January 28, 2015

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Pacers 98, Cavs 91: Irving misses game-winner in OT loss

INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Granger scored nine of his 22 points in overtime to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91 on Friday night. Granger shot just 5 of 17 in regulation, but was 3 of 5 in the extra period. Roy Hibbert had 17 points and 13 rebounds, David West had 14 points Read More…

$3.6 million in Ohio tax refunds unclaimed

COLUMBUS — The state says it’s having trouble finding Ohioans owed an estimated $3.6 million in tax refunds. That’s the total from about 12,000 refund checks that came back to the state in 2010 and 2011 because the taxpayer moved away or provided a faulty mailing address. Ohio Tax Commissioner Joseph Testa says in a Read More…

Cavs bully smaller Pistons to grab first win

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CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving didn’t dwell over his dubious debut for more than a minute. Life in the NBA moves too quickly for reflection. “It’s on to the next one,” he said. “To survive in this game you have to have that attitude.” Cleveland’s rookie guard scored just six points and hardly played like the Read More…

OSU’s William Buford tames Northwestern

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COLUMBUS — Northwestern coach Bill Carmody was in mid-thought when he suddenly said of Ohio State’s William Buford, “I don’t know if you’d call it his team but … he’s a senior, right?” Told that Buford was, indeed, the second-ranked Buckeyes’ only senior, Carmody muttered, “Thank God.” Buford had career-highs of 28 points and five Read More…

Ohio awarded $21 million for children’s health coverage

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s work to make sure more children have health coverage has earned the state $21 million in federal bonus funding. U.S. health officials say Ohio is receiving bonus money for a second straight year. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says in a statement that more of Ohio’s children now have the advantages health coverage Read More…

Police: 2,000 toys stolen from Toys for Tots over the weekend

ST. BERNARD, Ohio — Police say 2,000 toys were stolen during a Christmas weekend break-in at a Toys for Tots warehouse in the Cincinnati area. Investigators in the community of St. Bernard say a window was smashed to gain entry to the building. The items taken included board games, dolls and Coca-Cola logo items, as Read More…

Kucinich will face Kaptur in March

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TOLEDO — U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich has settled on a primary run against fellow Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, setting up a race between two U.S. House veterans. Kucinich filed the paperwork to run Wednesday. He had spent the last few weeks mulling whether to seek another congressional seat closer to his home in Cleveland after Read More…

Snow blamed for lottery ticketing glitch

CLEVELAND — Snow is blamed for difficulties encountered by some Mega Millions lottery players in northeast Ohio wanting a shot at a $206 million jackpot. The Ohio Lottery says ticket machines experienced scattered outages in the region on Tuesday, ahead of the big drawing. Lottery spokeswoman Sandy Lesko Mounts tells WJW-TV the problems resulted from Read More…

Troopers plan stepped up DUI patrols this weekend

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Police around Ohio are preparing stepped-up patrols for this weekend after a jump in drunk-driving arrests over the last New Year’s holiday. The Ohio Highway Patrol arrested 243 people over the holiday weekend that rang in 2011, up from 152 the year before. Police say people who are partying should stay where Read More…

NFL: Saints clinch, Brees sets record

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark that Dan Marino had held for 27 years, and the New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night. Brees threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns, Read More…