Pirates Fall To Reds For 6th Loss In 7 Games

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are five games under .500 less than a month into the season but they insist there is no reason to panic. Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after two Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the...

Cingrani, Ludwick Lift Reds Over Pirates 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Getting to .500 certainly is not the ultimate goal for a franchise that has been to the postseason in three of the last four seasons. Considering the Cincinnati Reds started the year at 3-8, however, they were happy to get their record to 11-11 on Thursday. Ryan...

Court Won’t Rehear Case On Ohio Exotic Animals Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for seven animal owners in Ohio says they will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court refused to rehear the owners’ challenge to the state’s law on dangerous, wild animals. The owners sued the state over the...

Democrats Outraise GOP Incumbents In 2 Ohio Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats have outraised incumbent Republicans in two statewide races this period, as Ohio’s GOP Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) built on his fundraising lead over Democratic opponent Ed FitzGerald. Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show...

Ohio Woman Gets Prison Time In Forced-labor Case

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced 22-year-old Dezerah Silsby of Ashland to...

Helicopter Crashes In Central Ohio; 2 People Hurt

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a small, privately owned helicopter crashed into a farmer’s field in central Ohio, seriously injuring the two men aboard the aircraft. The crash Thursday afternoon severely damaged the helicopter and sparked a fire in a...

Basketball Star Wells Settles Suit Against Xavier

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Xavier University basketball player has settled his lawsuit against the school over their handling of what he says was a false rape allegation. Federal Judge S. Arthur Spiegel dismissed Dez Wells’ lawsuit against Xavier on Thursday, saying the two...

Royals Dominated By Kluber In 5-1 Loss To Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — One by one, the Royals went to the plate and came back empty. Corey Kluber had them flailing and failing. They missed the right-hander’s pitches, popped them up or hit weak groundouts against Cleveland’s starter. He controlled them — completely....

Major Oil & Gas Firm To List Drilling Chemicals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a major shift; it’s unclear if other...

Major Oil & Gas Firm To List Drilling Chemicals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a major shift; it’s unclear if other...