LeBron, Curry Are Captains, To Draft NBA All-Star Game Teams

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James and Stephen Curry will be the captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game. James and Curry received the most votes from fans in their conferences Thursday night and will draft from a pool of the rest of the NBA’s best for next...

Carpenter Helps Cleveland State Hold Off IUPUI 70-67

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kenny Carpenter tossed in 23 points and hit a pair of free throws with three seconds left to help Cleveland State hold off IUPUI 70-67 on Thursday night. Carpenter’s layup gave the Vikings (5-15, 2-5 Horizon League) a 65-59 lead with four minutes left in...

‘A community of haves and have-nots’

“We have truly become a community of haves and have-nots,” John Urbanski, United Way of Hancock County chief executive officer, said Thursday night during a community presentation. “I believe we have lost a lot of our middle class,” he also said after the presentation. Urbanski...

Judge Pleads Not Guilty In Federal Fraud Case

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio municipal court judge facing federal fraud charges from her work as a private attorney has pleaded not guilty at a hearing where she had been expected to plead guilty. The Vindicator Mahoning County Court Judge Diane Vettori-Caraballo conferred in...

Indiana State Police Join 4-state Human Trafficking Campaign

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana State Police are teaming up with their counterparts in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio to boost awareness about human trafficking. Next week’s effort will enlist state police in the four states and the group Truckers Against Trafficking. The...

LeBron On Verge Of Joining NBA’s 30,000-point Club

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James never imagined the view from 30,000 — points. Now in his 15th season, James needs 41 points to become the seventh NBA player — and youngest — to reach 30,000 career points, a mark he couldn’t have fathomed when he began his career. James is on...

Columbus Denies Officers Used Excessive Force In 2017 Arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police officers acted properly when they arrested a man last year wanted on warrants for violent crimes including assaulting an officer, the city said in response to a lawsuit claiming the man’s civil rights were violated. The city also denied...

Bill Would Require Clinics To Bury Or Cremate Fetal Remains

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republic-controlled state Senate has approved a bill along party lines that would require Ohio abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains. The Columbus Dispatch the legislation sponsored by Republican Sen. Joe Uecker, of Miami Township,...

Family Of Man Killed By Police Sues City, Officers

CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in front of his girlfriend and their three children at the end of a high-speed chase sued the officer, his supervisors and the northeast Ohio city that employs them in federal court on Thursday. The...

Inmate Pleads Guilty To Threats Against Trump, Judges

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio inmate accused of threatening President Donald Trump and federal judges in letters mailed to the FBI and a public defender’s office has pleaded guilty to a charge of mailing threatening communications. Authorities say that 48-year-old Rodney...