Gay Marriage Obstacles Fall In Conservative States

Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Here’s a rundown of the most recent developments: ___ IDAHO, NORTH CAROLINA LEGAL OBSTACLES...

Cliffs To Transport Iron Ore Pellets By Truck

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. says a rail logjam is forcing the company to immediately begin using trucks to transport iron ore pellets from Hibbing Taconite to the Duluth port. In a statement Friday, the Cleveland-based mining company said the move is a way...

Northeast Ohio Ex-police Chief Charged With Fraud

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a former police chief has been charged with defrauding a northeast Ohio village out of $80,000. Fifty-seven-year-old Gerald Smith, Jr. was charged in federal court Friday with single counts of mail fraud and destruction, alteration or...

Browns’ Manziel Says NCAA Should Change Rules

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel built his brand and bolstered Texas A&M’s by producing magical moments on the field and winning. He made the school money and feels college athletes should be getting paid. On Friday, the Browns rookie quarterback and former Heisman...

High Court Action On Voting Aims To Avoid Chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — In seemingly contradictory voting-rights actions just a month before November’s elections, the Supreme Court has allowed new Republican-inspired restrictions to remain in force in North Carolina and Ohio while blocking Wisconsin’s voter...

Homecoming For Tuberville, Cincinnati Visits Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Tuberville was a Miami assistant in the glory days of Hurricanes football, and is still revered by a good segment of the program’s fans. He’ll be on the enemy side Saturday. Tuberville will coach against Miami for the first time when...

Cleveland To Equip Police With Body Cameras

CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland plans to spend $1.6 million to equip 1,000 of its front-line police officers with body cameras that will record interactions between the officers and the public. Studies have shown the cameras can cut the number of complaints filed against...

Ohio Officials Say Mumps Outbreak Appears To End

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say the central Ohio mumps outbreak that resulted in nearly 500 cases of the contagious viral illness has ended. Columbus health officials say they’ve logged 484 mumps cases this year in central Ohio. That’s 46 more than the...

Manziel Says NCAA Should Change Rules

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel says the NCAA should change its rules to allow college athletes to capitalize on their likeness. Manziel said Friday he could relate to the situation involving Georgia running back Todd Gurley, who has been suspended...

60 People Indicted In Ohio Gun Investigation

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a summer-long crackdown in northeast Ohio into the illegal gun trade and firearm ownership has led to criminal charges against 60 people. Federal and state law enforcement agencies used undercover operations, tracing of firearm and ballistic...