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Arena Football Playoff Glance

Spokane at San Jose, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Portland at Arizona, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Orlando, 2 p.m. Portland-Arizona winner vs. Spokane-San Jose winner Philadelphia-Cleveland winner vs. Pittsburgh-Orlando winner American champion vs. National champion, 8 p.m.

All Tickets Claimed For LeBron’s Homecoming Show

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says fans quickly claimed the thousands of tickets available for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The free tickets for the Aug....

Ex-mentor At Center Gets 44 Years For Sexual Abuse

CLEVELAND (AP) — A worker from a now-closed residential treatment center has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for sexually abusing two teenage girls who lived at the northeast Ohio facility where she was a strength coach and mentor. At a sentencing hearing Monday, the judge...

Suburban Boston Tornado Modest EF-2 On 0-5 Scale

REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that landed just north of Boston was a relatively modest EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of 0 to 5, but it damaged dozens of buildings. Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo says 65 homes and businesses were damaged and 13...

Ohio Lawmakers Want Common Core Standards Repealed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House are beginning a push to repeal Common Core learning standards by year’s end, citing widespread discontent they’re hearing from parents, teachers and communities. Reps. Matt Huffman of Lima (LY’-muh)...

Quarterback Johnny Manziel’s Day At Browns Camp

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — A look at Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel’s day at training camp. GO, JOHNNY, GO: Manziel got a chance to show off his running ability as the Browns ran several read-option plays with him behind center. On several occasions, Manziel kept the...

US Citizen Accused Of Bribes Extradited From Iraq

CINCINNATI (AP) — A fugitive accused of bribing U.S. military contracting officials in Iraq has been returned to the U.S. in what government officials say is the first extradition under a 1936 treaty between the countries. Metin Atilan (meh-TEEN’ AH’-tuh-lahn) pleaded...

Arizona Reinstates INF Pacheco, Waives INF Evans

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks made an infield switch before the start of their series against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, activating Jordan Pacheco from the 15-day disabled list and putting infielder Nick Evans on unconditional release waivers. The Diamondbacks...

Expansion To Add 214 Auto-parts Jobs In Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Expansion of an auto-parts manufacturing operation is expected to add 214 jobs in the southwest Ohio city of Hamilton. ThyssenKrupp Bilstein (THIS’-en-kruhp bil-STEYEN’) of America Inc. already employs 381 people in Butler County. The unit of a...

Ohio Woman Sentenced In W.Va. Embezzlement

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio woman has been sentenced to one year and six months in federal prison for embezzling $150,000 from a government-subsidized apartment complex in West Virginia. Fifty-one-year-old Connie Lynn Whitley of Proctorville, Ohio, was sentenced Monday in...