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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Spring sports in Indiana schools were canceled Thursday after officials said schools would remain closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Frank Cole, the administrator for Ohio Little League District 1 and chairman of the Ashtabula Little League Board, and board member Kevin Grippi discuss the plans for the 2020 season.


GENEVA — Grant Mihalick said he dreamed about playing college basketball for most of his life, and when he finally had the opportunity to turn his dream into a reality, he took full advantage of it.

In this episode of Star Beacon Sports Talk, Mike and Brendan explain what to expect in the coming weeks — or months — with the future of sports in jeopardy. They also touch on the all-county basketball teams and the Cleveland Browns start to free agency.


IOC members, national Olympic committees and athletes were all racing toward the same conclusion Monday: The Tokyo Olympics are not going to take place this summer.

Area runners are juggling their travel plans and training schedules after the recent announcement that the Boston Marathon has been postponed until September.

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.

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College basketball's March Madness became the highest-profile sporting event to forego fans during the coronavirus pandemic, joining some NBA and NHL teams that have decided to play in largely empty arenas in an effort to slow the disease's spread.


MIAMI — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.


Ashtabula County Basketball Foundation trustees announced Wednesday its banquet honoring ACBF Hall of Fame inductees and high school award winners has been canceled.

This Week's Circulars


ASHTABULA [ndash] Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt was received into the loving arms of Jesus, March 31, 2020 while a resident of Country Club Retirement Center. Private Services are being held. See www.ducro.com for full obituary.