August 27, 2015

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Attorneys seek lesser sentence for Ohio man who confessed to DUI on YouTube

Attorney Martin Midian, left, talks with Matthew Cordle in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court in Columbus on Sept. 18, 2013. (AP file photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of drinking should receive a sentence well below the maximum of eight years to send a message about the value of taking responsibility, his attorneys argued in a court filing Thursday. The attorneys Read More…

Federal workers back to work after 16-day shutdown

Shutdown ends

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barriers went down at federal memorials and National Park Service sites, and thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown. Among the sites reopening were Gettysburg National Park in Pennsylvania, the Smithsonian Institution’s network of popular museums, Read More…

Ohio State: Meyer has never had 1,000-yard RB

Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde scores over Northwestern safety Traveon Henry on Oct. 5.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has learned to accept the aggravation and quickly counter it. He encounters the question, he says, as much as 200 times a year from recruits, fans and reporters: Why haven’t you ever had a running back rush for 1,000 yards? “I’m tired of hearing that, man,” he said Read More…

KISS, Nirvana, Ronstadt among Rock Hall of Fame nominees

Members of the band Kiss, from left, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer, perform during a concert in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees. YES, Link Wray and The Zombies also received their first nominations. More than 600 voters Read More…

Government reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations. Early Thursday, President Barack Obama signed the measure, which the House and Senate passed late Wednesday, ending a brawl with Republicans who tried Read More…

Ohio State: Buckeyes keeping focus off the streak

In this file photo, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller runs against Wisconsin. After a long weekend at home over the bye week, Miller and the Buckeyes get serious heading into Saturday's home game against Iowa. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS — It’s a long way away from Oklahoma’s major-college record of 47 consecutive victories. Still, Ohio State may be feeling the pressure of having the nation’s current longest winning streak — 18 games. “I can feel sometimes pressure mounting on players when you (are on a) streak,” coach Urban Meyer said. “You start hearing Read More…

Cleveland police suspend 63 officers over deadly chase

Cleveland residents holding up signs in protest of the Cleveland Police Department in Cleveland on Aug. 13. (AP file photo)

A review of a deadly police chase in Cleveland nearly a year ago has led to suspensions for 63 patrol officers who violated orders and department rules, the city’s police chief said Tuesday. A fleeing driver and passenger were killed when officers fired 137 shots at them in the 23-minute chase that involved five dozen Read More…

MLB umpire, Ohio resident Wally Bell dead at 48

This Aug. 1, 2012 file photo shows Houston Astros manager Brad Mills, right, arguing with home plate. Bell, who worked the NL playoff series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals this month, has died. He was 48. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball umpire Wally Bell died of an apparent heart attack Monday, a week after working the NL playoff series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals. He was 48. The commissioner’s office said Bell died in his home state of Ohio. Bell had not been feeling well over the Read More…

College football: Ohio State back at work and still hungry, despite extra time off to rest, ‘eat like kings’

COLUMBUS — After a six-week blitz, it was time for No. 4 Ohio State to take a much-deserved break. “Six tough games including back-to-back primetime games against ranked opponents,” coach Urban Meyer said Monday. “I told them we would take care of them if they won, and they did a good job.” So the Buckeyes Read More…

Dying Ohio man on gurney leads daughter down aisle

Bride Sarah Nagy, right, begins to cry as she is escorted by her father, Scott, down the aisle during her wedding ceremony at First Lutheran Church in Strongsville. University Hospital sent a medical team along with Scott, who is bound to his bed, and the ambulance ride to the church was donated by Physicians Medical Transport. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, John Kuntz)

CLEVELAND — A terminally ill Ohio man who arrived at his daughter’s wedding by ambulance gave her away, from a hospital gurney. Guests cried and clapped as Scott Nagy took part in daughter Sarah’s wedding Saturday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Strongsville, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported. A volunteer team of medical professionals Read More…