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July 15, 2004 - 6:29pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
WHIZ has learned West Muskingum football coach Todd Fugate faces two charges, one of them a DUI.

Fugate was charged with the DUI and ACDA (Assured Clearing Distance) after an accident on July 2. He pleaded not guilty in his arraignment July 6; a pre-trial hearing is set for July 23.

"I agonized a lot over this decision," West M school superintendent Marvin Wourms said Thursday. "But as of now, Todd will remain the school's football coach.

"We're taking the...
July 14, 2004 - 11:02pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Carlos Boozer took full advantage of his free agency.

All the Cavs could do: write a letter to fans.

Boozer signed the offer sheet from the Utah Jazz for 6-years, $68 million. Cavs' owner Gordon Gund, in a letter to Cleveland fans, said the team would not match the offer to keep the restricted free agent.

Gund claimed responsibility for the Cavs choosing not to pick up Boozer's one-year, $695,000 team option. Gund thought Boozer agreed to a 6-year, $41 million...
July 12, 2004 - 11:48pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Jeffrey Lucas plans to drop a lawsuit against Ohio State but then re-file it later in the week, the attorney said Monday.

Lucas says he wants to depose former OSU assistant Paul Biancardi, the head basketball coach at Wright State who has denied all allegations.

The lawsuit alleges several NCAA violations made by the OSU basketball coaching staff, including former head coach Jim O'Brien and Biancardi.

In his deposition, O'Brien admitted to giving $6,000 to a...
July 12, 2004 - 11:43pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Maybe Cleveland will not lose its Olympian after all.

The Cavs offered forward Carlos Boozer a one-year, $5 million deal Monday, despite the Utah Jazz saying Boozer still plans to sign their six-year, $68 million offer.

Boozer may be able to save his reputation by accepting the Cavs' deal. Many continue to chastise the U.S. Olympic Team member for coaxing the Cavs into not picking up a team option worth $695,000 for one season after Boozer agreed to their six-year, $41...
July 12, 2004 - 11:13pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
A Zanesville native shoots for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team Thursday.

Well, throws actually.

Keturah Lofton, a Zanesville native who just finished her junior year at Ohio State, advanced to the finals in the women's hammer throw at the U.S. Olympic Track...
July 12, 2004 - 12:14am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Just when it looked like Ken Griffey, Jr. had turned the corner on his recent injury-riddled past, it came back to re-visit him.

Griffey pulled up as he was chasing a fly ball on Saturday night. Sunday MRI results showed a partial tear in his right hamstring. Cincinnati placed the 12-time All-Star outfielder on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 10.

Griffey's currently tied for 9th in the NL in home runs with 20 on the season. His spot in Tuesday's All-Star Game will be...
July 11, 2004 - 12:11am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Cleveland's hopes for a 5th all-star seemed dashed when Travis Hafner failed to win the online poll for the final AL All-Star spot.

Then destiny struck.

Boston's Curt Schilling needs to rest his sore ankle. Next on the list chosen by players, coaches and managers? Cleveland's Jake Westbrook.

The pitcher has the 4th-best ERA in the league. He'll join C.C. Sabathia as Indian starters in the game. Other members of the Cleveland tribe and the All-Star tribe...
July 11, 2004 - 12:00am
6 years 7 weeks ago
For some odd reason, $10,000 seems to bring drivers from all around the country.

Earl Pearson, Jr. was one of them.

Coming all the way from Jacksonville, Fla. to Midway Speedway, Pearson made the trip worth it by winning the featured Late Model event. D. J. Cline held the lead for 8 of the first 9 laps, but then, it was Pearson's time. He would not let go of the lead the rest of the way through. Incredibly, the 75 laps did not feature any accidents.

July 10, 2004 - 11:21am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Macker Mania bounced back into the area, this time in Cambridge.

Gus Registration Supervisor Chris Wagner says the Cambridge community is such a great host to the Macker Tournaments.

“Having it in the downtown area and park area makes everything just wonderful.” Says Wagner.
July 8, 2004 - 11:43pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Cavs wanted to do Carlos Boozer a favor; they figured he deserved it.

Now, Cleveland may lose one of its Olympians.

Boozer agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz Thursday. ESPN.com reports it's worth $68 million over six years.

The Cavs declined to pick up a one-year, $700,000 team option on Boozer, which allowed the power forward to become a restricted free agent. Both Cleveland and Boozer indicated that the U.S. Olympic team member would re-sign with the...
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