Nichols Leads St. Edward To Rout Of East Tech

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — First-team all-stater Kipper Nichols scored 25 points and Lakewood St. Edward (25-2) shot 72 percent from the field as the Eagles defeated Cleveland East Tech, 89-64, on Friday in a Division I boys state semifinal. St. Edward, ranked No. 3 in the final...

Kentucky Hosts 1st NCAA Women’s Tourney Game

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky players hope playing at home gets them off to a positive start on what they hope is a journey to that ends with a long-sought Final Four berth. Considering the home success the Wildcats have had, their chances of reaching their fourth regional final...

Court Rejects Ohio Libertarians Injunction Request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a request for emergency action by the Libertarian Party of Ohio as it tries to ensure its gubernatorial candidate gets on the May primary ballot. The court rejected Libertarians’ demand that Secretary of State Jon...

1 Killed, 3 Wounded In Cincinnati Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say one man was killed and three other people were injured in a late afternoon shooting. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Julie Johnson says a 19-year-old man was killed in the shooting that happened about 3:30 p.m. She says the injuries of the other...

Unbeaten Irish Eyeing Another Long Run

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — After three straight trips to the Final Four — two of which ended one win short of a national title — Notre Dame’s three senior starters are down to their last chance. If there’s any extra pressure this time around, the Fighting Irish are embracing...

Friday’s Scores

Cle. VASJ 55, Cols. Ready 40 Lima Cent. Cath. 63, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 44

Judge strikes down Michigan’s ban on gay marriage

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday as he struck down a law that was widely embraced by voters a decade ago — the latest in a recent series of decisions overturning similar laws across the country. U.S. District...

US Rig Count Down 6 To 1,803

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six this week to 1,803. The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,473 rigs were exploring for oil and 326 for gas. Four were...

Indians And Masterson Suspend Contract Talks

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians have suspended contract talks to focus on preparation for the regular season. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said he spoke with Masterson about the talks Friday. The sides may talk about at a new deal at...

Lima Central Catholic Over St. Bernard Roger Bacon

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Martyce Kimbrough, an Associated Press co-player of the year, scored 19 points and Lima Central Catholic dominated the second half for a 63-44 victory against St. Bernard Roger Bacon on Friday in a Division III boys state semifinal at Ohio State’s...