September 20, 2014

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West Virginia finishes strong, hands Cleveland State its first loss

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The undefeated Cleveland State Vikings were right there with just under eight minutes to go in the game Saturday at West Virginia. But over those final minutes, the Mountaineers made the Vikings disappear … along with that unbeaten season. Casey Mitchell’s 3-pointer with 7:45 left in the game ignited a 19-8 game-clinching Read More…

Cavaliers’ free fall reaches 10 games after loss to Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS – Danny Granger broke out of his slump and helped extend Cleveland’s slide. The Indiana forward had 30 points and a season-high 12 rebounds to help the Pacers beat the Cavaliers 108-99 Friday night, pushing Cleveland’s losing streak to 10 games. Granger had shot a combined 8-for-27 in losses to Atlanta and the Los Read More…

Akron woman accused of trying to steal baby

BARBERTON — An Ohio woman accused of trying to get inside a hospital maternity ward has been charged with attempted kidnapping. Twenty-year-old Lachana Williams of Akron was arrested Wednesday at Summa (SOO’-muh) Barberton Hospital. Barberton police say nurses reported she was acting suspiciously. The hospital has declined to elaborate. Summa Health System spokesman Mike Bernstein Read More…

Heat 101, Cavaliers 95: Cavs better but get same result

MIAMI — LeBron James had few words for his former Cleveland teammates this time. Dwyane Wade did more than enough talking with his play. Wade scored 17 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, James added 21 points and a season-high 13 rebounds, and the Miami Heat won their 10th straight game, holding off Read More…

Ohio State: Diebler shoots Buckeyes to victory

The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Nine straight times Jon Diebler flicked his wrist behind the arc, and every time the ball swished through the net. It was one of the greatest shooting performances ever for an Ohio State player. Diebler matched an Ohio State record with those nine 3-pointers, scoring a career-high 29 points and Read More…

Russo faces 22 years in bribery scandal

CLEVELAND — A former county official was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 22 years in prison for taking more than $1 million in bribes but struck a late deal that could free him sooner. Ex-Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen O’Malley, who said she could not take the pending Read More…

Indians Hall of Famer Bob Feller dies

CLEVELAND — Teenage pitching sensation, World War II hero, outspoken Hall of Famer and local sports treasure. Bob Feller was all of them. One of a kind, he was an American original. Blessed with a right arm that earned the Iowa farmboy the nickname “Rapid Robert” and made him one of the greatest pitchers in Read More…

Head of Ohio State Highway Patrol demoted

COLUMBUS — The head of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is taking a voluntary demotion in the wake of two state reviews that accused him of mishandling investigations. Patrol spokeswoman Lindsay Komlanc said Wednesday Col. David Dicken will step down as superintendent, take the rank of captain and work at the patrol’s office of business Read More…

Ohio State computer server breached; 760,000 current, former staff and students affected

COLUMBUS — Ohio State University says unauthorized users illegally accessed a computer server containing personal information on about 760,000 current and former faculty, staff, students and others. The university on Wednesday said there is no indication information was taken and it does not believe there is a risk of identity theft. The university discovered the Read More…

LeBron ready for Round 2, Cavs in Miami tonight

LeBron James smiles as Cleveland fans chant “Akron hates you,” during a game at The Q two weeks ago. The Cavs face James and the Heat again tonight in Miami. (AP file photo.)

MIAMI — No extra security this time. No concerns about unrest in the stands. Probably not much in the way of organized “Akron Hates You” chants, either. LeBron vs. Cleveland, Round 2 awaits in Miami tonight. And it won’t have anywhere near the cache of the first meeting. James took notice of that truth Tuesday Read More…