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Published: Fri, September 20, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



LOCAL

Coach hired at E.P.

EAST PALESTINE -- The board of education hired Troy Berdine as varsity baseball coach on a one-year supplemental contract.

B League election

STRUTHERS -- The Youngstown Class B Baseball League held its election of officers, Wednesday.

Tony Gorvet was elected president, Bob Burke was elected vice-president, Greg Krieger was elected secretary and Scott Ruark was elected treasurer.

Volleyball atHubbard Saturday

HUBBARD -- The sixth Hubbard Classic Volleyball tournament is scheduled Saturday at Hubbard High School.

The matches begin at 9 a.m. when Hubbard (11-0) takes on Southeast and Strongsville goes against Mineral Ridge.

Salem (7-2) faces Avon Lake and Boardman meets Columbus Bishop Hartley, both at 10 a.m.

Semifinal matches are set for 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. with the championship slated for 2 p.m.

An all day pass will cost $3.

REGION

Police charge fatherallowed son to drink

PITTSBURGH -- A man allowed his 14-year-old son to drink so much beer at a Pittsburgh Steelers game that the boy had his stomach pumped, police said.

Douglas Olszewski, 36, of Indiana, was charged with corruption of a minor, endangering the welfare of a child, selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor and disorderly conduct.

Coaches up on drug charges resign

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. -- Three youth football coaches charged with dealing drugs resigned from their positions on Tuesday.

Sheldon Devont Jeter, 34, is accused of selling $20 worth of crack cocaine to an undercover officer on March 11 and again on March 18, according to court records. Jon Jamar Sparrow, 23, allegedly sold $40 worth of crack cocaine to an undercover officer on Feb. 21 and Charles Iacobucci, 23, allegedly sold $20 worth of crack cocaine to an undercover officer on Feb. 26.

Bettis' accuseron probation

GREENSBURG, Pa. -- A 22-year-old woman who accused Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis of sexual assault is still on probation for luring an ex-boyfriend to a remote location so her since-estranged husband could beat him with a baseball bat.

Court documents show she pleaded guilty on Sept. 21, 2000 to charges of simple assault, criminal conspiracy and harassment in connection with the July 1999 beating of a man by her husband.

NATION

Torborg to returnas Marlins manager

MIAMI -- Jeff Torborg will return as manager of the Florida Marlins in 2003, honoring the final year of his contract.

Torborg, the sixth manager in Marlins' history, took over Feb. 15, after the team was sold to former Montreal Expos owner Jeffrey Loria just before spring training.

Choi sets record

PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- K.J. Choi shot a course-record 8-under 63 in the Tampa Bay Classic, while 18-year-old Ty Tryon had a 73 in his first PGA Tour start since March.

Choi, the first South Korean winner on the PGA Tour, had a two-stroke lead over Australia's Rod Pampling when the opening round was suspended because of lightning with 17 players left on the course.

WORLD

Woods leads by 1

THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- Tiger Woods birdied the last two holes for a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead in the American Express Championship.

Dele probe

PAPEETE, Tahiti -- Investigators are examining whether missing NBA player Bison Dele and two companions may have been shot to death while sailing in the South Pacific, scouring his boat in Tahiti for any signs of bullet marks, a prosecutor said.

U.S. clinches berth

CHANGZHOU, China -- Lisa Leslie scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the United States clinched a quarterfinal berth in the Women's World Basketball Championship with a 91-53 victory Thursday over South Korea.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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