Ohio House Leader To Name Task Force On Medical Marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio House plans to name a bipartisan task force to review the issue of medical marijuana. State lawmakers have been examining potential legislative steps to address medical marijuana after voters rejected a broad ballot initiative this...

Fired Ohio State Band Director’s Lawyers Ask Out Of 2nd Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A second lawsuit by Ohio State University’s fired marching band director is being affected by his financial troubles. Jonathan Waters’ lawyers asked the Ohio Court of Claims on Jan. 7 to withdraw from representing him in a defamation lawsuit...

Ohio Company That Sells Intimacy Products Expands Again

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio-based company selling products promoted for better sex lives is getting bigger again. Cincinnati’s Pure Romance says it acquired a similar company in a deal expected to increase revenues by nearly 20 percent, expand geographical reach and add...

Ohio Man Jailed For 20 Days For Harassing Gay Man At Gym

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to 20 days in jail after he was convicted of “ethnic menacing” for harassing a gay man at a central Ohio health club. At his sentencing this week in Columbus, Michael D. Smith said it was “an unfortunate...

Korpisalo Makes 41 Saves; Jackets End Skid, Beat Leafs 3-1

TORONTO (AP) — Rookie Joonas Korpisalo made 41 saves and the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a four-game skid with a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. The 21-year-old Korpisalo entered with just one win in six starts this season and had a 3.69...

2-time All-Star Pitcher Luis Arroyo Dies At 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Luis Arroyo has died. He was 88. The New York Yankees say Arroyo’s daughter, Milagros, told the team Wednesday night that he had died earlier in the day in Puerto Rico. She said he had been diagnosed last month with cancer. Arroyo...

Cincinnati Closes With A Run To Beat Houston 70-59

CINCINNATI (AP) — Gary Clark had 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists on Wednesday night and Cincinnati avoided a late challenge to beat Houston 70-59. Cincinnati (13-5, 3-2 American) had a 12-point lead at the half and stretched it to 16 with just under 14 minutes to go....

Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Thursday, Jan. 14. The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Columbus bureau is reachable at...

Wednesday’s Scores

Austintown Fitch 51, Youngs. Boardman 48 Avon 50, N. Olmsted 25 Beavercreek 69, Springfield 18 Berea-Midpark 61, N. Ridgeville 34 Brookfield 47, Girard 40 Can. Cent. Cath. 46, Massillon Washington 33 Carrollton 47, Salem 44 Centerville 56, Clayton Northmont 27 Cin. Clark...

BC-BKC–Houston-Cincinnati Box

Pollard 2-7 4-7 8, Meyer 0-0 0-0 0, Gray Jr. 3-11 0-0 6, Dotson 1-8 1-2 4, Robinson Jr. 5-11 1-1 13, Knowles 0-1 2-6 2, Johnson 3-9 1-2 9, Barnes 6-8 0-0 17, VanBeck 0-0 0-0 0, Nkali 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-55 9-18 59. Ellis 5-10 3-4 13, Clark 5-6 3-4 14, Thomas 0-4 0-0 0, Caupain...