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Posted at 2:46 PM

AKRON  Being a career catcher isn’t what it used to be. Playing catcher, especially at the major league level, used to be a pursuit that a player engaged in for his entire career. Now, many top catchers come up through the minors playing the position only to shift to another spot on the field later in their career. Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer is the most prominent recent example, but the Cleveland Indians have one of their own in leadoff hitter Carlos...

Posted Jul 30, 2016 at 8:02 AM

JACKSON TWP.  How do you hold basketball team activities without a gym? That’s the question that has been posed to the Jackson high school varsity and junior varsity teams during the month of July in recent...

Updated at 1:13 PM

Rainfall dampens the first night of the annual Balloon Classic and Jackson-Belden Music Fest, but folks still had fun.

Updated Jul 29, 2016 at 5:38 PM

The numbers for Manchester High School head football coach Jim France are staggering. In 44 years at the school since arriving in 1971, his teams have: n won 21 league titles. n made 21 playoff appearances. n won two...

Posted Jul 29, 2016 at 2:44 PM

When you think of high school students and their summer jobs, what comes to mind?

Posted Jul 29, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Manchester Local Board of Education members made their final request for voters to vote yes for the future of the school district during their July 19 meeting. Voters will be asked to approve a 36 year, 8.3 mill bond issue, and .5...

Posted Jul 29, 2016 at 7:57 AM

FYI If you are interested in starting a small business or are in the early stages of business formation, a small business orientation at Kent State at Stark will...

Posted Jul 29, 2016 at 7:43 AM

TODAY Springfield Rock's with a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. with Catalina Drive, a pop, classic rock band. The concert is held from 7 to 9 p.m. lakeside at Springfield Lake Park in the gazebo located on Canfield Road.

Posted Jul 29, 2016 at 7:27 AM

July 29 Summit Metro Parks is holding "Pirate Adventures at Little Turtle Pond" located at Firestone Metro Park, 2400 Harrington Road. Drop by anytime between 6:30 and 8 p.m. to join in the adventure. Wear your pirate...

Updated Jul 28, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Deputies are asking for the public's assistance in finding out who broke into a Green business on July 18.

Posted Jul 28, 2016 at 1:59 PM

NEW FRANKLIN  In the weeks leading up to the coming high school football season, teams around the area are hard at work preparing for what they hope will be a successful year. The preparations are...

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