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Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Debated By Ohio Groups

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich’s plan to increase the tobacco tax to help fund a state income-tax cut is getting mixed reviews. Retailers and grocers say the move will hurt their profits and cost jobs, while health groups believe the hike will help curb tobacco use....

New SIU President Has Refund Clause In Contract

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The incoming president at Southern Illinois University will have the pay $250,000 if he leaves his new post within three and a half years. That’s according to a report ( ) by The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan. The newspaper says there’s a...

Browns Agree To Terms With CB Trufant

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Isaiah Trufant, who has connections to new Cleveland coach Mike Pettine. Trufant’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, announced his client’s agreement Wednesday on Twitter. Terms of the deal were not...

APNewsBreak: 18 Coal Permits Lapsed At Ohio EPA

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eighteen coal facilities in Ohio are operating with expired pollution-discharge permits under an agency where allegations of coal-industry influence arose during a personnel flap last year. An Associated Press review of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency...

American Hockey League

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Portland at St. John’s, 6 p.m. Binghamton at Rochester, ppd., Inclement weather Iowa at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Texas, 8:30 p.m. Grand Rapids at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Portland at St....

Police: Ohio Man, Mistress Charged In Wife Slaying

MARION, Ohio (AP) — A man killed his 41-year-old wife with a knife, then hid her body in the basement of their home and cleaned up the scene with help from his 19-year-old mistress, police said as the pair was charged. David Shockey, 37, of Marion, was charged Tuesday with...

Ohio Groups Weigh In On Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio business coalition is blasting Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) proposal to raise taxes on tobacco products to help pay for an income-tax cut. Under the plan, per-pack cigarette taxes would jump by 60 cents over two years to $1.85. Other...

Ohio Court Rules Against Life For Juvenile

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a trial court must reconsider the sentence of life without the possibility of parole for a juvenile convicted of aggravated murder. The court made the ruling Wednesday in overturning the sentence of Eric Long, who along...

Major League Soccer

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Colorado at New York, 4 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Toronto FC at Seattle FC, 4:30 p.m. Montreal at Houston, 8:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Chicago...

5 Ohio Cities Make List Of Top 20 Most Affordable

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Five Ohio cities have landed in the top 20 of a survey of the most-affordable places to live in the U.S. With a median price of $100,000 for a home, Dayton has been ranked the fourth most affordable major city in the nation in an index of housing affordability...