Indians’ Almonte Suspended 80 Games For Failed Drug Test

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. MLB said Friday that Almonte tested positive for Boldenone, an anabolic steroid generally used by...

Director: Ohio Unlikely To Allow Sediment Dumping In Lake

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s environmental regulators are unlikely to allow a federal agency to begin dumping sediment from Cleveland’s shipping channels into Lake Erie. The head of the state’s Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that a decision...

Top Prosecutor For Southern Half Of Ohio Leaving Office

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The top prosecutor of federal crimes in the southern half of Ohio says he’s stepping down next month. U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart oversaw investigations in cities including Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and southeast Ohio. The 46-year-old Stewart said...

Court: Cop Fired For Sexting Victims Should Get Job Back

CLEVELAND (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that a male Cleveland police officer fired for sending thousands of sexually explicit texts to female crime victims should get his job back. Detective Vincent Lucarelli was fired in January 2013 after an internal affairs investigation...

Search for missing Hardin County woman ongoing

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the disappearance of Toni Schoor, 57, of southern Hardin County. Shorr was last seen leaving her residence Wednesday evening. She was on foot, wearing a dark trench coat. She is described as 5 foot, 9 inches...

US Rig Count Drops 12 This Week To 502; Texas Down 5

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 12 this week to 502. The Houston company said Friday that 400 rigs sought oil and 102 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy...

Court: Cleveland Cop Fired For ‘sexting’ Should Get Job Back

CLEVELAND (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that a Cleveland police officer fired for sending thousands of sexually explicit texts to female crime victims should get his job back. Detective Vincent Lucarelli was fired in January 2013 after an internal affairs investigation found...

Ohio Authorities Says I-75 NB Closed By Vehicle Crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio transportation authorities say all lanes of northbound Interstate 75 have been closed after a vehicle crash just north of Cincinnati. Authorities say the interstate is closed at the I-74 interchange and that the ramp from Mitchell Avenue onto northbound...

Youngstown Mayor Pleads Guilty To Charges In Corruption Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — Youngstown’s mayor and the former Mahoning County auditor have pleaded guilty to charges related to allegations that they tried to prevent Mahoning County from moving offices from a building owned by a wealthy developer to a county-owned facility. Mayor...

College Hockey Before, After Start Of Big Ten League

College hockey before, after start of Big Ten league: ___ Big Ten (started 2013-14): Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin. ___ NCHC (started 2013-14): Colorado College, Denver, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota-Duluth, Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota, St....