August 31, 2014

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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…

Ohio State football: Pryor now a passer

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State’s Darrell Hazell looks at the video and can only shake his head. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor looks off his first choice as a receiver, then scans the field for a second one. ZING! He flicks the ball to him for a first down. “You’re watching him grow up day by day, game Read More…

Jimmy Carter released from Cleveland hospital

CLEVELAND — Former President Jimmy Carter left an Cleveland hospital this afternoon, where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems. The 85-year-old ex-president left the hospital at 1:15 p.m. and will resume his schedule with a meeting this week in Washington, D.C., said Eileen Korey, spokeswoman Read More…

Ohio to get almost $250 million in federal housing aid

COLUMBUS — Ohio will get an additional $250 million in federal funds to help struggling homeowners prevent foreclosure. The state plans to use the money to expand options for homeowners who are at risk of defaulting on their mortgage payments because of unemployment or financial hardship. The U.S. Treasury Department has already awarded $320 million Read More…

Ohio State’s offense firmly in Pryor’s hands

COLUMBUS — Ohio State, home to Woody Hayes and “three yards and a cloud of dust,” built a lot of its black-and-blue tradition on a big offensive line controlling the front wall and a tailback bedeviling the defense. But things have changed. Now the second-ranked Buckeyes are allowing quarterback Terrelle Pryor more freedom to determine Read More…

Fugitive task force arrests man in Ohio Realtor killing

CLEVELAND — A fugitive task force has arrested a man in North Carolina being sought in the fatal shooting of an Ohio real estate agent whose body was found in a vacant home he was trying to sell. The body of prominent real estate agent Andrew VonStein was found last week with a single gunshot Read More…

Carter feeling normal, observation continuing at Cleveland hospital

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland hospital says doctors are recommending additional observation of former President Jimmy Carter after an overnight stay in an Ohio hospital for an upset stomach. MetroHealth Medical Center spokeswoman Christina Karas said Wednesday that Carter is feeling normal and looks forward to resuming his schedule as soon as possible. Carter was headed Read More…

Buckeyes expect smooth road trip to Illinois

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COLUMBUS — The worst road trip Devin Barclay ever went on was to, of all places, Rome. By comparison, he doesn’t expect second-ranked Ohio State’s visit to scenic Cham­paign, Ill., on Saturday to be nearly as bad. Barclay, OSU’s 27-year-old kicker, used to be a world-class soccer player. He once traveled with the U.S. Under-23 Read More…

Dad says he killed sons to protect them from life of hopelessness

COLUMBUS — A pharmacist who shot and killed his two sons and himself left a note explaining that he did so to protect the boys from a life of hopelessness. The Franklin County Coroner’s Office in Columbus says Troy Geller left a suicide note at his suburban Columbus home. His wife, Sarah, had been away Read More…

Ohio voters — candidates included — start casting ballots

COLUMBUS — Voters in Ohio started casting their ballots Tuesday in the Nov. 2 election that will decide top state and federal offices in a key battleground state. The start of Ohio’s early voting, which allows voters to cast general-election absentee ballots in person or by mail, came a day after a federal judge denied Read More…