Over the past 10 days, the Barnesville and Steubenville high school mat teams have combined to help a Steubenville youth that has been stricken with the toughest opponent of all — cancer.,“We found out about it while we were in Steubenville for the (Ohio Athletic Committee) Junior High School Districts,” Barnesville wrestling coach Jayson Stephen explained.,The annual Buckeye 8 Tournament will be held Saturday inside ‘The Hangar’ on the campus of Union Local High School.,Division III schools are split between Barnesville High School and Sandy Valley High School in Magnolia, while Division II schools head to Claymont High School in Uhrichsville and Steubenville High’s Crimson Center.,The 82nd annual Ohio state tournament will be staged March 7-8-9 inside the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University.

— An officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on North Lincoln Avenue at East State Street at 1:51 p.m. Thursday in which a southbound vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle stopped at the traffic light.,— Police responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 5:57 p.m. Thursday in reference to an irate customer and found a woman who admitted yelling at an employee regarding service to her mother.,— Officers responded to a 100 block North Ellsworth Avenue business at 6:04 p.m. Thursday in reference to a possible domestic dispute between a man and woman and found both individuals outside the business.,— Ruth A. Evans, 76, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash on South Broadway Avenue near East Wilson Street at 8:44 p.m. Thursday in which she was northbound and struck a legally parked vehicle.,— At approximately 8:22 a.m. Dec. 29, officers responded to the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue in East Palestine to assist the East Palestine Police Department with a domestic dispute complaint.

Van Dyke capped a successful week that included being part of three victories for the Black Raiders at the Don Shilling Invitational in Le Mars by signing her letter of intent to run track and cross country at South Dakota State.,With an individual win in the 800 meters as well as helping the sprint medley and 4x400 relays to wins, Van Dyke, the Journal’s Metro Athlete of the Week, played a key role in helping the Black Raider girls to the team title.,Van Dyke is hoping to make it in the open 800 at Drake for the first time in her career, and is also looking to help the 4x400 and sprint medley also qualify.,The daughter of Dave and Vicki Van Dyke of Lawton, Iowa can become a four-time state qualifier in the 800, having finished 10th as a sophomore before earning a medal last year.,“I have been put in the open 400 a couple of times just so I don’t have to run so many (800s) this year,” Van Dyke said.