August 31, 2014

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More deer may mean more accidents, state says

DAYTON — Ohio officials say higher numbers of deer in the state means higher risk for crashing into one with your car. The Division of Wildlife estimates that 725,000 deer will be running around the state this fall, up from 700,000 in 2009. Last year, vehicle-deer accidents were up 2.3 percent, topping 25,000. The Ohio Read More…

Police: 4 stabbed, 9 arrested after biker bar brawl

BATAVIA, Ohio — Police in southwest Ohio say a feud between two rival motorcycle clubs is believed to be escalating, with a bar brawl ending with four stabbed and nine arrested. Union Township police Lt. Scott Gaviglia said today that two suspected members of the Iron Horsemen club were attacked at a suburban Cincinnati bar Read More…

Cavs 85, Mavericks 79: Gibson leads the way with 15 points

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DALLAS — Daniel Gibson scored 15 points and rookie Manny Harris added 14 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 85-79 preseason vic­tory over the Dallas Maver­icks on Monday night. Ramon Sessions had 12 points and five assists for the Cavaliers (3-1). Dirk Nowitzki’s 13 points paced the Mavericks (1-3), who used 14 players. More Read More…

Badgers will provide test for Buckeyes

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Buckeyes have waltzed through their first six opponents on the way to becoming No. 1. With a game on Saturday at No. 18 Wisconsin, staying there will be much harder. “It’s good to be No. 1, but if we don’t play like it every week, then all the hype will Read More…

Cedar Point stands by Halloween attractions

SANDUSKY — An Ohio amusement park won’t change its Halloween attractions including a haunted house that prompted protests by mental health advocates. Cedar Point spokesman Robin Innes said today that the park reviewed concerns of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and determined no changes are needed. The group asked the park last week to Read More…

Think your job has gotten tougher? You’re probably right

WASHINGTON — The jobs crisis has brought an unwelcome discovery for many unemployed Americans: Job openings in their old fields exist. Yet they no longer qualify for them. They’re running into a trend that took root during the recession. Companies became more productive by doing more with fewer workers. Some asked staffers to take on Read More…

Gas prices jump in Ohio — up 19 cents in a week

COLUMBUS — Rising oil prices have helped to fuel a big jump in Ohio gas prices from last week. The latest survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows Ohio’s average price for regular-grade gasoline has jumped 19 cents from last Monday, to $2.84 a gallon. Ohio motorists are Read More…

Columbus Dispatch endorses John Kasich for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Dispatch has endorsed Republican challenger John Kasich in the race for Ohio governor. The newspaper says the former congressman’s experience as chairman of the House Budget Committee is what the state needs to deal with a looming state budget crisis. The Dispatch calls Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland “admirable in many respects” Read More…

Cavs 99, Rockets 93: Hickson has big game as Cavs rally

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HOUSTON — J.J. Hickson had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Christian Eyenga hit two late 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter for a 99-93 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. The Rockets were scheduled to leave after the game for two games in China against the New Jersey Nets Read More…

Cleveland baby born at 10:10 on 10/10/10

CLEVELAND — Proud parents in Cleveland are thinking of their baby as a perfect 10 — partly because of the way he arrived over the weekend. Kolsyn Liam Healy was born at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, which was October 10th. That made it 10/10/10 on the calendar. The father, Nicholas Healy, calls the time of Read More…