January 30, 2015

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Poor performance vs. Gators caps dismal season for OSU

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It was only seconds into Ohio State’s 24-17 loss to Florida in the Gator Bowl on Monday before it started to look a lot like the rest of the season. Ohio State kicker Drew Basil’s kickoff to begin the game was spinning on the ground at Florida’s 2-yard line. If it stopped Read More…

Laws aimed at HIV-positive individuals called into question

A Vermilion man who infected three women with HIV pleaded guilty and is facing prison time. A man in Texas is serving a 35-year prison sentence for spitting at a police officer — because he has the virus that causes AIDS and his saliva was deemed a deadly weapon. In Michigan, an HIV-positive man who Read More…

Cleveland airport plans improvements in 2012

CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s main airport says travelers will notice improvements in 2012, including new display screens with flight and baggage information. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport also will be overhauling its outdoor signs in the new year. Airport director Ricky Smith tells WTAM radio the goal is to make Hopkins a world-class facility. The airport has Read More…

Ohio State, Florida have same goal: Avoid losing season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ohio State and Florida have been two of college football’s most consistent programs in recent years. Conference championships, big-time bowl games, national titles, the Buckeyes and Gators have experienced it all. This year proved much different for two of the country’s power programs. New coaches, personnel issues and losing streaks left Ohio Read More…

Hoosiers do it to Ohio State, too: Make Buckeyes their second big upset victim

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana did it again. Three weeks after upsetting No. 1 Kentucky, the Hoosiers took down No. 2 Ohio State. Victor Oladipo scored the go-ahead basket with 36 seconds left Saturday and Jordan Hulls finished with 17 points, giving the No. 13 Hoosiers a 74-70 victory — the school’s first-ever sweep of the Read More…

Flying camera hardly a smashing success at Insight Bowl

TEMPE, Ariz. — Flying cameras have been providing unique perspectives on everything from golf to college and professional football for more than a decade, becoming so commonplace that fans rarely notice the whizzing remote-controlled devices. At the Insight Bowl on Friday night, no one could miss the overhead camera when it came crashing down to Read More…

Pacers 98, Cavs 91: Irving misses game-winner in OT loss

INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Granger scored nine of his 22 points in overtime to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91 on Friday night. Granger shot just 5 of 17 in regulation, but was 3 of 5 in the extra period. Roy Hibbert had 17 points and 13 rebounds, David West had 14 points Read More…

$3.6 million in Ohio tax refunds unclaimed

COLUMBUS — The state says it’s having trouble finding Ohioans owed an estimated $3.6 million in tax refunds. That’s the total from about 12,000 refund checks that came back to the state in 2010 and 2011 because the taxpayer moved away or provided a faulty mailing address. Ohio Tax Commissioner Joseph Testa says in a Read More…

Cavs bully smaller Pistons to grab first win

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CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving didn’t dwell over his dubious debut for more than a minute. Life in the NBA moves too quickly for reflection. “It’s on to the next one,” he said. “To survive in this game you have to have that attitude.” Cleveland’s rookie guard scored just six points and hardly played like the Read More…

OSU’s William Buford tames Northwestern

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COLUMBUS — Northwestern coach Bill Carmody was in mid-thought when he suddenly said of Ohio State’s William Buford, “I don’t know if you’d call it his team but … he’s a senior, right?” Told that Buford was, indeed, the second-ranked Buckeyes’ only senior, Carmody muttered, “Thank God.” Buford had career-highs of 28 points and five Read More…