Authorities, Schools On Alert As Cincinnati Awaits Verdict

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities were on alert and school officials took precautions Thursday as jurors deliberated a second day in the Ohio murder trial of a white former police officer who said he feared for his life before fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic...

No. 6 Ohio State Seeks Another Lopsided Win Against Maryland

No. 6 Ohio State (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten, No. 5 CFP) at Maryland (5-4, 2-4), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Line: Ohio State by 29. Series Record: Ohio State leads 2-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE The Buckeyes look to remain in striking distance of first-place Michigan in the Big Ten East, and more...

Ohio Democrats List Renewable Energy Standards As A Priority

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Minority Democrats in the state Legislature say removing the freeze on Ohio’s renewable energy mandates is among their priorities as this year’s session winds down. The standards took effect in 2008 and say electricity utilities must meet annual...

Spartans’ Fall Could Be Big Ten’s Biggest Since ’34 Michigan

The fall of Michigan State could end up being the most dramatic in Big Ten football since the Gerald Ford-led Michigan Wolverines went from first to worst 82 years ago. The Spartans won the conference championship last season for the second time in three years and appeared in the...

Algal Blooms Lead To ‘impaired’ Designation For Lake Erie

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan is designating its section of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of damage to fish and other wildlife caused by harmful algal blooms. Department of Environmental Quality Director Heidi Grether tells The Associated Press...

Harbaugh Wants To Create Better Memory On This Visit To Iowa

Some things to watch in the Big Ten in Week 11: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 2 Michigan at Iowa. The last time Michigan went to Iowa City as the No. 2-ranked team, in 1985, Jim Harbaugh was the quarterback and the then-No. 1 Hawkeyes dashed the Wolverines’ national championship...

Coroner IDs Man Fatally Shot By Police After NE Ohio Robbery

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — A coroner’s investigator has identified a driver who was fatally shot by a police officer after running over the officer’s foot and dragging another officer in Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO’-luh), in northeast Ohio. The investigator says...

Giants Look For Fourth In Row, Face Rested Bengals After Bye

CINCINNATI (3-4-1) at NEW YORK GIANTS (5-3) Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE — Giants by 2½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cincinnati 2-5-1, New York 3-3-2 SERIES RECORD — Bengals lead 6-3 LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Giants 31-13, Nov. 11, 2012 LAST WEEK — Bengals had bye, tied...

Trump Names GOP Maverick Ken Blackwell A Transition Leader

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Republican selected by president-elect Donald Trump to lead his domestic transition is an outspoken conservative with a history as a party maverick. Ken Blackwell prevailed in an intra-party feud in 2006 to become Ohio’s first black nominee...

Jury Deliberations Resume In Ohio Police Shooting Trial

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jurors resumed deliberations Thursday in the murder trial of a white former police officer who said he feared for his life before fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate in Ohio. Hamilton County Judge Megan...