July 28, 2014

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Tuitions rising again at Ohio public universities

COLUMBUS — Tuition at 11 of Ohio’s 13 traditional, four-year public universities will rise this fall. Most of the universities chose to boost tuition as much as state limits would allow this year: 2 percent or $188, whichever is higher. Some students complain that the increases are too much, but university advocates say the state’s Read More…

Ohio woman’s injuries show cars’ vulnerability to rocks

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A rock-throwing attack that left an Ohio woman with serious injuries is a reminder of how vulnerable motorists are when someone decides to target random victims from a highway bridge or overpass. As 52-year-old middle school language arts teacher Sharon Budd recovers at a central Pennsylvania hospital, some may be wondering whether Read More…

British Open: Wonder Boy McIlroy leads wire-to-wire

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Sunday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

HOYLAKE, England — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy. On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson. In the record book, he is listed behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the youngest to Read More…

Tigers 5, Indians 1: Tribe drops finale but takes series

Cleveland Indians' Ryan Raburn dives but misses a hit by Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez during the sixth inning Sunday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT — The Cleveland Indians refused to allow one setback to sour their trip to Detroit. Drew Smyly gave up four hits in seven innings and Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer, helping the Tigers beat Cleveland 5-1 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. “It was a great series for us,” Josh Tomlin said after Read More…

Santana’s hit in 9th gives Indians doubleheader sweep over Tigers

Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley greets teammates after scoring on a three-run double by teammate Carlos Santana. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT — The Cleveland Indians are rolling out of the All-Star break, cutting into Detroit’s previously comfortable lead in the AL Central. Carlos Santana hit a tiebreaking, bases-clearing double with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night that sealed a sweep Read More…

Woman’s body found in lake at Edgewater Park

CLEVELAND — Officials said a woman’s body was found submerged in Lake Erie after people reported seeing it while visiting Edgewater Park in Cleveland. Metroparks spokewoman Sue Allen told reporters that visitors spotted the body late Friday morning while climbing on rocks near shore. Allen said the body was pulled from the water later Friday Read More…

221 names listed on state arson registry

COLUMBUS — Officials said 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio’s registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses. When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve more cases, deter repeat offenses and prevent deaths and property damage. The usefulness of Read More…

Johnny Appleseed exhibit to go on tour

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CINCINNATI — If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you’re wrong. They’re hoping that a traveling exhibit funded by an anonymous donation to a western Ohio center and museum will help clear misconceptions about the folk Read More…

Jason Kipnis hits two HRs as Indians rally past Tigers

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DETROIT — Jason Kipnis sprinted around the bases after hitting each of his two homers, forgetting how it felt to trot after hitting the ball well enough to clear the fences. Kipnis hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer and added a solo shot in the ninth to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 Read More…

British Open: Rory McIlroy makes it look easy, fires second straight 66 for four-shot lead; Tiger Woods stumbles to 77

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open. Once he made a birdie, and then another, Read More…