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AP Source: Riley, LeBron Meeting Ends In Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pat Riley has gotten his chance at convincing LeBron James to stay in Miami, said a person familiar with the situation. The Miami Heat president met with the four-time NBA MVP on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, the person told The Associated Press. James, his...

Rising Senior In High School Leads Ohio Amateur

CINCINNATI (AP) — Will Grimmer, a high school senior-to-be who played in the U.S. Open last month, shot a 5-under 66 in Wednesday’s second round of the Ohio Amateur to take a one-stroke lead over two-time winner Robert Gerwin. Grimmer birdied four of the last five holes on...

Ohio State Chief: Athletics 1 Of Many Successes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State hasn’t always gotten enough credit for the “98 percent” of what it does outside of athletics, the university’s new president said Wednesday as he pledged to raise all the features of the school’s profile. Michael...

Ohio Brothers Get $235,000 In Patrol Crash Lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol has reached a $235,000 settlement in a lawsuit by two southwest Ohio brothers who alleged their vehicle was hit by a patrol car traveling over 95 mph while not using overhead lights or sirens. The Ohio Court of Claims approved the...

Park To Rename Coaster If LeBron Goes To Cleveland

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — NBA superstar LeBron James has one more offer to consider in deciding where to play next season. Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio is promising to rename one of its roller coasters “King James” if he returns home to play for the Cleveland...

Yankees’ Tanaka To Have MRI On Right Arm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yankees rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka has returned to New York to have an MRI on his right arm. Tanaka, who leads the majors with 12 wins, allowed five runs and 10 hits — both career highs — in 6 2-3 innings in a 5-3 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night. The...

Casino Dealer Charged Over Tips To Customers

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with giving Pennsylvania gamblers tips on how to win at the roulette table. The Washington Observer-Reporter ( ) reports that state police filed charges against 56-year-old Robert M. Valle of Wintersville, accusing him of...

Cleveland Camera Case Put On Hold In Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — The state’s highest court put a Cleveland traffic cameras case on hold Wednesday while the justices decide on their ruling in a motorist’s challenge to Toledo’s camera system. In the Cleveland case, the state’s 8th appellate district...

Coal Company Says Illinois Rival Breached Deal

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A leading U.S. coal company is suing a rival with which it shared confidential business plans during a deal that later fizzled, saying the competitor used the proprietary details to buy up land in southern Illinois to thwart the accuser’s expansion plans....

Cleanup From Deadly Storm Starts In Eastern States

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Residents in a number of Eastern states were cleaning up Wednesday, a day after being hit by severe storms, including a tornado in central New York that killed four and left survivors to pick through the debris from homes battered by winds of at least 100...