November 28, 2014

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6 dead in Youngstown-area house fire

WARREN, Ohio — Fire swept through a family’s home that appeared to have no working smoke detectors early today, killing a couple, their two children and two other children who were sleeping over after a cookout, officials and a neighbor said. Firefighters arrived to flames that were shooting up to 25 feet into the air Read More…

New York Rep. Weiner to resign today, sources say

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WASHINGTON — New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has decided to resign his seat in Congress after a two-week scandal spawned by lewd and even X-rated photos the New York lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women, relieved Democratic officials said Thursday. A formal announcement was expected later in the day. Weiner, 46, Read More…

Man nearly run over — while sitting in living room

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A man watching TV at his home in southwest Ohio says he was shocked into reality when a pickup truck plowed into his living room and came to rest a few inches from his couch. Fifty-nine-year-old Steve Ferguson tells the Middletown Journal he was lucky, because the Ford pickup would have run Read More…

Ohio won’t seek reimbursment for $1.3M spent on failed rail project

CLEVELAND — Ohio has decided not to press for federal reimbursement of $1.3 million the state spent on a high-speed rail project that has been abandoned. Ohio Department of Transportation spokeswoman Melissa Ayers tells The Plain Dealer of Cleveland in an email that officials chose not to make a case for the money because the Read More…

Ohio has nation’s 13th highest foreclosure rate

COLUMBUS — Ohio had the nation’s 13th-highest foreclosure rate in May as one out of every 608 households in the state received a foreclosure notice. A report released Thursday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows Ohio saw nearly 8,400 foreclosure filings last month. Filings include default notices, auction-sale notices and bank repossessions. RealtyTrac says the number Read More…

Indians reclaim first place as Carmona shrugs off shaky start, offense wakes up

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DETROIT — Trailing by three runs and in danger of falling another game off the pace in the AL Central, Orlando Cabrera and the Cleveland Indians broke through with a big rally. Cabrera had three hits, and the Indians came back to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 on Wednesday night. After scoring two runs in Read More…

Scandal, penalties could prove costly in Ohio State’s recruiting

CLEVELAND — Sharks, including a big blue one up north, are circling the troubled waters around Ohio State’s maimed and maligned football program. As the school anxiously awaits potential NCAA sanctions and further public shame from the tattoo-for-memorabilia scandal that has already claimed coach Jim Tressel and quarterback Terrelle Pryor, schools like rival Michigan, Big Read More…

Boston Bruins end drought, win Stanley Cup

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara hoists the Stanley Cup after Boston beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 Wednesday in Game 7. The title is the Bruins’ first since 1972. (AP photo.)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — While the Boston Bruins bee-lined across the ice to mob him at the buzzer, Tim Thomas tapped both goalposts, sank to his knees and rubbed the ice in front of his empty goal. Thomas drew a virtual line in his crease throughout this crazy, contentious Stanley Cup Final, and Boston’s brilliant Read More…

Ohio to receive $1.3 million in pharmaceutical settlement

COLUMBUS — Ohio will receive $1.3 million from a $34 million settlement with maker of an epilepsy drug that was accused of marketing the medication to treat migraine headaches in violation of U.S. drug laws. Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the amount of Ohio’s share on Wednesday. He says it’s the latest example of the Read More…

Kasich OKs racetrack slots in casino operator deal

CLEVELAND — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has laid out rules for legalizing racetrack slot machines as part of an agreement that settles a dispute with the developer of casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati. The deal with Rock Ohio Caesars announced Wednesday also frees the company from paying the state’s commercial activity tax on all wagers, Read More…