September 2, 2014

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Disappointing 1st year for Ohio ‘brain drain’ aid

COLUMBUS — The response to a year-old program to fight Ohio’s “brain drain” problem isn’t as strong as officials had hoped. Ohio officials say 120 recent college graduates have taken advantage of home-buying help so they’ll stay in the state. The Columbus Dispatch reports that’s short of the 200 potential home buyers the Ohio Housing Read More…

Ohio gas prices down about a nickel

COLUMBUS — Prices at Ohio gas pumps are down a nickel from last week amid weakening oil prices. The latest survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows Ohio’s average price for regular-grade gasoline has slipped to $2.79 per gallon, from $2.84 last Monday. Ohio motorists are now paying Read More…

11-year-old finds loaded gun in neighbor’s backyard

TOLEDO — An 11-year-old Ohio boy remembered warnings from relatives in law enforcement and didn’t pick up a handgun he found in a neighbor’s yard. Instead, Mason Knannlein had the neighbor call Toledo police and watched the gun until officers arrived, so no one else would touch it either. The boy’s mother and aunt say Read More…

Ohio State falls hard: Top-ranked Buckeyes bounced at Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Ohio State is one and done as No. 1, after Wisconsin bullied the Buckeyes all over the field then celebrated by jumping around on it with a few thousand friends. John Clay ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns and James White darted in for the clinching score in the fourth quarter Read More…

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Man charged after sexy text to cop ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. — Was that ever a wrong number. A text message accidentally sent to a police officer’s cell phone brought sex charges against a Rogersville man. Sullivan County Sheriff’s Capt. Keith Elton says 39-year-old Sterling Elmer Davidson accidentally sent a text message to a sheriff’s department cell Read More…

House fire kills 3 in Columbus

COLUMBUS — A fire official in Ohio says a 52-year-old woman and her 7-month-old granddaughter are among the three people killed in a Columbus house fire. Fire Battalion Chief David Whiting describes the third victim as a man either 18 or 19 years old. Whiting says the fire in the Franklinton neighborhood just west of Read More…

Singer Nick Lachey gets ‘Giving Back Award’ in Cincy

CINCINNATI — Pop music and reality TV star Nick Lachey is getting a “Giving Back Award” in Cincinnati, where he grew up. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the 36-year-old singer will be honored Friday night at a ceremony being held as part of the Cincinnati Film Festival. Lachey will be given the award for his contributions Read More…

Feds say trio in Ohio scammed lenders out of $6.7 million

CLEVELAND — Federal authorities say three Cleveland-area people conspired to scam mortgage lenders out of about $7 million that was then used to buy items such as a luxury car and a plasma TV. U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach on Thursday announced that a grand jury in Cleveland indicted 36-year-old Louis Amir of Gates Mills; 45-year-old Read More…

Kohl’s gives $500,000 to Ohio school destroyed by tornado

TOLEDO — A $500,000 prize from a department store chain will help rebuild an Ohio high school ripped apart by a tornado. Kohl’s Department Stores says Lake High School in northwest Ohio received the most support in a vote taken on the company’s Facebook page. Other schools finishing in the top 20 in the national Read More…

Cavs pound Spurs, but Jamison, Parker suffer minor injuries

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PITTSBURGH — No longer with LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal, the Cleveland Cavaliers are seemingly losing the rest of their key players, too. J.J. Hickson had 18 points and nine rebounds, and the Cavaliers beat the San Anto­nio Spurs 106-80 on Thurs­day night for their third con­secutive preseason victory. Forward Antawn Jamison (left knee sprain) Read More…