Reds Beat Cardinals 4-0, Avoid Sweep

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Leake (1-1)...

APNewsBreak: 56 Proposals For Ohio Death Penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law is recommending 56 updates to the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges. The committee’s final report proposes eliminating...

Indians McAllister Shuts Down Padres 2-0 In Game 1

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have been looking for a strong performance from a starting pitcher. Zach McAllister provided it on Wednesday. McAllister pitched 7 2-3 scoreless innings and Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the sixth, leading the Cleveland Indians to a...

House Debate Begins On Ohio Midterm Budget Bills

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has begun debate on nine bills containing Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) midterm budget proposals on taxes, higher education, veterans, workforce development and a host of other issues. All nine were scheduled for votes in the...

Lawmakers OK Bill On Allergy Shots In Ohio Schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions is headed to the governor after clearing the Ohio Legislature. The House unanimously approved the measure Wednesday,...

No Cause For Fire That Swept Through Ohio Village

GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — State fire investigators say they couldn’t pinpoint the cause of a blaze that destroyed several buildings in a northeastern Ohio village. The Ohio fire marshal’s office said Wednesday that it has wrapped up its investigation into the fire...

Ohio Energy Group Opposes Lifting Ohio Targets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio alternative energy producers are fighting a new Senate proposal to halt the phase-in of Ohio’s clean- and advanced-energy targets. Ohio Advanced Energy Economy members said Wednesday that legislation introduced last month would devastate solar and...

Kipnis Homers, Indians Top Padres 2-0 In Game 1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Zach McAllister pitched 7 2-3 scoreless inning and Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the sixth, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 win over the San Diego Padres in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday. McAllister (1-0) allowed five hits, struck out...

Bowling Green Fan’s Donation To Hoops Team Grows

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A Bowling Green State University fan’s donation to the men’s basketball program and his hometown of Findlay has grown to $20 million. Findlay native Bill Frack said Wednesday that a series of trusts has doubled in value. Most of the earnings...

Lane reduction planned on U.S. 224

U.S. 224 from just west of North Ridge Road (Hancock County 300) to the interchange with Interstate 75 in Findlay will be reduced to one lane Thursday and Friday and possibly on Monday to allow for drainage work, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The restriction...