Ohio Parole Board Recommends Clemency For Condemned Killer Of Cleveland Produce Vendor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Parole Board recommends clemency for condemned killer of Cleveland produce vendor.

Officials: Schools Play Large Role In Heroin Fight

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Parents, schools and educators all play an important role in fighting the state’s heroin abuse epidemic, Ohio’s governor and attorney general said at a forum Tuesday. The remarks followed a report by the state Health Department that found a...

Browns’ Hoyer Working Way Back From Injury

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is participating in the team’s voluntary minicamp as he recovers from offseason right knee surgery. Wearing a brace, Hoyer moved well during the 30 minutes of practice open to media members on Tuesday. Hoyer, who injured his...

Trustees deliver petitions seeking river cleaning

Several township trustees in Hancock County have joined the debate about cleaning the Blanchard River. Trustees David Bower of Eagle Township, and Jerry Wolford of Cass Township, delivered petitions to the Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday. The petitions bear the signatures...

Boehner Tells Lawmakers He Was Just Ribbing Them

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner has told Republican lawmakers he was just teasing them when he ridiculed their reluctance to act on immigration legislation. The speaker offered the explanation Tuesday during a closed-door meeting with lawmakers back on Capitol Hill...

House Speaker Foe Withdrawing From Ohio Race

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A tea party activist says he is withdrawing from the May 6 Republican primary in House Speaker John Boehner’s (BAY’-nerz) district. Matthew Ashworth states on social media sites that he doesn’t want to be a spoiler or split the vote. He...

Longtime Reporter Mark Gillispie Joins AP Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mark L. Gillispie, a veteran northeast Ohio journalist who covered courts, crime and government for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, has been hired as a reporter in the Cleveland bureau of The Associated Press. The appointment was announced Tuesday by Karen...

LA Clippers owner Sterling banned for life by the NBA

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. Commissioner Adam Silver said he will try to force the controversial owner to sell his franchise....

Go For The Food: Athens, Ohio, Diner A Must-taste

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — There’s a reason there is almost always a wait at the Court Street Diner here. The menu is heavy on simple favorites: thick slabs of meatloaf, fries piled so high they tumble off the plates, creamy whipped milkshakes. It’s classic American fare...

Courier team wins Read for Life’s spelling bee

It took 20 words in the sudden death round to declare a top team in Read for Life ‘s corporate spelling bee, held Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. But in the end, the team from The Courier pulled away from the Marathon Petroleum Co. team to walk away with this year’s...