Buckeyes beat Boilermakers

No. 14 Buckeyes close strong to end No. 3 Boilermakers streak

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop managed to end the nation’s longest winning streak and shook up the Big Ten title race Wednesday night. All it took was one big basket. His putback with 2.8 seconds left...
Ohio State Parks

Fight the winter blues by hiking outdoors

Debra Tobin LOGAN — Feeling the winter doldrums with the gray days and being cooped inside? Exploring outdoors in the Buckeye State is a great way to embrace the winter season! The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering several winter hikes and events in February...
Registered gun laws in Ohio

Supreme Court won’t hear Cleveland gun registry case

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is refusing to hear Cleveland’s appeal of a lower court ruling rejecting the city’s efforts at creating a gun offender registry. Cleveland.com reports the court’s refusal on Wednesday to hear the appeal means most of the...
Ohio Right-to-work laws challenged

Ohio Right-to-work holdouts face new efforts to change labor laws

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Hemmed in by a growing number of states that block mandatory union fees in workplaces, holdout states in the Midwest are facing renewed attempts to enact so-called right-to-work laws. Missouri’s new law will go to a...
Cavs LeBron James, Heat Tyler Johnson

LeBron’s late defense helps Cavs edge Heat without Love

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — A dramatic, disturbing month for the Cavaliers ended with a defensive stop. Go figure. LeBron James scored 24 points and turned away Miami’s James Johnson before he could get off a shot in the final seconds as Cleveland...
Ohio AG on opioid crisis

Ohio AG ‘encouraged’ after start of opioid lawsuit talks

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Wednesday during the start of settlement talks for more than 250 federal lawsuits filed against pharmaceutical companies and distributors over the nation’s opioid epidemic that...
Oscar Gamble Obit

Former Indians outfielder Oscar Gamble dead at 68

Former big league outfielder Oscar Gamble dead at 68 By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons and was famous during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday...
Days are numbered for Indians Chief Wahoo logo

Days are numbered for Indians Chief Wahoo logo, to be gone by 2019

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform next year. The polarizing mascot is coming off the team’s jersey sleeves and caps starting in the 2019 season, a...
Cavs Kevin Love fouled.

James just misses triple-double, Cavs beat Pistons 121-104

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Two-game winning streaks are rarely cause for a celebration. The Cleveland Cavaliers can’t be choosy these days. LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and narrowly missed his second straight triple-double, and Cleveland...
Kevin Love NBA Cleveland Cavaliers

Love back at power forward as chaotic Cavs tweak lineup

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love’s latest move hasn’t made any of the Cavaliers screaming mad. There’s a positive change. Targeted by some teammates during a heated meeting this week, Love is returning to power forward after...