Better Business Bureau In Ohio Warns Of Powerball Scams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Better Business Bureau warns that $1.5 billion Powerball drawing may result in scams against consumers. The central Ohio bureau expects scammers to take advantage of Wednesday’s drawing for the largest lottery prize in U.S. history to trick people...

Ohio Ambulance Company Owner Pleads Guilty To Fraud

CINCINNATI (AP) — An ambulance company owner accused of submitting more than $1.4 million in fraudulent bills to Medicare and Medicaid has pleaded guilty in Ohio to health care fraud and money laundering charges. The federal prosecutor’s office says 42-year-old Terry...

City Rejects Proposal Banning Pit Bulls Months After Mauling

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Cleveland city has rejected a proposal banning pit bulls six months after a 71-year-old city woman was mauled to death. A medical examiner said Annie Williams died from bite wounds and crushing injuries to her neck, throat and body. She was...

Ohio’s Elections Chief To Discuss His Priorities For 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief plans to discuss his priorities for the year as the closely watched battleground state prepares for another presidential election. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) was to deliver remarks Wednesday...

Reward Raised To $25,000 In Probe Of Ohio Firefighter Death

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in the southwest Ohio city where a firefighter died last month say the reward has been raised to $25,000 for information that helps solve the case. Investigators concluded that the Dec. 28 fire was arson, and are probing the death of 28-year-old...

Police: Man Who Sent Selfie To Replace Mugshot Is Arrested

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A man Ohio police say sent them a selfie because he didn’t like the mugshot they were using has been arrested in the Florida panhandle. Lima (LY’-muh), Ohio, police say Donald “Chip” Pugh was arrested Tuesday in Century, Florida, and is...

Ch-ch-cheers! Finger Lakes Ice Wine Harvest Late This Winter

BRANCHPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Winter finally came down hard on New York’s Finger Lakes this month with single-digit temperatures at dawn and fresh snow blowing over the rolling vineyards. The wait was over for an ice wine harvest. Thick-gloved workers briskly picked frozen...

Year After Arrest, No Ohio Trial Set In Capitol Plot Case

CINCINNATI (AP) — There’s no trial date yet or even certainty that there will be a trial for a young suburban Cincinnati man arrested a year ago by the FBI on charges he was plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol. The federal judge and attorneys in the case are awaiting the...

LeBron Has 27, Cavs Win 8th In Row, 110-107 Over Mavs In OT

DALLAS (AP) — LeBron James had 27 points and the go-ahead layup in overtime, Kyrie Irving added 22 points and some big 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 110-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night....

Dayton Uses Big Run To Beat Dayton 80-74

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dyshawn Pierre had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Kyle Davis scored eight points during a pivotal second-half run as Dayton defeated Davidson 80-74 on Tuesday night. Dayton (13-3, 3-1 Atlantic 10) trailed 46-45 when the Flyers went on a 19-1 spree that included...