September 5, 2015

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Ohio State readies for ‘That School up North’

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller scores a touchdown against Indiana Saturday in Columbus. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State defensive lineman Noah Spence is from Harrisburg, Pa. He wasn’t steeped in the enmity that grips fans of the Buckeyes and Wolverines about this time every year. But nearing the end of his second season in the heart of Ohio, he has a good grasp of it now. “It’s a huge Read More…

Ohio State blows out Indiana to set school record for consecutive wins at 23, earn spot in Big Ten title game

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller scores a touchdown against Indiana Saturday in Columbus. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer knows how difficult it is to avoid upsets in college football. To do it for two years in a row is almost unbelievable. “Every once in a while I’ll take a peek at the scoreboard and think, ‘Ooh. What happened there?’” the Ohio State coach said after the fourth-ranked Buckeyes rolled Read More…

Cavaliers never in the game as Spurs roll to easy victory

San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan drives around Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao Saturday in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO — Every offensive set and defensive plan seemed to work flawlessly Saturday night for the San Antonio Spurs against the Cleveland Cavaliers. San Antonio had a season-high 16 3-pointers, never trailing in rolling past Cleveland 126-96 for its 10th straight victory. The only time the game didn’t go fluidly for the Spurs was Read More…

Cavaliers squander big lead in fourth quarter, fall to Pelicans

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving collides with New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis as he drives to the basket for the potential game-tying shot with 23 seconds remaining Friday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS — Jrue Holiday saw a late 12-point deficit as an opportunity to deliver a character-building message for his New Orleans Pelicans. The Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t seem to get any messages or do any character building Friday night as they blew that 12-point lead and ended up losing 104-100. “It’s a tough loss, especially Read More…

JFK’s death overshadowed Ohio nursing home fire

The Chronicle-Telegram's front page from Nov. 23, 1963, taken from microfilm archives, shows the nursing home fire as the lead story the day after the president was assassinated. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

TOLEDO, Ohio  — While an anguished nation slept in the hours after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, flames tore through a nursing home in rural northern Ohio, killing 63 people in what remains one of the worst such fires in U.S. history. Many victims had been restrained to their beds or trapped behind Read More…

Girl in blue recalls day of JFK’s death

In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy slumps down in the back seat of the Presidential limousine as it speeds along Elm Street toward the Stemmons Freeway overpass in Dallas after being fatally shot. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy leans over the president as Secret Service agent Clint Hill pushes her back to her seat. (AP Photo/James W. "Ike" Altgens)

SCRANTON, Pa. — She is known as the Girl in Blue. For years, the schoolgirl in the blue jacket who was perched atop a stone pedestal in Dealey Plaza in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 — and documented in grainy photographs and film clips — tantalized historians researching the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Who was she? Read More…

College football: As Ohio State continues to pile up win after win, its fans fret about the Buckeyes’ possible BCS fate

Ohio State fans Larry Lokai, left, John Chubb, center, and Jon P. Peters, right, celebrate after a Buckeye touchdown against Illinois on Nov. 16 in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

COLUMBUS — As he strolled to the locker room Wednesday night after Ohio State’s chilly outdoor practice, Urban Meyer reflected on the speculation going on outside the team offices among Buckeyes fans about the BCS, bowl games and rankings. “Fans get to have some fun,” the second-year Ohio State coach said. “That’s what makes college Read More…

Democrats vote to curb filibusters on appointees

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama’s current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally to overturn decades of Senate precedent and undermine Republicans’ ability to block final votes. The 52-48 vote to undercut venerable filibuster rules on presidential appointees capped more than a decade of struggle in which presidents of both Read More…

Kia recalls 80,000 vans to fix suspensions

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DETROIT — Kia Motors Corp. is recalling nearly 80,000 minivans in the U.S. because a suspension part can break and cause drivers to lose control of the vehicles. The recall affects Sedona minivans from 2006 through 2012. They were sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear roads in the Read More…

Bargain hunters already camping out for Thanksgiving sales

Tony Avitar of Akron, left, shakes the hand of fellow camper and bargain hunter Jonas Allooh of Willowick on Tuesday as both of the men stand outside of their tents in front of Best Buy in Cuyahoga Falls. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Karen Schiely)

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — A little encampment of hearty souls is growing outside a northeast Ohio Best Buy, already queuing up for next week’s Thanksgiving sale. Jonas Allooh pitched his 10-man tent just to the left of the front doors of the store in Cuyahoga Falls on Monday and fired up his gas generator and Read More…