September 20, 2014

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Steinbrenner, Wooden iconic sports deaths of 2010

He was The Boss, and George Steinbrenner came to revel in all it would suggest. He filled a room with loud talk and big money, making promises of players to come, games to be won and the titles that must follow. He was the principal owner of the New York Yankees, but commander was really Read More…

NCAA suspends Pryor and four other Buckeyes football players … but not for Sugar Bowl

COLUMBUS — Welcome to Tattoo U. What started out as a trip to a Columbus tattoo parlor by a couple of football players has created all sorts of mayhem for star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and Ohio State. Pryor and four teammates were suspended Thursday by the NCAA for the first five games of next season Read More…

College men’s basketball: No. 2 OSU 92, Oakland, Mich. 63

COLUMBUS — One team was tired, the other was in a hurry. Deshaun Thomas scored 17 points and five teammates also hit double figures to lead No. 2 Ohio State past weary Oakland 92-63 on Thursday night, giving coach Thad Matta his best start in his seven years with the Buckeyes. “Let’s make this quick. I’ve Read More…

Hawks 98, Cavaliers 84: Sagging Cavs fall to Johnson-led Hawks

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ATLANTA — Joe Johnson’s first game with 20 points in almost a month helped the Atlanta Hawks recover from a sluggish start against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Johnson scored 23 points in his best game since his return from surgery on his right elbow to lead the Hawks past Antawn Jamison and the Cavaliers, 98-84 on Read More…

It’s official: Obama signs law to allow gays in the military

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed a landmark law today repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military, fulfilling one of his major campaign pledges and casting the issue as a matter of civil rights long denied. “No longer will tens of thousands of Americans in uniform be asked to Read More…

Gas prices top $3 for the first time in two years

COLUMBUS — The average price for gasoline in Ohio has pushed past $3 a gallon for the first time in more than two years. A daily survey from AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express on Wednesday put the statewide average price for regular-grade gasoline at about $3.01 per gallon. That’s up from Read More…

Laid-off police in small Ohio town volunteer to go back on the job

MINGO JUNCTION — Some police officers laid off by a small town in eastern Ohio want to go back to work — as volunteers. Seven officers were cut in cash-strapped Mingo Junction in September, leaving only the police chief. Police union official Michael Piotrowski tells Steubenville station WTOV-TV that several of the former officers are Read More…

It’s official: Ohio losing two seats in Congress

TOLEDO — Ohio is one of two states losing two seats in Congress as a result of the latest census figures. The Census Bureau’s population numbers released today show that Ohio and New York are the big losers. Several other Rust Belt states will lose a single seat in the U.S. House. Ohio has 18 Read More…

Senate GOP to throw out 78 Strickland appointees

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate is set to reject 78 of outgoing Gov. Ted Strickland’s appointments to state boards and commissions. Of those, more than half were submitted to the GOP-led Senate after Democrat Strickland lost the Nov. 2 election to Republican John Kasich. A vote was expected Tuesday. Senate President Bill Harris has said Read More…

Wildlife center seeking fish donations for injured bird

CANTON — An Ohio wildlife center is fishing for special donations to satisfy an injured bird’s appetite through the winter. The Sanders Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Canton in northeast Ohio is caring for a double-crested cormorant found on a road with broken wing bones. The bird isn’t able to fly south for the winter; it’s Read More…