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...

American Hockey League

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Toronto 3, Binghamton 2 Texas at Lake Erie, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Utica, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Grand Rapids at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Rochester at Iowa, 8:05 p.m. Binghamton at St....

Ohio Senate Puts Own Mark On Calamity-day Measure

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate is expected to consider a proposal to let schools take up to four additional calamity days this year, if they first use their five contingency days. A Senate panel amended the bill Wednesday to require districts to first use the contingency...

Former Ohio School Worker Pleads Guilty To Theft

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former school worker has pleaded guilty to stealing computer equipment in a case that arose from an investigation into an eastern Ohio rape. Twenty-year-old Hannah Rhinaman of Mingo Junction pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and grand theft...

Blue Jackets Upbeat As They Return From Olympics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky says he’s over the disappointment of Russia’s Olympic failure in hockey. Now he’s committed to getting the Columbus Blue Jackets into the playoffs. The Blue Jackets will return Thursday night at New Jersey in...

Finalists Announced In Ohio APME Newspaper Contest

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — DIVISION I, Newspapers with daily circulation up to 7,900 Best Headline Writer: Chad Williamson, Marysville Journal-Tribune; Joel Sensenig, The (Fostoria) Review Times; Lora Abernathy, Wilmington News Journal. Best Business Writer: Lance Cranmer, Washington...

Ohio Justices Hear Local Drilling Rules Dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supreme Court justices in Ohio have vigorously challenged attorneys over the power of state-level oil and gas drilling regulations to supersede local zoning laws. Their questioning came during arguments Wednesday in a case brought by the Akron suburb of...