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Packers best Chiefs to win inaugural Super Bowl

February 7, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vince Lombardi thinks the Kansas City Chiefs simply don’t rate with the top teams in the National Football League after watching his Green Bay Packers whip the American Football... more »»


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January 7, 2016 Favorite FOOD? Pizza. Favorite CLAss? Science TWITTER OR FACEBOOK, AND WHY? Twitter because there are too many old people on Facebook. WORST HABIT? Biting my nails. more »»

Buckeye Blitz

’Shoe not O.K. Corral, but showdown expected

November 20, 2015 THE HORSESHOE isn’t the O.K. Corral, but the Silver Bullets better have steady aim when the Ohio State Buckeyes face the Michigan State Spartans Saturday in the Big Ten East Division showdown. more »»

Spring Sports

Sutak hired as Union Local skipper

March 25, 2015 MORRISTOWN — A familiar face has taken the reins of the Union Local baseball program. Andy Sutak, known by many as the Belmont County Auditor, is the new coach, replacing Pec Schmitt. more »»

Major League Baseball

Wright, Granderson HR, Mets beat Royals

October 31, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Two balls launched over the wall, one fired over an opponent’s head and just like that, David Wright and the New York Mets are right back in this World Series. more »»

Pigskin PREVIEW 2015

Bethany has high hopes

August 26, 2015 BETHANY — Looking to capture the team’s first conference championship since the 1980 season, the Bethany College football team will look to build off of last year’s success that saw their best recor... more »»

Spring Sports

River softball wants to take next step

March 25, 2015 By KIM NORTH Times leader Sports Writer HANNIBAL — Could this be the year that the River softball team gets over the hump? With 13 letterwinners returning, veteran head coach Dave Wright thinks so. more »»

Buckeye Blitz

Championship quest begins Saturday in Bloomington

November 16, 2015 COLUMBUS — Since arriving at Ohio State four years ago, Urban Meyer has continually preached that the Buckeyes’ goal would be to compete for championships in Novembe. more »»

Pigskin PREVIEW 2015

Weir on a mission for the postseason

August 26, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weir High Red Riders are four years removed from a winless football season, but already have their sights set on going deep into the West Virginia Class AA playoffs in 2015. more »»

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Bandit from Indiana hoping for victory over Ohio State

November 16, 2015 A BANDIT from Ohio will be attempting to snatch a win Saturday from the Ohio State Buckeyes when they face the Indiana University Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. more »»

Major League Baseball

Marte’s homer in 12th inning lifts Pirates over Reds 6-4

October 3, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th inning gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 6-4 victory over Cincinnati on Friday night, extending the Reds’ losing streak to 13... more »»

Spring Sports

River track has key pieces

March 25, 2015 HANNIBAL — River High School track and field has been producing impressive performances for many years. more »»

Pigskin PREVIEW 2015

Edison likes direction its heading

August 26, 2015 RICHMOND — This season will be one of change for the Edison football tea. more »»

Major League Baseball

Pirates to start ace Gerrit Cole in wild-card game against Cubs

October 4, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole isn’t going to miss the NL wild-card game this time aroun. more »»

Spring Sports

Monroe softball boasts eight returning starters

March 25, 2015 WOODSFIELD — Despite having 10 returning lettermen, including eight starters, Monroe Central will still be in the youth movement when the softball season begin. more »»

Pigskin PREVIEW 2015

Toronto features talent and experience

August 26, 2015 TORONTO — A high-powered offense along with a stingy defense made for a good combination for the Toronto football team last season. more »»

Buckeye Blitz

Maryland coach plays ‘musical chairs’ in QB quandary

November 16, 2015 FOOTBALL isn’t hockey, but possibly those black uniforms to be worn by the Ohio State Buckeyes against the Penn State Nittany Lions might have a psychological effect on the game officials. more »»

Pigskin PREVIEW 2015

Madonna bids to rebound from dismal season

August 26, 2015 WEIRTON — Madonna football had its first losing season in two decades last year (2-8) and all involved are focused in 2015 at getting the Blue Dons back to the winning side of the ledger. more »»


Belmont County Commissioners Meeting February 10, 2016

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