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Central State, Wilberforce to play in Windy City Classic

CHICAGO —Area colleges Central State University and Wilberforce University will be playing in the Windy City Hardwood Classic basketball event Nov. 14 at the Jones Convocation Center on the Chicago State University campus, but they won’t be facing each other.

The three-game showcase of Historically Black Colleges and Universities pits Dillard University (La.) against Paul Quinn College (Texas), with Wilberforce going up against Kentucky State, then Harris-Stowe State University (Mo.) will play Central State.

Fans can visit chicagohbcuhardwood.com for event updates.


Greeneview Rams looking for linebackers coach

JAMESTOWN — The Greeneview High School football team is currently looking for a linebackers coach for the upcoming season. The Rams won the Ohio Heritage Conference last season. Interested coaches are asked to contact coach Neal Kasner at (513) 341-3959.

Greeneview seeks a soccer assistant coach

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School is looking for a Girls Soccer assistant coach for Fall 2015 season. If interested please contact Mark Rinehart at [email protected] .


Party in Your Parks is tonight

BEAVERCREEK — Locals are invited to participate in the Party in Your Parks events this summer. Gather with your neighbors at a park near you to participate in games and activities organized by the City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation Department.

The next events will be July 10 at Summerfield Park, July 24 at Virgallito Park, and Aug. 7 at Merrick Park.

For more information, contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at (937) 427-5514 or email [email protected] with any questions.


Final vote balloting passes 70 million mark

NEW YORK – Fan balloting is about to set another record, spurred by the annual team alliances now in full joint campaign mode, as the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote (#FinalVote) passed the 70 million mark, rapidly approaching the all-time record of 79.2 million (2013). Day two saw significant movement through voting exclusively on MLB.com and the Club sites.

Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez, scheduled to pitch tonight, made a big move to pass Troy Tulowitzki for second place in the wide-open National League race. Overall, Johnny Cueto of the All-Star host Cincinnati Reds leads with 7.5 million votes, topping the standings where the top four players remain separated by one percent. In the AL, Minnesota’s Brian Dozier homered and stole two bases on Wednesday, helping the Twins second baseman tally nearly four million votes yesterday alone to close the gap on leader, Mike Moustakas. The Kansas City third baseman now has 11.8 million votes.

As of 10 a.m. ET, the complete 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote standings are:

National League

1. Johnny Cueto (CIN) – #VoteCueto (N1)

2. Carlos Martinez (STL) – #VoteTsunami (N4)

3. Troy Tulowitzki (COL) – #Tulo (N5)

4. Clayton Kershaw (LAD) – #MVPtoASG (N3)

5. Jeurys Familia (NYM) – #VoteFamilia (N2)

American League

1. Mike Moustakas (KC) – #VoteMoose (A5)

2. Brian Dozier (MIN) – #VoteDozier (A3)

3. Yoenis Cespedes (DET) – #VoteYo (A2)

4. Brett Gardner (NYY) – #VoteGardy (A4)

5. Xander Bogaerts (BOS) – #XforASG (A1)

Fans can continue voting until 4 p.m. (ET) on Friday, July 10.

In addition, fans can use their mobile devices to vote at MLB.com/vote or via text message. To receive the ballot, text the word “VOTE” to 89269. To vote for a specific player, fans can text the choice to 89269. EXAMPLE: Text “A3” to vote for AL Player 3 or “N3” to vote for NL Player 3. Message and data rates may apply. Text “STOP” to end and “HELP” for information. Mobile voting in Canada also is available and fans should text their choices to 101010.