July 23, 2014

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Highway worker struck, killed on the job on I-271

RICHFIELD — A construction worker has been struck and killed while on the job along an interstate highway in Ohio. The State Highway Patrol says 41-year-old Randy Roginski was hit by a passing vehicle late Tuesday night. He’d been standing on the right shoulder alongside a single lane of traffic open on Interstate 271 just Read More…

Ohio a finalist for millions of dollars in education funding

ATLANTA — Ohio is among 18 states that have been named finalists in the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition, providing a chance to win a share of $3 billion. The other states are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Read More…

Mixed showing for Ohio in child well-being study

COLUMBUS — An annual report finds Ohio has made progress on keeping teenagers in school but has more children living in single-parent households. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2010 Kids Count Data Book also shows an increase in Ohio children living in poverty, from 16 percent in 2000 to 19 percent in 2008 — before Read More…

Police find woman, 2 kids walking naked down street

CINCINNATI — Police in Cincinnati say they found a woman and two children walking naked along a city street. Officers who encountered the three Monday night took the woman to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. The children, both under the age of 10, were placed in the custody of family services. Police say the Read More…

Cleveland Clinic will have its own ‘Jeopardy!’ category Friday

CLEVELAND — The answer is: something having to do with the Cleveland Clinic. The Clinic will have its very own category on an upcoming installment of the game show “Jeopardy!” In November, the Clinic was visited by a crew from the program, who came to shoot video clues to challenge “Jeopardy!” contestants. The hospital says Read More…

Missing sailor’s body found in Lake Erie

PORT CLINTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered the body of a sailor from central Ohio who went missing on Lake Erie. Authorities say 64-year-old Gregory Shaw of Dublin had jumped in the water Sunday afternoon and was trying to untangle a line that got caught in his boat’s propeller. His body was found Read More…

OSU football: Terrelle Pryor eager for practice to begin

COLUMBUS – Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor can’t wait for the preseason to start next month. The junior pronounced himself 100 percent healthy after surgery in February to repair some damage in his left knee. “It was minor surgery,” he told The Associated Press. “It’s never going to be 100 percent ever again for anybody Read More…

Ohioans can apply to high-risk health insurance pool Aug. 1

COLUMBUS — Ohioans with pre-existing health conditions, such as cancer or diabetes, can apply for coverage under a new high-risk insurance pool beginning Aug. 1, state officials said today. The insurance pool is a key piece of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The programs will be in place until 2014 — when health insurance Read More…

House OKs unemployment extension; Obama promises to sign

WASHINGTON — Congress has approved legislation to restore unemployment benefits to people who have been out of work for six months or more, ending a seven-week interruption that caused 2½ million people to lose unemployment benefits averaging about $300 a week. The 272-152 House vote Thursday will send the measure to President Barack Obama, who Read More…

Twins 6, Indians 0: Tribe streak ends at 6

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MINNEAPOLIS — Francisco Liriano is staying positive while most of the Minnesota Twins’ rotation continues to struggle. He just wants to keep going. “We’ve been struggling a little bit, but we have to keep playing,” he said. “We can pitch a little bit better, but I think we’re going to be all right.” Liriano was Read More…