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May 19, 2005 - 9:33pm
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Ohio State running back Eric Haw was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. As of Thursday, he had not been suspended from the Buckeyes.

Haw, who rushed for a team-high 86 yards and a touchdown in the OSU spring game, will be placed in a drug-enforcement program and be subject to testing, Ohio State officials said Thursday.

Haw is the second Ohio State player to be charged with marijuana possession in the last two weeks. Kicker Jonathan Skeete was suspended...
May 17, 2005 - 6:09pm
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A state championship. Now, a possible move upstate.

ZHS boys' basketball coach Scott Aronhalt told WHIZ he expects to be offered the Massillon Jackson head coaching position after a school board meeting Tuesday night. Aronhalt, who led Zanesville to the 1995 state championship, said he would not accept on the spot and would ask for a week to consider the proposal.

"If it were just me, then it would be something to consider," Aronhalt said. "But I have a family. Madge (...
May 16, 2005 - 6:43pm
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The bear will ride off into the golden sunset.

But not without one more walk across the bridge at one of golf's most hallowed courses.

Columbus native Jack Nicklaus announced Monday the 2005 British Open at St. Andrews will be his final competitive tournament.

Nicklaus won two of his 18 major championships at St. Andrews. The 65-year-old has not played at the British Open since it was last held there in 2000. In fact, the Royal...
May 14, 2005 - 11:49pm
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As if a finger in a cup of chili wasn't bad enough.

Wendy's is now involved with the whole Kathleen Salyers situation. Salyers is the woman who sued OSU claiming a booster promised her $1000/mo. to provide food and a place to live for former Buckeye basketball player Boban Savovic. Salyers now says late founder Dave Thomas visited her home five years ago and offered Savovic money, but that Savovic refused to take the offer. An OSU booster who Salyers says was there denies this...
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...
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