Pittsburgh Steelers GM: Ryan Shazier won’t play in 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes, will not play in 2018 due to spinal injury INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Colbert confirmed what most unfortunately expected: Ryan Shazier won’t be returning for the 2018 season. The...

Drug distributors push back on proposed Ohio rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio – By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS (AP) — Companies that distribute drugs are pushing back on stricter regulation in Ohio, protesting what they call a patchwork approach that could lead to confusion and uncertainty, records show. The state pharmacy board should wait...
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Painkiller Prescriptions fall in Ohio, overdose deaths at epidemic highs

Number of painkiller prescriptions continues to fall in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says the number of painkiller prescriptions continues to fall as Ohio battles a deadly addictions epidemic. Data released Monday by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy show 568 million painkiller...
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Katie Couric spoke about sexist attitudes, Thursday at Procter & Gamble’s Cincinnati headquarters

CINCINNATI (AP) — Veteran TV journalist Katie Couric says she has faced sexist attitudes in her career, such as demeaning descriptions and “gross comments.” Couric spoke Thursday at consumer products maker Procter & Gamble’s Cincinnati headquarters in a...
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Browns on the clock: GM Dorsey taking calls for No. 1 draft pick

Browns GM John Dorsey willing to take calls about No. 1 pick INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Dorsey might make a deal for the top pick in this year’s NFL draft — if the price is the right. At the league’s scouting combine on Thursday, the Cleveland Browns general manager...
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Cavaliers ban fan who shouted racial taunts at Spurs’ Mills

Cavaliers ban fan who aimed racial taunts at Spurs’ Mills INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – By Tom Withers,  AP Sports Writer (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have indefinitely banned a fan from their arena for making racial taunts at San Antonio’s Patty Mills. Security...
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Groups fear Ohio River water pollution standards at risk

Groups fear proposal may weaken Ohio River water protections By JOHN SEEWER , Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A commission that watches over the Ohio River’s health across six states may give up setting pollution standards for the waterway, raising concerns it would...
Findlay Mural in public building

Video: Findlay Mayor on national TV, expresses support for inspirational mural

AN ACTIVIST ORGANIZATION is objecting to a mural on the third floor of the Findlay Municipal Building, because of its biblical reference. The mural includes the phrase, “Under His wings shall you find refuge — Psalms 91. Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik was on Fox & Friends TV...
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Ohio State trooper faces federal drug dealing charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press The State Highway Patrol says it has placed an Ohio trooper charged with drug dealing on unpaid leave. Patrol spokesman Lt. Robert Sellers says the agency does not tolerate inappropriate conduct and considers public...

LeBron flattered by Philly fanatics before free agency

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio By TOM WITHERS , AP Sports Writer (AP) — LeBron James is flattered Philadelphia fans are fawning for him. Three billboards urging James to sign with the 76ers this summer as a free agent appeared outside Cleveland on Monday. The signs were inspired by the...