August 1, 2014

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Tiger off to solid start at Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys. Woods bounced back with birdies all three times that he made mistakes, opening with a 2-under 68 on a soft, gentle day for scoring at Firestone. It left him four shots Read More…

Fired Ohio State band director says he was fixing vulgar culture

Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters leads the band in "Carmen Ohio" following a game against San Diego State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 7. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Adam Cairns)

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State University’s fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture “in dire need of change” before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney. The university fired Jonathan Waters last week after the two-month investigation concluded he knew about, but failed to Read More…

Tiger Woods focused on winning at Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods watches his drive on the fourth hole during practice for the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

AKRON — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started. The first stop is Firestone, where Woods is an eight-time winner and the defending champion. After that, he heads to Valhalla Golf Club for the PGA Championship, where he won in 2000 on his way Read More…

More tickets offered for LeBron’s homecoming

A large electronic billboard in Cleveland welcomes back NBA basketball star LeBron James Friday after he announced he would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four years with the Miami Heat. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

AKRON (AP) — LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The first round of free tickets for the Aug. 8 show at InfoCision Stadium in Akron was released Monday, and fans claimed Read More…

Rory McIlroy wants to build on British Open victory

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, responds during an interview at the World Golf Championships, Bridgestone Invitational,Tuesday, in Akron. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

AKRON — The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind. McIlroy had plenty of fun with golf’s oldest trophy after his wire-to-wire win in the British Open. He celebrated with friends in England, took the jug out for a night on the town Read More…

UPDATED: Man charged for urinating on Art Modell’s grave

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. Read More…

Ohio lawmakers want Common Core standards repealed

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in the state House are beginning a push to repeal Common Core learning standards by year’s end, citing widespread discontent they’re hearing from parents, teachers and communities. Reps. Matt Huffman, of Lima, and Andy Thompson, of Marietta, said Monday that Ohio made a mistake four years ago in pursuing the Read More…

UPDATED: Ohio inspectors won’t investigate Cedar Point ride accident

In this May 4, 2006, file photo, people ride the Skyhawk at Cedar Point. The ride has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. (AP Photo/The Sandusky Register, Jason Werling, File)

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s amusement ride inspectors won’t be conducting an official investigation into an accident at Cedar Point that injured at least two people, but will have to give the OK for the swing ride to reopen. The state only investigates accidents when someone is admitted to a hospital or stays overnight. Two Read More…

2 injured in Cedar Point ride accident

In this May 4, 2006, file photo, people ride the Skyhawk at Cedar Point. The ride has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. (AP Photo/The Sandusky Register, Jason Werling, File)

SANDUSKY — An amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet is closed indefinitely after a cable snapped late Saturday, injuring two visitors. Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said a cable on one of the Skyhawk ride’s carriages disconnected. One rider was treated at a hospital and released. The other person was Read More…

Climate change strategy called a shell game

Obama Exporting Pollution

  NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s energy leftovers to other parts of the world — where they create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing Read More…