October 29, 2012 |
CELINA, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama frantically sought to close the deal with voters with precious few days left in an incredibly close race as this year's October surprise - an unprecedented storm menacing the East Coast - wreaked havoc on their best-laid plans. Ever mindful of his narrow path to the requisite 270 electoral votes, Romney looked to expand his map, weighing an intensified effort in traditionally left-leaning Minnesota. Obama sought to defend historically Democratic turf as the race tightened heading into the final week.
January 27, 2013 |
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Franciscan friar accused of sexually abusing students at Catholic high schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania killed himself at a western Pennsylvania monastery, police said Saturday. Brother Stephen Baker, 62, was found dead of a self-inflicted knife wound at the St. Bernardine Monastery in Hollidaysburg, near Altoona, on Saturday morning, police said. Baker was named in recent legal settlements involving 11 men who alleged that he sexually abused them at a Catholic high school in northeast Ohio three decades ago. The undisclosed financial settlements announced Jan. 16 involved his contact with students at John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, Ohio from 1986-90.
November 7, 2012 |
The only thing about the election sure to end tonight are the ads. The final results could be clear tonight, since polls close by 11 p.m. Eastern Time in every state but Alaska. Then again, they not be ready for the history books for days. Or weeks. Or even months. Polls show voters almost evenly split between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, and projections of electoral votes suggest scenarios where the outcome hinges on a single state or two. If that happens, and voting in a crucial state is close, expect challenges that mean recounts, lawsuits or even Congressional action.
March 16, 2012 |
Virginia will put its pack-line defense on display for the nation Friday against a Florida team well-suited for attacking it. The 10th-seeded Cavaliers (22-9) have only seven scholarship players available, making it imperative for their slowdown game to keep the score low if they hope to beat the No. 7 Gators (23-10) at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. Memphis-St. Louis. The Memphis Tigers (26-8) have the No. 8 seed and an advantage heading into a showdown with ninth-seeded Saint Louis (25-7)
June 1, 2012 |
P HIL MICKELSON withdrew from the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, after a 79 on Thursday because of mental fatigue. Mickelson said it was more important for him to be rested for the U.S. Open in 2 weeks than to finish Jack Nicklaus' tournament. He attributed the fatigue to playing 3 straight weeks, and then going to Europe to celebrate his wife's 40th birthday. He returned home to play a corporate outing Tuesday in New York, flew to Ohio for the pro-am and found his head wasn't in the game.
January 21, 2013 |
The College of New Jersey's Steven D'Aiutolo (Cinnaminson) took top honors in the triple jump Saturday at the New York University Challenge at the Armory in New York City. D'Aiutolo's leap of 47 feet, 2 inches qualified him for the ECAC Championships. He was also part of the 4x400 relay team that placed third. The Golden Lions' Emily Kulcyk (Cherokee) was a member of the women's 4x400 relay team that finished fourth. She also placed fifth in the 500. Liz Johnson (Rancocas Valley)
March 23, 2012 |
OHIO IS happy to make room for anyone who wants to jump on the bandwagon. Just don't expect the Bobcats (29-7) to buy into that whole lovable underdog thing. Yes, they realize they're the 13th seed, the only "little guy" left in a tournament that now looks like a who's who of college basketball. They're well aware it would take them another century or two to match top-seeded North Carolina's tradition - they're in the regional semifinals for the second time, while the Tar Heels have lost count of how many times they've been here.
September 5, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - It was a hell of a bus ride. Coach Bill O'Brien's new era of Penn State football might have gotten off on the wrong foot with a 24-14 loss to Ohio on Saturday, but the atmosphere surrounding the Nittany Lions' 2012 season opener was a special one - from the hopeful beginning to the undesirable ending. "That was, I guess you would say, the best bus ride we've had since I've been here," said senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill. "We had so much support starting from the beginning of the route, it was crazy . . . I knew it was gonna be crazy but I didn't think it would be that crazy.
April 26, 2016
During 20 years in Congress (1977-97), Bob Walker represented Lancaster and Lebanon Counties in central Pennsylvania as one of the most conservative members of the House, aligned with the likes of Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott. These days, Walker's walking with John Kasich as the Ohio governor vies for Pennsylvania's attention ahead of Tuesday's GOP primary. This strikes me a bit odd. So I chat with Walker during his and Kasich's visit to Inquirer/Daily News editorial boards last week.
September 9, 2012 |
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - As one of Penn State's most vocal and visible leaders, Michael Mauti has sent along the right messages this week to his teammates: Forget about the loss to Ohio, learn from the mistakes that were made, and be focused on the road at Virginia. But when he goes on the field Saturday at Scott Stadium for the first time, the fifth-year senior linebacker will take with him the sour memory of how easily and thoroughly the Bobcats moved the ball against a defense that has built a reputation for stinginess during his time with the Nittany Lions.