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Grimm takes over at Southern

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SALINEVILLE — The Southern Local High School varsity boys basketball team has a new leader on the court as Gerard Grimm joins as head coach. Grimm was hired this month by the school board and comes to the Indians by way of Crestview High School, where he served as a varsity assistant coach ...

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Leetonia Cross Country Series LEETONIA — The Leetonia Bears Cross Country Series 5K and 2-mile races will be held July 15 and July 22 with race day registration behind the Leetonia High School at the pavilion. The races start at 6 p.m. and covers the high school 5K course and the junior ...

Norwalk brings out the best in Line

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NORWALK — Racing at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park during the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, it would be almost impossible for Pro Stock standout Jason Line to miss his sponsor’s presence at this weekend’s race. While it puts extra attention on Line and his Summit ...

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Dickey leads Mahoning-Columbiana All-Stars AKRON — Crestview’s Dylan Dickey was named the offensive player of the game in a Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Association all-star baseball game at Canal Park on Tuesday. Dickey went 1-for-1 with two RBIs and two walks as the ...

Rob Roberts (left) and Eric Thorne, both 1991 graduates of Salem High School, are shown with a lathe at their SabreCat Bat Company in Louisville, Ohio. Cincinnati Reds’ Scooter Gennett used one of their bats to hit four home runs in a game June 6. The bat is now on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted photo)

Hall of Fame bat has roots in Salem

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LOUISVILLE — When Cincinnati Reds utility player Scooter Gennett became just the 17th player in Major League Baseball history to hit four home runs in a game on June 6, he did it with a bat that came from Louisville — just not the one most baseball fans think of. Gennett’s historic bat ...

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Lansberry hits hole-in-one NEGLEY — Brad Lansberry of Negley hit his first hole-in-one Sunday at East Palestine Country Club. Lansberry used a 6-iron to ace the 136-yard fourth hole. Playing in his group were Eric Angleton of New Galillee, Pa., and Matt Mihalko of Darlington, Pa. East ...

Bauer, Encarnacion lead Indians past Twins

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MINNEAPOLIS —There’s still a lot of baseball left to play this season, but it’s hard to overlook what the Cleveland Indians did over the weekend. Edwin Encarnacion homered twice, Trevor Bauer pitched seven strong innings and Jose Ramirez had his sixth straight multihit game on Sunday as ...

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United Basketball Camp

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Participants in the United Basketball Camp were (front, from left) Ben Strudthoff, Kadin Schonauer, Bryce McKenzie, RJ Salmen, Jonas Baker, Javin Shafer, Maddox Andrea, Parker Berdine, Ethan Painter; (second row, from left) Luke Hull, Nevin Jones, Michael Dangelo, Andrew Ogilvie, Grayson ...

Locals enjoy Jack Arvin experience

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HUBBARD — The Jack Arvin Football Classic is billed as a contest between Trumbull and Mahoning County all-star players. But this year the 33rd annual game featured 14 players from Columbiana County. Even head coach Michael Demster hails from United Local. On Thursday night, the Mahoning ...

Rebels finally find new home in AAC

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COLUMBIANA — Crestview has landed itself a new league to call home. The Crestview Board of Education approved the Rebels membership into the All-American Conference by a 5-0 vote at Wednesday’s meeting. The AAC extended an invite to Crestview last week. Crestview had until July 1 to ...

Crestview picks Blatch as new girls coach

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COLUMBIANA — Crestview is turning to former Southern boys basketball coach Aaron Blatch to lead its girls basketball program. The coach’s hiring was approved by a 5-0 vote on Wednesday at the Crestview Board of Education meeting. “As soon as I heard the job come open, I was really ...

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Super sluggers highlight All-Ohio

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After earning a well-deserved reputation as Columbiana County’s top power hitter this season, Lisbon sophomore outfielder Autumn Oehlstrom was honored this week as a first-team Div. IV All-Ohioan. Oehlstrom, who was playing her first full season after sitting out most of her freshman year ...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) kisses the Stanley Cup after defeating Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Stanley Cup isn’t going anywhere

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sidney Crosby is bringing the Stanley Cup back home to Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year. Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 left and Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the NHL’s first team in nearly two decades ...

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Famous dragsters on display at Super Cruise

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SALEM — They are legend cars and they were sitting side-by-side at the Dale Shaffer Research Library during the 12th Salem Super Cruise on Saturday. There was Roger Lindamood’s “Color Me Gone” A-Stock/Automatic Dodge that ran herd at the famous Detroit Dragway in the mid 1960s and Art ...

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Cruise attracts classic cars from all over

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SALEM — “This is my era, my age,” said Charlie Caldwell standing next to his 1965 A-900 Dodge Coronet Hemi at the 12th Salem Super Cruise Saturday morning. A retired police officer from Painesville, Caldwell and his wife Denise hit a lot of cruises with their award-winning, bright red ...

NBC Softball All-Stars

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League Champions – Louisville & West Branch Player of the Year – Bailey Byers, West Branch Coach of the Year – Sis Woods, West Branch FIRST TEAM Player School Gr Position Shelbee Stidom Carrollton 11 P Kaycee Ollis Louisville 10 C Sarah ...

NBC Baseball All-Stars

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League Champions – Louisville & West Branch Player of the Year – Tyler Adams, Louisville Coach of the Year – Rocky Bourquin, Minerva FIRST TEAM Player School Gr Position Anthony Thomas Alliance 12 P/2B J.C. Philippi Canton South 10 P/SS Tyler ...

NBC Tennis All-Stars

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League Champion – Louisville Player of the Year – Ryan Pukys,Louisville Coach of the Year – Rod Hall, Louisville FIRST TEAM Player School Gr Lawyer Penird Alliance 9 Noah Franks Canton South 12 Ryan Pukys Louisville 9 Ryan Richards Louisville 12 Nate Mohr Marlington ...

James P. Coco of Medina shows off his 1967 Mini Cooper at the Salem Super Cruise on Friday. (Salem News/Patti Schaeffer)

Big day for the Mini

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SALEM — Surrounded by tons of American muscle, James P. Coco’s 1967 Mini Cooper gets a lot of odd looks. “The muscle car guys sort of look down on it,” the Medina resident said. Coco was showing his car for the first time on Friday in the East Pershing Street lot of the annual ...

Richard Madjarac of Salem shows off his 1958 Dodge Power Wagon on Friday during the antique car show at Centennial Park. (Salem News/Patti Schaeffer)

Classics don’t go out of style

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SALEM — Richard Madjarac of Salem had a special vehicle to show off on Friday during the antique car show held in Centennial Park as part of the annual Salem Super Cruise. Madjarac was sporting his 1958 Dodge Power Wagon, of which only 554 were made according to its owner. He said he ...