July 29, 2015

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Chisenhall hits first career grand slam to help Indians down Royals

CLEVELAND — Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first career grand slam, Scott Kazmir pitched into the seventh and Cleveland beat Kansas City 5-3 on Saturday night. Chisenhall’s homer in the sixth broke open a 1-0 game and hit off the facing of the second deck in right field. Kazmir (5-4) allowed two runs in 6⅓ innings Read More…

House passes farm bill that cuts out food stamps

As executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, Juliana Chase Morefield has closely followed the fight over the farm bill in the House of Representatives. Nonetheless, Chase-Morefield said she was shocked when House Republicans on Thursday cut the food stamp program from the bill to get it passed. The $80 billion Read More…

12-year-old Buckeyes fan names his cancer Michigan, then beats it

Ohiio State football coach Urban Meyer visits Grant Reed in December at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Reed has beaten his cancer.

COLUMBUS — Ohio State football fans always want to defeat what they call “That school up north.” So when a 12-year-old Buckeyes fan was diagnosed with cancer 14 months ago, he chose to name his disease Michigan. He wanted to beat it — and he has. The young fan, Grant Reed, was released from Nationwide Read More…

Ex-Browns GM Tom Heckert charged with DUI, apologizes

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — With two team executives facing drunken driving charges, the Denver Broncos on Tuesday acknowledged a “disturbing pattern of irresponsible behavior” that they vowed to clean up. Tom Heckert, the Broncos’ recently hired director of pro personnel, was arrested in Parker on the night of June 11 and charged with driving under the Read More…

VIDEO: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight break their silence

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CLEVELAND — Three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade issued a YouTube video Monday night in which they thanked the public for the encouragement and financial support that is allowing them to restart their lives. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight broke their public silence in the 3-minute, 30-second video Read More…

Jimmy Haslam plans to own Browns ‘for a long time’

Mike Lombardi, center, the Cleveland Browns' vice president of player personnel, listens as owner Jimmy Haslam, right, speaks during a press conference at the NFL football team's practice facility in Berea, Ohio on Jan. 18, 2013. Browns' CEO Joe Banner looks on, left. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has faced uncertain times since the FBI and IRS raided the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of Pilot Flying J on April 15. Haslam has once again sought to bring some clarity to at least part of the situation — his future with the Browns. A spokesman for Haslam said Monday that Haslam Read More…

Southwestern Ohio racino hiring 500 people; will hold job fair Wednesday

LEBANON — A new racino under construction in southwestern Ohio needs to hire 500 employees and plans a job fair this week. Miami Valley Gaming said the jobs at the Warren County track range from food and beverage service to finance, human resources and marketing. The Middletown Journal reports that the racino hopes to find Read More…

Prominent Republican backing same-sex marriage in Ohio

COLUMBUS — A prominent Ohio Republican says he is supporting an effort to overturn Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage. Jim Petro is a former Ohio auditor, attorney general and state chancellor of higher education. At a news conference Monday, Petro joined FreedomOhio in formalizing its intent to seek a constitutional amendment in 2014. The amendment Read More…

Ohio gas prices up slightly

COLUMBUS — Ohio gas prices have increased slightly to start the post-holiday work week, but analysts say they should remain relatively stable. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.38 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s up 8 cents from last week. Read More…

Man arrested for vandalizing high school while wearing only Spider-Man underwear

CINCINNATI — Authorities in Cincinnati say they have arrested a man who was vandalizing a high school while wearing only Spider-Man underwear. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that it happened early Sunday when a suspect used rocks to break several windows at Moeller High School, crawled in one of the windows and sprayed fire extinguishers around Read More…