Man Dies After Crash At Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Rusty Wallace’s racing organization is trying to determine what caused the death of an Indiana man at a fan driving event bearing the former NASCAR driver’s name. Stephen Cox of Decatur, Indiana, died Sunday at the University of Cincinnati Medical...

CMU Running Back Makes Plea Deal In Purse Theft

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan running back Thomas Rawls has made a plea deal over accusations that he stole a woman’s purse at a casino and used her credit cards. The 21-year-old Flint resident was charged this month with felonies of larceny and credit card...

Indians’ Carrasco Sorry For Criticizing Defense

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco has apologized for criticizing his defense following a tough loss to Kansas City. After he gave up two runs in Monday night’s 2-0 loss, Carrasco said the Indians should have made two defensive plays behind him. First baseman...

Drama In South Range Game Came Before The Kickoff

The South Range-Lisbon Anderson game wasn’t nearly as dramatic as what happened before it even began. The schools arranged for both bands to perform the National Anthem prior to the kickoff so that South Range lineman Travis Bernard and his sister, Taylor, a band member,...

Prison Records: 2 Of 3 Escaped Inmates Shared Cell

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Records show that the two inmates who escaped from an Ohio prison along with a convicted school shooter were cell mates. The records also show that inmates Lindsey Bruce and Clifford Opperud were frequently disciplined for violating prison rules. The prison...

Suspect In Ohio Slaying Killed By Police

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police officers in northeast Ohio have shot and killed a suspect in the slaying of a man in a nearby city. Police in Mansfield say officers killed 39-year-old Shane Lambert of Norwalk around 3 a.m. Monday inside a vacant home. Lambert was a suspect in the...

Ohio Deputy Suspended After DUI Charge

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A veteran sheriff’s deputy in southwest Ohio has been suspended for six weeks after he was charged with driving while intoxicated. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says 52-year-old Rob Reiff (REYEF) was charged after Hamilton police responded Sunday...

Ohio Man Charged In Slaying Waives Extradition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man accused of killing a West Virginia teenager will return to Ohio to face a murder charge. Media outlets report that 36-year-old Ernest Roach of Racine, Ohio, waived extradition during a hearing Tuesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court in West...

‘Pay 2 Play’ Documentary Features Scenes From Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio plays a leading role in a new film on the powerful influence of corporations on American politics. “Pay 2 Play” is an 89-minute documentary directed by John Wellington Ennis. It opens with references to the bellwether state’s 2006...

Court Hears Dispute On Charter School Equipment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has heard a case brought by charter schools contending they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property. At issue before the court Tuesday were arguments by...