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CORRECTION: March 17, 2013

A photo caption on Saturday’s YourTown page misidentified Chyanna Johnson, a fifth-grade student at Palm Elementary School in Lorain who addressed the Lorain Board of Education at its Tuesday meeting.

College Basketball: Aaron Craft stars in 2nd half as Ohio State reaches Big Ten final

CHICAGO — Aaron Craft dominated down the stretch for Ohio State and just about left his coach speechless in the process. Even though he had seen it before, Thad Matta struggled for a moment to find the right words to describe his point guard. Once he did, he couldn’t stop himself. Seems appropriate, considering Michigan Read More…

College Basketball: Akron overcomes obstacles to beat Ohio, win MAC title

CLEVELAND — After what Akron’s players and fans endured, winning the championship game turned out to be the easy part. The Zips pushed through the pain. One week after its magnificent season nearly crashed with the suspension of the starting point guard, Akron regrouped and accomplished one of its goals Saturday night by beating Ohio Read More…

H.S. Track and Field: Amherst’s Erin Kasper, Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome win high jump titles at indoor state meet

AKRON — Things weren’t in perfect alignment for high jumpers Erin Kasper of Amherst and Hannah Bartlome of Vermilion, so they relied on their resolve. And went home with indoor state titles. Kasper won the Division I competition with a leap of 5 feet, 5 inches, clearing the mark on her third and final attempt. Read More…

Spurs 119, Cavaliers 113: Tim Duncan makes up for lack of Tony Parker

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are without Tony Parker and their usual fire on defense, but they still have Tim Duncan. They needed the All-Star power forward to overcome their alarming lack of defense Saturday. Duncan had 30 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, and the Spurs beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-113. Kawhi Read More…

Crushers pitcher Eric Gonzalez-Diaz gains valuable experience playing for Spain in World Baseball Classic

Eric Gonzalez-Diaz, who will begin his third season with the Lake Erie Crushers in May, played in the World Baseball Classic for Spain this month. What makes his situation unique is he’s the only native Spaniard on the team. Gonzalez-Diaz’s faced the likes of Miguel Cabrera, Yadier Molina, Pablo Sandoval and Elvis Andrus during his Read More…

NASCAR: Excitement expected in return to Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. — There’s an expectation from fans that a ticket to Bristol Motor Speedway will get them a seat to NASCAR’s version of the Roman Colosseum. They got one of those throwback, rock ’em, sock ’em races last August, when changes to the track surface forced drivers to get aggressive again and caused tempers Read More…

Girls Basketball: Kettering Fairmont ends Twinsburg’s streak, wins Division I state title

COLUMBUS — It was a fitting finale for Associated Press Ms. Basketball Ashley Morrissette’s career. It just didn’t end the way she wanted. Makayla Waterman scored 24 points and hit a late clinching free throw and Kathryn Westbeld added 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Kettering Fairmont to a 52-48 victory over two-time defending Read More…