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May 10, 2005 - 11:09pm
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Browns' tight end Kellen Winslow II was released from a Cleveland hospital Tuesday, over a week after sustaining injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.

Neither the team nor Winslow gave an update on his condition. Winslow gave a thumbs up and said he felt pretty good while getting into a black SUV.

Several reports indicate the Browns are worried Winslow may have suffered season-ending injuries to his knee and shoulder when he flew off his 2005 Suzuki in a parking lot...
May 10, 2005 - 11:05pm
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Former Ohio State men's basketball coach Jim O'Brien may have lost his job because of an attorney's error.

A judge dismissed a lawsuit against two Ohio State boosters because it was filed under the wrong section of Ohio law.

Kathleen Salyers claimed the boosters owed her for housing former OSU basketball player Babon Savovic. She sought over $600,000 in lost funds.

The lawsuit led to an NCAA investigation of the Buckeyes' basketball program and to O'Brien's...
May 10, 2005 - 6:40pm
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Silver Anniversary. Silver hair...of what remains.

The time has come.

Cambridge boys' basketball coach Gene Ford submitted his resignation, which will become effective at the Cambridge school board meeting May 19.

Ford's final victory, a win against Meadowbrook to win the 2005 D-II sectional championship, was his 400th in 25 seasons at Cambridge. He has 440 career coaching victories after one season at Shenandoah and five years at Tusky Valley.

May 8, 2005 - 11:56pm
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WHIZ has learned that Bill Portis passed away on Saturday.

Ron Apperson tells WHIZ that Portis was one of the greatest running backs to ever put on a Zanesville uniform. He also said Portis was part of two Central Ohio League-championship teams in the the late 1950's and early 1960's.
May 6, 2005 - 4:34pm
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From football hero to national hero, one local man is honored today for his service to his country.

Navy Vice President Admiral, Bert Calland, was honored today at a luncheon during the 2nd Annual Zanesville High School Quarterback Club.

Calland is a Navy Seal, who is acting Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support for the CIA.

Calland, who is forced to live much of his life in secrecy...
May 3, 2005 - 11:38pm
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3 Sheridan student-athletes decided to parlay their athletic talents to help with their academic education.

Justin White finished 3rd in state this year for wrestling. He'll compete in the 184 lb. class at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee.

Meanwhile, Jessie Swinderman takes her softball pitching to West Liberty State. She joins her sister Carrie on the team.

And Kayla Waller, All-MVL girls basketball, heads to Ohio Dominican, an NAIA Division...
May 2, 2005 - 11:03pm
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What else did Jay Payton have to do?

14 years after the major league outfielder graduated from Zanesville high school, the Blue Devils retired Payton's jersey before Zanesville beat Sheridan 4-1 at Gant Municipal Stadium. His number two can still be worn though, ZHS athletics director Dave Bell said.

Payton has played in the major leagues since 1998 for four different teams: the NY Mets, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and the Boston Red Sox, his current team. The...
May 2, 2005 - 9:57pm
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The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced that junior outfielder Juli Johnston has been named OAC Softball Hitter the Week.

Johnston crushed three home runs and tallied 13 total bases in game two against Heidelberg, becoming just the 22nd player in NCAA Division III history to hit three long balls in one game and the 13th player in D-III history to tally 13 total bases in one game. On the week, Johnston batted .400 with eight runs and seven RBIs.
May 2, 2005 - 6:15pm
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Browns' tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr. suffered chest injuries after a motorcycle accident early Sunday morning.

Winslow was riding around in a parking lot near his home and hit a curb going about 35 mph. He was wearing a helmet, but it was not strapped on and flew off his head. The Browns say the injuries are not life-threatening.

"He went over the handlebars and was real evasive about what the injuries were,'' police Lt. Ray Arcuri said.

The team said Winslow...
April 29, 2005 - 11:08pm
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Judge Richard Evans sentenced former Ridgewood football coach Kevin Foster to four simultaneous one-year prison sentences, one for each count of gross sexual imposition Foster pleaded guilty to last month.

Foster led Ridgewood to its first two playoff appearances in school history. He reportedly accepted a new coaching job in Indiana, but was arrested and charged with rape the day he was scheduled to arrive at the new school.

Foster is eligible for parole in six months....
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