Guilty Plea In Cleveland VA Corruption Probe

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former director of the Veterans Affairs medical centers in Cleveland and Dayton has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges in a bribery case. William Montague of Brecksville entered pleas Thursday to conspiracy to commit honest services mail fraud, money...

Va. Lethal Injection Drug Same As One In Ohio Suit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s list of approved lethal injection drugs now includes one of the chemicals used in an Ohio execution that led to a lawsuit by the inmate’s family who says his death was cruel and inhuman. The Virginia Department of Corrections said...

Census: Market Value Of Ohio Ag Products Soared

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Newly released Census data shows the market value of agricultural products sold by Ohio farmers soared between 2007 and 2012. The data says the value of crops including nursery and greenhouse crops rose from $7 billion in 2007 to $10 billion in 2012. The...

Cavaliers Acquire Spencer Hawes From Philadelphia

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired center Spencer Hawes from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Earl Clark, center Henry Sims and two second-round draft picks. The 7-foot-1 Hawes, who is in the final year of his contract, is averaging 13 points and 8.5...

No. 11 Louisville, No. 7 Bearcats Set For Rematch

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville Cardinals know that grabbing a few more rebounds could have made the difference against Cincinnati the last time the schools met. The 11th-ranked Cardinals (22-4, 11-2 American Athletic Conference) vow to be more aggressive on the glass in...

Thyroid Cancer Cases Soar; Is It Overdiagnosed?

CHICAGO (AP) — A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to a study that found cases nearly tripled since 1975. The study is the latest to question whether all cancers need aggressive...

Democrats See Chances For Gains In Governor Races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats face a tough map in the Senate and House in the 2014 elections but see opportunities to pick up seats in three dozen governors’ races this year. As a bonus, they hope to score an early knockout against a potential 2016 presidential contender....

No Charges Against Ohio Officer In Fatal Shooting

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a heavily armed 18-year-old man has been cleared by a grand jury, authorities in southwestern Ohio said Thursday. Authorities praised veteran officer Chad Stafford, 44, who was treated at the hospital after being grazed in...

Bailey Wanted Assurances Reds Committed To Winning

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Homer Bailey’s six-year, $105 million deal puts him in position to become a cornerstone of the Cincinnati Reds rotation for a long time. The right-hander with two no-hitters to his credit decided he wanted to stay with Cincinnati so long as the team...

Storms Forecast For Ohio, Mississippi Valleys

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says a portion of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys could see strong winds and perhaps tornadoes Thursday afternoon. The Oklahoma-based forecasters warned there is a “moderate risk” of severe weather in an area from...