Encarnacion, Ramirez Lead Indians Past Padres 11-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — Following two frustrating losses, the Cleveland Indians looked like a different team Thursday night. Edwin Encarnacion homered and matched a career high with four hits, All-Star Jose Ramirez hit a home run and had three RBIs, and the Indians, playing their third...

Romano Gets First Major League Win, Reds Beat Rockies 6-3

DENVER (AP) — Sal Romano tossed five innings to earn his first major league win, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday. Romano (1-1), called up before the game to make his second career start, scattered six hits and allowed two runs to help the Reds...

Fermi 2 Plant In Michigan Reports Higher Chlorine Release

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — DTE Energy Co. says its Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan recently released a higher than normal amount of chlorine into Lake Erie. The Monroe News reports ( ) the plant was required to notify the Michigan Department of...

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty To Trying To Help Islamic State Group

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to a charge accusing him of trying to travel to Libya to join the Islamic State group. Authorities allege 20-year-old Aaron Daniels wired $250 to an Islamic State group operative in January 2016 and told an undercover informant...

NBA Signing Day Brings Salary Cap, Luxury Tax Questions

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agency in the NBA can be so complicated that even teams mess it up sometimes. The Houston Rockets and Nene had to negotiate two deals because it turned out the first contract they agreed to wouldn’t have been legal in NBA circles. All the talk about...

Grand Jury Indicts Man After Ohio Congressman Threatened

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man has been indicted by a federal grand jury after a threatening voicemail message was left at the office of an Ohio congressman. Authorities say the voicemail left June 21 at the office of Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers mentioned the June 14 shooting...

Ohio House Declines To Override Gov. Kasich’s Medicaid Veto

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s veto protecting Medicaid expansion will stand for now following a decision by state lawmakers on Thursday to delay a threatened override. Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, a fellow Republican, said his chamber has...

Coroner Closes Investigation Into 8-year-old Boy’s Suicide

CINCINNATI (AP) — A coroner says her second investigation into the January death of an 8-year-old Ohio boy whose mother said was bullied at school has been closed with no additions to the original suicide finding. Hamilton County’s coroner issued a statement Thursday saying...

UPDATED AT 3 P.M.: Huntington Bank to close branch

Huntington Bank will be closing its branch at 1403 N. Main St. on Sept. 29, the bank reported. The branch closing will be one of 38 in the Midwest. It is based on a review of customer traffic, transaction patterns and trends at the branches, as well as proximity of other...

Columbus Police Say Officer Shoots Man Wielding A Knife

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a Columbus police officer has shot and wounded a man who approached officers while holding a knife. A Columbus police statement says the 35-year-old man is hospitalized in serious but stable condition after being shot twice Wednesday night....