Indians Split Doubleheader With Padres

CLEVELAND (AP) — Zach McAllister’s gem in the first game put the Indians in position for a sweep of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. A lack of hitting and a call that didn’t go Cleveland’s way ended the afternoon with a split....

Ohio Man Accused Of Theft Of Student Financial Aid

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man is being accused of fraudulently collecting up to $55,000 in student financial aid funds. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 35-year-old Robert Williams has been indicted on one count of theft of federal student financial aid money. Court...

US Senators Urge Full Enforcement On Steel Imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators seeking to protect jobs is calling on President Barack Obama’s administration to fully enforce trade laws in deciding whether imported steel reinforcing bar from Turkey and Mexico unfairly undercuts U.S. prices. In a letter sent...

Ohio House Approves Kasich’s Midterm Budget Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State representatives of both parties have criticized Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) for saddling them with a midterm budget bill loaded with proposals they called unsuited for a non-budget year. One fellow Republican said Kasich’s practice of...

Ohio Lawmakers: College Athletes Aren’t Employees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican-controlled Ohio House has approved a proposal that says college athletes are not employees under state law. The measure was approved as part of a broader bill Wednesday that heads next to the Ohio Senate. It comes after a landmark National...

Green Jacket Revered … Usually

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The green jacket is one of the most revered symbols in all of sports, right up there with an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup. Yet, even with the strict sense of decorum that is afforded the prized garment awarded every Masters champion, it occasionally...

Browns Confident They’ll Keep Mack

CLEVELAND (AP) — Alex Mack is still floating in free-agency limbo, but the Browns remain confident the Pro Bowl center will land back with them. Mack visited last weekend with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have not yet offered him a contract and don’t have imminent plans to...

APNewsBreak: Death Penalty Restriction Recommended

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The final report by a committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law makes 56 recommendations to update the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges, according to a copy of the report....

Shaky Defense, No Offense Hurt Padres In 2-0 Loss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pitching for the San Diego Padres isn’t easy these days. Eric Stults made that painful discovery in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians. Stults’ only major mistake came on Jason Kipnis’ two-run homer in...

Browns Remain Optimistic About Pro Bowl C Mack

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine isn’t concerned about Pro Bowl center Alex Mack missing the team’s offseason program as he tests free agency. Mack recently visited with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have not yet offered him a contract. The Browns would have...