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Zardes’ Late Goal Lifts Crew Over Impact 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gyasi Zardes scored two goals, the second on a penalty in the 94th minute, and the Columbus Crew beat the Montreal Impact 3-2 on Saturday. Luis Argudo drew the foul against Ken Krolicki that set up Zardes, who put in the go-ahead goal just under the crossbar...

$114.5 Million Package For New Voting Machines Considered

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are considering a $115 million plan to help counties buy new voting machines. The Plain Dealer Sen. Frank LaRose, a Hudson Republican, presented the proposal Thursday. Lawmakers agree new machines are needed before the 2020 election yet...

One injured in Interstate 75 crash

One person sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident on the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 this afternoon, according to the State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred around 4:13 p.m. near the West Main Cross Street exit, blocking the left lane of the interstate for...

Cent Michigan Women Edge Buffalo 96-91 To Capture MAC Title

CLEVELAND (AP) — Micaela Kelly and Presley Hudson scored 26 points apiece, Tinara Moore and Reyna Moore had double-doubles and Central Michigan earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament with a 96-91 win over Buffalo on Saturday in the Mid-American Conference championship game. Moore...

Ohio Man Hurt Jumping From Jail Ledge, Sues Officials

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who jumped from a second-floor jail ledge onto a concrete floor and broke both of his legs and ankles is suing five southeastern Ohio counties claiming the jail denied him medication and care while withdrawing from an anti-anxiety drug. The Zanesville...

Thousands Of Golf Balls Recovered From Historic Ohio Lake

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of golf balls have been discovered during a dredging project at the bottom of a lake at a northeast Ohio nature center. WJW-TV the golf balls were recently discovered in Shaker Heights’ Green Lake by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer...

Cedar Point Amusement Park Looking To Hire 5K Workers

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Cedar Point Amusement Park in northern Ohio will be holding job fairs to hire 5,000 people for the coming season. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer the park will pay between $9.25 and $12.50 an hour for jobs that include ride operations, food and beverage, games,...

Republic Steel Plans Restart Of Plant, Bringing Back 1K Jobs

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Republic Steel says it plans to restart a northeast Ohio steel plant that could bring back more than 1,000 jobs in response to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram Republic Steel announced Thursday...

Man Charged With Biting Trooper’s Ear To Have Treatment

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of biting off part of an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper’s ear has been found currently not competent to stand trial. A judge in Lorain County this week ordered mental-health treatment for 44-year-old Cornelius Carey Jr. and set a...

State Gives More Money For Firefighter Health Protection

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s workers compensation agency is increasing its financial effort to help protect firefighters from carcinogens they face on the job. The Columbus Dispatch the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation announced a new plan Tuesday that will provide $2.7...