Cavaliers Enter An Interesting Offseason

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kyrie Irving was already wearing his jacket and a Louis Vuitton backpack as he conducted his final postgame interview. He seemed in a rush, which was understandable. He wasn’t going to the playoffs. Once Irving finished answering questions,...

Ohio Bans 2 Chemicals Used To Make Synthetic Drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new rule took effect Thursday in Ohio that bans the sale and use of two chemicals drug dealers have used to pass off harmful synthetic drugs as legal substances. The compounds — PB-22 and 5F-PB-22 and their variations — are often sprayed on plant materials...

Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis Ejected At Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Detroit Tigers after striking out in the third inning. Kipnis struck out swinging with the bases loaded for the third out, then appeared to say something to plate umpire Lance...

Ohio Man Gets Prison Time For Grandmother’s Death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 90-year-old grandmother has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. John Spindler of Columbus was sentenced Thursday. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the 41-year-old...

Lowe’s Agrees To Minimize Lead Dust

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Justice Department says Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle violations of federal rules that require contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations. Lowe’s is among the nation’s biggest home-improvement...

Reds Break From Slump, Start Getting Players Back

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds are starting to come around following their worst start in two decades. Closer Aroldis Chapman is throwing off the mound again. Jonathan Broxton is back to pitching the ninth inning. An offense that was among the most wasteful in the majors...

2 Boaters Found Dead In Lake Erie; 2 More Missing

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of two of four missing boaters in western Lake Erie have been recovered off the Ohio shoreline. Officials say they recovered the bodies of two females Thursday. Both were wearing life jackets. The U.S. Coast Guard and other crews...

Ohio Statue Honors Woman’s Historic 1964 Flight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman’s history-making flight has been memorialized with a newly unveiled statue in Columbus. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority and The Columbus Foundation are commemorating the 50th anniversary of Geraldine “Jerrie”...

Ohio Rule Bans Certain Synthetic Drug Chemicals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says a new rule has gone into effect in Ohio that permanently bans two new chemicals abused as illegal synthetic drugs. The rule announced by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and State Pharmacy Board Director Kyle Parker attempts to outlaw the two...

Ohio Enacts Rule Banning Synthetic Drug Chemicals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says a new rule has gone into effect in Ohio that permanently bans two new chemicals abused as illegal synthetic drugs. The rule announced by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and State Pharmacy Board Director Kyle Parker attempts to outlaw...