Alfredo Simon Added To NL All-Star Team

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds said on Sunday that right-handed pitcher Alfredo Simon had been added to the National League team for Tuesday’s All-Star game. Simon (12-3), who was the first NL pitcher to reach 12 wins is tied with St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright for...

Sheriff: Bus Was Hit By Stolen Car Going Wrong Way

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway had been stolen and was traveling the wrong way. Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa says Phillip Lloyd, who was driving the stolen Ford Mustang, died in the Sunday morning crash on...

Ramirez Out With Stiff Back

CLEVELAND (AP) — White Sox All-Star shortstop Alexei Ramirez is out of Sunday’s lineup due to a stiff back. Ramirez was removed from Saturday’s game in the fourth inning. He said following the game that he expected to play in Tuesday’s All-Star game in...

Pirates Activate Liriano, Option Hague

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano from the 15-day disabled list to start Sunday’s game at Cincinnati. The Pirates optioned infielder Matt Hague to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room on the roster for Liriano....

Ohio Rural Hospitals Face Financial Woes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rural hospitals across Ohio face financial straits worse than their urban counterparts as expenses rise and health-care reimbursements decline. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) a January snapshot by iVantage Health Analytics found hospitals in the...

Michelle Knight Says Fame Comes With Complications

CLEVELAND (AP) — Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro’s house of horrors cuts both ways. There has been some obvious good. The girl who grew up without a toothbrush and spent nearly 11 years in captivity can provide for...

Home Insurance Rates Increased For Ohioans In 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans paid more to insure their homes last year, according to figures recently released from the state’s Department of Insurance. Homeowners’ rates climbed by an average of 7.4 percent last year, while the biggest auto insurers raised rates by...

Old I-90 Bridge In Cleveland Comes Tumbling Down

CLEVELAND (AP) — Clevelanders have said a dramatic goodbye to the old Inner Belt Bridge along Interstate 90. The giant structure that carried traffic over the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) River for 55 years was demolished early Saturday in a cloud of smoke and dust. The Plain...

Akron, Union Make Pitch For New Goodyear Plant

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Local union leaders are working with Akron and surrounding Summit County to persuade Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to build its new $500 million plant in northeast Ohio, where the company was founded. Akron’s mayor sent a letter to Goodyear’s CEO,...

Bus And Car Collide In Indiana; 1 Dead, 18 Hurt

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a Greyhound bus and car collided on a highway near Indiana’s border with Ohio, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others. Wayne County spokesman Jonathan Duke says the accident happened Sunday morning on interstate 70 near...