Briefs

Basketball and cheer camp planned

WEIRTON -The 30th-annual Coleman School of Basketball camp is set for July 7-11 for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 at the Mercy Baptist Church Bush Center. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For information or to request a brochure, call (304) 748-1922 or (304) 657-8815, or e-mail colemanschoolofbasketball@yahoo.com.

The second-annual All-Star Cheerleading camp will take place July 7-10, also at the Mercy Baptist Church Bush Center. It is for ages 5 to 17 and will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For information, call Kenyatta Coleman Grant at (304) 382-4313 or Melissa Coleman Turner at (304) 444-1434 or e-mail: colemancheercamp@yahoo.com

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. June 30 at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships available.

Agility academy set for July 7

STEUBENVILLE – The Eastern Ohio Speed and Agility Academy will hold its first youth speed and agility camp for area children between the ages of 6 and 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 7 at Murphy Field.

For information, call Terrance Montgomery at (740)?424-0466 or Michael Jett at (740) 457-2226.

Additionally, the Steubenville Tigers Football team will hold registration for players during this time. For information, contact Melvin Creech at (740) 792-0360.

Toronto seeks softball coach

TORONTO – Toronto High School is seeking a head varsity softball coach.

Potential candidates need to submit a letter of interest and resume to Andy Reeves by July 25 at 1305 Dennis Way, Toronto OH 43964 or andrew.reeves@omeresa.net.

Briefs

Basketball and cheer camp planned

WEIRTON -The 30th-annual Coleman School of Basketball camp is set for July 7-11 for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 at the Mercy Baptist Church Bush Center. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For information or to request a brochure, call (304) 748-1922 or (304) 657-8815, or e-mail colemanschoolofbasketball@yahoo.com.

The second-annual All-Star Cheerleading camp will take place July 7-10, also at the Mercy Baptist Church Bush Center. It is for ages 5 to 17 and will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For information, call Kenyatta Coleman Grant at (304) 382-4313 or Melissa Coleman Turner at (304) 444-1434 or e-mail: colemancheercamp@yahoo.com

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. June 30 at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships available.

Agility academy set for July 7

STEUBENVILLE – The Eastern Ohio Speed and Agility Academy will hold its first youth speed and agility camp for area children between the ages of 6 and 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 7 at Murphy Field.

For information, call Terrance Montgomery at (740)?424-0466 or Michael Jett at (740) 457-2226.

Additionally, the Steubenville Tigers Football team will hold registration for players during this time. For information, contact Melvin Creech at (740) 792-0360.

IC youth football orientation set

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek Chiefs youth football organization will hold a parent and player orientation on June 28 starting at 10 a.m. at Wintersville Elementary School.

The organization will also be accepting player registrations that day. Parents can go to www.mingochiefs.com or IC Chiefs Facebook page for more information.

Toronto seeks softball coach

TORONTO – Toronto High School is seeking a head varsity softball coach.

Potential candidates need to submit a letter of interest and resume to Andy Reeves by July 25 at 1305 Dennis Way, Toronto OH 43964 or andrew.reeves@omeresa.net.

Briefs

Basketball and cheer camp planned

WEIRTON -The 30th-annual Coleman School of Basketball camp is set for July 7-11 for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 at the Mercy Baptist Church Bush Center. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For information or to request a brochure, call (304) 748-1922 or (304) 657-8815, or e-mail colemanschoolofbasketball@yahoo.com.

The second-annual All-Star Cheerleading camp will take place July 7-10, also at the Mercy Baptist Church Bush Center. It is for ages 5 to 17 and will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For information, call Kenyatta Coleman Grant at (304) 382-4313 or Melissa Coleman Turner at (304) 444-1434 or e-mail: colemancheercamp@yahoo.com

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. June 30 at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships available.

Agility academy set for July 7

STEUBENVILLE – The Eastern Ohio Speed and Agility Academy will hold its first youth speed and agility camp for area children between the ages of 6 and 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 7 at Murphy Field.

For information, call Terrance Montgomery at (740)?424-0466 or Michael Jett at (740) 457-2226.

Additionally, the Steubenville Tigers Football team will hold registration for players during this time. For information, contact Melvin Creech at (740) 792-0360.

IC youth football orientation set

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek Chiefs youth football organization will hold a parent and player orientation on June 28 starting at 10 a.m. at Wintersville Elementary School.

The organization will also be accepting player registrations that day. Parents can go to www.mingochiefs.com or IC Chiefs Facebook page for more information.

Briefs

Sciarra gets hole-in-one

HOPEDALE – Charles Sciarra of Steubenville hit a hole-in-one at Castle Shannon Golf Course on June 19. He accomplished the feat on the 138-yard, No. 4 hole using an 8-iron. Witnesses were Kenn Silveri, Doran Daugherty and George Pholhman.

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. June 30 at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships available.

Agility Academy plans meeting

STEUBENVILLE – The Eastern Ohio Speed and Agility Academy will meet at Murphy Field for practice from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 7. Additionally, the Steubenville Tigers Football team will hold registration for players during this time. For more information, contact Melvin Creech at (740)792-0360.

IC youth football orientation set

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek Chiefs youth football organization will hold a parent and player orientation on June 28 starting at 10 a.m. at Wintersville Elementary School.

The organization will also be accepting player registrations that day. Parents can go to www.mingochiefs.com or IC Chiefs Facebook page for more information.

Toronto seeks softball coach

TORONTO – Toronto High School is seeking a head varsity softball coach.

Potential candidates need to submit a letter of interest and resume to Andy Reeves by July 25 at 1305 Dennis Way, Toronto OH 43964 or andrew.reeves@omeresa.net.

Briefs

Toronto seeks softball coach

TORONTO – Toronto High School is seeking a head varsity softball coach.

Potential candidates need to submit a letter of interest and resume to Andy Reeves by July 25 at 1305 Dennis Way, Toronto OH 43964 or andrew.reeves@omeresa.net.

Briefs

Tree falls on car, killing two

JEROME, Pa. – Authorities in Pennsylvania say a falling tree has landed on a moving car, killing two of the four children sitting in the back seat.

Police in Somerset County tell the Daily American that the car was heading south on Route 403 in Conemaugh Township when the tree struck the back of the car Monday afternoon.

Coroner Wallace Miller says two children died of blunt force trauma. Their ages weren’t immediately released.

Police say the male driver, a pregnant woman and the other two children were injured and taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, where their condition was unavailable.

Police Chief Louis Barclay says an accident reconstruction determined that the tree was rotted at the base. He says, “All indications are it was just a freak accident.”

PSD to hold meeting

WEIRTON – The Oakland Public Service District will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the PSD office, located at 768 Carothers Road in Weirton.

School board to meet Wednesday

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday to consider personnel for the upcoming school year.

The board will meet at its office at 1201 Pleasant Ave.

Lou Holtz to speak at dinner

FOLLANSBEE – Former Notre Dame University football coach Lou Holtz, a Follansbee native, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Follansbee Community Days Dinner.

It will be held June 26 at St. Francis Centre and also honor Don Layburn, entertainment chair for the festival for many years; festival supporter Dan Reasner and four local bands that have participated regularly.

Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased at the Follansbee City Building. For information, call (304) 527-1330.

From staff and AP reports

Briefs

Carrocci records an ace

STEUBENVILLE?- Larry Carrocci recorded a hole-in-one at Steubenville Country Club. He used a 9 iron on the 125-yard par 3 seventh hole.

Witnessing the shot were Matt White and Mark Guio.

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Brooke to hold hoops camp

WELLSBURG – Brooke High School will hold a youth basketball camp from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Camp is open to all students who are entering grades 4-8. Any student entering the 9th grade may not attend due to WVSSAC rules. The cost per student is $50. Each additional child from the same family will be $45. Checks are to be made to Brooke High (footnoted boy’s basketball).

For information, contact either the Brooke athletic department at (304) 527-1410 or boys basketball coach Dave Reitter at (304) 748-0162.

Football officials wanted

STEUBENVILLE – The West Virginia-Ohio Board of certified football officials will hold classes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday and Thursday from July 14-Aug. 21 at Eastern Gateway Community College in room 2505.

For information, contact Mark Vukelic at (740) 632-1131.

Blue Wave to hold sign-ups

FOLLANSBEE – Follansbee Blue Wave Youth Football will be hold registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the trailer at the practice field north of Rite-Aid.

The organization consists of three teams – ages 7-8 weighing under 110 pounds, ages 9-10 weighing under 125 pounds and ages 11-12 weighing under 150 pounds.

There is also a program for 6-year-olds to sign-up on a strictly instructional basis. The fee is $65.

For information, contact Brad Anderson at (304) 604-3290 or look up Follansbee Blue Wave Youth Football on Facebook.

Big Red boosters to hold meeting

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the conference room at the high school commins area.

Golf tournament open to sign-ups

CAMBRIDGE – The annual Salt Fork Junior Invitational will be held July 7 at Salt Fork State Park Golf Course with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun. The cost is $30 per person ($20 for those with Salt Fork golf memberships).

Awards will go to the top three finishers in the boys divisions (17-18, 15-16, 13-14) and top two in girls divisions (16-18, 13-15).

Make checks payable to Meadowbrook Golf Boosters. Mail to Mel Pesuit, 613 Avon Drive, Cambridge, OH 43725. Deadline is July 2.

For information, contact Pesuit at (740) 260-9360 or (740) 439-6600.

FUS to host tennis tournament

STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville will host the Father Michael Scanlan Tennis Tournament July 18-20 at Belleview Park.

The tournament began in the 1980s as a public event. Eventually it became an intramural tournament for students only, before coming to an end. Scanlan was heavily involved in athletics during his tenure as FUS from 1974-2000. He often played tennis with the students. He retired in 2011 and moved to the Third Order Regular motherhouse in Loretto, Pa.

“Father Mike had many deep ties to the people of the Ohio Valley, and he loved athletic competition and playing tennis, his favorite sport,” Barons Athletic Director Chris Ledyard. said “In bringing back this tournament, we are honoring Father Mike and the long of tradition of Franciscan athletics in our community.”

The tournament will have men’s and women’s brackets, men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles, and a junior bracket for players under 18. Cost is $20 per person or per doubles team. Concessions will be provided each day. Participants will receive a T-shirt and one complimentary meal.

Applications are available at www.franciscanathletics.com, or by contacting Scott Greve at (740) 284-5891 or at sgreve@franciscan.edu.

Panthers to hold hoops camp

RAYLAND – The Buckeye Local Boys Basketball Camp in grades K-8 will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7-8 at the high school. Cost is $20 per person. Lunch will be provided and each camper will get a camp T-shirt.

For information or to register, contact coach Greg Haberfield at (740) 359-8815. Deadline to sign up is Friday.

Youth soccer camp offered

WELLSBURG – A youth soccer camp for students in grades 1-8 will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 30-July 2 at the Brooke High School soccer field. Cost is $30 per child. Registration will be held at the soccer field at 5 p.m. on June 30. Proceeds will benefit the Bruins girls soccer program.

For information, contact girls coach Lee Weppler at (304) 670-6268.

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Brooke to hold hoops camp

WELLSBURG – Brooke High School will hold a youth basketball camp from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Camp is open to all students who are entering grades 4-8. Any student entering the 9th grade may not attend due to WVSSAC rules. The cost per student is $50. Each additional child from the same family will be $45. Checks are to be made to Brooke High (footnoted boy’s basketball).

For information, contact either the Brooke athletic department at (304) 527-1410 or boys basketball coach Dave Reitter at (304) 748-0162.

Football officials wanted

STEUBENVILLE – The West Virginia-Ohio Board of certified football officials will hold classes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday and Thursday from July 14-Aug. 21 at Eastern Gateway Community College in room 2505.

For information, contact Mark Vukelic at (740) 632-1131.

Blue Wave to hold sign-ups

FOLLANSBEE – Follansbee Blue Wave Youth Football will be hold registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the trailer at the practice field north of Rite-Aid.

The organization consists of three teams – ages 7-8 weighing under 110 pounds, ages 9-10 weighing under 125 pounds and ages 11-12 weighing under 150 pounds.

There is also a program for 6-year-olds to sign-up on a strictly instructional basis. The fee is $65.

For information, contact Brad Anderson at (304) 604-3290 or look up Follansbee Blue Wave Youth Football on Facebook.

Big Red boosters to hold meeting

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the conference room at the high school commins area.

Golf tournament open to sign-ups

CAMBRIDGE – The annual Salt Fork Junior Invitational will be held July 7 at Salt Fork State Park Golf Course with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun. The cost is $30 per person ($20 for those with Salt Fork golf memberships).

Awards will go to the top three finishers in the boys divisions (17-18, 15-16, 13-14) and top two in girls divisions (16-18, 13-15).

Make checks payable to Meadowbrook Golf Boosters. Mail to Mel Pesuit, 613 Avon Drive, Cambridge, OH 43725. Deadline is July 2.

For information, contact Pesuit at (740) 260-9360 or (740) 439-6600.

FUS to host tennis tournament

STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville will host the Father Michael Scanlan Tennis Tournament July 18-20 at Belleview Park.

The tournament began in the 1980s as a public event. Eventually it became an intramural tournament for students only, before coming to an end. Scanlan was heavily involved in athletics during his tenure as FUS from 1974-2000. He often played tennis with the students. He retired in 2011 and moved to the Third Order Regular motherhouse in Loretto, Pa.

“Father Mike had many deep ties to the people of the Ohio Valley, and he loved athletic competition and playing tennis, his favorite sport,” Barons Athletic Director Chris Ledyard. said “In bringing back this tournament, we are honoring Father Mike and the long of tradition of Franciscan athletics in our community.”

The tournament will have men’s and women’s brackets, men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles, and a junior bracket for players under 18. Cost is $20 per person or per doubles team. Concessions will be provided each day. Participants will receive a T-shirt and one complimentary meal.

Applications are available at www.franciscanathletics.com, or by contacting Scott Greve at (740) 284-5891 or at sgreve@franciscan.edu.

Panthers to hold hoops camp

RAYLAND – The Buckeye Local Boys Basketball Camp in grades K-8 will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7-8 at the high school. Cost is $20 per person. Lunch will be provided and each camper will get a camp T-shirt.

For information or to register, contact coach Greg Haberfield at (740) 359-8815. Deadline to sign up is Friday.

Youth soccer camp offered

WELLSBURG – A youth soccer camp for students in grades 1-8 will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 30-July 2 at the Brooke High School soccer field. Cost is $30 per child. Registration will be held at the soccer field at 5 p.m. on June 30. Proceeds will benefit the Bruins girls soccer program.

For information, contact girls coach Lee Weppler at (304) 670-6268.

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5K run will be held

CHESTER – The Freedom Run 5K will be held at 9 a.m. July 4 next to Crickster’s Restaurant. Runners and walkers are welcome. Participants should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per person. Awards will be given to the top three runners (males and females) in each age division and the top three walkers (combined).

Registration forms are available at Frank’s Pastry Shop, Chaney’s Sunoco, and Summit Physical Therapy (Chester and New Cumberland offices). Online registration is open at www.runsignup.com. Forms and race fees must be submitted to the above locations by Friday to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Registration will remain open at these locations and online until July 2. Participants may also register the day of the event. Additional T-shirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

For information or to register by mail, call (304) 374-0542.

Chiefs to hold registration

STEUBENVILLE – The Chiefs football program will hold registration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hibbett Sports in Fort Steuben Mall. It is open to players ages 7-12 (cannot turn 13 before July 15). Bring a copy of birth certificate for age confirmation and team placement

For information, contact league president Suzanne Allen at (740) 632-2114.

BRIEFS

State cracks down on drunk boaters

SOUTH CHARLESTON – West Virginia authorities are planning a weekend crackdown on drunken boating later this month.

It’s part of a national effort known as Operation Dry Water. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources officers will be out in force on state waters June 27-29 looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content exceeds the state limit of .08.

The division says in a news release that the goal is not just to arrest impaired boaters, but to also promote awareness about the dangers of alcohol and drug use on the water.

Truckers compete in Charleston

CHARLESTON – Professional tractor-trailer operators from West Virginia will participate in a competition in Charleston.

The West Virginia Trucking Association’s annual Truck Driving Championship is set for 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center.

The association says the competition is designed to promote safety. Each driver has a chance to demonstrate his or her driving skill and knowledge through written and field tests. Drivers will be competing for a chance to go to a national truck driving contest in Pittsburgh in August.

Man awaiting trial admits shooting

PENN HILLS, Pa. – A 21-year-old man awaiting arraignment on a criminal homicide charge has told police he accidentally shot an 18-year-old friend at a suburban Pittsburgh house party as they were looking at guns previously stolen from the suspect’s house.

Penn Hills police returned the guns to the suspect, Damien Franklin, on Wednesday, mere hours before the shooting that left Nathan Hurrell dead.

Peter Marshall hosts W.Va. ‘Squares’

CHARLESTON – Longtime “Hollywood Squares” host Peter Marshall is returning to his home state for a West Virginia version of the TV game show.

The Huntington native will tape four episodes of “West Virginia Squares” at the Clay Center on Monday and Tuesday as part of Charleston’s FestivALL celebration.

The game show will feature questions about state music and history. West Virginia Public Broadcasting will film and distribute the shows to state schools.

The 88-year-old Marshall tells the Charleston Daily Mail the local game show “sounded like a fun thing to do.”

FestivALL’s website says among the celebrity squares are Wheeling native Joyce DeWitt, “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., and Charleston Mayor Danny Jones.

By The Associated Press

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Blue Wave to hold sign-ups

FOLLANSBEE – Follansbee Blue Wave Youth Football will be hold registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 28 at the trailer at the practice field north of Rite-Aid.

The organization consists of three teams – ages 7-8 weighing under 110 pounds, ages 9-10 weighing under 125 pounds and ages 11-12 weighing under 150 pounds.

There is also a program for 6-year-olds to sign-up on a strictly instructional basis. The fee is $65.

For information, contact Brad Anderson at (304) 604-3290 or look up Follansbee Blue Wave Youth Football on Facebook.

Golf tournament open to sign-ups

CAMBRIDGE – The annual Salt Fork Junior Invitational will be held July 7 at Salt Fork State Park Golf Course with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun. The cost is $30 per person ($20 for those with Salt Fork golf memberships).

Awards will go to the top three finishers in the boys divisions (17-18, 15-16, 13-14) and top two in girls divisions (16-18, 13-15).

Make checks payable to Meadowbrook Golf Boosters. Mail to Mel Pesuit, 613 Avon Drive, Cambridge, OH 43725. Deadline is July 2.

For information, contact Pesuit at (740) 260-9360 or (740) 439-6600.

FUS to host tennis tournament

STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville will host the Father Michael Scanlan Tennis Tournament July 18-20 at Belleview Park.

The tournament began in the 1980s as a public event. Eventually it became an intramural tournament for students only, before coming to an end. Scanlan was heavily involved in athletics during his tenure as FUS from 1974-2000. He often played tennis with the students. He retired in 2011 and moved to the Third Order Regular motherhouse in Loretto, Pa.

“Father Mike had many deep ties to the people of the Ohio Valley, and he loved athletic competition and playing tennis, his favorite sport,” Barons Athletic Director Chris Ledyard. said “In bringing back this tournament, we are honoring Father Mike and the long of tradition of Franciscan athletics in our community.”

The tournament will have men’s and women’s brackets, men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles, and a junior bracket for players under 18. Cost is $20 per person or per doubles team. Concessions will be provided each day. Participants will receive a T-shirt and one complimentary meal.

Applications are available at www.franciscanathletics.com, or by contacting Scott Greve at (740) 284-5891 or at sgreve@franciscan.edu.

Road Runner Elite wins again

ZANESVILLE – The Road Runner Elite 18U travel softball team won its second tournament in a row, claiming the championship of the Ambush on the River.

In the winners’ bracket final, Indian Creek’s Paige Geanangel earned the 7-2 victory over the Madness, also going 3-for-3 at the plate and smashing her second home run of the tournament. Facing M.C. Madness in the championship game, Logan Paul scattered three hits to get the 6-2 victory for the Elite, who earned a bid to the ASA National Tournament in Alabama.

After two tournaments, Geanangel is 3-1 with two saves, striking out 29 and has an ERA of 1.44. Paul is 3-0 with a save, 25 strikeouts and an 0.45 ERA. Geanangel is hitting .538 with six RBIs and two home runs. Steubenville Catholic Central graduate Micca Mirabella is hitting .391 with two doubles, an RBI, has stolen 13 bases and scored 15 runs.

JKYSC registration open

WINTERSVILLE – Registration for fall soccer at JKYSC is open until June 30. Registration is open to all boys and girls between ages 4-14. Recreational and travel programs are available. Visit www.jkysc.com for information and registration.

All-Star game rules to be in place

CINCINNATI – The city of Cincinnati is letting merchandise vendors know that when Major League Baseball’s All-Star game comes to town next year, they’re out.

Most of the regular vendors who set up on streets around Great American Ball Park for Cincinnati Reds games will be exiled from a large “clean zone” section of the riverfront area. That’s part of the city’s deal to land baseball’s annual star player showcase while allowing MLB exclusive rights including MLB merchandise sales during All-Star game-related activities.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported in Wednesday’s editions that the city sent letters to some 50 vendors who will be affected July 9-15, 2015. The city explains in the letter that it wants to give vendors plenty of time to make plans, and offers help in relocating to areas where their sales will be allowed.

“The city of Cincinnati recognized that the inability to sell merchandise and tickets and similar items during this event is not what vendors may have wanted to occur,” the letter states.

Cincinnati spokesman Rocky Merz said the city values the role of the vendors, but must “balance the work done by the vendors, the requirements of MLB and the safety of our visitors.”

The American Civil Liberties Union in Minnesota recently dropped a legal challenge to the regulations after the city of Minneapolis scaled back restrictions around the site of this year’s game.

Charles Samuelson, the state ACLU’s executive director, said the rights group remains concerned about the clean zones, which it sees as restricting free speech.

“Here’s what the people of Cincinnati need to ask: Is it proper to give control of First Amendment activities for a period of time to a group of businesspeople?” Samuelson asked.

City council members will hear comments on the restrictions next week.

From staff and wire reports

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Hicks to sign book

STEUBENVILLE – Lester Hicks, a former Big Red football and basketball standout and the author of “Against All Odds: 4th Down and Forever,” will be in town this week for several speaking and signing engagements.

Hicks, who was named one of Marshall University’s 125 Most Impactful Black Athletes during the 20th Century and also received a 2014 Pathfinder Award, will visit the Kroger store at 264 S. Hollywood Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday. He will return to Kroger from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and again from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

On Thursday at 6 p.m., he will be at the Toronto Public Library, 607 Daniels St. And, he will be at the Brightway Center, 2511 County Road 15, Rayland, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday.

Brooke to hold hoops camp

WELLSBURG – Brooke High School will hold a youth basketball camp from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through June 26.

Camp is open to all students who are entering grades 4-8. Any student entering the 9th grade may not attend due to WVSSAC rules. The cost per student is $50. Each additional child from the same family will be $45. Checks are to be made to Brooke High (footnoted boy’s basketball).

For information, contact either the Brooke athletic department at (304) 527-1410 or boys basketball coach Dave Reitter at (304) 748-0162.

Football officials wanted

STEUBENVILLE – The West Virginia-Ohio Board of certified football officials will hold classes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday and Thursday from July 14-Aug. 21 at Eastern Gateway Community College in room 2505.

For information, contact Mark Vukelic at (740) 632-1131.

Panthers to hold hoops camp

RAYLAND – The Buckeye Local Boys Basketball Camp in grades K-8 will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7-8 at the high school. Cost is $20 per person. Lunch will be provided and each camper will get a camp T-shirt.

For information or to register, contact coach Greg Haberfield at (740) 359-8815. Deadline to sign up is Friday.

Youth soccer camp offered

WELLSBURG – A youth soccer camp for students in grades 1-8 will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 30-July 2 at the Brooke High School soccer field. Cost is $30 per child. Registration will be held at the soccer field at 5 p.m. on June 30. Proceeds will benefit the Bruins girls soccer program.

For information, contact girls coach Lee Weppler at (304) 670-6268.

Youth tournament to be held

MORRISTOWN – The Showdown in Motown, an 8U Pinto tournament, will be held July 10-12 at Lynhunkler Memorial Park. The cost is $150 per team and two baseballs. Top four teams get trophies. Deadline is July 3.

For information or to register, contact Don Hearn at (740) 782-1892 or (740) 232-4033.

West Lib golf scramble

WEST LIBERTY – The Lary Loew Hilltopper Golf Scramble is fast approaching and teams interested in supporting West Liberty University athletics can get involved by contacting the office of institutional advancement.

The golf scramble will take place at the Arnold Palmer Golf Course, Oglebay Resort, on Monday. Registration and lunch begins at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Dinner and awards will follow at the end of play.

All funds raised through this annual golf scramble support scholarships for the WLU Football program. The first $3,000 will benefit the Robert and Nancy Loew Scholarship Fund, set up by Lary Loew to honor his parents.

Teams can find out more about sponsorship or registration by contacting sstack@westliberty.edu or (304) 336-8888.

Briefs

Weirton beats Wheeling

WHEELING – Weirton Post 10 scored six times in the top of the fifth inning and parlayed it into a 10-7 victory over host Wheeling Post 1 Monday at the I-470 Youth Sports Complex.

Post 10 (1-2) heads to the Elkins Tournament Thursday through Saturday.

Mitch Viakley earned the win.

Vinnie Merica singled twice for a pair of RBIs for the winners. William Larch added a double and two RBIs, Matt Cessna two singles and an RBI and Kelaen Welch a single and an RBI.

Wheeling held a 4-0 lead through three innings.

Weirton 10, Wheeling 7

Weirton 000 260 0 – 10 8 2

Wheeling 301 000 3 – 7 9 2

WEIRTON: Viakley (WP, 2K, 4W) and Reardon; Cessna 2S, RBI; Larch S, 2RBI; Welch S, RBI; Merico 2S, 2RBI.

WHEELING: Peroni (LP, 4K, 6W) and Harper; Jackson 2S, RBI; Kowalo 3S, 2RBI; Crow S, RBI.

Richmond tops Massillon

EAST SPRINGFIELD – Richmond topped Massillon, 10-4, on Monday to improve its summer season record to 7-8.

Austin Horan earned the win on the mound in relief of Clay Woodward. Horan struck out seven and walked none, pitching from the fourth through the ninth inning.

Woodward struck out five and walked five. At the plate, Horan singled and drove in a pair of runs, while Nolan Marcus had two singles, a triple and an RBI. Collin Scott doubled in a run, while Woodward and Josh Pasek also had RBIs.

Richmond faces Post 33 today at 6 p.m. at Vaccaro Field.

Richmond 10, Massillon 4

Massillon 100 300 000 – 4 8 4

Richmond 200 402 20x – 10 8 0

MASSILLON: Scott (LP 3K, 3BB), Dearmint (6, 0K, 0BB) and Copeland. Fach S, RBI; Cartwright D, RBI; Roth D, RBI.

RICHMOND: Woodward (5K, 5BB), Horan (4, 7K, 0BB) and Skeeles. Wise S; Horan S, 2RBI; Marcus 2S, T, RBI; Pasek S, RBI; Woodward RBI; Scott D, RBI; Sinicropi S.

Hicks to sign book

STEUBENVILLE – Lester Hicks, a former Big Red football and basketball standout and the author of “Against All Odds: 4th Down and Forever,” will be in town this week for several speaking and signing engagements.

Hicks, who was named one of Marshall University’s 125 Most Impactful Black Athletes during the 20th Century and also received a 2014 Pathfinder Award, will visit the Kroger store at 264 S. Hollywood Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday. He will return to Kroger from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and again from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

On Thursday at 6 p.m., he will be at the Toronto Public Library, 607 Daniels St. And, he will be at the Brightway Center, 2511 County Road 15, Rayland, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday.

Brooke to hold hoops camp

WELLSBURG – Brooke High School will hold a youth basketball camp from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 23-26.

Camp is open to all students who are entering grades 4-8. Any student entering the 9th grade may not attend due to WVSSAC rules. The cost per student is $50. Each additional child from the same family will be $45.00. Checks are to be made to Brooke High (footnoted boy’s basketball).

For information, contact either the Brooke athletic department at (304) 527-1410 or boys basketball coach Dave Reitter at (304) 748-0162.

Football officials wanted

STEUBENVILLE – The West Virginia-Ohio Board of certified football officials will hold classes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday and Thursday from July 14-Aug. 21 at Eastern Gateway Community College in room 2505.

For information, contact Mark Vukelic at (740) 632-1131.

Panthers to hold hoops camp

RAYLAND – The Buckeye Local Boys Basketball Camp in grades K-8 will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7-8 at the high school. Cost is $20 per person. Lunch will be provided and each camper will get a camp T-shirt.

For information or to register, contact coach Greg Haberfield at (740) 359-8815. Deadline to sign up is Friday.

Youth soccer camp offered

WELLSBURG – A youth soccer camp for students in grades 1-8 will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 30-July 2 at the Brooke High School soccer field. Cost is $30 per child. Registration will be held at the soccer field at 5 p.m. on June 30. Proceeds will benefit the Bruins girls soccer program.

For information, contact girls coach Lee Weppler at (304) 670-6268.

Youth tournament to be held

MORRISTOWN – The Showdown in Motown, an 8U Pinto tournament, will be held July 10-12 at Lynhunkler Memorial Park. The cost is $150 per team and two baseballs. Top four teams get trophies. Deadline is July 3.

For information or to register, contact Don Hearn at (740) 782-1892 or (740) 232-4033.

Briefs

Post 33 drops two in Carolina

SHELBY, N.C. – Post 33 was swept again playing in North?Carolina on Sunday Shelby won Game 1, 6-0. Then, Belton, S.C. shut out Post 33 again, 4-0.

Chris Murphy took the loss in Game 1 after striking out three and walking three. Murphy went the distance.

At the plate, Anthony Zorne collected two hits, while Bryan Pierro singled.

In Game 2, Aleks Porreca took the loss after pitching all seven innings, striking out three and walking two.

John Linn led the Post 33 offense with two hits, while Niko Petrides and Pierro each had a single.

Post 33 is now 9-7 on the year and will return home to face Richmond on Tuesday.

Game 1

Shelby 6, Post 33 0

Post 33 000 000 0 0 3 2

Shelby 210 300 x 6 5 0

POST?33: Murphy (3K, 3BB)?and McClurg. A. Zorne 2S; Pierro S.

SHELBY:?Fitch (3K, 2BB), Branch (6, 2K, 0BB)?and Jones. Seagle D, 2RBI.

Game 2

Belton 4, Post 33 0

Belton 101 020 0 4 6 1

Post 33 000 000 0 0 4 2

BELTON:?Carter (9K, 0BB)?and Odachowski. Odachowski S, D, 2RBI.

POST?33: Porreca (3K, 2BB)?and McClurg. Linn 2S; Petrides S; Pierro S.

Briefs

Post 33 swept on Saturday

SHELBY, N.C. – Post 33 dropped two games in North Carolina on Saturday. First, it fell to Hickory, 4-3. In Game 2, Gaffney, S.C. topped Post 33, 13-2.

Paul Runkel too the loss in Game 1 after striking out none and walking two. Nicky Zorne came on in relief and closed the game from the fifth inning.

Post 33 out-hit Hickory, 8-6, as Anthony Zorne, Kai McClurg, John Linn, Pat Pizzoferrato, Niko Petrides, Dimitri Collaros, Bryan Pierro and Justin Corsi all had a single.

Petrides, Linn and Collaros each had an RBI.

Branden Jones recorded five outs in a start for Post 33 in Game 2. He recorded three strikeouts and walked a pair. Mark Rest recorded one out in relief and walked one. Then, Ryan Bernard pitched three innings and struck out two.

Post 33 struck out eight times in the loss to Gaffney.

Pierro, Linn, Petrides and Chris Murphy had singles for Post 33.

It will remain in North Carolina for a pair of games today. First, Post 33 will face Belton, S.C. at 2 p.m. then take on Shelby, N.C. at 7 p.m.

Game 1

Hickory 4, Post 33 3

Post 33 003 000 0 3 8 1

Hickory 111 010 x 4 6 1

POST 33: Runkel (0K, 2BB), N. Zorne (5, 0K, 0BB) and McClurg. A. Zorne S; McClurg S; Linn S, RBI; Pizzoferrato S; Petrides S, RBI; Collaros S, RBI; Pierro S; Corsi S.

HICKORY: Rudisill (2K, 1BB), Fleming (4, 1K, 1BB), Burgess (7, 0K, 1BB) and Gant. Sadowski 2S; Chapman D, RBI.

Game 2

Gaffney 13, Post 33 2

Gaffney 344 20 13 13 1

Post 100 10 2 4 3

GAFFNEY: Farris (7K, 2BB), Grant (1K, 0BB) and Morcengil. Morcengil S, 2D; Wilson S, 3RBI.

POST 33: Jones (2K, 3BB), Rest (2, 0K, 1BB), Bernard (3, 2K, 1BB) and Ferguson. Pierro S; Murphy S; Linn S; Petrides.

Brooke basketball camp

WELLSBURG – A boys basketball camp starts Monday at 9 a.m. and will last until 11:30 a.m. The camp lasts until Thursday of this week.

A second week will follow on June 23 to 26. It is open to all incoming freshman and upper classmen who intend to go out for basketball this coming school year.

Briefs

Post 33 to hold camp

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville Post 33 will hold its 20th-annual baseball camp at Vaccaro Field for players ages 7-18 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday.

For information or to register, contact Mike Florak at (330) 550-6069.

Striders to hold meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Steuben Striders will begin theier 41st track season with a meet Saturday at the Harding Track and Field Complex. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. with running events beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Registration fee is $10 for three events and $1 for the fourth event for children ages 5-18.

For information, contact director Patricia Herring at (740) 264-3165.

Youth tournament to be held

MORRISTOWN – The Showdown in Motown, an 8U Pinto tournament, will be held July 10-12 at Lynhunkler Memorial Park. The cost is $150 per team and two baseballs. Top four teams get trophies. Deadline is July 3.

For information or to register, contact Don Hearn at (740) 782-1892 or (740) 232-4033.

Briefs

Council to hold special meeting

WEIRTON – Weirton City Council will meet in special session 6:30 p.m. Friday in the council chambers of the Weirton Municipal Building.

Council will discuss legislation to amend Ordinance 1276 – the city’s Business and Occupation Tax regulations. The legislation is being sponsored by Councilmembers David Dalrymple, George Ash and Chuck Wright.

Heroin distribution plea entered

WHEELING Marcel D. Weaver, 29, of East Liverpool pleaded guilty to a charge of distributing heroin in Hancock County, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II.

Weaver entered a plea of guilty before Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert to the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of Allison Elementary School in Chester. Ihlenfeld said Weaver was part of a conspiracy to distribute heroin and other drugs in Hancock County and elsewhere between August and December.

Weaver, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 40 years in prison, a $2 million dollar fine and six years of supervised release.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin and investigated by the Hancock-Brooke-Weirton Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. The case began with a tip provided by the Youngstown office of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Holtz to speak at dinner

FOLLANSBEE – Former Notre Dame University football coach Lou Holtz, a Follansbee native, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Follansbee Community Days Dinner.

It will be held June 26 at St. Francis Centre and also honor Don Layburn, entertainment chair for the festival for many years; festival supporter Dan Reasner and four local bands that have participated regularly.

Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased at the Follansbee City Building. For information, call (304) 527-1330.

Briefs

Football officials wanted

STEUBENVILLE – The West Virginia-Ohio Board of certified football officials will hold classes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday and Thursday from July 14-Aug. 21 at Eastern Gateway Community College in room 2505.

For information, contact Mark Vukelic at (740) 632-1131.

Panthers to hold hoops camp

RAYLAND – The Buckeye Local Boys Basketball Camp in grades K-8 will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7-8 at the high school. Cost is $20 per person. Lunch will be provided and each camper will get a camp T-shirt.

For information or to register, contact coach Greg Haberfield at (740) 359-8815. Deadline to sign up is June 20.

Brooke to host camps

WELLSBURG – Brooke High School will hold summer sport camps beginning on Monday with starting times as follows: boys basketball 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; girls basketball noon to 1:30 p.m.; cheerleading 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; cross country 8 a.m.; football 7 a.m.; boys soccer 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; girls soccer 8 a.m.to 11 a.m.; girls tennis 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; volleyball 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All athletes participating must have a physical on file. Current school year physicals will be accepted for the summer camps. However, all students participating in fall sports beginning in August must have a physical dated after June 1.

A complete camp schedule and physical forms can be found under athletics at www.edline.net/pages/BrookeHighSchool.

Youth camps offered

WELLSBURG – A youth basketball camp for students entering grades five through eight will be held from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. from June 23-26 at at the Brooke High School gym. The cost is $50 per person. Additional children from the same family will be $45. Proceeds will benefit the Brooke boys basketball program.

For information, contact boys coach Dave Reitter at (304) 748-0162.

A youth soccer camp for students in grades one through eight will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 30-July 2 at the Brooke High School soccer field. Cost is $30 per child. Registration will be held at the soccer field at 5 p.m. on June 30. Proceeds will benefit the Bruins girls soccer program.

For information, contact girls coach Lee Weppler at (304) 670-6268.

Briefs

Two Follansbee men charged

WHEELING -Two Follansbee men have been charged with the illegal possession of firearms, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II.

Ian K. Saunders, 34, and Mark Campbell, 22, each were indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of unlawful drug user and addict in possession of a firearm and one count of possession of a stolen firearm. The indictment alleges that both men are addicted to heroin and came into possession of the stolen firearms in January, Ihlenfeld said.

Each count carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

This case is being investigated by officers and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Brooke County Sheriff’s Department and Weirton Police Department.

Water work to result in boil order

WEIRTON – On Monday, crews from James White Construction will tie in distribution lines from the new 8-inch water line on Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton.

Water service will be shut down from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and, as a result of the work, a 48-hour boil order will be put into effect for North 18th Street, View Street, Iowa Street, North 21st Street and all connecting streets, South 22nd Street and all connecting streets.

Briefs

Richmond downs Moundsville

EAST SPRINGFIELD – Ryan Kramarich threw two-hit ball through six innings and Tyler Krantz finished the seventh as Richmond Post 740 defeated visiting Moundsville Post 3, 6-1, Monday.

Richmond (4-5) visits Massillon Perry for a nine-inning game today.

Austin Horan delivered two singles and a pair of RBIs. Krantz and Clay Woodward each added two singles and an RBI.

Richmond 6, Moundsville 1

Moundsville 000 010 0 – 1 2 1

Richmond 201 300 x – 6 10 1

MOUNDSVILLE: Kaschke (LP, 5K, 1W) and Riedel; Riedel S; A. Cunningham S, RBI.

RICHMOND (4-5): Kramarich (WP, 3K, 1W), Krantz (7, 0K, 2W) amd Skeeles; Piatt S; Horan 2S, 2RBI; Marcus S; Krantz 2S, RBI; Woodward 2S, RBI; Evans S; Scott RBI.

Briefs

Post 33 sweeps twinbill

STEUBENVILLE?- Post 33 raised its record to 8-2 by stopping visiting Moundsville Post 3 twice on Sunday at Vaccaro Field, 20-2 and 13-6.

Justin Corsi had a day in Game 1 with nine RBIs on two doubles and two triples.

Bryan Pierro and John Linn each had a single, double and RBI?and Anthony Zorne a single and two RBIs. Post 33 scored 11 in the third inning.

Steubenville’s Aleks Porreca, the winner in Game 1, totaled three RBIs and a single and Devin Ferguson added two RBIs and a single. Paul Runkel had two singles and an RBI, as did Geno Pierro. Nick Zorne got the win.

Post 33 welcomes Wheeling on Tuesday.

Game 1

Post 33, Mounsdsville 2

Post 3 20 0 00 – 2 3 3

Post 33 45(11) 0x – 20 11 0

POST 3:?Walker (LP, 1K, 5W), Cunningham 1K, 6W), Cutler (1K, 4W), Reidel (1K, 2W) and Reidel, Wilcos; Cutler S; Walker S; Wilcox S, RBI.

POST 33:?Porreca (WP, 4K, 2W)?and McClurg; Corsi 2D, 2T, 9RBIs; Pierro S, D, RBI; Linn S, D, RBI; N. Zorne S; A. Zorne S, 2RBI; Pizzoferrato RBI; Collaros S, RBI; Jones S, RBI.

Game 2

Post 33 13, Moundsville 6

Post 3 000 600 – 6 6 4

Post 33 121 63x – 13 12 3

POST?3: Rush (LP, 1K, 5W), Kaschke (5, 2K, 1W) and Reidel; Cutler S; Kaschke S, RBI; Myers S; Wilcox D; A. Cunningham S, RBI; A. Cunningham S, RBI.

POST?33 (8-2):?N. Zorne (WP, 6K, 3W), McClurg (6, 0K, 0W)?and McClurg; Petrides 2S, T, RBI; G. Pierro 2S, RBI; Porreca S, 3RBI; Runkel 2S, RBI; Ferguson S, 2RBI; Murphy S; Clark RBI; Jones S; Bolyog S.

Brooke to host camps

WELLSBURG – Brooke High School will hold summer sport camps beginning on Monday with starting times as follows: boys basketball 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; girls basketball noon to 1:30 p.m.; cheerleading 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; cross country 8 a.m.; football 7 a.m.; boys soccer 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; girls soccer 8 a.m.to 11 a.m.; girls tennis 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; volleyball 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All athletes participating must have a physical on file. Current school year physicals will be accepted for the summer camps. However, all students participating in fall sports beginning in August must have a physical dated after June 1.

A complete camp schedule and physical forms can be found under athletics at www.edline.net/pages/BrookeHighSchool.

Youth camps offered

WELLSBURG – A youth basketball camp for students entering grades five through eight will be held from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. from June 23-26 at at the Brooke High School gym. The cost is $50 per person. Additional children from the same family will be $45. Proceeds will benefit the Brooke boys basketball program.

For information, contact boys coach Dave Reitter at (304) 748-0162.

A youth soccer camp for students in grades one through eight will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 30-July 2 at the Brooke High School soccer field. Cost is $30 per child. Registration will be held at the soccer field at 5 p.m. on June 30. Proceeds will benefit the Bruins girls soccer program.

For information, contact girls coach Lee Weppler at (304) 670-6268.

WBA to hold registration

WINTERSVILLE – Online registration will be open from Sunday through July 26 for Wintersville Baseball Association Fall Ball. It will be open only to players who are registered in the WBA during the spring season of the same year. All others will be considered on a case-by-case basis for entry into the league.

Players can register at www.wintersvillebaseball.com. Players from outside the WBA who wish to be considered for fall ball can e-mail the league at wintersvillebaseball@yahoo.com

The WBA will host its annual Firecracker Tournament from July 5-10 for Pinto (8U), Mustang (10U), and Bronco (12U). Tournament rules will be available at www.wintersvillebaseball.com.

For information, send an e-mail to wintersvillebaseball@yahoo.com or contact Nate Gump (740) 219-0626, Pinto; Joe Carmine (740) 317-2300, Mustang; Jason Michelos (740) 632-0796, Bronco.

Madonna to host golf tourney

CHESTER – The 26th-annual Madonna Football Scramble will be held Saturday at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. It is an 8 a.m. shotgun. Cost is $70 per golfer. For information, call (304) 564-5501 or (304) 479-0018.

Tennis clinics at Starvaggi Park

WEIRTON – Tennis clinics will be held at Starvaggi Park from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 19-July 24 for those in grades one through four and from 10:30 a.m. to noon for those in grades five through eight and will be under the direction of Sandi and Jeff Gajtka and Sue Wesie.

Players will learn and improve fundamentals and all aspects of their game.

Costs of the 6-week program are $25 for grades 1-4 and $35 for grades 5-8. If necessary, a make-up week will be added on July 31.

Beginners and intermediate players are welcome. Continual growth of the middle school team tennis league will be included in the program. Registration will be June 19 at the park.

For information, call (304) 723-8184 or (304) 604-2691.

There will also be a high school preparatory/improvement class for boys and girls from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning June 18. Cost per participant is $3 per hour.

Individual lessons for youth and adults of all ages are available all summer.

Spring Hills to host junior camp

EAST SPRINGFIELD – The annual junior golf clinic will be held at Spring Hills Golf Club for boys and girls ages 9-14 on June 17 and June 19. There will be personal and group instruction.

For information or to sign-up, call the golf shop at (740) 543-3270.

Boosters club to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. today at the high school conference room.

Briefs

Post 33 tops Cadiz

CADIZ – Bryan Pierro had a big night at the plate to lead Post 33 to a 12-1 victory over Cadiz in five innings on Thursday.

Pierro collected two singles, a triple and drove in three runs. John Linn added a single and double, while Anthony Zorne doubled in a run.

Kai McClurg collected two RBIs and doubled; Branden Jones, Niko Petrides and Dimitri Collaros each had an RBI.

Zorne earned the win with one strikeout and one walk in three innings. Chris Murphy relieved with three strikeouts and one walk in two innings.

Post 33 improved to 5-1 and will play a doubleheader against Tusky County in New Philadelphia on Saturday.

Post 33 12, Cadiz 1

Post 33150 51 12 9 2

Cadiz 000 01 1 3 2

POST 33: Zorne (WP 1K, 1BB), Murphy (4, 3K, 1BB) and McClurg. Pierro 2S, T, 3RBI; Linn S, D; Zorne D, RBI; Petrides S, RBI; Pizzoferrato S; McClurg D, 2RBI; Jones RBI; Collaros RBI.

CADIZ: Wells (LP 0K, 4BB), Girty (3, 2K, 3BB), Graves (5, 1K, 0BB) Staten. Brown S; Staten RBI; Williams S; Redish S.

Briefs

Hydrant tests planned

WEIRTON – The Weirton Fire Department will be flow testing fire hydrants in portions of the city beginning Monday.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, flow tests will be performed on hydrants starting at Palm Drive and ending in the Country Club areas of Weirton. Beginning Tuesday through June 18, but not including June 14-15, flow testing will be performed starting at Gillson Avenue and ending at the Serbian-American Cultural Center.

No boil order will be in effect as a result of the testing; however, residents and businesses in these areas may experience low pressure, iron discoloration or air in the lines.

Rabies clinic set for Saturday

FOLLANSBEE – Webark Estates will hold a rabies clinic from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tractor Supply store on state Route 2.

The cost is $5 each. No appointment is needed for the clinic, which is open to all area pet owners. Dogs should be brought on a leash and cats in carriers.

Mingo schools superintendent retires

WILLIAMSON – Randy Keathley announced this week that he’s retiring as the head of Mingo County’s school system at the end of the school year.Keathley began his educational career as an elementary school teacher and later became a principal before working as a superintendent.

Briefs

Post 33 wins in fifth inning

STEUBENVILLE – Post 33 catcher Kai McClurg hit a grand slam in the fifth inning as his team downed Toronto, 16-4, on Tuesday.

McClurg added a double and finished with six RBIs.

Justin Corsi started on the mound for Post 33. He walked two and struck out two in three innings. Devin Ferguson came on in relief and walked two and struck out two in two innings.

Bryan Pierro had a single, double and an RBI for Post 33, while Branden Jones singled in a run. Anthony Zorne, Niko Petrides and Pat Pizzoferrato added singles.

Tyler Owens took the loss for Toronto. He struck out one and walked three in three innings. Nate Stewart pitched an inning in relief with three walks and Blaze Glenn walked a pair in the fifth inning.

Stewart and J. Lane drove in runs for Toronto. Chez Glenn hit a double, while Owens, Dan Zdinak and Jarin McIntosh added singles.

Post 33 improved to 4-1.

Post 33 16, Toronto 4

Toronto 112 00 4 6 2

Post 122 274 16 8 1

TORONTO: Owens (LP 1K, 3BB), Stewart (4, 0K, 3BB), B. Glenn (5, 0K, 2BB) and J. McClurg. Zdinak S; Stewart S, RBI; C. Glenn D; Owens S; McIntosh S; Lane S, RBI.

POST 33: Corsi (WP 2K, 2BB), Ferguson (4, 2K, 2BB) and K. McClurg. Pierro S, D, RBI; Jones S, RBI; McClurg D, HR, 6RBI; Petrides S; Pizzoferrato S; Zorne S.

Briefs

U.S. Route 22 ramp to be closed

WEIRTON – The entrance ramp to U.S. Route 22 eastbound from Colliers Way will be closed beginning Monday, according to the West Virginia Division of Highways. The closure is to allow for the removal and reconstruction of pavement.

A signed detour will be in place, routing traffic westbound to Three Springs Drive, then back onto U.S. 22 eastbound. The closure will be in effect 24 hours a day, with an anticipated re-opening of June 16.

Free fishing event offered

NEW MANCHESTER-Tomlinson Run State Park will hold a free fishing day on Saturday as part of West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend.

On Saturday, West Virginia residents and nonresidents will be able to fish at Tomlinson Run without a license. A fishing tournament will be held from 1-3 p.m., with registration starting at noon.

Briefs

St. Clairsville defeats Richmond

EAST SPRINGFIELD – St. Clairsville Legion 159 scored four times in the top of the second inning and eventually earned a 10-6 victory over host Richmond Post 740 on Tuesday.

Richmond (2-2) visits Weirton at 6 p.m. today.

Austin Horan tripled and had a pair of RBIs. Clay Woodward singled and had two RBIs and Collin Skeeles doubled for an RBI.

St. Clairsville 10, Richmond 6

St. Clairsville 041 131 0 – 10 11 1

Richmond 010 101 3 – 6 6 2

ST. CLAIRSVILLE: Hamilton (WP, 2K, 3W), Steele (7, 1K, 0W) and Curtin; Gummer 3S, 4RBI; Banal 2S, RBI; Westlake S; Dyson S; Curtin 3S, 2RBI; Mitchell RBI; Freeman S, RBI.

RICHMOND (2-2): Kramarich (LP, 1K, 3W), Scott (4, 4K, 0W), Krantz (6, 2K, 0W) and Skeeles; Sinacropi S; Wise S, RBI; Krantz S; Woodward S, 2RBI; Horan T, 2RBI; Skeeles D, RBI.

Madonna to host golf tourney

CHESTER – The 26th-Annual Madonna Football Scramble will be held June 14 at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. It is an 8 a.m. shotgun. Cost is $70 per golfer.

For information, call (304) 564-5501 or (304) 479-0018.

Tennis camp at Starvaggi Park

WEIRTON – The annual tennis camp will be held Monday through June 13 at Starvaggi Park for boys and girls in grades 1-8.

Sandi Gajtka and Sue Wesie are coordinating the camp that will include fundamental instruction and skill games/drills from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for grades 1-4 and from 10:30 a.m. to noon for grades 5-8.

The cost of the camp is $30 per participant grades 1-4 and $45 for grades 5-8 with each camper required to have a tennis racquet and supply two cans of tennis balls.

Registration forms are available at the Millsop Community Center or by visiting www.mcc-weir.tripod.com.

For information, call (304) 797-5721.

Spring Hills to host junior camp

EAST SPRINGFIELD – The annual junior golf clinic will be held at Spring Hills Golf Club for boys and girls ages 9-14 on June 17 and June 19. There will be personal and group instruction.

For information or to sign-up, call the golf shop at (740) 543-3270.

Madonna to hold hoops camp

WEIRTON – The 18th-annual Weirton Madonna Youth Basketball Camp will be held for boys and girls in grades 3-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 9-12 at the high school and the St. Joseph Center.

Cost is $60 per child or $90 per family. A bag lunch is required for each camper each day.

For information, contact Madonna boys basketball coach George Vargo at (304) 670-7887.

Watson, Simpson enter the Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Defending Masters champion Bubba Watson and 2012 U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson are among those who will compete in the Greenbrier Classic.

Tournament officials said Tuesday that 26-year-old Jason Day, who has posted six top 10 finishes in major championships since 2010, is also on the list of those who have committed early for the event set to begin June 30 at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs.

Watson placed 30th last year in his first Greenbrier Classic appearance. Simpson has made four tournament appearances, including a seventh-place tie in 2012.

From staff and wire reports

Briefs

School board calls special meeting

WELLSBURG -The Brooke County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday to address several personnel matters.

They include filling positions in the extended school year summer program and the assistant principal position at Brooke High School which became open with the transfer of Stephanie Blundon to Wellsburg Primary School.

The meeting will be held at the board’s office at 1201 Pleasant Ave.

Follansbee man facing charges

FOLLANSBEE – A Follansbee man has been arrested for assault, animal cruelty and other offenses in connection with an incident Thursday.

Daniel Yost Jr., 31, 109 Sunset Lane, also faces charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication, trespassing and failure to be fingerprinted by the Brooke County Sheriff’s Department.

According to police reports, sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Fourth Street at Hooverson Heights about 3:30 p.m. where they found a man holding Yost to the ground.

The man told the deputies he saw Yost throwing a dog to the ground repeatedly, a statement supported by other witnesses, and intervened. The man said Yost swung at him so he hit him once, knocking him to the ground, and held him until police arrived.

The owner of the dog, described as an 8-year-old mutt, said it appeared to be all right, but she would take it to a veterinarian to be checked. She said Yost entered her fenced property to reach the dog.

The police reports said Yost was uncooperative during his arrest, swearing at a Follansbee police officer on the scene and attempting to kick out the windows of a sheriff’s department cruiser.

His case is pending in Brooke County Magistrate Court.

Briefs

Madonna to hold hoops camp

WEIRTON – The 18th-annual Weirton Madonna Youth Basketball Camp will be held for boys and girls in grades 3-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 9-12 at the high school and the St. Joseph Center.

Cost is $60 per child or $90 per family. A bag lunch is required for each camper each day.

For information, contact Madonna boys basketball coach George Vargo at (304) 670-7887.

Briefs

Madonna to hold hoops camp

WEIRTON – The 18th-annual Weirton Madonna Youth Basketball Camp will be held for boys and girls in grades 3-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 9-12 at the high school and the St. Joseph Center.

Cost is $60 per child or $90 per family. A bag lunch is required for each camper each day.

For information, contact Madonna boys basketball coach George Vargo at (304) 670-7887.

FUS holding summer camps

STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville will hold summer sports camps in basketball, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, soccer and volleyball in June and July.

Camps are run by FUS’ NCAA head coaches. Some camps also feature high-level guest coaches, such as former Penn State volleyball player and assistant coach, Kaleena Davidson.

For information, visit www.FraniscanSportsCamps.com or call (740) 282-6313.

Higgins records an ace

STEUBENVILLE – Nicholas Higgins recorded a hole-in-one at Steubenville Country Club. He used a pitching wedge on the 129-yard par 3 12th hole.