October 1, 2014

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Ohio State 82, Minnesota 69: Buckeyes, Sullinger push Gophers around

MINNEAPOLIS — Jared Sullinger and still-unbeaten Ohio State didn’t back down or let up. Another unflappable performance by the 6-foot-9, 280-pound freshman left Minnesota coach Tubby Smith wondering what happened to his big men — and planning more time for his team in the weight room. David Lighty scored 19 points, Sullinger had 18 points Read More…

Super Bowl XLV: Historic franchises make for ideal matchup

ARLINGTON, Texas — NFL commissioners can’t root, so Roger Goodell will just sit back and smile as he watches this Super Bowl. A season that saw pro football claim boffo TV ratings and reach new heights of popularity — even as it dealt with a stream of off-field woes — will end with two classic, Read More…

College basketball: CSU loses to Butler again

CLEVELAND — Shelvin Mack scored 11 points, dished out seven assists and had six rebounds to help Butler snap a three-game losing streak to beat Cleveland State 73-61 on Saturday. The Bulldogs (15-9, 7-5 Horizon League) ended Cleveland State’s six game-winning streak. Matt Howard led Butler with 14 points, Andrew Smith had 13 and Khyle Read More…

Cavaliers tie futility mark with 23rd straight loss

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Cleveland Cavaliers are haunted again by losing No. 23. The Cavaliers matched the longest single-season losing streak in NBA history, dropping their 23rd straight game with a 112-105 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. The Cavs tied the 1995-96 Grizzlies, then in Vancouver, and the 1997-98 Denver Nuggets for Read More…

Plow driver chases down alleged purse snatcher

ALLIANCE — An Ohio snow plow chased a suspected purse snatcher for 30 minutes, eventually prompting the fleeing driver to call police to his rescue. Plow driver John Shuman told The Repository newspaper of Canton he became suspicious Wednesday night when a man tugged down his hood in a Walmart parking lot in nearby Alliance. Read More…

Ohio State 62, Michigan 53: Frosh to the rescue

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COLUMBUS — It’s beginning to look more and more as if Ohio State isn’t a typical team and center Jared Sullinger isn’t a typical freshman. Sullinger hammered away inside for 19 points and 15 rebounds and No. 1 Ohio State came back from a sluggish half to beat Michigan 62-53 Thursday night, helping the Buckeyes Read More…

State trooper, wife die from generator CO fumes

DAYTON — Authorities say an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper and his wife who apparently were using a portable generator after this week’s ice storm caused a power outage were killed by carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless gas created when some fuels are burned. The director of the Montgomery County coroner’s office says the bodies Read More…

Cleveland Casino to open next year at old Higbee store

CLEVELAND — Backers say Cleveland’s casino will open next year in a former department store to be renovated at a cost of $350 million. The venture will be called the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland and will be located on four floors of the old Higbee department store. The location plays a prominent role in the movie, Read More…

Ohio killer facing new execution drug wants mercy

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COLUMBUS — Attorneys have asked the Ohio Parole Board for mercy for a death row inmate who could become the first in the U.S. to die from a single dose of a barbiturate newly adopted for use in executions. Attorneys said today that Johnnie Baston was abandoned by his birth parents and grew up feeling Read More…

National Signing Day: OSU’s class good, not so good

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COLUMBUS — Even though one recruit spent Tuesday night in jail and his future is in question, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was pleased with the 23 players who signed letters of intent Wednesday to be Buckeyes. “The versatility, the balance, the attitude — I like everything about it,” Tressel said. “It’s a good-sized group Read More…