September 16, 2014

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LeBron ready for Round 2, Cavs in Miami tonight

LeBron James smiles as Cleveland fans chant “Akron hates you,” during a game at The Q two weeks ago. The Cavs face James and the Heat again tonight in Miami. (AP file photo.)

MIAMI — No extra security this time. No concerns about unrest in the stands. Probably not much in the way of organized “Akron Hates You” chants, either. LeBron vs. Cleveland, Round 2 awaits in Miami tonight. And it won’t have anywhere near the cache of the first meeting. James took notice of that truth Tuesday Read More…

New Ohio governor wants to go back to five snow days

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s governor-elect has put more school calamity days on his agenda, after some lobbying that started at home. Republican John Kasich says his 10-year-old daughter Reese brought up the issue, and he also has heard complaints from other children and parents about the cutback to three calamity days last year. Democratic Gov. Ted Read More…

Ohio State football hopes to stop skid

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Buckeyes are tired of hearing how their predecessors have lost all nine bowl meetings with teams from the Southeastern Conference. And they’re really angry about coach Jim Tressel’s recent reading material to them. Tressel produced a fan’s e-mail the other day that said Ohio State couldn’t compete with and didn’t Read More…

Temps feel below zero as wintry blast continues

CLEVELAND — Renewed snow and bone-chilling temperatures are making it feel like below zero in parts of northern Ohio. The latest blast has created risky driving conditions and pushed some university exams to Christmas week. Commuters walking on snow-encrusted sidewalks in Cleveland on Tuesday clutched hats and tugged scarves tightly against the windy onslaught. The Read More…

Ohio scores 9 out of 10 for emergency readiness

COLUMBUS — Ohio is getting high marks for its readiness to deal with public health care emergencies. An annual report finds the state meets nine out of 10 key indicators of preparedness for handling diseases, disasters and bioterrorism. The report released today by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Read More…

Ohio No. 2 trooper accused of lying, suspended

COLUMBUS — The assistant superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been suspended after a state watchdog found he didn’t tell the truth to officials investigating another officer. Ohio Inspector General Thomas Charles says in a report released yesterday that Lieutenant Colonel Peyton Watts sought to hide a personal friendship with the officer, allegedly Read More…

Fast start has Cleveland State thinking they coud be this year’s Butler

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It’s “Hoopy Hour” at Cleveland State, and as a handful of fans play Cornhole, while downing $2 draft beers overlooking the court, one of the nation’s remaining unbeaten teams is doing layups as Eminem’s “Not Afraid” echoes through the nearly empty arena. “Not Afraid?” Well, after two hours and a 32-point win, this unheralded, unselfish Read More…

Legends vs. Leaders: Big 10′s new divisions finally named

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COLUMBUS — When the Big Ten plays its first conference championship game next season, it’ll be the Leaders division against the Legends division. The conference, expanding to 12 teams in all sports and adding divisions and a championship game in football starting next season, on Monday also unveiled a new logo and 18 football awards, Read More…

Ohio tax collections exceeding estimates

COLUMBUS — Ohio tax revenues have been coming in higher than expected, positive budget news for a state that has been struggling with deficits. The Columbus Dispatch reports preliminary numbers released last week show November’s tax receipts surpassed projections by $65.7 million, or 5.4 percent. For the fiscal year ending in June, tax revenues are Read More…

At least 3 died Sunday in Ohio weather-related crashes

CLEVELAND — Ohio may not have seen the worst from the winter storm that clobbered the upper Midwest with snow and strong winds. The National Weather Service says parts of northeast Ohio could receive 2 feet or more of additional snow by Tuesday night. The forecasters say wind gusts of up to 45 mph will Read More…