Winter Weather Prompts Road Bans In Northern Ohio

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Several northern Ohio counties have banned all non-emergency driving as the latest winter blast closes some schools and dumps more snow and ice on residents weary of this weather. The snowfall was expected to taper off Tuesday as warming temperatures and...

Wise through to halfpipe finals, Yater-Wallace out

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Justin Dorey of Canada and reigning world champion David Wise of the U.S. are through to the men’s Olympic halfpipe skiing finals. Dorey posted the top score in qualifying on Tuesday, laying down 91.60 in his first...

Jorrit Bergsma knocks off Kramer in 10,000 meters

AP Photo/Matt Dunham SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Jorrit Bergsma set an Olympic record and led another Dutch speedskating sweep Tuesday, winning the 10,000 meters with an upset of countryman Sven Kramer. Kramer wanted this gold more than any other after giving away the longest race...

Donors Send $5K To Ohio Zoo After Giraffe Killing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A spokeswoman says donations made to the Columbus Zoo in central Ohio in response to the killing of a giraffe in Denmark will be kept in a fund to help other threatened animals. The spokeswoman tells The Columbus Dispatch ( ) over $5,700 has been donated to...

Injury crash reported in Arlington

ARLINGTON — A vehicle reportedly at about 10:30 a.m. drove into a utility pole at Waterloo Drive and Powell Drive, according to scanner traffic. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Russia beats Norway 4-0, dodges hockey elimination

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Alexander Radulov scored two goals and Russia survived its first elimination game at its home Olympics with a 4-0 victory Tuesday over Norway in the qualification round. Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves in the second straight...

US and Canada to start goaltenders Quick and Price

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The U.S. and Canada have chosen to sit the goaltenders that played in the 2010 gold-medal game at the Vancouver Olympics. The Americans plan to start Jonathan Quick – not Ryan Miller – on Wednesday in the quarterfinals...

Eddy Alvarez crashes again at Olympic short track

AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Eddy Alvarez is very familiar with the pads at the Iceberg Skating Palace. The American skater crashed again Tuesday in the heats of 500-meter short track, ending his hopes of winning an individual medal at the Sochi Olympics....

vanden Heuvel: Comcast-Time Warner doesn’t pass the smell test

One thing is certain about Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable: It doesn’t pass the smell test. Comcast claims that the combination of the number one and number two cable companies will somehow enhance rather than diminish competition and lead...

Europe At Origin Of Chronic US Execution Dilemma

BRUSSELS (AP) — There’s one big reason why the United States has a dearth of execution drugs so acute that some states are considering solutions such as firing squads and gas chambers: Europe’s fierce hostility to capital punishment. The phenomenon started nine years...