Ohio Sees Record High Heroin Overdose Deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and a public health crisis. The state says 680 people...

ECHL Playoff Glance

Thursday, April 17: Cincinnati at Orlando, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20: Cincinnati at Orlando, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23: Orlando at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Friday, April 25: Orlando at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. x-Saturday, April 26: Orlando at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 29:...

Condemned Ohio Man Seeks Mercy, Points To 2nd Man

CLEVELAND (AP) — Defense attorneys say a man sentenced to death for a Cleveland produce vendor’s 1983 slaying should be granted clemency in part because a second defendant repeatedly admitted being the shooter. A clemency application filed Thursday for 54-year-old Arthur...

Woman, Teenager Found Dead In Lake Erie; 2 Missing

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing and sent pictures to relatives. Searchers found a partially submerged boat on a reef near the Davis-Besse nuclear...

Tigers Hold On For 7-5 Win Over Indians

DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run...

Lowe’s Agrees To Minimize Lead Dust, Pay Fine

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced...

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...