Jeff Cowan connects for a hit during Saturday night's IBL playoff game against Kitchener at Coates Stadium. The 'Cats won 12-4 in Game 3. ZACH MACPHERSON PHOTO

Baycats maul Panthers

With the top two teams in the Intercounty Baseball League having felt each other out, it was time for some heavyweight blows.

Henry Gerulath checks out some of the animals at the Barrie Fair at the Essa Agriplex. ZACH MACPHERSON PHOTO

Fair time: SEE TWEETS

The 162nd Barrie Fair is in full swing until Aug. 30 at the Essa Agriplex, located on the 10th Line, near Thornton.

This security camera photo released by Barrie police shows the victim, in a floral dress, during an apparent abduction on Dunlop Street East Saturday morning. Two people were later arrested several hours later and the victim safely located.

Man charged in downtown abduction

(STAFF) - A 35-year-old Barrie man is facing charges after a woman was the subject of an apparent armed abduction Saturday morning in downtown Barrie.

Delighted owner Jessica Mahon reuinted with Ovi the cat, thanks to information provided by a microchip, at the Alcona Animal Hospital in Innisfil, Thursday. SUBMITTED

The cat came back

INNISFIL - Ovi the cat is back with his owners, two years after he went missing – and it's all thanks to a microchip.