Study Concludes Toledo Jail Not Worth Saving

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A preliminary study has concluded that the perpetually overcrowded Lucas County Jail in downtown Toledo is not worth saving and a new facility is needed. The study by California-based DLR Group says the jail often needs repairs which make remodeling and...

Possible Arson Spree Worries Dayton Officials

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A possible arson spree causing thousands of dollars in property damage has Dayton officials concerned. Fire officials say more than two dozen fires have hit Dayton’s west side this year, mostly in vacant structures, causing upward of $138,000 in damage....

Entertainment Venue Planned For Old Akron Stadium

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Developers who recently bought the University of Akron’s old football stadium have dropped a plan to pursue a pro football team for the facility and are pitching a multiuse entertainment venue instead. The proposal by Team 1 Marketing Group also includes...

Columbus Schools To Make Up Snow Days Via Homework

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s largest school district says students will have to do work at home to make up for classes canceled during harsh winter weather. Columbus was among many districts that exhausted their five allowable calamity days while dealing with snow, ice and...

Ohio Tax Preparer Among 5 Charged In Fraud Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal indictment alleges an income tax preparer and four central Ohio business owners conspired to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and helped file false tax returns. An IRS statement says the defendants are from Columbus. Each is charged with at...

Ohio Event Honors Woman’s Historic 1964 Flight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman’s history-making flight is being celebrated in Columbus. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority and The Columbus Foundation are commemorating the 50th anniversary of Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock’s solo flight around the...

Nets Rest Starters, Lose 114-85 To Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd sat his starters for the playoffs and the Nets closed the regular season with a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Although the Nets could have clinched the Eastern Conference’s No. 5 spot with a win, Kidd...

Gomes, McAllister Lead Indians Past Tigers 3-2

DETROIT (AP) — Yan Gomes hit a two-run triple, Zach McAllister allowed a run and four hits in six innings and the Cleveland Indians held on for a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. McAllister (2-0) walked two and struck out four and John Axford pitched the ninth...

Penguins Nip Blue Jackets 4-3 In Series Opener

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Beau Bennett and...

American Hockey League

x-Clinched Playoff Berth y-Clinched Divisional Title NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Albany 3, Portland 2, SO Rochester 4, Utica 1 Adirondack at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Toronto 5, Binghamton 4, OT Hershey at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Texas at...