Cavs Star Forward Kevin Love Sidelined With Back Spasms

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers star forward Kevin Love will not play Thursday night against Phoenix because of back spasms. Love has been bothered by a sore back for several days. He sat out the second half of Monday night’s loss at Golden State as a precaution and the team was...

Francona On Encarnacion: I Didn’t Think There Was A Chance

BOSTON (AP) — When Edwin Encarnacion became a free agent this offseason, Indians manager Terry Francona didn’t allow himself to daydream about adding the former Blue Jays slugger to his roster. “I didn’t think there was a chance to even talk to Edwin,”...

Woman Accused Of Taping Her Toddler Son To Wall Is Arrested

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A young woman accused of taping her 2-year-old son to a wall and streaming it live on social media has been arrested in Ohio. Reynoldsburg police say 18-year-old Shayla Rudolph was arrested Thursday on an abduction charge. Her son was taken into custody...

Mom Accused Of Taping Toddler To Wall Arrested

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Police say a woman accused of taping her 2-year-old son to the wall and streaming it live on social media has been arrested in central Ohio. Reynoldsburg police say 18-year-old Shayla Rudolph was arrested Thursday on an abduction charge. Her son was...

Browns Add 5 Defensive Assistants To Hue Jackson’s Staff

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Pro Bowler Clyde Simmons has been hired by the Cleveland Browns to coach their defensive line. Simmons, who played 15 seasons in the NFL, spent the past five years as an assistant with the Los Angeles Rams. He’s coming to Cleveland to work under new...

Driver Of Van That Hit Train, Killing 1, Pleads Guilty

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The driver of an Ohio church van that crashed into a moving train in 2015, killing a woman and injuring nine children, has pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated vehicular homicide. Judith Ashley also pleaded guilty Thursday to endangering children...

Fostoria woman hurt in Tiffin Avenue crash

A Fostoria woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Tiffin Avenue Thursday afternoon. Findlay police reported a 2008 Honda Civic driven by Emily Montiel, 32, of Fostoria, was eastbound on Tiffin Avenue when she stopped for a red light at the Croy Drive intersection at 4:37...

Marlins Acquire RHP Straily From Reds For 3 Minor Leaguers

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins traded two of their top pitching prospects Thursday to acquire immediate rotation help. Miami obtained 14-game winner Dan Straily from the Cincinnati Reds for three minor leaguers, including right-handers Luis Castillo and Austin Brice, both highly...

Ohio Begins To Replace Public Art Collection At Rhodes Tower

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 28-foot mural depicting Ohio’s native plant life and four seasons is going on public display at a downtown state office tower, as the state begins replacing the building’s extensive public art collection. The mural will be the first new piece...

Man Charged In Death Of Missing Florida Woman Found In Ohio

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man now imprisoned in a different murder has been charged in the killing of a Florida woman who was reported missing in southwest Ohio before her skeletal remains were found last May. Clark County’s prosecutor says 35-year-old Prentiss...