March 5, 2015

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Indians out of sync in loss to White Sox

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CHICAGO — Two seasons ago, Ubaldo Jimenez was a 19-game winner. Now he is a work in progress. Gordon Beckham snapped out of a slump with three hits and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Tuesday. Shelley Duncan connected for Cleveland, snapping the team’s 11-game homerless streak. Jimenez (2-2) issued six Read More…

Ohio liquor control agency cutting some vodka prices temporarily

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s liquor control agency says it’s reducing prices on certain kinds of vodka in an effort to make room for new items. The Department of Commerce’s Division of Liquor Control said Tuesday that more than 60 vodka items, including bacon-flavored vodka, will be sold at discounts starting at 15 percent. Brands include Absolut, Read More…

Ubaldo Jimenez struggles in 7-2 loss to White Sox

CHICAGO — Two seasons ago, Ubaldo Jimenez was a 19-game winner. Now he is a work in progress. Gordon Beckham snapped out of a slump with three hits and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Tuesday. Shelley Duncan connected for Cleveland, snapping the team’s 11-game homerless streak. Jimenez (2-2) issued six Read More…

Fugitive accused of running veteran scam arrested

CLEVELAND — Ohio’s attorney general and the U.S. Marshal’s office are announcing the arrest of a fugitive who is accused of running a scam that collected millions of dollars in donations from people who believed they were helping U.S. Navy veterans. A man who uses the false identify of Bobby Thompson was indicted in Ohio Read More…

Woman taken to hospital after rollover accident on 57

ELYRIA – A 36-year-old woman was flown to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center following a crash on State Route 57 Tuesday at 9 a.m. Kiesha Betton, 36, of Elyria and Betton’s daughter Destiny, 11, were in a 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada when Betton lost control of the vehicle and veered right off the roadway. The vehicle then Read More…

Ferry services to Lake Erie island shut down

SANDUSKY — Two ferries that deliver tourists and supplies to a Canadian island in Lake Erie have been shut down for weeks and might stay that way for a while. Pelee Island’s mayor says the lack of ferry service is sinking the island’s economy. Right now the only way to get to the island between Read More…

Justice Department: 5 men arrested for plot to blow up Cleveland-area bridge

CLEVELAND — Five men, at least three of them anarchists, plotted to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, but there was no danger to the public because the explosives were inoperable and were controlled by an undercover FBI employee, the agency said today in announcing the men’s arrests. The target of the plot was a Read More…

Ohio offers amnesty to taxpayers through June 15

COLUMBUS — Ohioans who are behind on their state taxes could clear their obligations without having to pay penalties under a tax amnesty program that starts today. The program is the first for individuals in six years and just the third general amnesty program for Ohio, although the state continues an amnesty program for businesses Read More…

Columbus casino begins search for 2,000 workers

COLUMBUS — Operators of a Columbus casino expected to open in the fall are starting the process of hiring about 2,000 people to work at the facility. Penn National Gaming planned today to open an employment office in Columbus where officials will interview qualified applicants who first apply online. The company says it has openings Read More…

Ohio gas prices creep up, but stay under record highs

COLUMBUS — Gas prices in Ohio are up slightly from a week ago but remain well below the numbers logged last spring as fuel prices climbed to record highs. The average price for regular gas in Ohio is $3.74 a gallon in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Read More…