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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Volleyball clinic set CALCUTTA —Above the Net Volleyball Clinic will be conducted by Sarah Lowe and area volleyball coaches at Beaver Local High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25. The clinic will include individualized skill as well as 6-on-6 court instruction. Cost is $50. To register ...

Tomlin puts Indians on the right track

SAN FRANCISCO — In a rare scheduling perk, the Cleveland Indians didn’t have to travel far for a much-needed change of scenery after a disappointing weekend dud at Oakland. Just a quick jaunt across San Francisco Bay. Josh Tomlin struck out five and pitched into the eighth inning to win ...

Bush, Cunningham top Leetonia race

LEETONIA — South Range freshman Spencer Bush and East Palestine senior Alexis Cunningham were the top finishers in the inaugural Leetonia Cross Country Series race on Saturday night. There were 55 runners finishing the 3.1-mile course at Leetonia High School. Bush won the men’s race in ...