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Walters’ Homer Gives Indians 3-2 Win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Zach Walters’ one-out homer in the ninth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Walters, acquired at the trade deadline from Washington for Asdrubal Cabrera, hit a 1-2...

Car Hits Woman, 3 Young Kids; 1 Flown To Hospital

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say a turning car struck a woman and her three young children in a crosswalk on a busy street, and the woman’s two-year-old daughter was flown to a hospital in critical condition. Columbus police say the collision occurred...

Serena Williams, Federer, Murray Advance In Cincy

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Top-seeded Serena Williams won an opening match that was as close as it gets, rallying in both tiebreakers to move on at the Western & Southern Open. Williams needed an hour and 54 minutes to beat Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7), 7-6 (7) on Wednesday, showing a...

Hearings Set For Ohio Proposed Common Core Repeal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio House panel has scheduled three days of hearings next week on a Republican proposal to repeal Common Core learning standards in the state. The bill’s sponsors say they’ve heard widespread discontent from parents, teachers and communities...

Napoli Homer Lifts Red Sox To 5-4 Win Over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs to help the Boston Red Sox wrap up their first winning road trip of more than three games this season with a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo became the first...

Lawmaker Says Sentencing Law Shields Drug Dealers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An eastern Ohio lawmaker is urging passage of his bill that would loosen state sentencing law to send more drug dealers to prison. Democratic Rep. Nick Barborak (bar-boh-RAK’) of Lisbon says the 2011 law ties the hands of judges in sentencing at a time...

Ohio State Leader Defends Band Director Firing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University President Michael Drake says he sees virtually no chance a beloved marching band director will be reinstated even though he acknowledged additional facts could surface in the wake of Jonathan Waters’ firing. The university’s...

Diner Owner: Fung Filmed RI Governor Ad In Ohio

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung filmed an ad about making Rhode Island “open for business” at a diner in Ohio, according to the restaurant owner. Michael Pappas, of Tommy’s Diner in Columbus, said Fung spent an hour filming...

Ohio Probes Price Gouging During Toledo Water Ban

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio investigators are looking into nearly 60 complaints about price gouging during the water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without clean tap water. Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office has sent letters to 58 businesses about bottled...

Chris Kirksey Making Presence Felt To Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — In his first training camp, linebacker Chris Kirksey is making his presence known to the Cleveland Browns. The rookie, though overshadowed by Johnny Manziel, is pushing to be a major contributor early, as he is competing with inside linebacker Craig Robertson...