January 27, 2015

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Lake Erie has worst toxic algae ever, officials say

COLUMBUS — State officials warn that Lake Erie has its worst toxic algae ever and say fish and tourism are threatened. Lake Erie overseer Roger Knight with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the trends are going in the wrong direction no matter where on the lake you go. The algae blooms are fed Read More…

College basketball: Sullinger not himself, but OSU still rolls

COLUMBUS — Everyone was pleased with how All-America forward Jared Sullinger played in his first game back after missing two because of back spasms. Everybody but Sullinger, that is. Deshaun Thomas scored 23 points and No. 2 Ohio State welcomed back Sullinger in an 82-58 victory over South Carolina Upstate on Wednesday night. “I was Read More…

Toledo casino now hiring more than 600 people

TOLEDO — Job seekers can roll the dice to land work at another of the four casinos coming soon to Ohio. Hollywood Casino Toledo has posted more than 600 job listings on its website this week. Multiple media outlets report the positions include bar and restaurant workers, slots and table games supervisors, groundskeepers and security Read More…

Chili’s waitress inflated customers’ tips, police say

PERKINS, Ohio — Police in northern Ohio say a waitress at a Chili’s restaurant gave herself fatter tips by doctoring customers’ debit card receipts. Twenty-five-year-old Kelli Sharpe of Sandusky was charged Tuesday with forgery, theft and credit misuse. According to the Sandusky Register, a police report says the restaurant’s owner found 64 receipts had been Read More…

Steelers’ James Harrison to sit one game

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has carved out a niche as one of the NFL’s most feared defenders over the last five years by straddling the line between clean and dirty play. After one dangerous hit too many, the league apparently has seen enough. The NFL suspended Harrison for one game following his Read More…

Ohio had nearly 33,000 homeless children in 2010, report says

COLUMBUS — A new report shows Ohio had nearly 33,000 homeless children in 2010 and says the number has risen steadily in recent years. The America’s Youngest Outcasts report ranks the states by the extent of child homelessness; the well-being of children; the risk for child homelessness; and state policy and planning efforts. Ohio came Read More…

Man receives $275,000 for towels left in body after surgery

CLEVELAND — An Ohio man who had two towels left in his body after surgery at a veterans hospital has won a $275,000 settlement from the federal government. Forty-seven-year-old Robert Sanner, of New Philadelphia, didn’t feel right following his May 2008 cancer surgery. He made three trips back to the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center Read More…

Nearly 5,000 people applied for Cleveland casino jobs yesterday

CLEVELAND — A lot of people are betting on jobs at Ohio’s first casino. Nearly 5,000 people filed online applications Monday, the first day for applying for 750 non-gaming jobs at Horseshoe Casino Cleveland. The positions include cashiers, bartenders, buffet supervisors and chefs. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a high school Read More…

Gov. Kasich not sure about welfare drug tests

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he’s not sure about the idea of requiring welfare recipients to pass a drug test. He says one factor to consider is what happens to children when parents fail drug tests and are denied benefits. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Republican governor said in response to an audience Read More…

James Harrison says McCoy hit doesn’t warrant a suspension

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PITTSBURGH — James Harrison hasn’t heard from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker doesn’t expect to either, though he might be the only one. The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year remains adamant he did nothing wrong during his violent hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in last Thursday’s 14-3 Pittsburgh Read More…