Thursday’s Scores

Bidwell River Valley 41, Chesapeake 26 Crown City S. Gallia 46, Glouster Trimble 29 Amherst Steele 40, Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 34 Avon 37, Westlake 26 Cle. Hts. 52, Lyndhurst Brush 31 Cle. St. Joseph 82, Cle. Rhodes 30 Cols. Upper Arlington 49, Thomas Worthington 35 E. Cle....

Battle for Venezuela being fought online

Workers clean the street from debris left over from yesterday’s clashes between anti government protestors and police in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. The graffiti on the wall reads in Spanish “Peace and Liberty”. Violence is heating up in...

Colorado, Utah move to hike smoking age to 21

A high school student, who preferred not to be identified, smokes a cigarette in a de facto smoking area just off the property of Lewis-Palmer High School, in Monument, Colo., Thursday Feb. 20, 2014. A proposal to raise the tobacco age to 21 in Colorado is up for its first review...

Mo. coach charged in girl’s death heads to court

Erin Petersen holds a photo of her niece, Hailey Owens, Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014. A middle-school football coach has been jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder in the abduction and death of a 10-year-old girl in southwest Missouri, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/The...

After short break, winter returns to central US

A man helps direct a truck near the intersection of S. 1st St and Huron as heavy snow falls in downtown Ann Arbor, Mich., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. A wintry mix of freezing rain, snow and sleet is falling across parts of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and blizzard conditions...

Suicide attackers hit Afghan police compound

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say suicide bombers have attacked a police compound in a mountainous area near the capital, Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Seddiq Seddiqi said a suicide car bomber first blew through the gates of the district police...

CEO: Venezuela blocks key app for protesters

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.S. company whose “walkie-talkie” application Zello has become a wildly popular organizing tool for Venezuelan anti-government protesters says the country’s state-run telecom company has just blocked its use. CEO Bill Moore of the...

Louisiana Man Charged In Alleged Child Porn Ring

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Abita Springs man has been charged with operating a pair of child pornography websites that offered tutorials to 27,000 followers on coaxing young boys into producing sexually explicit videos. Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old Jonathan Johnson was the...

China accuses tycoon of murder in major gang bust

In this photo taken Jan. 16, 2011 and made available Thursday, Feb 20, 2014, Liu Han, the former multimillionaire chairman of energy conglomerate Sichuan Hanlong Group with stakes in Australian and U.S. miners, is seen in Chengdu in southwest China’s Sichuan province....

Shaky peace reigns after Ukraine rocked by protest

An activist carries a tire at the burning barricades close to Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Fierce clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine’s capital have shattered the brief...