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Former Oregon mayor and Oregon Municipal Court judge Don Petroff owns several guns, so technically he could be compared to the legendary Judge Roy Bean of the Old West.

“Only without the hanging tree,” Petroff joked. 

Petroff, 70, has found his niche outside of politics in the sport of trapshooting. On June 21, he captured the state singles title (for any age group) at the State Singles Championships sponsored by the Ohio Trapshooting Association. The annual event was held at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio.

“It's the finest state shooting facility in the country," Petroff said.


The East Toledo Junior Football League for student-athletes age 8-14, kicks off its sixth decade of play in September.

“Our motto is Œducation through sports since 1948,” said Mike Smith, who is in his third year as ETJFL president. “You've got to get your education first before you're an athlete, and that's what we try to emphasize." 


As Cardinal Stritch football players begin preparations for the 2008 season, they have two White Knights to thank for helping the program rebuild its momentum.

One source is from within — new head coach Andre Hampton. The other is from a relatively new media source —, an internet broadcasting operation owned and operated by 1981 Stritch graduate Mike Jamieson.

Hampton's football career is impressive. A native of San Bernadino, California, Hampton came to the Buckeye State to play college football for Ohio State. He assisted the Buckeyes in their victory over Texas A&M in the 1999 Sugar Bowl championship.



Giving money to people along road

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