Outfielder Guyer Agrees To $5M, 2-year Deal With Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Outfielder Brandon Guyer has agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. Guyer gets $2 million this year and $2.75 million in 2018, and Cleveland has a $3 million option for 2019 with a $250,000 buyout. Guyer was acquired from Tampa Bay...

Officials: Flu Widespread In Ohio; Hundreds Hospitalized

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials say influenza-like illness has become widespread around the state for the first time this flu season. The Department of Health says Ohio had 287 new hospitalizations associated with the flu during the first week of January. That’s...

Killers’ Lawyers Seek More Info On Ohio’s Lethal Drug Supply

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for condemned inmates are trying to learn more about Ohio’s supply of execution drugs at a time the state prisons agency is reluctant to give out that information. At issue is whether Ohio has enough drugs for a handful of executions or a...

Outfielder Guyer Signs 2-year Deal With Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Outfielder Brandon Guyer has signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. The deal includes a club option for 2019. Guyer was acquired from Tampa Bay in a trade on Aug. 1 and he provided offensive punch and defensive depth down the stretch as the...

Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania Cooperate On Automated Vehicles

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State government, universities and researchers in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania are teaming up on efforts to develop connected and automated vehicles. The Michigan Department of Transportation says Wednesday the “Smart Belt Coalition” includes...

Ohio EPA: Company Must Remove Demolition Debris At Dump Site

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a company to remove acres of construction and demolition debris from a residential neighborhood in East Cleveland. A spokeswoman tells The Plain Dealer ( ) that the Ohio EPA followed up on residents’...

Contract Approved After Strike By Dayton Bus System Drivers

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority and the union representing its drivers and mechanics have approved a new contract after a four-day public transportation strike in the southwest Ohio city last week. The transit authority’s trustees signed...

Off-duty Ohio Police Officer Shoots Would-be Burglar At Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say an off-duty Columbus police sergeant shot and wounded an intruder who tried to break into his central Ohio home and woke him with the sound of shattering glass. Authorities say the would-be burglar escaped out a window and drove away after...

Slain Police Officer Remembered In Central Ohio 1 Year Later

DANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who was fatally shot is being remembered by his central Ohio village one year later. Officer Thomas Cottrell was found behind Danville’s municipal building last January after a woman warned police that her ex-boyfriend was...

University Of Cincinnati To Renovate Gehry-designed Building

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati has announced plans to renovate the uniquely-designed building that houses the western Ohio school’s Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) the university’s Dec. 20 filing with...