Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In $1.8M Investment Fraud

CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio man accused of defrauding people out of $1.8 million in an investment scheme has pleaded guilty on 14 counts in federal court. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Anthony Davian of Copley pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of securities fraud, two...

Indians Eyeing Longer Playoff Run In ’14

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis didn’t want it to end. He had plenty of company. After the final out ended the club’s magical, turnaround season so jarringly last October, Kipnis, who made his first All-Star team in 2013 and a few of his teammates lingered in the dugout...

Ross Pitches 7 Strong Innings, Rangers Top Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Robbie Ross gave a strong audition in his bid to join the Texas rotation, pitching seven shutout innings that led the Rangers over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 Tuesday. Ross allowed just four hits, striking out eight and walking three. Michael Choice hit his...

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Grows To 69 Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say 52 of the 69 mumps cases now confirmed in a central Ohio outbreak have been linked to Ohio State University. They are urging residents to make sure they have properly received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, known as MMR....

Soo Locks Open, Great Lakes Shipping Season Starts

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes shipping season has begun with the opening of the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the locks started operating for the 2014 season on Tuesday. The locks are part of the St. Marys River system that...

GE Aviation To Build 200-job Indiana Engine Plant

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A report says GE Aviation plans to invest $92 million and create 200 jobs at a jet-engine manufacturing plant in Lafayette. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports ( ) the board of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. discussed the company’s plans...

Pharmacists Urged Not To Assist US Executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several human rights and anti-death penalty groups have asked the American Pharmacists Association to prohibit members from participating in executions, a request that comes as states increasingly turn to pharmacists for lethal injection drugs. The groups,...

Age At Center Of Ohio Teen School Shooting Appeal

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — The age of a teen gunman in a deadly school shooting two years ago in northeastern Ohio is at the center of an appeal over his life sentences. T.J. Lane’s defense attorneys and prosecutors will go before an appeals court Wednesday. They’re...

Ohio State Wrestler Wins NCAA Title, AD Gets $18K

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Athletic director Gene Smith will receive a bonus of more than $18,000 — one week of his base salary — for Ohio State’s Logan Stieber winning the 141-pound weight class at the NCAA wrestling championships. Smith signed a new contract this year that...

Officials Report Progress In Ohio Oil Leak Cleanup

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials cleaning up thousands of gallons of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline into a southwest Ohio nature preserve hope to complete the emergency phase of cleanup in about a week. Federal officials estimate more than 20,000 gallons of oil leaked into the...