Friday’s Scoreboard

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL OHSAA State Tournament Thursday’s Semifinals Division III Versailles 63, Elyria Catholic 47 Columbus Africentric 50, Ottawa-Glandorf 37 FINAL: Versailles (27-1) vs. Columbus Africentric (26-3), Saturday, 2 Division IV Ottoville 44, Buckeye Central 25...
iHeart Radio Bankruptcy news

Radio giant iHeartMedia seeks bankruptcy protection

Radio giant iHeartMedia files bankruptcy plan to reduce debt NEW YORK (AP) — IHeartMedia, one of the world’s largest radio companies, is seeking bankruptcy protection as part of an agreement with its lenders to reduce debt it took on to become a privately held company. The...

Search reveals marijuana-growing operations in 3 counties

A search Wednesday revealed marijuana-growing operations in three counties and led to the arrest of an Upper Sandusky man, according to the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office. William S. Rimmer, 37, of Upper Sandusky, was arrested and faces felony charges after separate...
Downtown Cleveland night lights

Cleveland’s Grayton Road Tavern $5M raffle finally won

$5M raffle won in business-boosting drawing at Cleveland, Ohio eatery CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland restaurant says someone won nearly $5 million in a weekly raffle that was intended to draw business and ended up lasting nearly a year as the jackpot climbed. The crowd at Grayton...
Gold Bars

Gold on Russian runway, not fool’s gold

Gold spills on Russian runway after plane door glitch MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say the hatch of a cargo plane carrying precious metals accidentally flew open upon takeoff — scattering at least 3 tons of gold on the runway. An investigation is underway after the incident...
Toys R Us business

Toys R Us demise bad news for Toy industry

Without Toys R Us, 30,000 jobs, a black hole for toy makers NEW YORK (AP) — The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords. The 70-year-old retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs...
Cincinnati players celebrate

Georgia State (15) looking for opening round upset of Cincinnati (2)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 2 seed Cincinnati (30-4) vs. No. 15 seed Georgia State (24-10) South Region; Nashville, Tennessee, Friday, 2 p.m. BOTTOM LINE: Three years after upsetting Baylor as a No. 14 seed, Georgia State seeks to pull off a surprise as a No. 15 seed this time....
Tenn beats Wright St.

Tennessee wins NCAA opener, routs Wright State Raiders 73-47

Tennessee wins NCAA opener, routs Wright State 73-47 DALLAS (AP) — Admiral Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds as Tennessee advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 73-47 win over Wright State with coach Rick Barnes back in familiar territory Thursday....
ESPN president resigns

ESPN president resigns after cocaine dealer’s extortion plot

Report: ESPN president resigned over cocaine extortion plot LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former president of ESPN says he resigned from the sports network after an extortion plot by his cocaine dealer. John Skipper told the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday that “they threatened...
Tiger Woods at Valspar golf tournament

Tiger has Golf TV ratings trending, highest in 5 years

Tiger effects leads to highest PGA Tour ratings in 5 years ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods was one shot away from a chance to win, and the PGA Tour had its largest television audience in five years. NBC Sports Group says the final round of the Valspar Championship earned a 5.11...