Browns Wide Receiver Hawkins Not At Practice

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins was not on the practice field during the portion of the workout open to the media. Hawkins leads Cleveland with 58 receptions for 763 yards and two touchdowns. The team did not have an immediate reason for Hawkins’...

2nd Ohio University Settles Disabilities Complaint

WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Cincinnati has reached an agreement with the Education Department to ensure that the school’s websites are more accessible to people with disabilities. The agreement announced Thursday by the federal department’s Office of Civil...

Md., 6 Other States Have Bans On Atheists Holding Office

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions prohibiting people who don’t believe in God from holding public office. The Openly Secular coalition, based in Columbus,...

No Decision Rendered In Ohio Police-shooting Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge didn’t indicate when he will issue a decision on the question of whether or not prosecutors used tainted grand jury testimony to indict six Cleveland officers in a deadly police shooting in 2012. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Common Pleas...

Panthers’ Newton Works With First Team At Practice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took all of the first-team reps during the 20-minute portion of practice Thursday that was open to the media. Newton did not appear to have any problems throwing the ball and moved around well. He seemed in good spirits,...

Panthers’ Newton Works With First Team At Practice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took all of the first-team reps during the 20-minute portion of practice Thursday that was open to the media. Newton did not appear to have any problems throwing the ball and moved around well. He seemed in good spirits,...

ACLU Wants Religion Out Of Ohio Mentorship Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A leading civil rights organization is objecting to a religious requirement attached to $10 million in new Ohio educational mentorship grants. In a letter Wednesday to Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) and Superintendent Richard Ross, the American Civil...

Findlay business among 6 suspected of illegal gambling

A Findlay business believed to illegally run a casino was raided by state agents today. Officials entered Talk ‘n’ Win, 7525 Patriot Drive, for an investigation of the chain. They will determine whether the machines illegally paid cash prizes to contestants, said Ohio Attorney...

Ohio Governor, Legislative Leaders Reflect On Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is scheduled to join Ohio legislative leaders to look back on the year and to discuss priorities as he heads into his second term. The Republican governor planned to make remarks Thursday before a gathering hosted by the...

Ohio High Court Upholds Traffic Camera Enforcement

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state’s municipalities. A lower court agreed with a ticketed motorist’s contention that Toledo overstepped its authority with a camera system, but the Supreme Court...