Shortstop Zack Cozart One Of Reds’ Last Remaining Holdovers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Shortstop Zack Cozart expected to be manning the middle of the Cincinnati Reds’ infield with veteran Brandon Phillips for the sixth straight season. Instead, the second baseman has been traded, and Cozart knows he could be next. The Reds sent Phillips...

FBI: Gang Members Arrested In Phone Thefts From 9 States

CLEVELAND (AP) — Members of a violent Ohio street gang have been charged in federal court for their involvement in the thefts of $500,000 worth of cellphones and electronic devices from stores and shopping malls in nine states outside of Ohio, an FBI spokeswoman said Thursday....

Ohio University Shuts Down After Large Water Main Break

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A large water main break has forced Ohio University to close its Athens campus. The break happened Thursday morning near West State Street in Athens and has left much of the city without water. The Columbus Dispatch reports the university is bringing portable...

Suspect In Fatal Boston-area Bat Attack Caught In Ohio

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man severely beaten in a baseball bat attack near Boston earlier his month has died and a suspect has been apprehended in Ohio. Prosecutors on Thursday say the victim of the Feb. 5 attack in Chelsea, 32-year-old Melvin Cortes, of Everett, died last...

FBI: Gang Members Arrested In Phone Thefts From 9 States

CLEVELAND (AP) — The FBI says agents and Cleveland police officers have arrested three members of the Ohio-based Heartless Felons street gang in connection with the theft of $500,000 in phones and electronic devices from nine states. An FBI spokeswoman in Cleveland says the gang...

Clarification: Postal Vehicles-Corruption Story

DETROIT (AP) — DETROIT (AP) — In a story Oct. 21, 2011, The Associated Press reported that Sarah Fawaz had her sentence reduced in a federal fraud case to a year of home confinement from a sentence of eight months of house arrest and four months in a halfway house. As part of...

Clarification: Postal Vehicles-Corruption Story

DETROIT (AP) — DETROIT (AP) — In a story Oct. 21, 2011, The Associated Press reported that Sarah Fawaz had her sentence reduced in a federal fraud case to a year of home confinement from a sentence of eight months of house arrest and four months in a halfway house. As part of...

Cops: Motive For Anti-Arab Graffiti Was Personal, Not Ethnic

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man told them he spray-painted a swastika and a message cursing Arabs on a Lebanese family’s home because he was angry over a perceived slight, not because of their ethnicity. Twenty-eight-year-old Osama Nazzal, of Toledo, is scheduled...

Museum Official: No Plans To Sell Wright Brothers Artifact

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — The National Aviation Hall of Fame is reassuring a congressman that it has no plans to sell a century-old wooden propeller signed by one of the Wright brothers. The 8 ½ foot spruce propeller from 1915 is the only known airplane...

Nap Time: Rangers, Napoli Finally Reunited For 3rd Stint

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Napoli has rejoined the Texas Rangers for the third time, calling it a great opportunity to be back with his first World Series team. The Rangers re-introduced Napoli on Thursday morning. He got an $8.5 million, one-year contract that includes a club...