July 22, 2014

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Second Ohio inmate ends hunger strike, prison says

COLUMBUS — Officials say a second inmate at Ohio’s supermax prison has ended a hunger strike begun earlier this month over demands for medical treatment. Prisons spokeswoman Julie Walburn says inmate Gary Roberts resumed eating at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown Tuesday morning, 10 days after he started refusing food. Walburn said Wednesday that Read More…

Auditor’s son indicted in Cuyahoga County probe

CLEVELAND — The son of a public official targeted in a two-year corruption probe in Cleveland has been indicted on bribery and conspiracy charges. Federal prosecutors announced the four-count indictment Wednesday against 31-year-old Vincent Russo of Willoughby Hills, the son of Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo. The indictment says the younger Russo bribed suburban school Read More…

Ohio mailman saves third life on his route

AKRON — An Ohio letter carrier has gained a reputation for delivering people from life-threatening situations. On Monday, Keith McVey gave CPR to a man along his Akron route who wasn’t breathing and whose lips were turning blue. The episode came two years to the week after McVey was credited with rescuing a 13-year-old girl Read More…

Woman killed by her own rollaway pickup truck

BELLEVUE — Police say an Ohio woman suffered fatal injuries when her pickup truck began rolling downhill at a service station and she ran behind to try to stop it. A report from police in Bellevue says the 1992 Dodge Dakota pickup rolled over 52-year-old Karen Hasselbach on Monday when she tripped and fell backward Read More…

Cleveland hospital has two shootings in less than a week

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS — Police say a man in his 80s shot himself at a Cleveland area hospital, possibly inspired by a murder-suicide at the same facility last week. Investigators in Mayfield Heights say the man pulled his car up to the emergency room at the Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital Tuesday afternoon and shot himself twice Read More…

Police looking for hit-skip driver who killed highway worker overnight

COLUMBUS — A construction worker has been killed by a hit-and-run driver on an Ohio highway. Police say 25-year-old Eric Kirkbride of Zanesville was struck by a Chevy Suburban or Tahoe SUV around 1:30 a.m. today on Interstate 70 in Columbus. They say the driver kept heading west and has a busted headlight and mirror Read More…

NL 3, AL 1: National League finally gets a win

ANAHEIM, Calif. — One key swing by Brian McCann pulled the National League out of the All-Star shadows. McCann’s three-run double in the seventh inning provided the NL all the offense it needed to capture its first Midsummer Classic since 1996 with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night. “Enough was enough,” St. Louis pitcher Adam Wain­wright Read More…

George Steinbrenner was always ahead of his time

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Owning the New York Yankees, George Stein­brenner liked to say, was a lot like owning the Mona Lisa. Not that he always treated his team like a piece of fine art. Some of the things “The Boss” did would have wiped the smile right off the famous model’s face. This was a man who belittled Read More…

Z is Miami-bound

MIAMI — Zydrunas Ilgauskas is following LeBron James to the Miami Heat. The veteran center, who started playing for Cleveland in 1997 and has never suited up for another NBA team, expects to sign a two-year contract with the Heat later this week, agent Herb Rudoy said Tuesday. The two-year deal would come with a Read More…

Caged dog survives after owner, friend take turns shooting him

TOLEDO — Two Ohio men have been charged with shooting a dog six times while he was locked in a cage. Witnesses told police in Toledo that the dog’s owner and another man took turns shooting the German shepherd while he howled. The dog, named Sarge, survived bullets to his head and chest. His owner Read More…