Cleveland To Appeal Officer’s Return To Job

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officials plan to appeal an arbitrator’s decision restoring the job of a police supervisor fired for his role in a police car chase that ended in a schoolyard with two unarmed suspects dying in a hail of 137 bullets. The decision returns Michael...

AP Source: Cavaliers To Interview Blatt

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the Cavaliers’ wide-ranging coaching search says the team will interview former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt. Blatt announced Thursday in Israel that he’s leaving the European champion to pursue an unspecified job in the...

Ohio Man Gets Life Term In Sex Trafficking Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Northeast Ohio man accused of prostituting four women and helping to keep them addicted to drugs has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal jury convicted Jeremy Mack of Elyria in February on charges that included conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex...

Israeli Police: Father Killed His 2 US Children

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Israel say a man confessed to stabbing to death his two children while they visited him from the United States. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the father was arrested late Wednesday after turning himself in. The children, 10-year-old...

Group Honors Man Behind Ohio Decriminalization Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A national organization that favors relaxed U.S. drug laws is honoring a Columbus-born businessman and philanthropist for decades of work toward its cause. Former Columbus media executive Richard M. Wolfe spearheaded a 1976 state law that reduced possession...

Dallas Woos Officials For 2016 GOP Convention

DALLAS (AP) — Two elephants waving their trunks, cheerleaders and indoor fireworks greeted Republican National Committee members on Thursday as they visited Dallas during the last of four trips to cities competing to host the 2016 Republican convention. Dallas officials touted...

Clarification: Graduation Requirements Story

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story June 4, The Associated Press reported that under new state graduation requirements, high school students taking accelerated options, such as Advanced Placement courses, would be exempt from end-of-course exams in those subjects. The story should...

Prosecutors Charge Teen Gang With Racketeering

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors have charged 43 teenage members of a notorious street and prison gang with racketeering for a series of crimes allegedly committed inside a Cleveland juvenile detention center. While the charges filed Thursday are juvenile complaints, prosecutors hope...

Frazier Homers, Reds Beat Dodgers 4-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer off Zack Greinke, who lost his perfect record at Great American Ball Park, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Thursday afternoon for a split of their four-game series. The Reds won the last two games to...

Smithsonian Asks Judge’s Help With Bug Collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Entomologist Carl J. Drake spent his life studying bugs. When he died in 1965, he left his life savings and his vast insect collection to the Smithsonian. But now Drake’s will has become something of a pest. The Smithsonian Institution says that after...