Ben Crane Celebrates A PGA Tour Win With A Party

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ben Crane won the St. Jude Classic in June, his first victory in three years and the fifth of his PGA Tour career. For all he knows, Crane might never win again. Or maybe this would be the start of more victories. Winning on the PGA Tour is harder than ever, so...

More Tickets Offered For LeBron’s Homecoming Show

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The first round of free tickets for the Aug. 8 show at...

Crash Of Tree-trimming Helicopter Reported In Ohio

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter crash has been reported in Logan County in western Ohio. The crash involving a tree-trimming helicopter was reported late Tuesday afternoon near Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN’-tihn), about 45 miles northwest of Columbus. It...

Police Union Endorses 4 Challengers In Ohio Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s largest police union has endorsed a bipartisan slate of state candidates in fall elections, including challengers to Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) and Attorney General Mike DeWine. The 25,000-member Ohio Fraternal Order of Police announced...

Pelini: Get Rid Of Signing Day

CHICAGO (AP) — If Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had his way, National Signing Day would be a thing of the past. And the result would be an improved recruiting process. “You’ve made a commitment to a young man to come play in your program, why do we have to wait to any...

Playoffs Could Create Chances For Big Ten Teams

CHICAGO (AP) — As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder: What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize? No need to wonder anymore. The old BCS system is out....

Man Facing Charges For Urinating On Modell’s Grave

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up...

Govt Fails To Vet Chemical Plants With Terror Risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at a higher risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say. The year-long investigation...

AP Source: Gordon Hires Attorney For NFL Hearing

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension, Cleveland’s talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the league this week, a person familiar...

Cincinnati’s Legaux Coming Back String From Injury

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux says he has recovered enough from a devastating knee injury that his goal is to be the Bearcats’ starter when they open the season. Legaux might be overly optimistic, but considering how far he has come since...