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LeBron scores 31 as Cavs roll into All-Star break with win

AP Photo/Tony Dejak CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are getting some down time. Not that they really want any right now. After some disruptions and some drama, the NBA champions are rolling once more. LeBron James scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving added 26, Kyle Korver made six...

Commerce Dept. chief: Diversity benefits businesses

Jacqueline T. Williams, director of the Ohio Department of Commerce, told a Findlay audience Wednesday that diversity benefits businesses, and is key to improving economic impact at the city, county and state levels. Williams spoke during the 35th anniversary banquet and...

Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Thursday, Feb. 16. The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Columbus bureau is reachable at...

Vince Young signs with agent Leigh Steinberg, wants to play

Vince Young still isn’t quite ready to call it a career. The two-time Pro Bowl quarterback has hired agent Leigh Steinberg, who welcomed his new client on Twitter on Wednesday and said Young “has dream of playing more football, being role model.” Young, who...

In New Report, Man Claims Justin Bieber Punched Him In June

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Las Vegas man who says Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland eight months ago has filed a police report about the fracas. Thirty-four-year-old Rodney Cannon claims in the report filed Tuesday with Cleveland police that the pop star took his sunglasses inside...

Maple Leafs-Blue Jackets Sums

First Period_1, Columbus, Anderson 11 (Jones, Karlsson), 4:30. 2, Columbus, Jenner 11 (Werenski, Dubinsky), 11:15. Penalties_Jenner, CBJ, (interference), 18:24. Second Period_3, Columbus, Bjorkstrand 1 (Saad, Wennberg), 1:32. 4, Columbus, Foligno 20 (Wennberg, Werenski), 9:56...

Wednesday’s Scores

Portsmouth Notre Dame 57, Seaman N. Adams 49, OT

Phoenix turns down petition to adopt sanctuary city status

AP Photo/Astrid Galvan PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday turned down a petition to adopt sanctuary status for immigrants following a contentious and emotional discussion that ended with chants against the council. The council voted after hours of...

LeBron scores 31, Irving 26 as Cavs beat Pacers 113-104

AP Photo/Tony Dejak CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving added 26, Kyle Korver made six 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled into the All-Star break with their seventh win in eight games, beating the Indiana Pacers 113-104 on Wednesday...

China makes deadly opioid carfentanil a controlled substance

SHANGHAI (AP) — China is adding carfentanil and three related synthetic opioids to its list of controlled substances effective March 1, China’s National Narcotics Control Commission said Thursday. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration called the move a potential...