Julius Randle’s 36 Lead Lakers Past LeBron’s Cavs, 127-113

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julius Randle had a career-high 36 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers auditioned for LeBron James’ favor in free agency with a 127-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. Isaiah Thomas had 20 points, nine...

Fatal crash reported in Hardin County

KENTON — Hardin County authorities are investigating a two-vehicle crash late Saturday that killed a rural Ridgeville man at an intersection south of Kenton. Killed in the 11:54 p.m. crash was the driver of one vehicle, Brian Ansley, no age available, according to the Hardin...

Defense Lifts No. 8 Cincinnati Over Houston In AAC Final

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gary Clark put Cincinnati ahead for good with a free throw with 4.3 seconds remaining and the eight-ranked Bearcats held on Sunday for a 56-55 victory over No. 21 Houston in the American Athletic Conference championship. Clark finished with 20 points and the...

Documents Detail Ohio City’s Failed Courtship Of Amazon HQ2

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio River city wooing Amazon’s second headquarters offered urban cool and culture along with big-bucks incentives. Cincinnati made a wide-ranging pitch for the Seattle-based e-commerce giant’s second North American headquarters. Newly released...

Police: Father, Adult Son Fatally Shot At Cincinnati Home

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a man and his adult son have been fatally shot at a home in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati police homicide unit says officers were sent to the home shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday after someone found the bodies of 57-year-old Michael Myatt and 30-year-old...

Blimp-loving Collector Donates Memorabilia To Ohio College

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An airship aficionado’s memorabilia collection documenting the history of lighter-than-air flight is headed to the hometown of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and birthplace of its iconic blimps. The University of Akron is accepting 100 boxes of rare...

Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Toledo Traffic Camera Arguments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a date to hear arguments in another city’s dispute with the state over traffic cameras. Cities have been challenging a state law they say undercuts camera enforcement and makes it too costly for cities to operate camera...

Auditor: Public Records Citations Fell 22 Percent In 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public records-related citations across Ohio fell last year but some officials still need to work harder to comply with the law, Republican State Auditor Dave Yost said in releasing new statistics Sunday. “I can understand a bookkeeping error —...

College basketball: Virginia beats North Carolina, wins ACC title

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer NEW YORK — Kyle Guy, Devon Hall and No. 1 Virginia completed one of the most successful seasons in the storied history of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball, beating No. 12 North Carolina 71-63 in the tournament championship game...

College basketball: Villanova tops Providence for Big East title

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — Mikal Bridges scored 25 points and hit two 3-pointers in overtime to lift No. 2 Villanova to a 76-66 win over Providence in the Big East Tournament championship game Saturday night. The Wildcats (30-4) won their second straight Big East...