Cavaliers Will Draft With Eye On Impressing LeBron

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have a chance to significantly upgrade their roster in the NBA draft. To impress LeBron James, they’d better. With the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night, the Cavs can add a top-flight player, perhaps a future All-Star who can help lead them...

Search For 2 People In Ohio River Halts Overnight

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities looking for two people reported in an eastern Ohio river plan to resume the search after an overnight break. A Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said the search suspended Wednesday evening would resume Thursday. The Zanesville...

Ex-football Player Fears Future With Brain Damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NFL tight end Ben Utecht told a Senate hearing Wednesday that he fears where his history of brain injuries will leave him in the future. Utecht said he started experiencing memory loss at age 29, after a football career in which he sustained five...

Woman killed in U.S. 23 accident

UPPER SANDUSKY — A Bucyrus woman was killed Wednesday evening on U.S. 23 near Upper Sandusky when she was struck by a pickup truck while attempting to get something out of the trunk of her vehicle. Stephanie J. Cowgill, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by Wyandot County...

Omnicare Agrees To $124M Deal For Alleged Kickback

CLEVELAND (AP) — Omnicare Inc. has agreed to pay $124 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged the company engaged in a kickback scheme with skilled-nursing facilities nationally. The company, based in Cincinnati, is the nation’s largest provider of drugs and...

Michael Block Wins PGA Professional

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Michael Block won the PGA Professional National Championship in a playoff Wednesday to lead the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship. The 38-year-old Michael Block, the PGA head professional at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, California,...

American Davis Upsets Pennetta At Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — American Lauren Davis defeated 12th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-4, 7-6 (4) Wednesday to advance to the third round of Wimbledon, equaling her best performance of her 10 Grand Slam tournaments. The Ohio-born Davis, 20, lost in the first round of all four Grand...

Felon Gets Six-year Prison Sentence For Guns

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A felon has been sentenced in Connecticut to six years in prison for possessing guns. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 33-year-old Ernie Negroni, also known as “King Omega,” was sentenced Wednesday in Bridgeport. Negroni, a former...

Ohio Court To Hear Former Death Row Inmate’s Claim

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of a former death row inmate trying to clear his name in a pair of slayings he didn’t commit. Dale Johnston of suburban Columbus was sentenced to die in 1984 for the shooting deaths of his teenage...

In Ohio River Search For 2, Missing Man Found Dead

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a call for help about two people in an eastern Ohio river led to a search that turned up the body of different man who’d been missing for more than a week. The Zanesville Times Recorder ( ) reports authorities received a call Tuesday...