobsled or a glued-to-your set figure skating fan, it’s time to gather ’round the TV and cheer for the world’s greatest athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics!