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LeBron Apologizes To Neighbors, Sends Cupcakes

BATH, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. Cleveland Cavaliers fans and journalists arrived en masse to the NBA star’s Akron area home to await his July 11...

Ohio Man Accused Of Killing Mom, Living With Body

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors in northeast Ohio say a 33-year-old man stabbed his mother to death then lived in the house with the decomposing corpse for about six months. Michael Petrie’s trial on charges of aggravated murder and abuse of a corpse began Tuesday in Akron....

Marathon’s MPLX increases dividend

MPLX LP,  Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline subsidiary, has announced a dividend of 34. 25 cents per common share for the second quarter of 2014. That represents an increase of 1.5 cents per share, or 4.6 percent, over the previous quarterly distribution. The second-quarter...

Boy, 15, Arrested In Ohio Teen Girl’s Slaying

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Columbus say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl. A police report says Shevona Whitehead was shot in the upper body at about 10 p.m. Monday at a residence on the south side of the city. She was pronounced...

Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1kbpNCX) Southwest Flight 424 from Baltimore to Chicago safely landed around...

Ohio Veteran Cited For Therapy Ducks Due In Court

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) — An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is getting his day in court after being cited for violating an Ohio village ban, even though someone else already paid his fine. A hearing was scheduled Wednesday in...

Biden Among Urban League Meeting Speakers In Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support. Vice President Joe Biden’s scheduled speech Thursday headlines...

Twins Can’t Get Runners In, Lose 8-2 To Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Getting men on base hasn’t been a problem of late for the Minnesota Twins. Getting them home is another story. The Twins stranded nine men on base and were hitless in eight tries with runners in scoring position in an 8-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians in...

Toddler, Man Shot At Backyard Gathering In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a toddler was one of two people wounded by gunfire during a backyard gathering in northeastern Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch reports (bit.ly/1pDf29L) that police were called to a home shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday after someone fired several...
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CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

FILE – In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner’s headquarters in New York. Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is is expected to be called as a witness Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to support...