Lincoln Locomotive Replica Won’t Visit Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A full-size replica of a steam locomotive that pulled Abraham Lincoln’s funeral car won’t stop at the Ohio Statehouse as scheduled next week. The Leviathan 63 engine is part of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train project that will re-enact the...

Alfredo Simon Leads Reds Over Reeling Cubs 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field. Making his third start, Simon (2-1) allowed an unearned run in six-plus innings and sent the Cubs to their...

Giambi Set To Return To Indians On Monday

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi will be activated from the disabled list on Monday after recovering from a fractured rib. The 43-year-old recently was at Double-A Akron for a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment. Giambi said he’s ready to...

Reds 4, Cubs 1

E_Frazier (3), Bonifacio (2), Castillo (1). LOB_Cincinnati 9, Chicago 8. 2B_B.Hamilton (2), Bruce (2), Castillo (2). SB_B.Hamilton (5), Votto (1), Frazier (2), Mesoraco (1), N.Soto (1). S_B.Hamilton. Simon pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. WP_Samardzija, Grimm. Umpires_Home, Doug...

Gee’s Move To WVU Could Save Ohio State Millions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University expects to save millions of dollars because former president Gordon Gee is giving up part of his retirement package as he becomes president of West Virginia University. Gee stepped down at Ohio State last year and agreed to a deal worth...

Reds’ Phillips Leaves Game Because Of Back Spasms

CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips left Friday’s game against the Chicago Cubs because of back spasms. Phillips appeared to get hurt swinging and missing during in the first inning. After a visit from manager Bryan Price and a trainer, Phillips...

Penguins Wary Of Blue Jackets After Game 1 Escape

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets hope the return of forward R.J. Umberger will help them draw even with the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday night. Umberger missed Pittsburgh’s 4-3 win in the series opener with an...

Reds’ Chapman Cleared To Throw Batting Practice

CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice for the first time since he was hit in the face by a line drive during an exhibition game on March 10. Chapman sustained fractures of his nose and and a bone above his left eye when...

Northwest Ohio Mom Convicted In Infant Son’s Death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Toledo woman has been convicted of killing her 6-month-old son, who died two days after his skull was broken. Jurors on Friday found 26-year-old Amanda Bacon guilty of murder and child endangering. She was cleared of an aggravated murder charge. Bacon...

Officials Resume Search For 2 Missing In Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have resumed the search for two missing men in western Lake Erie, a day after finding the bodies of a woman and a teenage girl off the Ohio shoreline. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims as 33-year-old Amy Santus of...