August 30, 2014

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Ohio gas prices up 4 cents a gallon from last week

COLUMBUS — Ohio gasoline prices have drifted higher amid a rise in oil prices above $80 a barrel for the first time since August. The latest survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express puts Ohio’s average price for regular-grade gasoline at $2.65 a gallon, up 4 cents from last Read More…

White Sox 6, Indians 5: White Sox, Tribe wrap rough years

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CHICAGO — If this really was a farewell for Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski, it was warm and heartfelt. Still, this might not be the end for them with the White Sox. Konerko had two hits, man­ager Ozzie Guillen got his 600th win and Chicago closed out a winning yet disappointing sea­son with a 6-5 Read More…

Ohio State shakes off Pryor injury, Illinois upset bid to win Big Ten opener

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – When Terrelle Pryor sprinted out of the locker room late in the third quarter, the sound that came from several thousand red-shirted Buckeye fans was pure relief. Pryor was back and the game, surely, was in hand. Good thing they didn’t realize how bad Pryor’s left quadriceps felt. The Heisman Trophy candidate Read More…

Rain, White Sox lefty Buehrle combine to snap Indians’ seven-game winning streak

CHICAGO – Mark Buehrle earned his first win in six weeks and then reflected on his 10th straight season with 200 innings pitched for the Chicago White Sox. “Obviously the record is not what you want it to be at the end of the year,” Buehrle (13-13) said Saturday night after ending the Cleveland Indians’ Read More…

Indians 7, White Sox 3: Tribe wins season-high seventh straight game

CHICAGO — It may have taken close to six months, but Cleveland manager Manny Acta is finally getting a glimpse of what a young Indians’ roster may be capable of. Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run home run, Fausto Carmona pitched six strong innings and the Indians extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with Read More…

Sutton challenger Tom Ganley faces harassment lawsuit

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland woman has sued Brunswick car dealer Tom Ganley, alleging that the Republican candidate for the13th Congressional District propositioned and groped her after she tried to volunteer for his campaign. The 39-year-old woman said in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Cuyahoga County that Ganley offered her $100 to buy lingerie and encouraged Read More…

Oberlin College grad guilty in Dead Sea Scrolls Internet fraud case

NEW YORK — A scholar’s son was convicted Thursday of using online aliases to harass and discredit his father’s detractors in a heated academic debate over the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls. A Manhattan jury found Raphael Golb guilty of about 30 counts against him, including identity theft, forgery and harassment. He was acquitted Read More…

Bowling Green University approves same-sex benefits for employees

BOWLING GREEN — Trustees at Bowling Green State University have approved plans that will give health benefits to employees and their domestic partners. A school official says the move brings Bowling Green in line with most of Ohio’s universities that offer same-sex benefits and should help attract high-quality faculty members. The measure approved Friday morning Read More…

Ohio group pitches plan to reduce painkiller abuse

COLUMBUS — A plan to reduce prescription painkiller abuse in Ohio is headed to the desk of Gov. Ted Strickland. The Ohio Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force planned to submit its report and recommendations Friday to Strickland, who has called the abuse problem a public health emergency. Deaths from accidental drug overdoses, many of them Read More…

Another lowland gorilla baby born at Columbus zoo

COLUMBUS — Another gorilla baby has been born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, joining 16 other of the large primates at the zoo renowned for its lowland gorilla program. Zoo spokeswoman Patty Peters said the gender of the baby born Wednesday has not been determined. The baby’s mother is 17-year-old Cassie, a first time Read More…