October 31, 2014

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Groundbreaking ceremony today for Columbus casino

COLUMBUS — Developers plan to show they’re ready for work to start on the fourth of Ohio’s planned casinos, in spite of a legal dispute. A ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled for today at the location for the 300,000-square-foot Columbus casino. Earlier ceremonies marked the start of construction at sites in Toledo and Cincinnati; an old Read More…

Third trial starting for woman accused of microwaving baby

DAYTON — An Ohio woman is going on trial a third time on charges she burned her baby daughter to death in a microwave oven. The Dayton Daily News reports jury selection begins today in the case of China Arnold, charged with aggravated murder in the August 2005 death of 28-day-old Paris Talley. Arnold’s first Read More…

Indians: Fausto Carmona hit hard in loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS – With runners at the corners and one out in the fifth inning, Indians manager Manny Acta decided to have Fausto Carmona intentionally walk .319-hitting Jason Kubel to face Justin Morneau, who was playing for the first time in six games after a nasty bout with the flu. Acta expected his big right-hander to Read More…

OSU Football: Jim Tressel pleased with spring progress

COLUMBUS — Camo-clad Jim Tressel declared Ohio State’s spring game a success while 44,276 scratched their heads trying to figure out the scoring system. “We had certain things we wanted to get done this spring and we got a lot of those done,” Tressel said. Each of the four quarterback candidates — Joe Bauserman, Taylor Read More…

Tribe-Twins rained out; Acta keeps fast start in perspective

MINNEAPOLIS – However the season is dissected, the Cleveland Indians have certainly started strong. For manager Manny Acta, it’s not the time for this to matter. Arguably baseball’s biggest early surprise, the Indians rolled into Minnesota with the best record in the American League at 13-6. The defending AL Central champion Twins are already six Read More…

Moving forward: Ohio State players bonding in wake of scandal

COLUMBUS – In many ways, the five-game NCAA suspensions handed to five of Ohio State’s top players and head coach Jim Tressel haven’t had much effect on the team’s spring workouts. “We’ve stuck together,” linebacker Andrew Sweat said. “Adversity happens. We’re coming together to overcome it.” All but quarterback Terrelle Pryor are practicing with the Read More…

Royals 3, Indians 2: Royals upend Tribe, Perez with ninth-inning clutch hit

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As baseball games go, this was a dandy. There was outstanding pitching, great defense and clutch hitting — especially Melky Cabrera’s walkoff single in the ninth that lifted Kansas City past the Cleveland Indians 3-2. Cabrera rifled a bases-loaded, two-run base hit into left field with one out off closer Chris Read More…

Indians 7, Royals 5: Big inning leads to big win

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If anybody wonders whether the first-place Cleveland Indians are for real, Justin Masterson suggests they take a close look at Wednesday night’s 7-5 victory over Kansas City. Royals starter Luke Hochevar was perfect through five innings. Masterson, the Indians’ starter, had a shaky first. But Hochevar broke down and Masterson held Read More…

Ohio State offense needs work

COLUMBUS — There is no question Ohio State’s offense has been sluggish this spring. Before Buckeyes fans begin panicking, however, it’s important to remember it’s only spring. With quarterback Terrelle Pryor recovering from foot surgery, and with not enough offensive linemen, the Buckeyes have floundered. Work needs to be done at wide receiver and at Read More…

National Weather Service: At least 5 tornadoes touched down in Ohio Wednesday

WILMINGTON, Ohio — The National Weather Service says at least five tornadoes were part of the storms that battered Ohio early yesterday. No injuries were reported. The weather service said early today that the strongest of the confirmed tornadoes hit the city of Heath in central Ohio’s Licking County with estimated winds of up to Read More…