Indians’ Kluber Expected To Rejoin Rotation Thursday

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber, sidelined most of the month with a strained lower back, is expected to rejoin the Cleveland Indians rotation on Thursday against Oakland. Cleveland’s ace right-hander hasn’t pitched since May 2 when he left his start against Detroit...

Ohio Man Faces Ethnic Intimidation Charge For Racial Slur

CLEVELAND (AP) — A white Ohio man faces an ethnic intimidation charge after police say he uttered racial slurs at a black man and his young son outside a Cleveland grocery store. Cleveland.com reports ( ) 23-year-old Daniel Straniak, of Brook Park, also was charged Wednesday with...

US Agency Won’t Let Company Resume Drilling For Gas Pipeline

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday...

Agency Won’t Let Company Resume Drilling For Gas Pipeline

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday...

Boy, 6, Goes Missing, Found Drowned At Ohio Country Club

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a search for a missing Ohio 6-year-old boy ended when his body was found in a country club pool outside of Columbus. Jude Kraft was reported missing at the country club Friday afternoon, triggering a search involving multiple law enforcement...

5 Twisters Confirmed From Storm In Southwest Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that five tornadoes touched down during a storm that swept across southwest Ohio this week. Weather service investigators say one of the tornadoes Wednesday night touched down in Warren County near Harveysburg....

Volunteers Assume Cemetery Care As Owners Serve Prison Time

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — The families who chose Fairview Memorial Park for their loved ones’ final resting place say they deserved better. The troubled cemetery at 5035 Columbus Pike has been in disarray, with un-mowed grass and some of its grave markers sinking. Owners...

Cedar Park Debuts Renovated Water Park With New Name

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Point’s water park is ready for summer with new slides and a new name. The amusement park in Sandusky has spent several months sprucing up the old Soak City along Lake Erie that’s now called Cedar Point Shores. It opens Saturday. The...

In Opioid Crisis, A New Risk For Police: Accidental Overdose

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the Maryland home giving a man a life-saving dose of the overdose reversal drug Narcan. Drugs were easy to find: a package of heroin on the railing leading...

Kasich Joining Economic Development Trip To Japan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) will join a delegation of state officials and business leaders for an economic development trip to Japan. The group leaves Wednesday on the four-day trip. A spokeswoman for the Republican governor says Kasich was...