Boy Finds Man’s Mummified Body In Closet Of House

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An adolescent boy found the mummified body of a man hanging in a closet while exploring what appeared to be an abandoned house in western Ohio. The director of the Montgomery County coroner’s office in Dayton says the body found Sunday had the hardened,...

Columbus, Ohio, To Move Santa Maria Replica

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus has discovered it needs to move a replica of the Santa Maria from its downtown river mooring while a multimillion riverfront project continues. The replica of explorer Christopher Columbus’ flagship is getting in the way of a $35.5 million...

Boy Finds Man’s Shriveled Body In Closet Of House

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an adolescent boy found the shriveled body of a man hanging in a closet while exploring what appeared to be an abandoned house in western Ohio. The director of the Montgomery County coroner’s office in Dayton says the body found Sunday...

A Look At Early Voting Hours For Ohio’s Elections

Secretary of State Jon Husted has established early-voting hours for Ohio’s 88 counties for all upcoming elections following a recent federal court ruling. Voters can cast absentee ballots early by mail or in person without giving any reason. Here is the new schedule for...

Browns Quickly Cut Ties With WR Bennett

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have released wide receiver Earl Bennett about a month after signing him to a free agent contract. The team announced the move Tuesday on Twitter. No explanation was given for the release. Cleveland signed Bennett on May 15 to help ease the blow from...

Indians’ Brantley Scratched From Lineup

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians left fielder Michael Brantley has been scratched from the lineup, and is undergoing tests on the head and neck injuries he sustained Monday. Brantley was injured trying to break up a double play sliding into second base in the third inning. He remained in...

Court To Consider 5 Gay Marriage Cases At Once

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in gay marriage fights in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee in a single session, setting the stage for historic rulings in each state. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati, scheduled...

Red Sox Designate OF Sizemore For Assignment

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assignment. The move comes as Sizemore struggles after injuries sidelined him between September 2011 and this season. He made the All-Star team three times with the Cleveland Indians then had seven...

Casino In Toledo Faces $4,000 Fine Over Slots

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s casino commission says operators of the Hollywood Casino Toledo are facing a $4,000 fine over a procedural violation involving four slot machines. The state says the casino operated at least four slot machines that had not been verified or sealed...

Ohio Elections Chief Sets New Early Voting Hours

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief has issued new early voting hours for the final days before Election Day following a federal judge’s order last week. Voters in the battleground state will get a total of 18 hours to vote in person on the Saturday, Sunday...