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Cingrani, Ludwick Lift Reds Over Pirates 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after a pair of Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Thursday. The Reds won for the seventh time in nine games and reached .500 at 11-11. The Pirates have...

Court Won’t Rehear Case On Ohio Exotic Animals Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court in Ohio has denied a request to rehear a challenge to the state’s law on dangerous, wild animals. Seven exotic animal owners sued the state over the regulations in November 2012, arguing that the law violates their free speech...

House Speaker Says World Wants US To Lead

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-ner) says U.S. global allies want America to show strong leadership, and he’s encouraged by plans to deploy some troops in European countries. Boehner says other countries are begging for the United States to...

Kluber, Indians Roll Past Royals 5-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 11 and pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game, and David Murphy and Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs apiece, leading the Indians to a 5-1 win over the Royals on Thursday. Kluber (2-2) didn’t walk a batter...

Measles Off To A Fast Start, As Cases Trend Up

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996. Authorities say 129 cases in 13 states were reported by mid-April, the bulk of them in California and New York...

Kosar Believes He’s Off TV For Slurred Speech

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he has been removed as a TV commentator for Cleveland’s preseason games because of slurred speech he attributes to concussions sustained in the NFL. The Browns announced Wednesday that Kosar is being replaced...

Ohio Watchdog Releases Investment Scandal Report

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state watchdog has released a much-anticipated investigative report on the investment scandal that engulfed Ohio in 2005 and resulted in 19 convictions. Inspector General Randall Meyer makes no new findings in the report issued Thursday. Meyer details...

Former Partner To Testify Against Ohio Lawmaker

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former business partner has agreed to testify against an Ohio lawmaker charged with theft and fraud for allegedly misleading investors about a company’s financial status and using their money for personal gain. Prosecutors said during a Thursday hearing...

Ohio Mother Sentenced To Life In Baby’s Death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Toledo woman convicted of killing her 6-month-old son has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years. Court officials say a judge on Thursday sentenced 26-year-old Amanda Bacon on charges of murder and child endangering in...

November Trial Set For Ohio Lawmaker In Fraud Case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge set a Nov. 17 trial date for a southwestern Ohio lawmaker charged with fraud and theft for allegedly misleading investors about a company’s financial status and using their money for personal gain. The new date was set during a hearing Thursday for...