8-year-old Boy Shot In Head Dies In Central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say an 8-year-old boy has died days after being shot in the head, and they expect to file updated charges against the suspect. A report from Columbus police says the child, identified as Jamarion Cox, died Monday. Officers say he was...

Cavs Deng Wins NBA Citizenship Award

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers forward Luol Deng has won the J. Walter Kennedy Award, given annually to an NBA player for community service. Deng has had a long commitment to philanthropic work in his native South Sudan. His recent public service announcement for...

Indians Vs Tigers Postponed By Rain

DETROIT (AP) — The game between the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers has been postponed because of bad weather. The Tigers said the Central division rivals’ first meeting of the season will be rescheduled — but not during this series. Snowfall from an overnight storm...

Congress Is Giving States The Transportation Blues

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread...

Ohio Governor Airs 1st TV Ad In His 2014 Campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has gone up early with the first television ad of his 2014 re-election campaign. The Republican governor released the commercial Tuesday, weeks before the May primary. The biographical spot emphasizes Kasich’s...

Buckeyes To Host Illini In Nov. 1 Night Game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Ohio State hosts Illinois in football this season, fans might want to bring a blanket and gloves. It will be the Buckeyes’ first November night game. ABC/ESPN released its schedule of night games Tuesday, and the Buckeyes will host Illinois on...

Ohio School Board Debates Sexual Orientation Rule

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to protect Ohio school teachers from being fired on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board. Backers of the proposed policy change told the Ohio Board of Education on Tuesday that the move would encourage the hiring and...

Illini Football To Face Buckeyes Under The Lights

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois says its Nov. 1 football game this fall at Ohio State will be played at night. The university said Tuesday that the game will be played at 7 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Illinois hasn’t beaten Ohio State since...

New Owners Offer Buyouts To Pittsburgh Heinz Staff

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The new owners of H.J. Heinz Co. have offered buyouts to all workers in Pittsburgh, where the ketchup-and-food giant has been based for decades, but insist the offer doesn’t signal a plan to move the company’s headquarters. Instead, Heinz officials...

Columbus Road Crews Fix 87,000 Potholes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city of Columbus says its road crews have fixed nearly 87,000 potholes since the beginning of the year — about half of them in the past month. The city said Monday that 43,063 potholes were filled during an intensive month-long effort that began March 17...