Ohio House Fire Kills Teen, Mom, Grandma; Dad Hospitalized

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a house fire in central Ohio killed a 16-year-old girl, her mother and her grandmother, and the teen’s father was hospitalized in serious condition. Firefighters were called to the home on the west side of Columbus early Friday morning....

Zoo Plan For Baby Hippo: More Independence, Nix Naps In Laps

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers’ laps are dwindling. She was born at the zoo in January and weighed just 29...

3rd Ohio Ex-inmate Freed After 20 Years Sues Prosecutors

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man who spent 20 years in prison before his murder conviction was overturned is suing prosecutors and East Cleveland detectives. Cleveland.com ( ) reports the federal lawsuit seeking unspecified damages for 39-year-old Eugene Johnson is separate from one...

Police: Man Stabbed Roommate, Fled From Police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Columbus have arrested a 22-year-old man who they say stabbed his roommate. Police say the suspect stabbed the 19-year-old woman in a house near Ohio State University around 2 p.m. Thursday. Investigators say the altercation started when the...

Ohio School-funding Suit Leaves Mark After 20 Years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twenty years after the first decision in Ohio’s landmark school-funding lawsuit, hundreds of new school buildings dot the landscape and the notion of what constitutes an adequate education is regularly debated in U.S. state capitals. Experts say those...

Xavier Knocks Off Arizona 73-71 In West Region

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region on Thursday night. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18...

Ohio To Release Latest State Unemployment Data

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are expected to update Ohio’s unemployment rate and other jobs data. The report to be released Friday from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will show the unemployment rate for February. It also will show job gains and...

‘Hidden Figures’ Author Shetterly Receives Literary Prize

CLEVELAND (AP) — An author whose book was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie “Hidden Figures” has won an award for writing literature that promotes diversity and confronts racism. Margot Lee Shetterly’s book and the namesake movie are about the...

Flyers-Wild Sums

First Period_1, Minnesota, Parise 17 (Olofsson, Staal), 2:07. 2, Philadelphia, Couturier 12 (Weise, Schenn), 17:59. Penalties_None. Second Period_3, Philadelphia, Read 10, 0:21. Penalties_Gudas, PHI, (holding), 11:32. Third Period_4, Philadelphia, Voracek 18 (Simmonds), 19:15....

Wellington Downs Lima Perry 68-47 In Division IV Semifinal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Solomon Pierre-Louis scored 16 points and Columbus Wellington quelled a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Lima Perry 68-47 in a boys Division IV semifinal. It happened Thursday at Value City Arena. The Jaguars play for their first title against Cleveland...