Bengals Give DT Peko 2-year Extension

CINCINNATI (AP) — Defensive tackle Domata Peko has agreed to a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2016 season. Peko, a fourth-round pick in 2006, started all 16 games and a playoff loss to San Diego last season. He was second on the line with 72 tackles and had a...

Ohio Man Sentenced In Child Pornography Case

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced to five years in prison for distributing child pornography through a peer-to-peer file sharing program on the Internet. Federal authorities say 27-year-old Christopher McGlown Jr., of West Chester, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S....

Hancock, Wood, Henry counties gain population

Hancock County’s population has grown by 1.3 percent since the 2010 census, according to the latest estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2013 estimates set Hancock County’s population at 75,773, an increase of 103 from the 2012 estimate of 75,670. T...

Mumps Cases In Ohio Outbreak Reach Beyond Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials monitoring a central Ohio mumps outbreak say the viral illness has affected people from five counties. Seventy of the 87 confirmed cases reported Thursday are linked to Ohio State University. Fifty-eight are students, and seven are staff....

Dad Who Overdosed At McDonald’s Convicted In Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Indiana man who police say overdosed on heroin in a McDonald’s play area has been convicted of child endangering. Hamilton County Municipal Judge Cheryl Grant convicted 37-year-old Robert Palmer Thursday on two misdemeanor charges after a nonjury trial....

Wisconsin, Ferris State Aim For Title Game

CINCINNATI (AP) — Wisconsin reached the NCAA Frozen Four title game in 2010 and lost to Boston College. Ferris State got there in 2012 … and lost to Boston College. The Badgers and the Bulldogs are back in the tournament as the top two seeds in the Midwest Regional, looking...

Court: Ex-Ohio Death Row Inmate Can’t Pursue Suit

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who spent 21 years on Ohio’s death row in a botched prosecution can’t pursue his federal lawsuit against those who put him there. In its Thursday ruling, a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati found that...

Sentencing Set In Ohio Doctor’s Child Porn Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A sentencing date has been set for an Ohio pediatric doctor who has pleaded guilty to accessing child pornography. Christopher Pelloski, former director of Ohio State University’s pediatric cancer radiation program, faces up to 10 years in prison after...

Study Planned On Adapting To Changing Water Levels

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is planning a wide-ranging study of how people in the Great Lakes region can adapt to changing water levels. Don Scavia of the university’s Graham Sustainability Institute announced the study Thursday in Ann Arbor at the...

Reds RHP Cueto To Start Opening Day In Cincinnati

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Johnny Cueto is set to start on opening day for the Cincinnati Reds for the third straight season. First-year manager Bryan Price said Thursday that Cueto will pitch Monday at home against St. Louis. Price had to sort through a series of minor injuries,...