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Elmwood softball rallies to defeat Lakota

KANSAS — Rebecca Harvey and Chelsie Schmitz each had two hits and two RBIs Thursday as Elmwood rallied for a 5-3 nonconference softball victory over Lakota. The Raiders went ahead 3-1 in the second inning on Sam Miller’s three-run homer before the Royals came up with...

Browns remove Bernie Kosar from preseason-game role

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he has been unfairly sacked as a TV broadcaster. Kosar has been removed as a color commentator for Cleveland’s preseason games by the team. The Browns said Wednesday night he was being replaced by...

Youngstown State To Interview Tressel For Top Job

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is among six candidates being interviewed for the president’s job at Youngstown State University, where he used to coach. Tressel also is one of three finalists for the top job at the University of Akron,...

Woman Dead, Firefighter Injured In Ohio House Fire

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A fire official says a woman was found dead and a firefighter was injured in a house fire in southwestern Ohio. Deputy Chief Paul Lolli says crews found heavy fire and smoke when they responded to a call that a Middletown home was on fire Thursday morning....

Major Oil And Gas Firm To List Fracking Chemicals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a major shift; it’s unclear if other...

Democrats Outraise GOP Incumbents In 3 Ohio Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democrats have outraised incumbent Republicans in three statewide races this reporting period, while GOP Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) strengthened his fundraising lead. Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show Democrat David Pepper has raised...

Pirates Fall To Reds For 6th Loss In 7 Games

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are five games under .500 less than a month into the season but they insist there is no reason to panic. Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after two Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the...
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Teague, Korver lead Hawks past Pacers 98-85

AP Photo/John Bazemore ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague flung in a wild 3-pointer after the officials appeared to miss him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead...

Cingrani, Ludwick Lift Reds Over Pirates 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Getting to .500 certainly is not the ultimate goal for a franchise that has been to the postseason in three of the last four seasons. Considering the Cincinnati Reds started the year at 3-8, however, they were happy to get their record to 11-11 on Thursday. Ryan...
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Review: Revival of ‘Cabaret’ revival still shocks

AP Photo/Joan Marcus NEW YORK (AP) — Barely sneaking in under the Tony Award nomination deadline this season is a dear old friend to Broadway, the decadent “Cabaret.” The only appropriate salutation is: willkommen. Not a revival so much as a revival of a...