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Dear Annie: I’ve dated my boy friend for more than 12 years. We got along fine when his grown kids were out of the picture, but now they’re back living with him. His youngest is 21, yet he treats them like infants. The daughters are manipulating and controlling. When I bring up my ...

Tart remedy to keep kidney stones away

Dear Dr. Roach: My husband had a kidney stone, and the doctor used shock waves to clear it up. Now the doctor says he needs to take fresh lemon juice twice a day, all his life. None of the other men in the community center with stones have been recommended lemon juice. We would like your ...

Rockets’ hot shooting sends OF to 1st loss

OLD FORT — For much of the first half, it appeared Oak Harbor was incapable of missing. A look at the numbers from Saturday’s 76-62 win at Old Fort reflects that. Over the first 16 minutes of the game, Oak Harbor made 18 of 29 field goals, including four 3s. The Rockets led 24-7 after ...

Clemson comes back from 16-0 deficit, ends Ohio State’s season in semis

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Blaring from the Clemson locker room after yet another playoff victory was Aretha Franklin’s classic “Respect.” The Tigers have won two of the last three national titles and become college football’s gold standard program, yet still often feel overlooked. ...

Browns boot Kitchens after loss to Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton took the snap and went to his knee, finishing a double-digit victory that might suffice as his farewell to Cincinnati. On the Browns sideline, Freddie Kitchens hugged Baker Mayfield at the end of a disappointing season that would culminate a few hours later ...

Second-half surge propels West Virginia over Buckeyes

CLEVELAND (AP) — West Virginia freshman guard Miles McBride remains an avid Ohio State football fan. The Cincinnati native doesn’t share the same love for its basketball team. McBride scored a season-high 21 points, including six in the final 2:22, as No. 22 West Virginia rallied for a ...

Browns’ Landry says hip pain caused by fractured vertebrae

BEREA (AP) — Jarvis Landry has been plagued by hip pain since the Browns reported to training camp in late July. The Pro Bowl wide receiver revealed the origin of his injury Thursday. Landry said he was diagnosed with a fractured bone at the base of his spine early in the summer, limiting ...

Clemson’s Carman vs. Ohio State’s Young an intriguing matchup

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jackson Carman had a few good options when deciding where to play college football, including Ohio State. Unlike many highly rated recruits from Ohio, the offensive lineman decided to leave the Buckeye State. Now Carman’s the starting left tackle for Clemson and ...

‘This is the future of the NFL’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence went to high school about 20 miles from each other in the suburbs northwest of Atlanta. They have worked out since middle school with the same quarterback trainer, a former Pac-12 QB and full-time firefighter who is more ...

Wake Forest, Michigan State set for chilly Pinstripe Bowl

Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson attended the same college as members of the Steinbrenner family and even got to meet “The Boss.” That would be, of course, George Steinbrenner, the late New York Yankees owner known for his tempestuous nature who demanded World Series trophies and championship ...

LSU leading rusher Edwards-Helaire still mending, a no-show for media day

ATLANTA (AP) — Clyde Edwards-Helaire was a no-show at both the Peach Bowl media day and the team’s practice on Thursday, more signs that No. 1 LSU’s leading rusher could miss the playoff semifinal because of his hamstring injury. LSU coach Ed Orgeron still holds out hope Edwards-Helaire ...

Pitt, Eastern Michigan seeking elusive bowl victory in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Pittsburgh and Eastern Michigan will meet in the Quick Lane Bowl hoping to end postseason droughts. The Panthers are 0-4 in bowls under coach Pat Narduzzi. The Eagles have lost all three of their bowls as a Division I football program. One program will ends its bowl skid ...

In-house hires prove perfect fits for playoff-bound programs

Former Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips made a deal with Dabo Swinney when he decided to make him the Tigers head football coach. “There were people that were very skeptical of that hire,” Phillips recently recalled. “I said, ‘Dabo, if it don’t work out what’s going to ...

Miami, Louisiana Tech to face off in Independence Bowl

Miami coach Manny Diaz’s message leading up to the Independence Bowl has been simple: Winning streaks and winning traditions start somewhere. He should know. He was at Louisiana Tech in 2014 when the Bulldogs beat Illinois in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. No one knew at the time, of course, how ...

Brown scores 30, Celtics roll by Raptors

TORONTO (AP) — Boston’s Jaylen Brown celebrated Christmas with something he had never enjoyed before: a road win at Toronto. Brown scored 30 points, Kemba Walker had 22 and the Celtics beat the Raptors 118-102 Wednesday in the first Christmas Day NBA game played in Canada. “It was good ...

Lingering knee issue still bothering Ohio State’ quarterback Fields

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields may not be fully healthy when the second-ranked Buckeyes face No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. Fields said Tuesday his left knee is only 80 to 85% heading into Saturday’s College Football Playoff semifinal in Glendale. He ...

Cardinals’ Murray learns league in first season

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Quarterback Kyler Murray spent his rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals dealing with issues big and small: Becoming a leader, reading defenses, studying film and knowing when to use his speed. Even where to put his AirPods on Sunday mornings so he doesn’t forget ...

Late Cardinals star Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Curt Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago Tuesday with a 128-word letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, two paragraphs that pretty much ended the career of a World Series champion regarded as among the sport’s stars but united a union behind his ...

Daily Log, Dec. 20

Tiffin report • A 100-block Plum Street man reported Wednesday evening their trash tote had been stolen. County reports • A 3000-block South SR 100 man reported several personal items stolen Wednesday evening. • A man in the 1000 block of South Bon Aire Avenue reported Thursday ...

Better helmets won’t settle safety vs. mayhem race

Football helmets are almost as old as the game itself and, by now, about as safe as they’ll ever be. The polycarbonate outer shell flexes at impact to redistribute shock, yet remains strong enough to ram a car windshield at 40 mph without cracking. The facemasks wrapped around them are ...