December 21, 2014

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Final Cedar Point riverboat rides up for auction

SANDUSKY — The final rides on a long-running Cedar Point attraction are being sold to the highest bidders. The northern Ohio amusement park will run its Paddlewheel Excursion boats for the last times on Labor Day. The riverboats that have given more than 47 million rides since the early 1960s will be replaced for next Read More…

New search engine for Ohio public worker pay

CLEVELAND — The state treasurer’s website now features a search engine for looking up the salaries of Ohio public employees. Visitors to ohiotreasurer.gov can plug in a first and last name to see what a state employee is making this year, or what mayors, teachers and other local government employees were paid as recently as Read More…

Ohio State wideouts feeling left out

COLUMBUS – Ohio State’s wide receivers do not need to be reminded that no one expects very much from them. And they’re not very happy about it, either. “We came in as the underdogs of this whole team,” Corey Brown said, almost spitting out the words. Asked who considered the Buckeyes’ pass-catchers as the overlooked Read More…

NFL preseason: Eagles 24, Browns 14

PHILADELPHIA — Whether it’s by design or not, the Philadelphia Eagles look boring on offense. It was enough for Michael Vick and Co. to win a preseason game. Vick led three scoring drives, the first-team defense pitched a shutout and the Eagles beat the Cleveland Browns 24-14 on a rain-soaked Thursday night. Vick wasn’t particularly Read More…

Tim Dahlberg: Time to address fan-on-fan violence

Beaten in Los Angeles. Shot in San Francisco. Better be careful what you wear to the stadium. That great ticket you scored could be your last. It was supposed to be nothing more than a meaningless exhibition game at Candlestick Park, a chance to cheer and jeer as hopefuls from both sides of the Bay Read More…

Earthquake shakes East Coast, Indians-Mariners game

Cleveland Indians fans wondered if a special effects explosion had gone off at a nearby movie shoot. Spectators at a tennis tournament in Connecticut felt as though a truck had smashed into the stadium. Golfer Brendan Steele thought he was getting shaky over his putts. East Coast sports fans were rocked by some unexpected excitement Read More…

UPDATED: 5.9 magnitude earthquake felt in Ohio

COLUMBUS — Office buildings swayed near the Statehouse and the press box shook at a Cleveland Indians game Tuesday when a 5.9-magnitude earthquake in Virginia reached Ohio. Tremors were felt in the state’s Appalachian region and stretched as far west as Dayton and to the north along Lake Erie. No damages or injuries were reported Read More…

Amy Winehouse family: No illegal drugs found

LONDON (AP) — Amy Winehouse’s family says toxicology tests show there were no illegal drugs in her system when she died. They say the tests showed “alcohol was present,” but it hasn’t yet been determined if it played a role in the singer’s death last month. The 27-year-old soul diva was found dead in her Read More…

Small business group backs Ohio union law

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s largest small business association is throwing its support behind a campaign that is defending the state’s contentious new collective bargaining law against a repeal effort on the November ballot. The law signed by Gov. John Kasich in March bans public employee strikes and restricts collective bargaining rights for more than 350,000 teachers, Read More…

Rural Ohio among states sharing fed money for broadband Internet

RICHMOND, Va. — Telecommunications companies in 16 states are sharing more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to rural America. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the grants and loans through its rural development office on Monday. Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein said in a conference call that Read More…