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Ohio Man Buried Astride Beloved Harley Motorcycle

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man’s family has fulfilled his dying wish — that he be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson motorcycle. But it wasn’t easy. The project required an extra-large cemetery plot to accommodate a Plexiglas casket for Billy Standley...

A Look At Fundraising In Ohio Statewide Races

The latest fundraising figures for Ohio statewide officeholders facing re-election and their challengers. Capital letters denote incumbents. GOVERNOR: — JOHN KASICH (R): $3,855,670 raised; $7,921,270 on hand. — Ed FitzGerald (D): $1,622,443 raised; $1,439,445 on hand. ATTORNEY...

No. 24 Ohio St., No. 14 Badgers Limp Into February

Ohio State’s visit Saturday to Wisconsin looked like such an enticing game between two Big Ten contenders a month ago. It’s interesting for different reasons now. January for two of the league’s marquee teams has been about as miserable as this winter in the...

Ohio Governor Far Outraises Democratic Challenger

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) heads into the 2014 elections with close to $8 million in the bank after far outraising his likely Democratic challenger in new fundraising tallies. Campaign finance reports filed Friday show Kasich raised...

Building Owner Charged In Ohio Firefighter Deaths

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An apartment building owner has been charged in the deaths of two Ohio firefighters killed while battling a blaze this week. Court documents filed Friday in Toledo say Ray Abou-Arab is charged with two counts of aggravated murder and arson. The documents say...

New Ohio State President To Earn About $1 Million

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University’s new president will earn about $1 million annually in total compensation, or about half of what his predecessor made. The contract for Michael Drake, former chancellor at the University of California-Irvine, includes $800,000 in...

Ohio Sheriff Charged With Theft Denies Wrongdoing

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A southeast Ohio sheriff has been indicted on 25 counts, including felony charges of theft in office, tampering with records and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The allegations against Patrick Kelly date as far back as 2008, the year he was first...

Super Bowl turns into `Draft Day’ before big game

AP Photo/Paul Sancya NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t the raucous NFL draft, but it was Hollywood’s next best thing when Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary and director Ivan Reitman gathered Friday just down a hotel hallway from the Super Bowl’s media...

Phil Mickelson makes it to weekend in Phoenix Open

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson made it to the weekend in the Phoenix Open, a week after withdrawing at Torrey Pines because of back pain. The defending champion shot a 4-under 67 in his afternoon round Friday at cool and breezy TPC...

The U.S. hypocrisy over Russia’s anti-gay laws

Ian Ayres and William Eskridge are law professors at Yale University. Controversy over a Russian law that prohibits advocacy of homosexuality threatens to overshadow athletic competition at the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Thoughtful world leaders, including President Obama, have...