Vaccines Urged Amid Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Department of Health is urging residents to make sure they’re properly vaccinated as an outbreak of mumps continues to grow in central Ohio. The agency says residents who haven’t had two doses of measles-mumps-rubella, known as MMR, are...

Forecasters Warn Of Bad Weather Thursday

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters say residents of the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee valleys should be on alert for severe weather and be prepared to take shelter if it approaches. The Storm Prediction Center says a severe weather outbreak is possible Thursday afternoon and...

Athletics 6, Indians 1

E_Santana (1), Callaspo (1). DP_Oakland 1. LOB_Cleveland 4, Oakland 12. 2B_Kipnis (1), Aviles (1), Lowrie (1), Moss (1). HR_Callaspo (1). SB_Crisp (1). S_Lowrie. SF_Crisp. WP_Kazmir 2. Umpires_Home, Mark Wegner; First, Mike Muchlinski; Second, Mike Winters; Third, Gabe Morales....

Kazmir Leads Athletics Past Indians 6-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scott Kazmir shut out his former team into the eighth inning in his Oakland debut, and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 6-1 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday. Alberto Callaspo hit a two-run homer and Yoenis Cespedes, Jed...

Judge OKs Transgender Inmate’s Hormone Treatments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Ohio to restore hormone treatment to a transgender inmate who sued after her treatments were stopped. A legal complaint says inmate Antione (AN’-twan) Lee, who refers to herself as Whitney Lee, experienced a medical setback...

Reds Expect Broxton Back Next Week For Closer Role

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds manager Bryan Price says that reliever Jonathan Broxton could be ready to come off the disabled list next week and move into the closer role until Aroldis Chapman returns. The Reds haven’t designated a closer while Chapman recovers from a head injury....

Animals Contaminated By Ohio Oil Spill Are Moved

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dozens of small animals contaminated after oil leaked into an Ohio nature preserve have been cleaned, with some taken to a Dayton science museum for extra care. The Great Parks of Hamilton County reports about 60 salamanders, frogs and crayfish have been...

Ohio House Passes Bill Allowing Firearms Silencers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hunters could use silencers on their guns while hunting certain game under a proposal that passed the Ohio House. Representatives voted 74-13 to pass the bill Wednesday. The Senate still must consider the measure. A House committee approved the bill last...

2 Ohio Cities Competing To Get 2016 GOP Convention

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cleveland and Cincinnati are still in contention as possible sites for the 2016 Republican National Convention after the list was narrowed. Columbus, the third Ohio city that made a bid, was knocked off Wednesday along with Phoenix as officials cut the list to...

Van Buren man hurt in accident

One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon on North Main Street. According to the Findlay Police Department, Larry L. Hollar, 43, of Van Buren, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance with minor injuries. Police reported Hollar, who was...