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Ohio Police: Suspect Tossed K-9 Over Embankment

BRIDGEPORT, Ohio (AP) — Police in eastern Ohio say a burglary and assault suspect being tracked by a police dog tried to kill it by repeatedly hitting it on a rock and throwing it over a 20- to 30-foot embankment. WTOV-TV ( ) in Steubenville (STOO’-behn-vihl) reports the...

Ohio Police: Suspect Tossed K-9 Over Embankment

BRIDGEPORT, Ohio (AP) — Police in eastern Ohio say a burglary and assault suspect being tracked by a police dog tried to kill it by repeatedly hitting it on a rock and throwing it over a 20- to 30-foot embankment. WTOV-TV ( ) in Steubenville (STOO’-behn-vihl) reports the...

Ohio’s Average Gas Price Dips Below $2 Per Gallon

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The average cost of gas in Ohio has dipped below $2 per gallon for the first time in more than five years. The average for a gallon of regular gas fell to $1.99 in Wednesday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc....

Ohio Girl Helps Break ‘Oz’ Character Record

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A 9-year-old Ohio girl has made her “Wizard of Oz” dream come true. Reece Veatch (VEECH), who lives in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek, wanted to break a world record. Not just any world record: she wanted to assemble the largest number of...

Ohio Police Warn Against Celebratory Gunfire

CLEVELAND (AP) — The cities of Columbus and Cleveland are again using billboards to remind people of the dangers of firing guns into the air to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Clear Channel Outdoor is donating billboard space for the warnings that began running Monday in various...

Ohio Turnpike Plazas Offer Free Coffee

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Service plazas on the Ohio Turnpike are continuing the tradition of offering a free cup of coffee to motorists on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Various vendors at the turnpike service plazas will be offering one free cup of coffee from 10 p.m....

New Laws OK Wine Shipments, Ban Tiger Selfies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New state laws taking effect Thursday give livestock in California more living room, approve direct-to-consumer wine shipments in Massachusetts and levy the ultimate punishment on wannabe teen drivers in Nevada by denying them licenses if they skip too much...

Police Arrest Missing Tot’s Mom; Recovery To Begin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested the mother of a missing 14-month-old Maryland boy and are conducting a recovery effort after an extensive search failed to find him. Officers spent Tuesday searching near a creek along with a dive team and helicopter after...

Millsap Powers Hawks Past Cavaliers, 109-101

ATLANTA (AP) — No LeBron James. No Al Horford. Late decisions by Cleveland and Atlanta to hold out the two stars could have led to a letdown, but Paul Millsap made sure the Hawks were tough down the stretch. Millsap scored 26 points and took over for Atlanta in the fourth quarter...

Tuesday’s Scores

Akr. Ellet 32, Atwater Waterloo 27 Avon Lake 45, Bay Village Bay 41 Baltimore Liberty Union 65, Lancaster Fisher Cath. 25 Can. South 54, Akr. Garfield 28 Canal Winchester 46, Bloom-Carroll 36 Chardon NDCL 53, Perry 48 Chillicothe Huntington 50, Amanda-Clearcreek 39 Cin. Princeton...