August 30, 2014

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Ohio State continues its Hoosier habit, downing Indiana for 16th straight time

COLUMBUS – Even though he says he never looks back, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel couldn’t help but reflect on his 100th victory with the Buckeyes. “It’s exciting every time you win,” he said after Terrelle Pryor’s three touchdown passes and 334 yards led the second-ranked Buckeyes to a 38-10 victory over Indiana on Saturday. Read More…

Ohio U.S. Senate candidates to meet in 2nd debate

CLEVELAND — The two leading candidates in the race for the open U.S. Senate seat meet in their second debate Friday at the City Club of Cleveland. Democrat Lee Fisher and Republican Rob Portman agree that Ohio’s economy has major problems while blaming each other for the state’s woes. They debated for the first time Read More…

Woman asks police to check if she’s wanted, then flees

LOCKLAND — Police in suburban Cincinnati arrested a woman after she flagged an officer down and asked if there were any warrants out for her arrest. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports today that after Lockland police officer Dan Lyons informed 44-year-old Selma Elmore she did have an outstanding warrant, the women ran off. The chase ended Read More…

Mental health advocates protest Cedar Point haunted house

SANDUSKY — Advocates for the mentally ill are asking a popular Ohio haunted house to drop two displays they say unfairly characterize the disease of mental illness. The Ohio chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness says the disease is a biological brain disorder no different than other physical ailments. The Sandusky Register reported Read More…

Cincinnati zoo volunteers on rhino watch

CINCINNATI — It’s reality TV. It’s rhinoceros TV. Heck, it’s both. And it was being watched closely by two Cincinnati senior citizens, Betty Wuest and Janet Morgan, on Tuesday evening. Their eyes were trained on a wide-screen monitor in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife, or CREW. In the Rhino Read More…

Monitor: Keep teaching violent Ohio youth inmates

COLUMBUS — A court-appointed monitor says Ohio’s youth prisons should provide educational classes even for inmates who violate a zero-tolerance violence policy. Juvenile prisons consultant Fred Cohen responded Wednesday to a March complaint by lawyers representing youth inmates that banning such classes violates a 2004 court settlement over prison problems. Cohen recommends the Ohio Department Read More…

Ohio to get $55 million in small business aid

COLUMBUS — Ohio is getting about $55 million in federal funds to help small businesses at a time when many have had difficulty securing bank loans and credit. The Ohio Department of Development said Thursday the money would help provide financing for manufacturers, minority entrepreneurs and other small businesses. The federal funds are part of Read More…

Car smashes into home, lands just above sleeping 3-year-old

CHILLICOTHE — A family is pondering the what ifs after an out-of-control car went airborne, smashed into their house and landed just above their sleeping 3-year-old son. Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Mike Crispen said the car was so close to Gavin Snyder that the boy’s father scraped his arm trying to pull his son Read More…

OSU’s Tyler Moeller: I’m not bummed

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COLUMBUS — A familiar stab of pain hit Tyler Moeller while he was putting on his uniform before No. 2 Ohio State’s game at Illinois on Saturday. Later on the field, the defensive back felt a muscle in his chest tear away from the bone. He knew immediately what it was. He also knew that Read More…

Working-class whites flocking to Republicans, report says

WASHINGTON — Desperate for jobs and cool toward President Barack Obama, working-class whites are flocking to Republicans, turning a group long wary of Democrats into an even bigger impediment to the party’s drive to keep control of Congress. An Associated Press-GfK poll shows whites without four-year college degrees preferring GOP candidates by twice the margin Read More…