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CLEVELAND — Oscar Mercado hit his second home run of the game — a leadoff blast in the seventh inning — and the Cleveland Indians continued to dominate Detroit with an 8-6 win over the Tigers on Monday night.

ASHTABULA — All-night softball provides a challenge for teams seeking to be the last one standing on Sunday morning, but the community is the beneficiary, said players and organizers of the annual tournament that squeezes every ounce of energy from the players.

Little League players were busy Friday evening from Jefferson to Andover with 8 and 9 year olds, and teenagers, playing for a trip to state tournaments.

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The United States Women’s National Team broke a lot of European hearts on its way to a second-straight World Cup championship, but the players also opened a lot of eyes in their home country.

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ASHTABULA — Cell-phone flashlights, car headlights and sparse backyard fireworks illuminated the West Avenue basketball courts during Saturday’s West-Side Shootout championship, but eventually the darkness loomed too large.

ASHTABULA — Cell-phone flashlights, car headlights and sparse backyard fireworks illuminated the West Avenue basketball courts during Saturday’s West-Side Shootout championship, but eventually the darkness loomed too large.

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ASHTABULA — Red, white and blue running shorts, shirts and skirts focused Thursday’s Ashtabula YMCA 1 mile, 5K and 10K Firecracker runs on remembering the birth of a nation.

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SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — The culture inside the third-base dugout of Lakeside’s softball field is changing and county coaches are taking notice.

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SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Growing up in the wrestling rooms of Ashtabula County, if there was anything Division I college wrestlers Kyle Conel and Gaige Willis were missing, it was guys like themselves to look up to.

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According to David Dye, Falcon Pride Stadium in Jefferson has everything the Ashtabula County summer soccer league needs. So, when the school superintendent suggested Jefferson host the league, Dye could not argue.

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St. John point guard Sydney Carpenter hit Lati Fleming with a pass behind the 3-point line during an organized open gym in Conneaut last Thursday and Fleming let it fly.

CONNEAUT — The Father’s Day family tradition continued on Saturday as the Ashtabula County Soap Box Derby gathered families for a day of fun and competition.

CONNEAUT — Fifteen years away from his native home hasn’t changed Eddie Todaro’s desire to help the Ashtabula County basketball community.

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While preparing her team for an NCAA Regional game last month, Monmouth University softball coach Shannon Salsburg took a moment to share an early season memory about her starting pitcher, 2016 Jefferson graduate Alyssa Irons.

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Obituaries

Sam Robertson, 40, loving father, son, brother, and much more, passed away 7/13/19 in Harpersfield. Per Sam's request, there are no services, but full obituary will be available: www.behmfuneral.com. Benefit account will be made for his son, Aiden.

ORWELL TWP. - Richard Wayne Hiestan - age, 73, died, May 13, 2019, born May 27, 1945. Memorial Service 1:00 p.m., July 20 at Rome Presbyterian Church, 5185 State Rt. 45, Rome, OH 44085. Condolences painefuneralhome.com.