September 18, 2014

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Cleveland transit fees to stay the same in 2011

CLEVELAND — Bus and train riders in Cleveland and the surrounding area won’t face a fare increase in 2011. Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority officials said Tuesday they won’t raise prices or make cuts in service next year. The Plain Dealer reports the agency’s trustees have adopted a budget that keeps operations going at current Read More…

WikiLeaks founder turns himself in, will fight extradition

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court on Tuesday he intends to fight his extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations, setting up what could be a drawn-out legal battle. The 39-year-old Australian appeared before City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court after turning himself in to Scotland Yard earlier Tuesday to face a Read More…

Burglars hit fundraiser for Sept. 11 Flight 93

AKRON — Burglars in Ohio have hit a group raising money for a memorial to United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked and crashed on Sept. 11. Things stolen in the weekend break-in in Akron include charity auction items such as a LeBron James autographed basketball, an unknown amount of cash and seven silver medallions Read More…

Ohio gas prices heading back toward $3 a gallon

COLUMBUS — Oil prices at their highest levels in more than two years have helped send prices at Ohio gas pumps zooming back toward $3 a gallon. A survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows Ohio’s average price for regular-grade gasoline has jumped 12 cents from last Monday Read More…

Pistons 102, Cavs 92: Another team snaps skid at Cavs’ expense

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Detroit Pistons coach John Kuester has been frantically juggling his lineup as his team has struggled through a poor season. Sunday, he might have found a combination that worked. Kuester went with a very small lineup in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it paid off in a 102-92 Read More…

Buckeyes will face Arkansas in Sugar Bowl

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NEW ORLEANS — Three seasons after Bobby Petrino took over as Arkansas’ coach, the Razorbacks are going to their first BCS game. The Sugar Bowl announced Sunday that its Jan. 4 matchup would feature the eighth-ranked Razorbacks and No. 6 Ohio State in what also will be the first meeting of the teams. Arkansas (10-2) Read More…

Timberwolves 129, Cavs 95: Another embarrassing loss for Cavs

MINNEAPOLIS — It was hard to imagine the Cleveland Cavaliers sinking much lower than they did Thursday night, when LeBron James came into his old home and delivered a cold-blooded performance that tore apart the team and the town. A 36-point loss to the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night? That just might qualify. If Read More…

LeBron’s antics, Cavs’ ugly loss to Heat irk Gibson

CLEVELAND – LeBron James may have ruined another friendship back in Ohio. Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson didn’t appreciate some of James’ words and actions Thursday during the Miami star’s heated homecoming to Cleveland. James, who scored 38 points in the Heat’s 118-90 win, was subjected to almost constant booing, taunts and profanity. According to Gibson, Read More…

Plane with LeBron James reports trouble arriving in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — The Miami Heat had problems right from the start as the team arrived for their first game in Cleveland since LeBron James moved over from the Cavaliers. Spokeswoman Jackie Mayo with Cleveland Hopkins Airport says the crew of the Heat’s plane reported a wing “flap issue” early Thursday as the aircraft was on Read More…

Cavaliers: James expects emotional return

MIAMI — There’s not much LeBron James can absolutely say about what awaits when he returns to Cleveland as an opponent on Thursday night. Fun, weird, tough, draining. James cites them all as expectations. He’s likely right on each count, and who knows how many more ways the emotional gamut will swing Thursday when the Read More…