Man Gets Probation For Throwing Cat Against Wall, Killing It

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who pleaded no contest to killing his roommate’s cat by throwing it against a wall has been sentenced to two years’ probation. The judge said Tuesday that prison time wasn’t an option for 21-year-old University of Akron student...

Davis Scores 19, Dayton Upsets Tennessee Tech 79-66

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Darrell Davis scored 19 points, Dayton shot 61 percent after halftime and upset Tennessee Tech 79-66 Wednesday night. Davis scored five of his points in the last 2:41 but a defensive rebound a minute earlier was big. Tennessee Tech had closed to 65-58 on an...

Buzzer-beater Fletcher Sends Toledo Past Detroit Mercy 89-86

DETROIT (AP) — Tre’Shaun Fletcher scored 16 points with a career-high 15 rebounds and made a fade-away 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Toledo over Detroit Mercy 89-86 on Wednesday night. Toledo (5-3) has won two straight after having dropped three in a row. Detroit’s...

No suspects identified in Findlay murder

No suspects have been identified in a Findlay homicide that took place Nov. 25, police say. Brian A. McQuistion, 42, was found dead by police after officers responded to 231 E. Foulke Ave., Apt. 2. Police received a call at 8:03 p.m. Nov. 25 from an acquaintance who had stopped...

Bluiett Scores 26, No. 13 Xavier Beats Kent State 96-70

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett scored 26 points — the seventh time he’s had 20 this season — and No. 13 Xavier took control with an 18-point run Wednesday night, pulling away to a 96-70 victory over Kent State. The Musketeers (8-1) built upon their impressive week. They...

Court Won’t Halt Funding Reductions For Online School

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will not temporarily halt the state’s efforts to recoup $60 million from one of the nation’s largest online charter schools, which says it could soon be forced to close in the middle of the school year....

Browns Linebacker Collins Recovering From Knee Surgery

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns linebacker Jamie Collins is recovering from right knee surgery performed two weeks ago. Collins tore a medial collateral ligament in his knee on Nov. 12, ending his season. The former Pro Bowler with New England got hurt when his knee got...

Isaiah Thomas Plays 4-on-4, Cavs’ All-Star Nearing Return

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas played 4-on-4 on Wednesday, a significant step in his recovery from a hip injury. Thomas scrimmaged along with injured forward Tristan Thompson, rookies Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic, and members of the coaching...

Federal Judge To Shut Down Pilot Flying J Trial Until Jan. 8

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge is setting a monthlong break in the fraud trial of former executives and sales representatives at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. The U.S. District Judge...

Whistleblower: Flynn texts broached nuclear plan, sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump delivered his presidential inaugural address last January, his national security adviser Michael Flynn told a former business associate in text messages that a private plan to build nuclear reactors in the Mideast was “good to go” and...