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Ex-Smithfield Mayor Sentenced For Insurance Fraud, Theft

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The former mayor of an eastern Ohio village has been sentenced to seven months in corrections facilities after being convicted of charges including insurance fraud and theft in office. Ex-Smithfield Mayor Patricia Freeland was reprimanded at her...

The Latest: Senate Passes Bill To Expand Concealed-carry Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on bills moving through the Legislature in its final 2016 sessions (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The Republican-controlled Ohio Senate has passed a bill that would expand the state’s concealed-weapons law. The Senate late Wednesday night...

White Leads Colorado To 68-66 Win Over No. 13 Xavier

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Derrick White scored 23 points and had a crucial block with 13 seconds remaining to help Colorado hold off No. 13 Xavier 68-66 on Wednesday night. Xavier Johnson added for 18 points for the Buffaloes (7-2), who have posted consecutive wins over ranked teams...

Loyola-Chicago Beats Wright St. For Sixth Straight Home Win

CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Custer scored 19 points and had five assists to lead Loyola-Chicago to its third straight win, 77-64 over Wright State on Wednesday night. Milton Doyle added 14 points and five assists, and Ben Richardson had 13 points for Loyola-Chicago (8-2), which is 6-0...

James Scores 25 As Cavaliers Crush Knicks 126-94

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love also surpassed 20, and the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the New York Knicks 126-94 on Wednesday night. James had nothing to say Wednesday morning about Knicks President Phil Jackson and not much more about...

Cavaliers-Knicks, Box

James 7-10 10-14 25, Love 6-16 5-5 21, Thompson 0-5 3-4 3, Irving 9-17 6-6 28, Liggins 2-2 0-0 6, Jefferson 2-5 0-0 5, Frye 2-4 0-0 6, Andersen 1-1 0-0 2, Felder 2-6 0-0 4, Dunleavy 1-3 0-0 3, Shumpert 4-8 2-2 14, Jones 3-3 0-0 9. Totals 39-80 26-31 126. Anthony 4-9 0-0 8,...

Mitchell Fastest To 2,000 As No. 12 Ohio State Women Roll

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 23 points, becoming the fastest player in NCAA women’s basketball history to reach 2,000 points, and No. 12 Ohio State cruised to a 108-73 win over Southern on Wednesday night. Mitchell, who has played in 78 games, reached the...

Akron Beats Coppin State 87-63 For 22nd Straight Home Win

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jimond Ivey had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists, Josh Williams hit four 3-pointers and scored 15 points, and Akron beat Coppin State 87-63 on Wednesday night. Akron won its 22nd straight game at Rhodes Arena to move within four of tying the arena...

Toledo Sends Detroit Mercy To Eighth Straight Loss

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Jonathan Williams scored a career-high 29 points and Toledo seized control in the final two-plus minutes to beat the University of Detroit Mercy 73-65 on Wednesday night. Toledo led just 65-63 with 2:11 to play, but the Rockets scored the game’s next...

Wednesday’s Scores

Akr. Coventry 41, Mogadore Field 37 Akr. Hoban 76, Youngs. Ursuline 69 Austintown Fitch 65, Struthers 55 Beachwood 62, Wickliffe 39 Berea-Midpark 57, Westlake 48 Berlin Hiland 100, Newcomerstown 10 Can. McKinley 82, Akr. SVSM 60 Chillicothe 44, Greenfield McClain 38 Cortland...