0-fer Browns Keeping RG3 As Starter As They Search For Win

CLEVELAND (AP) — RG3 is getting chance No. 3. And maybe his last one for the Browns. Still looking for that elusive first victory, Cleveland coach Hue Jackson is keeping Robert Griffin III as his starting quarterback this week against San Diego for the bad-to-the-bone Browns, who...

Bengals Out Of Playoffs For First Time In 6 Years

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals are missing out on the playoffs for the first time in six years because they couldn’t close out games — does that sound familiar? The trend started with their most recent playoff appearance. They reached the postseason for a club-record fifth...

Ohio Lawmakers Call For School Intervention In Truancy Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation approved by Ohio lawmakers would decriminalize truancy and force schools to try and get truant students back to class before taking the issue to juvenile court. Students would be declared “habitual truants” if they miss at least five...

Ohio Triple Slaying Suspect Gets Life In Prison, No Parole

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Cleveland citing prolonged physical and psychological abuse as a child, mental health problems and years of incarceration, sentenced a 21-year-old man to life in prison with no chance for parole on Monday instead of accepting a jury’s...

Federal Judge Issues Stay For 3 Upcoming Ohio Executions

A federal judge has issued a stay in the January execution of an Ohio death row inmate and two other inmates scheduled to die in 2017. The move announced Monday comes amid a challenge of a state law that shields details about the lethal injection drugs the state plans to use. The...

Browns Will Stick With RG3 As They Search For First Win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Hue Jackson is sticking with Robert Griffin III as his starting quarterback despite Cleveland’s 0-14 start. Jackson had considered changes following Sunday’s 33-13 loss in Buffalo, the Browns’ sixth straight by double digits....

Ohio Bill Calls For School Intervention In Truancy Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation approved by Ohio lawmakers calls for decriminalizing truancy and forcing schools to try and get truant students back to class before taking the issue to juvenile court. The Plain Dealer reports ( ) students will be declared “habitual...

Clemson QB Watson Says He’s Best No Matter What Voters Say

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson believes he is the best player in the country no matter what the Heisman Trophy voters say. Watson finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting to Louisville QB Lamar Jackson. Jackson’s rise also meant Watson did not...

Ice-breaking Operations Start Along Western Lake Superior

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has started ice-breaking operations in response to developing ice conditions in commercial ports along western Lake Superior and the St. Marys River near Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Officials say Coast...

Judge Cleared Of Misconduct For Sentence In Stanford Case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California agency that oversees judicial discipline in the state ruled Monday that a judge committed no misconduct when he sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman on campus. The...