Akron’s Dambrot, Johnson Take Top MAC Awards

CLEVELAND (AP) — Akron’s Keith Dambrot and Zips center Isaiah Johnson are the Mid-American Conference’s coach and player of the year. Dambrot led Akron to a 24-7 record in the regular season and the top seed in this week’s conference tournament. Dambrot notched...

Revenue At Ohio’s 4 Casinos Down Compared With Year Ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Casino Control Commission has reported that revenue last month was down at the state’s four casinos, but up at Ohio’s seven racinos, compared with the same time last year. Commission authorities announced Tuesday that casino revenue...

Rutgers Beats Ohio State, Gets First Big 10 Tournament Win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plagued all season by the inability to close out games, 14th-seeded Rutgers overcame a rough shooting performance to beat 11th-seeded Ohio State 66-57 Wednesday night in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. Nigel Johnson scored 21 points on 5 of 11...

Actor Faizon Love Pleads Not Guilty To Assault Charge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Actor and comedian Faizon Love has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge after an alleged altercation with a valet at the Columbus airport. Love pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Franklin County Municipal Court and was released on $2,000 bond. He...

Wednesday’s Scores

Mt. Notre Dame 37, Cin. McAuley 36 Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown 47, Perry 38 Cols. Africentric 85, Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 46 Gates Mills Gilmour 68, Doylestown Chippewa 47 Sardinia Eastern Brown 52, Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 41 Versailles 50, Hamilton Badin 36

Findlay’s business growth award celebrated

On a night when Findlay and Hancock County community leaders celebrated Findlay’s third consecutive first-place award for business growth, besting hundreds of other cities nationwide, the community added some unofficial honors. Findlay-Hancock County is the envy and object of...

Health Bill Highlights Divide Between Governors, House GOP

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican governors complain that a GOP proposal to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law would force millions of lower-income earners off insurance rolls or stick states with the cost of keeping them covered. Governors,...

GOP Health Care Bill Is Critical First Test For Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is facing a crucial first test of his presidency: Can he translate his bully pulpit and popularity with conservative voters into a legislative win? Trump has carried out his accomplishments so far via executive authority or appointments ratified by...

High Winds Shut Down Interstate Bridge Near Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — High winds topping 50-60 mph in northern Ohio have shut down a bridge that carries Interstate 280 through Toledo. The closing comes after the Ohio Department of Transportation posted a showing a tractor-trailer toppling over Wednesday after crossing the...

Ohio State AD Expresses Confidence In Hoops Coach Matta

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State is sticking with coach Thad Matta. Athletic director Gene Smith said in statement Wednesday that Matta, the most successful basketball coach in the school’s history, has job security despite a second consecutive disappointing season that...