REINEKE FORD   ||   NEWS UPDATES

Indians Sign RHP Atchison For Next Season

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have signed reliever Scott Atchison to a contract for next season. Atchison’s deal includes a team option in 2016. Financial terms were not immediately available. The 38-year-old Atchison has been major contributor out of Cleveland’s...

Reds Pitcher Alfredo Simon Wants Accuser IDed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon says a woman who accused the player in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting her should have to reveal her name publicly. Simon’s lawyer made his argument Tuesday in federal court in Washington. The woman has...

FitzGerald Campaign Aides Depart In Strategy Shift

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two top aides to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald have left his campaign, as the struggling challenger to Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) readjusts his strategy less than 50 days before early voting begins. A spokeswoman confirmed...

Edelen Proposes Overhauling Airport Board

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen has proposed overhauling the board overseeing the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. The board has been in turmoil with the resignations of its chairman and vice chairman and questions about extravagant spending...

Key suspect in Fostoria arson to stand trial this October

Shey L. Weiker, the key suspect in a Fostoria arson fire that killed two people, will stand trial for her alleged crimes in October, according to the Review-Times. Weiker, 31, of 151 Taft Blvd., Fostoria, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity June 18 to charges of...
off

New York Islanders owner announces sale

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has...
off

American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

An Indonesian police officer escorts Tommy Schaefer, left, as he is brought to the police station for questioning in relation to the death of his girlfriend’s mother, in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The body of a 62-year-old American woman was found stuffed...
off

New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

By STEPHEN BRAUN Associated Press WASHINGTON — Warnings from an international research group and the Federal Aviation Administration underscore the rising threat to commercial aircraft posed by hundreds of anti-aircraft weapons that are now in the arsenals of armed groups in...
off

Ex-Marine charged with murder after body found

By AMY TAXIN and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Prosecutors have charged a former Marine with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned Southern California mine shaft. The San Bernardino County Superior Court’s web site...

Heroin discovered during I-75 traffic stop

The State Highway Patrol seized an estimated $136,000 worth of heroin in Findlay. Christopher Triplett, 42, of Detroit, was found with 2 pounds of heroin at about 12:49 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 75 near U.S. 224, according to the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol. Triplett...