July 3, 2015

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Ohio gas prices again lower to start week

COLUMBUS — Gas prices are slightly lower as the new work week gets under way. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of $3.53 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 3 cents less than last Monday’s average of $3.56 — Read More…

Authorities suspend search for missing kayakers

SANDUSKY — Authorities along Lake Erie in Ohio say they have suspended the search for a father and his 12-year-old daughter who were last seen in their kayaks on Sandusky Bay. The Erie County Sheriff’s office said two empty kayaks were found floating Sunday morning in the bay, but there was no sign of the Read More…

NCAA championship: Louisville, Michigan embrace spotlight

ATLANTA — The hoops teams at Louisville and Michigan are used to being overlooked. The Cardinals may be a national powerhouse, but they’re still considered second fiddle in their own state. The Kentucky Wildcats are the blue bloods of the bluegrass, while Louisville settles for being viewed as more of a blue-collar school. The Michigan Read More…

Indians blanked for 2nd straight night; Trevor Bauer wild in Cleveland debut

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Cleveland Indians’ offense continued to struggle. The Indians were shut out for the second consecutive game in a 6-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Alex Cobb allowed four hits in 7⅓ innings, Kelly Johnson homered for the Rays and Cleveland’s string of scoreless innings reached 19. “We’re Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Louisville digs deep, rallies late to beat Wichita State

ATLANTA — The deficit was getting bigger, the clock becoming an enemy and Louisville’s options were dwindling. “I just kept telling the guys … ‘We’re going to make a run. It’s about defense,’” coach Rick Pitino said. “The tempo is not ours. Give them their credit, but the bench won the game for us tonight. Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Young Michigan shoots down Syracuse to reach title game

ATLANTA — Don’t call these guys the Fab Five. Michigan’s latest group of young stars is determined to leave its own legacy. Attacking Syracuse’s suffocating zone defense in the first half with 3-pointers, crisp passing and a fearless attitude, the Wolverines advanced to the national championship game with a 61-56 victory over the Orange in Read More…

Tristan Thompson comes up huge as Cavs beat Celtics, snap 10-game losing streak

BOSTON — Tristan Thompson’s career highs of 29 points and 17 rebounds weren’t nearly as important to him as the number he helped the Cleveland Cavaliers avoid. There will be no 11th straight loss for Cleveland. Thompson and the Cavaliers dominated Boston inside as Cleveland ended its 10-game losing streak by beating the Celtics 97-91 Read More…

Ohio governor to meet victim’s family after sparing killer from death

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s governor has agreed to a rare meeting with the family of a murder victim whose condemned killer the governor spared from execution. Gov. John Kasich granted clemency to Ronald Post last year on the grounds that he had poor legal representation. Kasich said at the time that all criminal defendants deserve an Read More…

Authorities: Man fired from job showed up with weapons

OAK HARBOR — An Ohio man recently fired from his job has been arrested after police say he showed up at the company with weapons. Ottawa County deputies say they arrested 20-year-old Kyle Kovac after he was spotted Thursday at Northern Manufacturing with two knives, an air pistol and a large stick. Employees at the Read More…

Highway Patrol to add 63 new troopers around Ohio

COLUMBUS — The State Highway Patrol is adding 63 new Ohio troopers to its ranks. The Friday graduation of the patrol’s 154th academy class is expected to leave the organization with about 1,600 sworn officers in the state, a level the patrol hasn’t seen in six years. The patrol says it ended up short-staffed because Read More…