Former ABC Sportscaster, Meigs County Native David L. Diles Dies at 78

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ATHENS, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Long time sports broadcaster and author David L. Diles died Saturday night at his Athens, Ohio home.

The Middleport, Ohio native gained national fame in the 1960s and 70s as the anchor of ABC's college scoreboard show.

Diles worked for many years in Detroit television, and he narrated many documentaries on our region's sports history. Diles also covered spectator sports ranging from the Olympics and the Indy 500 to big time bowling.

The prolific author wrote several books on sports and television. Before his TV career, Dave Diles wrote for newspapers in Pomeroy, Gallipolis and Athens.

Diles was 78 years old.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Plains
United Methodist Church.

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