Sprague faces competition for state post

State Rep. Robert Sprague is giving up his Ohio House seat to run for state treasurer, but he won’t be coasting into the state job. The Findlay Republican faces competition in the May 8 primary election, and if he wins there, a Democratic opponent will await in November. The...

Henderson, IUPUI Break 5-game Skid, Edge Cleveland St 78-73

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — T.J. Henderson only missed twice all night, scoring 19 points as IUPUI halted a five-game slide by holding off Cleveland State 78-73 Thursday night. Henderson was 5 of 7 from the field and made all nine of his free throws, including a final pair with eight...

Teenager Gets 4 Years In Prison In School Shooting Plot Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A teenage boy accused of plotting a mass shooting at an Ohio high school has been sentenced to four years in prison. An adult-court judge in Columbus on Thursday sentenced 17-year-old John Staley III, who earlier pleaded no contest to a charge of conspiracy...

Ohio Governor Delays Killer’s Execution Over Juror Concerns

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Thursday delayed the execution of a killer set to die next week, citing a letter he received from a juror who asked that the inmate be spared. The Republican Kasich issued a reprieve for Raymond Tibbetts that pushed his Feb. 13...

Investigation Of Fake IDs Nets $4.7M In Bitcoins, Gold Bars

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities investigating a large-scale fake ID operation in Ohio say they’ve seized $4.7 million in bitcoins and several computers and printers. Court documents say they also found gold and silver bars and coins inside the Toledo home of Mark Simon....

State Attorney General Sues DuPont In Chemical Leak Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general has sued DuPont over the company’s decades-long release of a chemical from a plant in West Virginia. At issue is the dumping of the chemical C8 into the Ohio River from the DuPont Co. Washington Works plant, near...

Venezuela election could trigger deeper sanctions, exiles

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government’s decision to plow ahead with early presidential elections over the objections of the opposition risks spurring more international sanctions and exacerbating an economic and social crisis driving increasing numbers of...

Toronto police: Remains of 6 found in serial killer probe

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto police said Thursday they’ve recovered the remains of at least six people from planters on a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said the remains, found on property McArthur used as storage in...

Philly celebrates Super Bowl with emotional rally, parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s first Super Bowl parade ended in a raucous, emotional rally as hundreds of thousands of partying Eagles fans jammed the streets leading to the city’s famed “Rocky” steps to revel in an NFL title many thought would never...

Internet pioneer, songwriter John Perry Barlow dies at 70

John Perry Barlow, an internet activist and lyricist for the Grateful Dead, has died. The digital-rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation said Barlow died early Wednesday in his sleep at home in San Francisco. He was 70. The cause of death was not immediately known. Barlow...