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Local mainstay Jim Amrine to retire

MARIETTA — Following more than five decades in the sporting goods industry, Marietta resident Jim Amrine is ready for retirement. For the past 12 years, Amrine Awards & Apparel has been his home-based business, but he’s now leaving that in the hands of Marc and Sarah ...

Parkersburg Post 15 claims Area 1 title

WHEELING — Wheeling Post 1’s offense left the bases loaded twice, its pitchers walked 10 batters and Parkersburg Post 15 took full advantage on Thursday. Parkersburg defeated Wheeling 10-3 to earn the Area One crown at the J.B. Chambers I-470 Complex, a title that has been missing from ...

Bev/Low unable to stave off elimination

CAMBRIDGE — Mason Myers hit a bases-clearing triple to break a 6-6 tie in the top of the sixth and threw 4 2/3 strong innings of relief to lift St. Clairsville Post 159 to the Ohio District 11 Tournament final. Post 159 (18-7) brought nine players to Don Coss Field Thursday and rallied from ...

ALBRIGHT: Williamstown’s Rickie Allen is a perfect fit at linebacker

Football fans won’t have any problems guessing the position Williamstown’s Rickie Allen is playing this upcoming season. It’s — undoubtedly — linebacker. He’s just got the look. No, not the one Roxette sings about in “The Look.” First of all, this isn’t the 80s and ...

BENNETT: Staying busy during summer

I have to admit getting back to the office actually felt pretty good this week. However, a couple weeks of vacation definitely were needed for a recharge. From all accounts, Saturday’s Summer Smackdown 3 was quite the success according to Dawghouse Promotions’ Mike Sheppard, who said it ...

Parkersburg Catholic football will not have a season in 2021

PARKERSBURG — Patience is a virtue, and it’s also the name of the game for the Parkersburg Catholic football program. The Crusader footballers will not be hitting the gridiron in 2021 (the program’s second-straight year not fielding a team), but new head coach Larry Thompson does look to ...