DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in the Midwest and New England (all times local):
A 25-year-old snowplow driver for the Kansas Department of Transportation is dead after the truck he was driving on U.S. Highway 69 rolled over.
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker scored 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Kent State used a 50-point second half to beat Northern Illinois 78-68 on Saturday.
Antonio Williams scored 13 points with five assists for the Golden Flashes (14-4, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) and Akiean ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jarron Cumberland and Justin Jenifer combined to score 35 points and Cincinnati used two technical foul calls to pull away down the stretch and beat Wichita State 66-55 on Saturday.
Cincinnati had its largest lead of the game at 51-46 when Erik Stevenson and Wichita ...
DETROIT (AP) — A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a Chicago runway left slick by a winter storm that moved across parts of the Midwest toward New England and the northeastern United States.
No injuries were reported on the United Airlines flight at O’Hare International ...
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Dylan Frye had 14 points, with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds and five assists, Justin Turner added 13 points and Bowling Green beat Western Michigan 79-48 on Saturday for its ninth straight victory.
BGSU (13-5, 5-0 Mid-American Conference) is off to its best ...
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager hoping to become a book editor someday has earned perfect scores on both the ACT and SAT college entrance exams.
The Canton Repository reports ...
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds and Northern Kentucky beat Youngstown State 82-74 on Saturday.
The Norse (16-4, 6-1 Horizon League) entered the game in a first-place tie with Detroit Mercy in league play. NKU now has won ...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Loudon Love scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Wright State pulled away early to beat Cleveland State 89-66 on Saturday for the Vikings’ eighth straight loss.
Bill Wampler scored 21 points and made a career-high 11 of 12 free throws and Cole Gentry had 14 ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Renewed attempts in Indiana to increase the taxes paid by cigarette smokers and legalize at least some marijuana use face cloudy futures with state lawmakers.
Anti-smoking groups and business leaders are pushing to triple the state’s cigarette tax to nearly $3 a pack, ...
CLEVELAND (AP) — A national nonprofit group and local partners say graduates of the Cleveland public school system will be eligible for college scholarships.
School and community leaders and Say Yes to Education founder George Weiss announced the selection of the Cleveland Municipal School ...
Police: Boy, 15, stabbed to death by half brother, 13.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old boy has been stabbed to death by his 13-year-old half brother during a fight in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus.
Columbus police say the stabbing occurred Friday afternoon at a condominium complex and the 15-year-old, who hasn’t been ...
Report: More than 6,000 votes uncounted in Ohio county
TROY, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that more than 6,000 votes went uncounted during the November election in a central Ohio county.
Ohio SNAP recipients get funds early during federal shutdown
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program help do not have to use all of their benefits by the end of this month after receiving their February benefits early as the nation grapples with a partial federal government ...
Ohio film commissions seeking bigger production incentives
CLEVELAND (AP) — The film commissions of Cleveland and Cincinnati are asking Ohio to increase the annual amount of tax incentives to draw more film productions to the state.
Ivan Schwarz, head of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, and Kristen Schlotman, leader of Film Cincinnati, said ...
Ohio Health Department investigates doctor for deaths
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Department of Health is investigating a doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl for 27 gravely ill patients who died at an Ohio hospital system.
The Columbus Dispatch
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s resurgent ability to take over a game on defense is once again turning the Jazz into a difficult matchup for NBA teams.
It showed in a 115-99 victory over Cleveland on Friday night.
The Cavaliers hung around for barely a quarter before the Jazz imposed ...
Iowa to launch new system to help truck drivers find parking
WALCOTT, Iowa (AP) — Truck drivers crossing Iowa’s interstates will soon be able to find a parking spot for their big rigs.
Known as Trucks Park Here, a high-tech system by the Iowa Department of Transportation will gather real-time data collected at dozens of state-run rest areas and ...
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Midway through the second half against Xavier, Villanova’s Phil Booth launched a 3-pointer that bounced high off the rim before dropping through the net.
Things are just falling the right way for Booth and the Wildcats right now.
Booth scored 22 points, Collin ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Carey Price was terrific for the Montreal Canadiens on a night his team was outplayed for much of the game and outshot by the Columbus Blue Jackets. That’s how it happens sometimes when things are going right.
Price stopped 34 shots as the Canadiens won their fourth ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller are among five finalists for the NFL Players Association’s Alan Page Community Award.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, New York Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum and Los ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Maryland’s depth and shooting touch were too much for Ohio State.
Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 20 points, and the 19th-ranked Terrapins won their seventh straight game, 75-61 over the skidding Buckeyes on Friday night.
Bruno Fernando added 13 points on 5-of-6 ...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Luke Knapke scored all 16 of his points in the first half and Toledo cruised after the break for a 75-52 win over Ohio on Friday night.
The Rockets (15-3, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) scored the opening basket eight seconds in and led the entire way. Toledo jumped to a ...
Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England
CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow.
The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings from the ...
New Browns coach Kitchens adds assistants, ’Bama coordinator
CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens added seven assistants to his staff, including Tosh Lupoi, Alabama’s defensive coordinator last season.
Lupoi will coach Cleveland’s defensive line. He spent five seasons working under Nick Saban with the Crimson Tide, who were recently ...
Reds, Braves minor leaguers suspended for drug violations
NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati outfielder Nate Scantlin has been suspended for 50 games and Atlanta pitcher Carlos Caminero for 25 games under baseball’s minor league drug program.
Scantlin was disciplined following a second positive test for a drug of abuse, the commissioner’s office said ...
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about the death of poet Mary Oliver, The Associated Press erroneously quoted one word in her poem, “When Death Comes.” The last line should read “this world,” not “the world.”
A corrected version of the story is below:
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet ...
Ohio board rejects condemned man’s request for mercy
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board on Friday rejected a clemency request by a condemned man who says he’s innocent of the fatal shooting of a volunteer addiction counselor and is asking that his life be spared.
Warren Keith Henness, who goes by his middle name, was convicted of ...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a woman walking her dog in a city park on the west side of Cleveland has died after being shot in the head.
The woman has been identified as 58-year-old Sheila Wallace, an employee at the Cleveland Clinic. Her body was found near the back of the park Thursday ...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm moving across the Midwest to New England (all times local):
A winter storm system is sweeping across the Midwest before heading to New England, bringing snow and strong winds.
The National Weather Service has winter storm ...
Ohio State whistleblower gets probation in harassment case
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The whistleblower who helped spur an investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor telecommunications harassment charge in a tangentially related case.
A municipal court judge on Friday ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a man convicted in an Ohio killing who faces execution next month (all times local):
Lawyers for a man condemned to death in Ohio are asking the state’s high court to delay the inmate’s execution next month.
The attorneys cite a ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Quarterback Turk Schonert, who came off the bench and led the Cincinnati Bengals to an opening victory during their first Super Bowl season, has died suddenly near his home in South Carolina.
The Bengals were informed of Schonert’s death, which came on Thursday two days ...
Mourners remember Illinois trooper killed during snowstorm
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Mourners gathered to remember an Illinois State Police trooper who was struck and killed by a vehicle as he responded to a crash in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm.
Trooper Christopher ...
The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense.
The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case ...
Record 135 forgo college eligibility to enter NFL draft
NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
The 135 players forgoing eligibility surpasses the 119 from last year. The NFL released the
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Furloughed federal employees in Ohio are being offered free admission to a zoo and Ohio State sporting events along with help on utility bills in Columbus.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said furloughed employees can present their federal ID or badge at the ticket ...
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor has dropped misdemeanor charges against three of the five police supervisors accused of dereliction of duty for failing to control a high-speed chase that ended with two unarmed black people being killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.
Ohio governor, GM CEO discuss future of Lordstown plant
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has urged the head of General Motors to keep the automaker’s Lordstown plant open or allow it to be sold quickly.
The new Republican governor met with GM CEO Mary Barra at the Detroit Auto Show on Thursday. A DeWine spokesman says the governor ...
Bystander fires shots at suspect during traffic stop
PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A dashcam video released by police outside Cleveland shows a bystander blocking a car during a traffic stop and then firing several rounds at the suspect as he fled the scene.
Ohio jobless rate unchanged from November to December
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from November to December.
The state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.6 percent last month. The rate stood at 4.9 percent in December 2017.
The national rate was 3.9 percent in ...
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Thousands of students gather for robotics competition
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of students from 10 states are gathering in northern Ohio for a regional robotics competition.
The Kalahari Classics VEX Robotics Competition began Thursday and continues through Saturday at Kalahari Resort Conference Center in Sandusky in northern ...
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DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tate Martell greeted a few well-wishers in the airport after arriving in South Florida, then stopped to pick up a coffee and a sandwich.
The baristas, noticing the crowd around him, asked his name.
If Martell gets his way, they’ll know his name — and his game ...
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Malachi Smith and Bill Wampler scored 17 each on Thursday night to help Wright State beat Youngstown State 80-74.
The Raiders (9-10, 3-3 Horizon League) pulled away to a 76-69 lead with six straight points capped by Cole Gentry’s pair of free throws with 1:19 left. ...
Northern Kentucky rolls over Cleveland State 91-76
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tyler Sharpe sank five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and Drew McDonald notched his 10th double-double of the season as Northern Kentucky cruised to a 91-76 victory over Cleveland State on Thursday night.
Sharpe hit 7 of 9 from the floor, only missed one 3-point try and ...
No ruling for now on Nevada bid to block plutonium shipments
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge in Nevada said Thursday she’s unlikely to decide before next month whether to block the U.S. Energy Department from shipping a metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a nuclear security site north of Las Vegas.
U.S. District Judge ...
In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood.
Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and can’t be found. In other cases, couples are struggling ...