‘Mistake By The Lake’ Seeks Political Redemption

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has suffered some bad public relations over the years and has made headlines for all the wrong reasons — poverty, pollution, foreclosure, bizarre crimes and a fleeing population. Yet, thanks to billions of dollars spent burnishing the city’s image...

Ohio Man Has Knack For Finding Rare Fossils

LOCUST GROVE, Ohio (AP) — During a day of digging along stream banks, Tom Johnson turned up dozens of trilobite pieces. He squatted for hours, quarrying layers of limestone and shale that had formed hundreds of millions of years ago when Adams County — and most of the state, for...

1 Dead In Personal Watercraft Crash On Ohio Lake

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — State authorities are investigating a boating accident involving a personal watercraft that left one woman dead at a state park in southern Ohio. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the accident happened Saturday at Lake White State Park in Pike...

Fugitive Surrender Program Draws Big Crowd In Ohio

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A program to help people with outstanding warrants get their troubles behind them has drawn more than 1,500 people in one northeastern Ohio city. The four-day program in Akron wrapped on Saturday. It doesn’t allow people with warrants to forego their...

Black Bear Spotted Outside Church Near Cincinnati

OAKLEY, Ohio (AP) — The elusive black bear wandering all over suburban Cincinnati this past week has been spotted again, this time outside a church. Residents a police say the young bear was seen outside a church Sunday morning in the suburb of Oakley just east of Cincinnati....

Coroner: Ohio Student Died From Caffeine Overdose

LAGRANGE, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio coroner says a high school senior found dead a week before graduation died from a caffeine overdose. An autopsy found that Logan Stiner had a lethal amount of caffeine in his system when he died at home on May 27. The 18-year-old was a senior...

Ohio Team’s Hot Dog A Tribute To Johnny Football

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A minor league baseball team in Ohio now has a hot dog on its menu in honor of Johnny Football. The Akron RubberDucks say the “Johnny Footlong” is a tribute to new Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. The hot dog is topped with Texas chili,...

Ohio Sheriff: Amish Target In Attacks, Burglaries

MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in northeastern Ohio is looking into a spree of attacks and burglaries against the Amish. The Geauga (jee-AW’-guh) County sheriff says the string of crimes happened nearly a week ago near Middlefield east of Cleveland. Sheriff Dan...

Toledo Weighing Downtown Market Renovations

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo officials are weighing whether to spruce up a downtown market to attract new businesses. The city council in Toledo will decide on spending about $150,000 to fix the Erie Street Market’s roof and its heating and cooling system. Toledo Mayor D....

Giants’ Romo Says He’s Getting Better

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Romo says he’s becoming the same closer who helped San Francisco win a World Series title. Cincinnati’s Brandon Phillips just ruined the party. “I did not hang that slider but it was too good of a pitch,” Romo said after the...