Judge Denies Ex-Ohio Lawmaker Early Prison Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has denied a former Ohio lawmaker’s request for early release from prison, saying he agreed to serve three years. Under a plea deal, former state Rep. Clayton Luckie of Dayton was sentenced in January 2013 to the three-year prison term after...

Ohio Sheriff Defends Officers’ Actions In Standoff

SOUTH LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says deputies were repeatedly threatened by an armed man who barricaded himself inside a southwest Ohio home before officers fatally shot him. Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims told reporters Tuesday that 56-year-old Gary Cook had been drinking...

12 Accused In Prescription-drug Operation In Ohio

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities say 12 people have been indicted in a prescription-drug trafficking operation in which pills were obtained from pharmacies in seven states. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office told reporters at a news conference Tuesday that 11 of...

Pens, Jackets Hope To End Blown Leads In Game 4

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets will not try to fall behind 3-1 on the scoreboard in Wednesday night’s Game 4. In each game of their Stanley Cup first-round series, a team has led by that score — and then lost. The Penguins did it in...

Expedition Set To Sail To Recover Sunken Gold

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An expedition is setting out from South Carolina to recover the rest of the gold thought to be aboard the wreck of the S.S. Central America off the North Carolina coast. The wreck yielded more than $50 million in gold more than a quarter-century ago....

5 Former Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Over Pay

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing the team, saying they weren’t paid for their time at games or mandatory public appearances that left them open to groping and sexual comments. The lawsuit is the third filed this year against a National...

5 Former Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Over Pay

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing the team, saying they weren’t paid for their time at games or mandatory public appearances that left them open to groping and sexual comments. The lawsuit is the third filed this year against a National...

More Than 73K Ohioans Have Voted Early In Primary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 73,000 Ohioans have voted early so far in the state’s primary election next month. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) says 73,207 residents already have cast absentee ballots, while 155,093 ballots have been requested since the...

AK Steel Takes Bigger 1Q Loss As Costs Rise

NEW YORK (AP) — AK Steel reported a larger loss in the first quarter on higher energy costs and plant outages. The company said Tuesday that the severe winter weather drove up its natural gas and electricity costs by $30 million compared to a year ago. AK Steel also absorbed...

Court: Ohio Man Must Pay $489,000 For False Call

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court says an Ohio man whose false distress call triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort. In a 2-1 opinion Tuesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of...