November 25, 2014

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Southwest suspended pilot after radio rant

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Co. suspended a pilot whose disparaging comments about gays and older flight attendants were transmitted over an air-traffic control frequency. The pilot was talking with another crew member and apparently didn’t realize that his microphone was on. Southwest said Wednesday that the pilot was reinstated after going through diversity training. The Read More…

Reports: Car purchases by Ohio State players OK

COLUMBUS – Ohio State University on Tuesday dropped its review of car purchases by football players and family members after two separate investigations found dealerships made money on almost all of the sales. The university made its decision in light of a report by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and a separate review by Read More…

Yuengling beer may finally be coming to Ohio

AKRON — The nation’s oldest brewer is ready to bring its beer to Ohio. The maker of Yuengling (YING’-ling) says the regional brew could enter the Ohio market as early as October. D.G. Yuengling & Son of Pottsville, Pa., distributes its beer mostly in East Coast and southeastern states. The company that was founded in Read More…

`Jackass’ star killed in car crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — “Jackass” star Ryan Dunn, who along with his castmates made Americans cringe and snicker through vulgar stunts in their multimillion-dollar TV and movie franchise, was killed early Monday in a fiery car crash. He was 34. Dunn, a daredevil whose most famous skits included diving into a sewage tank and shoving a Read More…

Rory’s redemption: McIlroy proves his mettle, talent by following Masters collapse with historic Open romp

BETHESDA, Md. – The proof of Rory McIlroy’s remarkable resiliency was the silver trophy at his side and the pages of a record book that he changed during four mind-boggling days at the U.S. Open. For his father, it was a phone call right after a most crushing collapse at Augusta National two months ago. Read More…

Tim Dahlberg: Future looks good for golf, McIlroy

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – The lead was 10 following yet another birdie as Rory McIlroy walked off the fourth green and handed his Titleist to a tousle-haired teen watching from just beyond the ropes at Congressional. A nice souvenir for the kid, who may one day dream of having a future in golf. And appropriate Read More…

U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy masterful as he extends lead to 8

BETHESDA, Md. — With each remarkable round, with each record-setting performance, Rory McIlroy is making that Masters debacle seem like a distant memory. A U.S. Open title could erase it altogether. McIlroy moved closer to his first major Saturday at Congressional by stretching his lead for the third straight day with a 3-under 68 to Read More…

U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy makes history, leads by 6

BETHESDA, Md. — In one of those can’t-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled onto the clubhouse veranda, pressed their faces against the windows and lined up against the balcony railing to watch Rory McIlroy deliver a performance never Read More…

Ohio unemployment unchanged after steady decline

COLUMBUS — A long, steady decline in Ohio unemployment paused in May, but state officials said Friday that the job market continued to improve and outperform those in other states despite the unchanged jobless rate. Ohio registered 8.6 percent unemployment in May, matching the rate from April, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Read More…

Anti-SB 5 group collects more than 714,000 signatures

COLUMBUS — Opponents of Ohio’s new collective bargaining law say they have collected hundreds of thousands more signatures than needed so voters can weigh in on repealing the measure this fall. We Are Ohio said Friday it has collected more than 714,000 signatures, which still must be checked by the state’s election chief to ensure Read More…