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Valley Christian seeks substitute bus driver


Valley Christian School is in need of a substitute bus driver. Those interested can contact Athletic Director Dolph Carroll at 330-788-8088 or

Marcavish earns top-10 finish at Grove City


The Thiel College women’s golf team competed at the Grove City Fall Invitational on Thursday at Grove City Country Club.

Warren JFK graduate Emily Marcavish led the Tomcats with a score of 111 to place tied for tenth in the one round event.

Point Park University took home the team title with an overall score of 364 as well as medalist honors as Joey Walz shot a 70 on the day.

Grove City finished the day with a team score of 455.

The Tomcats and Grove City’s next outing will be the Westminster Invitational at New Castle Country Club on Sept. 22.

Officer involved in NBA player arrest fired


A Milwaukee police officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks’ player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts.

Police Chief Erik Morales disclosed the firing during a speech at Marquette University on Thursday, but he did not name the officer.

Brown sued the police department in June and accused officers of using excessive force and targeting him because he’s black. A group of officers swarmed on him at a Walgreens parking lot because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets. Brown was standing with the officers waiting for a citation for parking in a disabled spot early on Jan. 26.

One officer later mocked Brown on Facebook for his arrest. A total of 11 officers involved in the arrest were disciplined or retrained.

Bird charged with attacking girlfriend


Prosecutors say Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird choked his girlfriend multiple times, kicked her and prevented her from leaving his apartment for hours last week before he collapsed in distress.

Bird was held on $50,000 bail at his arraignment Thursday on domestic violence-related charges. Not-guilty pleas were entered on his behalf.

Prosecutors say Bird choked the woman unconscious, threw her against the wall and dragged her by the ankles when she tried to leave his apartment in the Brighton neighborhood Friday.

Bird spent several days in a hospital after his arrest.

Bird’s lawyer, former federal prosecutor Brian Kelly, says that his client “understands the seriousness of the allegations” but that there are two sides to the story.

The Celtics say the organization is “deeply disturbed by the allegations.”

Ex-big league pitcher O’Dell dies at 85


Former Major League pitcher Billy O’Dell, who won 105 games in a 13-year career, has died. He was 85 years.

O’Dell pitched at Clemson before moving on to the majors. The school announced O’Dell’s death on Thursday after speaking with family members. The Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry, South Carolina, said O’Dell died Wednesday at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Neither the school nor the funeral home announced a cause of death.

O’Dell went straight from college to the Baltimore Orioles in 1954 and pitched in the big leagues until 1967.

O’Dell was twice named to the American League All-Star team in 1958 and 1958. He was named the MVP of the 1958 game after retiring nine straight batters in the AL’s 4-3 victory.

O’Dell earned a save in the 1962 World Series with San Francisco.

O’Dell had a 3.29 ERA and a 105-100 career record. He also had 50 saves.

Staff/wire report