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Ray shines bright for Lakota

By SHANNON DOVE Staff writer KANSAS — During an overcast day threatening rain, a Ray of light shined from the pitching circle in Lakota’s sectional softball game against Fremont St. Joseph. Brianna Ray hurled a one-hitter and the Raiders scored eight runs in the first...
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District baseball: Curtis comes up big for Elmwood

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer BLOOMDALE — Getting production at the bottom of the lineup is just as important as getting production from a team’s main hitters. Andy Curtis proved that for Elmwood on Thursday. Curtis, the No. 8 batter, backed Trevor Solether’s...

Fearing Trump, some Democrats up pressure on Sanders to exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is mounting on Bernie Sanders to end his campaign for president, with Democratic Party leaders raising alarms that his continued presence in the race is undermining efforts to beat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump this fall. The new concerns...

Thursday’s Scores

Lebanon 10, Hamilton 0 Marysville 20, Zanesville 0 Mt. Vernon 10, Thomas Worthington 0 Pataskala Watkins Memorial 2, Lancaster 1, 16 innings Uhrichsville Claymont 12, New Philadelphia 2 Akr. Manchester 10, Orrville 2 Atwater Waterloo 5, Hanoverton United 1 Cadiz Harrison Cent. 1,...

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel launches ‘campaign’ for veep

NEW YORK (AP) — Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel says he’s looking for a new job – vice president of the United States. The ABC jokester launched his “campaign” on his show Thursday with a speech on Hollywood Boulevard. Kimmel says “it’s...

Head of anti-fakes group closely tied to Alibaba, owns stock

SHANGHAI (AP) — When an influential anti-counterfeiting group allowed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to join its ranks in April, the group said it was a collaborative move that would help stem the sale of fake goods for top companies such as Apple, Nike and Procter &...

Person on bridge conspiracy list wants it kept from public

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Someone included in a list set to be released of people who were involved in the 2013 lane closures in New Jersey near the George Washington Bridge filed a court motion late Thursday asking a judge to anonymously intervene to oppose its release, arguing...

Durant, Thunder beat Spurs and return to conference finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Now that Kevin Durant is back, the Thunder have returned to a familiar place. Oklahoma City beat San Antonio in six games to advance to the Western Conference finals for the fourth time in six years — and the fourth time in the past five seasons...

Top Lebanese Hezbollah military commander killed in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group said Friday that its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in an explosion in the Syrian capital of Damascus, a major blow to the Shiite group which has played a significant role in the conflict next...

Police: Times Square hugger punches tourist who won’t tip

NEW YORK (AP) — A man offering “free hugs” in New York’s Times Square is accused of punching a Canadian tourist in the face after she refused to tip him for his hug and a photo. Jermaine Himmelstein was arrested on robbery and fraudulent accosting charges...