Ohio Home Fire That Killed 4 Is Blamed On Unattended Cooking

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say a northeast Ohio fire that killed two girls and their parents was caused by unattended cooking. Fire officials in Akron say evidence indicates that the Dec. 3 blaze began in the kitchen and that one burner of the gas stove was turned on....

Panel Reviewing Ohio Graduation Requirements Begins Its Work

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel considering whether to recommend adjustments to Ohio’s high school graduation requirements has begun its work. The work group led by Ohio’s superintendent is tasked with making recommendations to the State Board of Education by April....

AP Source: Marlins Acquire Straily For Minor Leaguers

MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Miami Marlins have acquired right-hander Dan Straily from the Cincinnati Reds for three minor leaguers. The person confirmed the trade to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because it had not yet...

Feds: Refugee From Yugoslavia Hid Service In War Crime Unit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a man who served in a military unit engaged in war crimes in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s has been charged in federal court in Ohio for not disclosing that on immigration documents. Fifty-nine-year-old Ilija Josipovic, of Akron, is charged...

GOP Governors Who Turned Down Medicaid Money Have Hands Out

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for...

Ohio Daybook

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Report: Ohio’s Charter School Crackdown On Course After Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A non-partisan think-tank in Ohio that advocates for quality charter schools says implementation of the 2015 law cracking down on the industry is on the right track. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute released looking at state agencies’ efforts to enforce...

Cavs’ Love Limited In Practice, Questionable Against Suns

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love was limited in practice with a sore back and is questionable for Thursday’s game against Phoenix. Love didn’t have any contact during Wednesday’s practice, the Cavs’ first since returning from a...

Coroner Identifies Man Who Went Missing After Boat Capsized

CONNEAUT, Ohio (AP) — A coroner has identified the man presumed drowned in November after a boat capsized in Lake Erie east of Cleveland. The Ashtabula Coroner’s Office on Wednesday said 55-year-old Roger Burton, of Alliance, was identified using dental records and from a...

Outfielder Guyer Agrees To $5M, 2-year Deal With Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Outfielder Brandon Guyer has agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. Guyer gets $2 million this year and $2.75 million in 2018, and Cleveland has a $3 million option for 2019 with a $250,000 buyout. Guyer was acquired from Tampa Bay...