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By Cecilia FoxRecord Herald Writerceciliaafox@gmail.comBETHEL TOWNSHIP - It was a night of big discussions for Bethel schools Monday, including the upcoming levy, facilities planning, the purchase of new textbooks, and updating the district’s website.On May 6, residents will decide on funding for a new addition to and renovation of the district’s school buildings. If the 7.94 mill levy passes, it will generate $22 million dollars for much needed renovations and added classroom spaces.


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball’s 1992 winter meetings to criticize its lack of minorities in management, and he pushed for change.

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Doubters gonna doubt

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t mind all the doubters. In fact, they almost welcome them.“People were waiting for us to falter, kind of waiting to say, ‘I told you so,’” coach Todd Richards said of his team’s season. “And this team never did.”Saddled with years of losing, bad trades and awful draft picks, the Blue Jackets also get it that almost no one thinks they have a shot against th...

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Former TDN photographer wins Pulitzer

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerNAIROBI, Kenya — In a career filled with close calls, death-defying escapes, kidnappings and the constant threat of danger, Sept. 21, 2013, was supposed to be a quiet, relaxing day for Tyler Hicks.It didn’t turn out that way.

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Pirates beat Reds in suspended game

Editor’s note: Tuesday night’s originally-scheduled game was not complete at time of press.CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the completion of a game that spanned two days and 10 home runs. The NL Central rivals put on a record-setting show Monday night before the game was susp...

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Night and day

Staff ReportsTROY — It was like night and day for the Troy baseball and softball teams on Monday.Hosting Sidney in a Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division matchup, the Trojan softball team had a solid day hitting all-around and got a couple of clutch defensive plays — including stopping the potential go-ahead run at the plate in the top of the sixth — and held on for a 7-6 victory at Market Street Diamond.The baseball team, on the ot...

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Snow in April cancels Tuesday’s games

Staff ReportsMIAMI COUNTY — As if there needed to be more reason to be depressed on “Tax Day.”Tuesday’s high school athletics in Miami County were all canceled after Monday night’s rains — which turned into snow that actually accumulated overnight in the middle of April. Mixed with the chilly temperatures on Tuesday, there was simply no way games could be played.Troy baseball and softball’s games at Sidney were postpon...

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Ex-coach carried on ‘perverted’ sexual relationship with underage player for years

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A former soccer coach will spend the next two years in prison for sexually battering a former female teen-aged player on his team, a common pleas court judge ruled on Monday.Jeffrey S. Walden, 46, of Knoxville, Tenn., was convicted of two counts of sexual battery, third-degree felonies, after a March 3 plea bargain where he pleaded no contest and was found guilty of the charges. The plea agreement also sti...

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Arbor Day events planned in TC

TIPP CITY — Tipp City Tree Board is planning a whole week of events this week in celebration of Arbor Day on April 25.Last week, Mayor Pat Hale made an Arbor Day presentation at the April 14 council meeting.This week, in the government center lobby there will be videos running through the day and pamphlets available on display table. Coloring sheets for children will be available.There will be a display of Tree City USA plaques and flag displayed, along ...

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Bubba’s growing collection

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson’s second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago. The only daring shot Watson hit was one he really didn’t need. The wild swing in momentum came on the front nine, not the back nine of Augusta National. And the sweetest difference of all Sunday was seeing his 2-year-old son walk toward him on the edge of the 18th green after his three-shot victory over Jordan Spieth.Watson turned in anot...

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Clergy calls for churches to vote

For the Troy Daily NewsCLEVELAND - A coalition of ministers, rabbis and priests across the Buckeye state have gone public in their criticism of recent laws and decisions altering voting procedures in elections and are calling on the religious community to take up the cause of voting rights. The Ohio Faith Leaders’ Moral Declaration on Voting Rights, which recognizes voting as a “civic sacrament, concludes that the actions of the Ohio State legislature, Governor John Kas...

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City of Troy unveils new site

Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — The City of Troy unveiled a new, sleek version of its website with many user-friendly options for the citizens of Troy last week.The website’s address remains the same at to city of Troy’s director of public service and safety Patrick Titterington, the city is paying $12,634 per year for three years in development costs for the website for the $38,000 contract ...

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No cellphone, no problem at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — No cellphones. No video screens. No electronic scoreboards. Outside the ropes that line the fairways and tees, the Masters is a throwback to a different golf era.And few people seem to mind.Unlike the other three majors, or any other tournament for that matter, the Masters forces patrons to leave technology behind for hours upon hours every day. They can’t take advantage of high-tech phone applications. They don’t get...

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Pacquiao back on top after Bradley win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the Pacman’s magical prime. The older Pacquiao couldn’t finish the trick, however.Although he tried mightily, Pacquiao didn’t stop or even really hurt Bradley during 12 mostly exciting rounds Saturday night, settling for the lucrative revenge of a unan...

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Heisey hits slam in Reds win

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds went two weeks before breaking out of their hitting slump. Chris Heisey connected for his first grand slam and Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in a career high-tying four runs as Cincinnati took advantage of Tampa Bay’s depleted pitching staff for a 12-4 victory on Sunday.The Reds’ best offensive showing of the season featured Mesoraco’s three-run homer, Joey Votto’s two-run shot and Heisey’s pinch-hit ...

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Harvick marks himself a contender with win

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks. After taking the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night, Harvick is convinced the group has exactly what it takes to win a Sprint Cup championship. “I’m excited about it and I think that’s why everybody on this team came here,” Harvick said. “We came here to race for wins, to be in a position to co...

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Bulldogs win Schroeder Invite, Devils 3rd

Staff ReportsTIPP CITY — Facing one team at a time, Milton-Union has been unstoppable this season.As it turns out, the Bulldogs are just as dangerous when they get ganged up on, too.With one individual champion the Milton-Union Bulldog tennis team claimed a victory at the Schroeder Invitational Tennis Tournament on Saturday, compiling 35 points and edging out second-place Celina, which had 33. The Tippecanoe Red Devils finished third with 30 points, Lehm...

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For the save

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerDAYTON — Nathan Helke, a 2012 Troy High School graduate and sophomore pitcher for Sinclair Community College (22-8), currently leads the National Junior College Athletic Associated in saves with nine in nine opportunities.The 6-foot-6, 265-pound right handed closer for Sinclair has 9 saves in 9 save opportunities. He leads the team in appearances with 15 and in 16.2 innings of work, he has struck out 21 and onl...

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