LeBron Dismisses Story Linking Him To Warriors As ‘nonsense’

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James says any thought about him being interested in playing for the Golden State Warriors is “nonsense.” On Thursday, ESPN, citing anonymous sources, reported James would consider meeting with the NBA champions this summer when he can...

Officers Not Charged In Death Of Woman In 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury has declined to charge two Ohio police officers in the death of a mentally ill woman who collapsed while handcuffed and struggling with police in 2014. Authorities Friday announced the jury’s decision clearing both Cleveland officers of any...

673 flu cases confirmed locally

Flu is still rampant in northwestern Ohio and around the country. Blanchard Valley Health System reported that, as of Friday, it has seen 673 confirmed influenza cases with 54 individuals being hospitalized. The influenza cases reflect both Blanchard Valley and Bluffton...

Ohio Man Charged With Raping Woman During Housing Inspection

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — A housing inspector under investigation for the theft of $260,000 from a vacant home has been charged with raping a woman during an inspection last September. The Star Beacon 47-year-old John Artuso was arrested Thursday after being indicted on rape,...
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Big Ten Hoops Insider ‘Groundhog Day’ edition

B1G Hoops Insider Men’s Basketball Weekly for February 2nd, 2018 STORY OF THE WEEK The Michigan State Spartans facing national scrutiny for off-the-court issues plaguing the University RANKING THE LEAGUE || WEEKEND SPOTLIGHT || PLAYERS OF THE WEEK & MORE!!  

Teen Returning Home After Sentence For Killing Her Father

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A teen girl who said she fatally shot her father because he was abusive is expected to return to her northeast Ohio home this weekend after serving an eight-month sentence in a juvenile detention center and a mental health facility. The Vindicator the mother...

Prominent baseball agent suggests spring training boycott

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent baseball agent says players should consider boycotting spring training because of the slow free-agent market. Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of CAA Baseball, says players are “outraged” and “I would suggest that testing the will of 1,200...

Exiled ex-Maldives president says he’ll run again for office

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The exiled former president of the Maldives said Friday he will run again for office, hours after a surprise Supreme Court decision to free a group of political prisoners led to overnight clashes in the capital of the Indian Ocean archipelago. President...

Right-to-work Holdouts Face New Efforts To Change Labor Laws

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A handful of states in the Midwest now surrounded by neighbors with so-called right-to-work laws are facing new efforts aimed at changing their labor laws. In Ohio, two Republican lawmakers want to put the issue before voters in two years. Missouri’s new...

Cavs’ Love Out 2 Months With Broken Hand, Avoids Surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss two months with a broken left hand, but he does not need surgery. Love broke the fifth metacarpal Tuesday night in the first quarter of a loss at Detroit. Following consultation at New York’s Hospital for Special...