August 28, 2015

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A big honor for a big man: Cavaliers to retire former star Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey number

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

CLEVELAND — Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey is going up to where he can’t even reach it. The Cavaliers will retire Ilgauskas’ No. 11 on March 8, raising it to the rafters in Quicken Loans Arena to honor their beloved former center who overcame major foot injuries early in his career to become one of Cleveland’s best Read More…

College football: Ohio State coaching staff likes the way offense is playing, but wants defense to be more physical

Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde, top, dives over the goal line to score a touchdown past teammate Corey Brown, right, and Iowa linebacker James Morris Saturday. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State line coach Mike Vrabel let slip a swear word as he was talking about how the Buckeyes’ defense got pushed around Saturday. Odds are, it wasn’t the only time a coach cursed that unit over the past few days. “Call it what it was,” Vrabel said of Iowa doing what it Read More…

Board expands Medicaid

COLUMBUS — Thousands more Ohioans can soon enroll in the Medicaid program after a legislative panel on Monday cleared the governor’s request for the state to spend federal dollars to provide them with health coverage. Ohio recently received approval from the federal government to expand Medicaid, the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled. Read More…

Updated: Ohio board approves Medicaid expansion

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the Cleveland Clinic, using one of the nation's best known hospitals to make a final public push for Medicaid expansion Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio legislative panel granted a request Monday from the governor to allow federal dollars to be spent on an expansion of Medicaid that would give health coverage to thousands more residents. Ohio recently received approval from the federal government to expand Medicaid, the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled. Read More…

Bay Village police pull man’s body from Lake Erie

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Police believe a body pulled from Lake Erie in northeast Ohio is that of a 75-year-old man reported missing over the weekend. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that police in Bay Village, west of Cleveland, pulled a body from a car submerged in the lake Sunday morning. The body matched Read More…

2 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Nevada school

Police secure the scene near Sparks Middle School after a shooting in Sparks, Nev., on Monday. Authorities are reporting that two people were killed and two wounded at the Nevada middle school. (AP Photo/Kevin Clifford)

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire on campus, killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, police said Monday. The suspected gunman was also dead, and authorities say no shots were fired by law enforcement. Two other students were critically injured in the violence that Read More…

Focus on next game: Ohio State not thinking about its place in the BCS, just about keeping the wins coming

Iowa defensive backs Desmond King, left, and John Lowdermilk, right, break up a pass intended for Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer, center. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS — No. 4 Ohio State’s not perfect — except for its record. “We don’t want to lose,” linebacker Ryan Shazier said after a closer-than-expected 34-24 win over Iowa on Saturday. “We know someone might make a mistake but we’ve got his back.” Mistakes were made, but the bottom line is no matter how they Read More…

This could get hairy: Another Red Sox-Cardinals World Series offers history, plenty of potential

In this Oct. 9, 1946, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Joe Cronin and St. Louis Cardinals manager Eddie Dyer shake hands before Game 3 of the World Series in Boston. The World Series starts in Boston on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, when the Red Sox will play the Cardinals in a rematch of the 1946, 1967 and 2004 Series. (AP Photo/File)

Big Papi, Dustin Pedroia and the bearded guys from Boston. Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal and those fresh mugs from St. Louis. Pretty neat faceoff in this World Series. It’s Cardinals-Red Sox, once again in October. Fully rested, they’ll start Wednesday night at Fenway Park with Boston opening as a slim favorite. Postseason stars from past Read More…

Running back Carlos Hyde leads way as No. 4 Ohio State rallies past Iowa in second half

Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde, top, dives over the goal line to score a touchdown past teammate Corey Brown, right, and Iowa linebacker James Morris Saturday. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS — Carlos Hyde was staggered. So was No. 4 Ohio State. Both bounced back. Hyde ran for 149 yards, including 106 and two touchdowns in the second half, to lead the Buckeyes back from a halftime deficit to a 34-24 victory over Iowa on Saturday, extending their win streak to an FBS-best 19 straight. Read More…

6 killed, officer hurt in Columbus-area crash

Police investigate the scene of a collision between a car and a police cruiser in Upper Arlington, Ohio early Friday. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch,Tom Dodge)

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — Its lights flashing and siren blaring, a police cruiser that was responding to a robbery report collided with a car at an intersection just northeast of Ohio’s capital early Friday, killing all six people in the car and injuring an officer, officials said. Investigators said an officer from the Columbus suburb Read More…