Tuesday’s Scoreboard

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Weekly AP Poll Division I 1. Huber Hts. Wayne (17) 11-0 179 2. Solon 9-0 135 3. Cin. Moeller (1) 9-3 107 4. Tol. St. John’s 9-2 88 5. Upper Arlington 10-1 77 6. Garfield Hts. 8-2 67 7. Pickerington N. 9-2 62 8. Cin. Princeton 10-1 55 9. Logan 10-0 54...

Boys basketball: L-B rolls past Vanlue

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR VANLUE — Liberty-Benton boys basketball coach Ben Gerken emerged from his team’s locker room, smiled and said, “We needed that one.” Indeed, the Eagles ended a four-game losing streak and reached the break-even mark in the...
Helicopter crashes in Wood County

Helicopter doing utility work crashes in Wood County field, kills 2

STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter crashed into a snowy Ohio field, killing the two people on board. A witness reported the crash around midday Monday just south of the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) southeast of Toledo. The county...

LeBron reflects on MLK legacy, criticizes President on holiday

TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — On a day for reflecting on race in America, LeBron James considered Martin Luther King Jr.’s ultimate sacrifice. A life given for love. “He had a vision and he took a bullet for all of us,” James said. As...
Florida Casnio Boat Fire

Woman dies after casino boat fire, along Florida coast

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that erupted in flames off Florida’s Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger. Tropical Breeze Casino spokeswoman Beth Fifer said the company does not know what caused...

Twin Baghdad bombings kill 38, shatter short-term calm

SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press MURTADA FARAJ, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad on Monday, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month, and raising fears ahead of national...

Accord, Navigator, XC60 take top awards at Detroit auto show

JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Automotive journalists crowned the Honda Accord the North American Car of the Year on Monday, a first for the longtime model that’s twice flirted for the top honor as a finalist. The 10th-generation Accord edged out the Kia...
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British Butcher saved by sausage

Butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out  LONDON (AP) — A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram. Chris McCabe says he became trapped in the walk-in freezer at his shop in Totnes,...
Airborne Car crashes into building's 2nd floor!

Car goes airborne, slams into 2nd floor of California office

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two people escaped serious injuries when the car they were in went airborne and slammed into the second floor of a Southern California dental office. Orange County fire officials say the Nissan Altima hit a center divider early Sunday,...
Saudi Ritz Carlton Hotel doubles as prison

Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 Sweetheart bookings 

FAY ABUELGASIM, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia’s capital may be reopening its doors in time for Valentine’s Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country’s elite caught up in what the...