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Smith To Start For Cavs; Pacers Make Lineup Change In Game 3

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.R. Smith will be back in the Cleveland Cavaliers starting lineup Thursday night. And he’ll be facing a new-look Indiana Pacers lineup in Game 3 of the first-round playoff series. Forward C.J. Miles will return to the Pacers’ starting rotation,...

Boxer Adrien Broner Arrested On Warrant In Cincinnati Area

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say boxer Adrien Broner was arrested in northern Kentucky on an outstanding warrant after being found in a bullet-riddled car. WXIX-TV reports the 28-year-old was arrested on a warrant after failing to appear for a 2014 court case in Covington, Kentucky,...

How To Stop A Superstar Is Biggest Challenge In NHL Playoffs

Any time Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin or Sidney Crosby goes over the boards, everyone in the arena is watching and waiting for something special to happen. From the opposing bench, tireless efforts have gone into preventing that. Nothing gets more attention in the Stanley Cup...

Some Things To Know About Ohio State’s Upcoming Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Ohio State’s spring practice in the books, here are some things to know about the upcoming season: ___ PASSING IS A PRIORITY The downfield passing game will be better. At least it should be. After the Clemson loss in the College Football Playoff,...

Bauer, Santana Lift Indians Over Twins, 6-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Bauer struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings and Carlos Santana had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Thursday. Bauer (1-2) gave up two runs, three hits and three walks, lowering his ERA from 8.44 to 6.35....

Jury Resumes Deliberations In Bundy Ranch Standoff Trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury is back at work in the trial of six men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s ranch in April 2014. A court official says jurors began deliberations at 8 a.m....

Pipeline Firm Cited For 2M-gallon Spill Of Drilling Mud

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Texas company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline has been issued violations notices by the state of Ohio for spilling drilling mud in separate wetlands. An Ohio Environmental Protection Agency notice says Rover Pipeline spilled around 2 million...

UPDATED: Severe thunderstorm warning for Hancock County until 6:30 p.m.

  The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Hancock County until 6:30 p.m. A severe thunderstorm was reported near Ottawa, moving east at 35 mph. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail are possible with this storm. A severe...

Mexico Says Deportation Of ‘dreamer,’ Mother Violated Rules

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says the deportation of a mother of four U.S.-born children as well as that of a young man brought to the United States as a child violated U.S. rules. Mexico’s Foreign Relations department said Thursday it was assisting Maribel...

Bigger Reward Is Sought For Slain Family, But Will It Help?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators trying to solve the year-old killings of eight family members in Ohio are concerned more reward money hasn’t been offered. The amount for information leading to a conviction remains at $10,000. That’s much less than similar recent...