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Governor Helps Kick Off 161st Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The annual Ohio State Fair has kicked off in Columbus. The new attractions this year include a bear show, a gymnastics and dance performance on horseback, and foods such as the sloppy donut, banana dog, chicken dog and funnel cake sundae. Ohio Gov. John...

Reynolds Homers Twice, Brewers Top Reds 5-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mark Reynolds homered twice to help the Milwaukee Brewers swept the three-game series from the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday. Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2-3 strong innings to hand the Reds their sixth straight loss since the All-Star break. Lohse (11-4)...

Man Found Dead May Have Fallen Down Garbage Chute

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police official says a man found dead at a Lorain County landfill may have fallen down a five- or six-story garbage chute at Progressive Field in Cleveland and landed in a large waste container. Twenty-two-year-old Cory Barron of Fremont in northwest...

Brewers 5, Reds 1

E_Frazier (10), Ar.Ramirez (7). DP_Cincinnati 2, Milwaukee 1. LOB_Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 6. 2B_Lutz (3), R.Weeks (10). 3B_C.Gomez (4). HR_Mar.Reynolds 2 (16). SB_B.Hamilton (40). S_Leake. SF_B.Hamilton. Umpires_Home, Chris Segal; First, Tony Randazzo; Second, David Rackley;...

Fill-in Swarzak Pitches Twins Past Indians 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Danny Santana scored after two of his three hits for the Twins, and five relievers totaled six strikeouts over...

Cleveland’s Last Backlogged Rape Kits To Be Tested

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police have eliminated a backlog of untested sexual assault evidence and sent the last of nearly 4,000 rape kits to a state crime lab, though it could take another year before the testing is complete. More than half those kits have been tested for DNA...

Ohio Veteran Cited For Ducks Hopes For Law Change

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard. Darin Welker, who served in the Army National Guard, was...

Hall Of Famer Jim Brown Sues Over ’64 Title Ring

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer. The 78-year-old Los Angeles resident filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Manhattan federal court against Lelands.com and Lelands...

Arizona High Court Allows Execution To Proceed

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The highest courts in Arizona and the nation have cleared the way for the state to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday, following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs. Joseph...

Bowling Green Picked To Win MAC

DETROIT (AP) — Defending champion Bowling Green is the favorite to win this season’s Mid-American Conference title. A poll of media members who cover the conference picked the Falcons to finish ahead of Akron in the East Division and defeat projected West champ Toledo in...