Bus Driver Shooting Probed As Possible Hate Crime

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities said Wednesday that they are investigating whether the shooting of a bus driver who said a book of Bible verses in his pocket helped stop two bullets could have been a hate crime. Bus driver Rickey Wagoner, who is white, told Dayton police that he...

Carl Pavano Retires After 14 Major League Seasons

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. The 38-year-old right-hander didn’t pitch after June 1 in 2012 because of a strained right shoulder. His spleen was removed in January 2013 after he was injured when he fell in the snow...

Reds 8, Indians 3

E_C.Nelson (1), T.Barnhart (1), Y.Gomes (1). DP_Cincinnati 1, Cleveland 3. LOB_Cincinnati 9, Cleveland 3. 2B_Heisey (1), Raburn (1). 3B_D.Lutz (1). HR_Heisey (1). SB_B.Hamilton (1), R.Santiago (1), E.Gonzalez (1). CS_Phillips (1). SF_C.Nelson, Rohlinger. Umpires_Home, Alan...

Ohio Calamity-day Bill Hits Snag; Debate Continues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers are hung up over how many extra calamity days to give Ohio schools this year after hazardous winter weather. The House rejected Senate changes to a bill Wednesday, sending it to a negotiating conference committee after the two chambers failed...

Ohio House Passes New Provisional Ballot Rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has passed a bill setting forth when provisional ballots are counted in the political swing state and what it takes to cast one. Provisional ballots include those cast when voters don’t bring proper ID to the polls or cast them in the...

Calamity-day Bill Clears Ohio Senate After Changes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio senators have unanimously passed a bill to let schools take up to four additional calamity days this year, with teachers reporting on one. But first, districts must use four contingency days. It was unclear how the House, which passed an earlier...

Ohio Gets Some Medicaid Cases From Federal Website

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has started to receive some of the more than 106,000 applications for Medicaid-eligible residents who sought health coverage through the federal insurance marketplace. The first batch of cases, which had been in limbo for months, began arriving on...

Ohio Lawmakers Pull ‘religious Freedom’ Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers in Ohio are withdrawing legislation that mirrors an Arizona “religious freedom” bill that has come under fire for protecting those who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. Republican state Rep. Tim Derickson...

Browns Release LB D’Qwell Jackson

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have released veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, cutting ties with one of their most popular players. Jackson made 96 starts in eight seasons with the Browns, who drafted him in 2006. Jackson was due a $4.1 million roster bonus next month, and...

Blue Jackets Activate Marian Gaborik Off IR List

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Marian Gaborik off injured reserve after he missed the past 22 games, along with the Sochi Olympics, because of a broken collarbone. The Blue Jackets play Thursday night at New Jersey in their first game after...