Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Stewart gets doused by Josh Bell as he waits to be interviewed after a 4-2 Pirates win over the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Splashing success for Pirates

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent a good portion of the first half of the season trying — and failing — to find any sort of traction. Once they’d figure out one problem, another would pop up. If it wasn’t the bullpen, it was the mess left by outfielder Starling Marte’s ...

Browns stadium uses panels involved in deadly fire

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In promotional brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the “stunning visual effect” its shimmering aluminum panels created at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Those same panels — Reynobond composite material with a polyethylene core — also were used in the Grenfell Tower apartment building in ...

Cavs court Rose

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers could be adding another former MVP to their roster. Looking to close the gap on the champion Golden State Warriors, Cleveland is in contract talks with free agent guard Derrick Rose, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday. ...

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Pittsburgh Steeler rookie T.J. Watt will be one to watch during training camp. 
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Watt will provide electricity at camp

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As we head into the last few days of July, it’s time to start thinking about the 2017 National Football League season. NFL teams will be heading to their respective training camps in the next few days. Where has the summer gone? STEELERS CAMP The Pittsburgh Steelers report to St. Vincent ...

Tough finish for locals at Ohio Open

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MEDINA — Area golfers had their issues on Thursday during the final round of the 97th Ohio Open at the Weymouth Club. South Range High School graduate Brandon Pluchinksy came into the day holding the top amateur spot, but his solid play wasn’t there for the third and final round as he ...

Bowman shoot planned

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NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — The Wyandot Bowman will hold an outdoor 3D shoot on Saturday at 1039 Tope Road. Sign-ups run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Cubs are free. For more information call Don at (304) 564-5110 or Doug at (304) 479-1009. Crestview ...

Work is ongoing at South Range’s Rominger Sports Complex. A stadium open house and ‘Meet the Team’ program is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 12. Fireworks will follow.

South Range stadium coming together

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GREENFORD —South Range High School is getting a new name to go along with its new football stadium. The South Range school board Monday night approved a naming rights agreement with a local doctor for the press box at the new stadium at the K-12 campus. Dr. Donald DeChellis DDS is ...

Pluchinsky, Prince make cut

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MEDINA — Local graduates Brandon Pluchinsky and Blake Prince has sub-par rounds Tuesday to make the cut at the 97th Ohio Open. Pluchinsky, the former South Range High School and Youngstown State University standout, is tied for ninth place heading into today’s final round. He shot a ...

Salem AMVETS to play

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SALEM — The Salem AMVETS 50 plus baseball team will host Jamestown (N.Y.) in a doubleheader at 11 a.m. Sunday at Salem High School. Edison football to start RICHMOND — Edison junior high football conditioning will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. July 24-28. Practice will begin July ...

Pluchinsky leads way at Ohio Open

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MEDINA — Brandon Pluchinsky topped area golfers on the opening day of the 97th Ohio Open on Monday. The former South Range High School and Youngstown State University standout is tied for 22nd place out of 194 golfers heading into today’s second round. Pluchinsky shot a 2-under 70 at ...