The Latest: Man Charged In Fire Deaths Maintains Innocence

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the case of a man charged with aggravated murder in the deaths of nine people in two fires (all times local): 7:30 p.m. An attorney representing a man indicted on aggravated murder charges in an Ohio fire that killed seven people in May and in a...

Arena Football League

x-clinched playoff spot Philadelphia at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Washington, 7 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. ___ No. 4 Seed at No. 1 Philadelpiha, 4 p.m. No. 3 Seed at No. 2 Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Lowest remaining seed at Highest...

New York-Penn League

___ Hudson Valley 2, Aberdeen 0 Lowell 6, Brooklyn 0 Staten Island at Tri-City, 7 p.m. West Virginia 2, Auburn 1 Williamsport at Mahoning Valley, 7:05 p.m. State College at Batavia, 7:05 p.m. Connecticut 7, Vermont 1 Hudson Valley at Aberdeen, 8:02 p.m. Brooklyn at Lowell, 6:35...

International League

___ Norfolk 2, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 Durham 3, Buffalo 1 Syracuse 5, Louisville 4 Toledo 3, Pawtucket 1 Rochester at Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Columbus 5, Charlotte 2 Gwinnett at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Pawtucket, TBD Pawtucket at Indianapolis, 5:30 p.m. Columbus...

Frontier League

___ Lake Erie 2, River City 1 Windy City at Florence, 7:05 p.m. Normal at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Traverse City at Evansville, 7:35 p.m. Joliet at Gateway, 8:05 p.m. Schaumburg at Southern Illinois, 8:05 p.m. Windy City at Florence, 11:09 p.m. River City at Traverse City, 7:05 p.m....

Eastern League

___ Erie 5, Richmond 3 Binghamton 6, New Hampshire 4 Harrisburg 4, Portland 3 Trenton 5, Altoona 4 Reading 3, Hartford 1 Akron at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Portland at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Trenton at Altoona, 7 p.m. Akron at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Erie at Richmond, 7:05 p.m. New Hampshire at...

Thrill Ride Was OK’d Hours Before Deadly State Fair Accident

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers into the ground, according to authorities and records released Thursday....

The Latest: Operator Says Ride Was Inspected Before Accident

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State Fair’s deadly accident when a ride broke apart. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The operator of a thrill ride that flew apart at the Ohio State Fair and killed one person says it was looked over several times by its staff and...

Ocean City Ride Inspected After Ohio Fair Malfunction

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — An Ocean City amusement park ride made by the same manufacturer as one that malfunctioned in Ohio, killing one person, has been inspected as a precaution and will continue operating. Theresa Blaner is a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Labor,...

Thrill Ride OK’d Hours Before Deadly State Fair Accident

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers through the air, according to authorities and records released Thursday....