Ohio Animal Park Worker Killed In Horse Cart Crash

BERLIN, Ohio (AP) — A horse-drawn wagon has run over an animal park worker in Ohio’s Amish country and crashed, killing the worker and injuring nine passengers. The Holmes County sheriff’s office says deputies were called to Rolling Ridge Ranch Animal Park in Berlin...

2 Ohio State Freshmen Suffer Knee Injuries

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio State freshmen have sustained knee injuries, with linebacker Kyle Berger facing surgery on the same knee he injured before his senior season last year. Ohio State, which confirmed the injuries on Tuesday, said the Cleveland St. Ignatius High School...

Indians’ Murphy Out 4-5 Weeks

CLEVELAND (AP) — The injuries keep piling up for the Cleveland Indians. While outfielder David Murphy will miss four to five weeks with a strained right oblique muscle, designated hitter Nick Swisher is seeking a second opinion on his sore right knee. Swisher was examined by a...

Ohio Teen Returns To Football Team After Rape Case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team. Ma’Lik Richmond played for Steubenville High School in a scrimmage...

Venus Williams, Tsonga Lose In Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Venus Williams left their winning touch in Canada. Tsonga followed his week of big upsets with an early exit Tuesday, losing his opening match at the Western & Southern Open. Two days after he won his second Masters title by beating...

Israel targeting mosques hurts Gaza social fabric

NUSEIRAT REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Only the minaret still stands after an Israeli airstrike reduced Gaza’s Al-Qassam Mosque to a heap of concrete, iron rods and dust. Hours after the pre-dawn attack, rescue workers searched in the rubble, residents gathered — and...
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Iraq’s prime minister seems increasingly isolated

BAGHDAD (AP) — His days in power in Iraq appear increasingly numbered. World leaders, including his biggest ally, Iran, hail the nomination of the man who would be his successor. There’s seemingly little left for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to cling to, beyond the...
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Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn’t mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, who announced on Tuesday that the...

FitzGerald asks Ohio Supreme Court to dismiss GOP lawsuit

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Democratic candidate for governor has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to toss out a Republican lawsuit trying to force him to release key-card data showing when he enters and leaves county buildings and parking facilities as the Cuyahoga County executive....
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Pacers believe Paul George will make full recovery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery from the compound fracture in his right leg. They’re just not expecting that to happen this season. On Tuesday, 11 days after George’s gruesome injury in a U.S. national team scrimmage, Larry...