New Browns GM Dorsey Rips Predecessor In Radio Interview

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns general manager John Dorsey played linebacker in the NFL. Turns out, he still hits hard. Dorsey, hired last week by owner Jimmy Haslam to fix his floundering franchise, harshly criticized the team’s previous football leader Sashi Brown on...

‘Safe Ride’ Taxi Driver Accused Of Sexual Assaults Indicted

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting two female college students in the vehicle he drove for his “Sherman’s Safe Ride” taxi service has been indicted on rape and sexual battery charges. The Butler County prosecutor’s office says...

Blue Jackets Hold Off Surge By Islanders To Win 6-4

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Zach Werenski had a goal and an assist, and Sergei Bobrovsky knocked down 21 shots as the Columbus Blue Jackets held off a rally by the New York Islanders to win 6-4 on Thursday night. Markus Nutivaara, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Seth Jones, Nick Foligno and Josh...

West Virginia Bridge Collapse Prompted Inspection Mandate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Truck driver Bill Needham braced for death at the bottom of the Ohio River after a bridge collapse in West Virginia 50 years ago sent his rig and dozens of other vehicles into the frigid waters. A crucial joint in the 39-year-old Silver Bridge’s...

Suspect In Car Attack Faces New Charge: First-degree Murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing Thursday in which prosecutors presented surveillance video and other evidence against him....

APNewsBreak: Ohio Elections Chief Seeks New Machines By 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief wants counties to modernize their voting machines before the 2020 presidential election, and he’s urging the governor and state lawmakers to foot much of the bill. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted)...

The Latest: New 1st-degree Murder Charge In Car Ramming

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for an Ohio man accused of driving into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in August (all times local): 6 p.m. The Ohio man accused of ramming a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist...

Politician: Cleavage In Congress ‘invitation’ For Harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. representative from Ohio is complaining about the cleavage in Congress. Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur has told members of her caucus that revealing clothes worn by staffers and some members of Congress are an “invitation” for sexual harassment....

Sounders Acquire Defender Waylon Francis From Columbus

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their defense by acquiring defender Waylon Francis from Columbus in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money. Seattle made its first significant move of the offseason on Thursday by adding depth to a position of need....

Washington To Retire Isaiah Thomas’ Jersey In February

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington star and current Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas will have his number retired by the school. The retirement ceremony for Thomas’ No. 2 has been scheduled for Feb. 15 when the Huskies host Utah. Thomas joins Brandon Roy and Bob...