December 18, 2014

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New fence meant to prevent jumpers on Akron ‘Suicide Bridge’

AKRON — Years of discussion and concern have resulted in the installation of a fence meant to stop people from jumping off an Ohio city’s “Suicide Bridge.” That’s what some have called Akron’s “All-America Bridge” or “Y-Bridge,” from which dozens have leaped to their deaths since the mid-1990s. The Akron Beacon Journal reports work is Read More…

Fausto Carmona leads Indians over White Sox

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Fausto Carmona throws during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago on Wednesday. Carmona went 81⁄3 innings during the Indians’ 4-1 victory. (AP photo.)

CHICAGO — Fausto Carmona figured out the Chicago White Sox just in time to keep the Cleveland Indians in second place. Carmona allowed four hits over 8 1-3 innings and the Indians beat the White Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night. The win kept Chicago from passing the Indians and moving into second in the AL Read More…

Cleveland nixes crackdown on flash mobs

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland crackdown on flash mobs won’t be enacted now that the city council has upheld the mayor’s veto. A measure that would have made it a crime to use social media or cell phones to pull together a crowd was approved unanimously by council members last month and then shot down by Read More…

Orphaned grizzly cubs coming to Cleveland zoo

CODY, Wyo. — Wildlife officials in Wyoming say two grizzly bear cubs from the state are being sent to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The Wyoming Fish & Game Department said Wednesday that the mother of the cubs was euthanized after repeatedly causing property damage and other problems. She was captured Aug. 7 in the Shoshone Read More…

White Sox 8, Indians 7: Tribe falls in the 14th

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CHICAGO — Juan Pierre’s game-ending single in the 14th inning capped a wild, five-hour marathon as the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 on Tuesday night. Gordon Beckham doubled off Chad Durbin (2-2) with one out in the final inning, advancing to third on Brent Morel’s infield single. David Huff relieved Durbin to Read More…

Feds decide against requiring farmers to get truckers’ licenses

Federal highway officials have decided that farmers who operate tractors, combines and semitrailers can keep driving on rural roads without the same kind of regulations that apply to long-haul truckers. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced last week that it won’t require farmers to get commercial driver’s licenses after agriculture organizations and lawmakers from farm Read More…

Abercrombie offers ‘Jersey Shore’ cast money to stop wearing its clothes

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino poses at GQ magazine's 2010 "Men of the Year" party in Los Angeles. (AP photo.)

NEW ALBANY, Ohio — A clothing company is offering money to Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his fellow “Jersey Shore” cast members — so they’ll stop wearing the brand on the show. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. says in a news release posted Tuesday that it’s concerned that having Sorrentino seen in its clothing could cause Read More…

Drinks on the House? Ohio Statehouse considers bar

COLUMBUS — After spending their days serving the public, Ohio lawmakers soon might be able to head to the basement and get served at the pub. State officials are debating a proposal to establish what would be the nation’s only statehouse bar — a venue where lawmakers and even members of the public could tip Read More…

Only 28 percent of Ohio grads are ready for college, ACT shows

COLUMBUS — Results of ACT college-admission tests suggest that nearly three-quarters of Ohio high school graduates aren’t completely prepared for college. Test results released Wednesday show that only 28 percent of test-takers in the Class of 2011 at Ohio public and private high schools met college readiness standards in English, reading, math and science. The Read More…

New airport scanners protect privacy, TSA says

CLEVELAND — People flying out of some Ohio airports don’t have worry anymore about security personnel seeing images of them without their clothes on. The Transportation Security Administration has installed new technology in Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo that allows travelers to go through checkpoint security and have full-body scanners show a generic outline of the Read More…