Crew, Philadelphia Union Play To Scoreless Draw

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Columbus played the Philadelphia Union to a scoreless draw on Saturday to extend the Crew’s unbeaten regular-season streak to 13 matches. Most of the scoring opportunities for Columbus (2-0-1) came from Gyasi Zardes. He ran to Federico Higuain’s...

Shooting Prompts Lockdown At Suburban Cleveland Mall

BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — A shooting has prompted a lockdown at a popular suburban Cleveland shopping mall. The lockdown at Beachwood Place Mall began around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. A Beachwood police dispatcher said the lockdown remained in place more than two hours later. WEWS-TV is...

Attorney: City’s $5k Offer To Drop Cops’ Charges ‘extortion’

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — An offer from the law director of a beleaguered Ohio city to not pursue misdemeanor dereliction of duty charges against five Cleveland police supervisors if they each agreed to pay the city $5,000 is “extortion,” an attorney for one of the...

A season to remember for Kleman, Ottoville

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Dave Kleman and his Ottoville squad achieved milestone after milestone this season. Although they came up just short on Saturday of achieving their most-desired milestone, the school’s first state title in girls basketball, the Big Green...

Ex-police Chief Pleads Guilty To Receiving Nude Teen Photos

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former northeast Ohio village police chief has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of receiving nude photos of a 16-year-old girl he’d met on the job. Thirty-six-year-old Andrew Soloman entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Akron. Prosecutors...

Big Green can’t overcome Landin’s injury

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS — Even the toughest players are susceptible to injury. And unfortunately for Ottoville’s girls basketball team on Saturday, Bridget Landin’s head injury during the Big Green’s Division IV state championship against Minster played a big...

State Girls Basketball: Golden opportunity turns into silver for Ottoville

By DAVE HANNEMAN Staff Writer COLUMBUS — The Ottoville green and gold was tinged with silver, like the runner-up trophy the Big Green received after Saturday’s 63-48 loss to Minster in the Division IV state championship game. But coaches, players and fans will long discuss,...

School-walkout Unity Also Lays Bare Division Among Students

As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend’s stepbrother. To avoid...

Man Unsuccessfully Appeals Dismissal Of His Own Charges

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man whose charges of threatening an FBI agent were dismissed after being deemed incompetent has lost a surprising appeal aimed at forcing prosecutors to take him to trial. A three-judge panel from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a...

New Monument Will Honor 41 Killed In 1968 Richmond Blasts

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A new monument listing the names of 41 people killed by natural gas explosions in an eastern Indiana city will be unveiled on the 50th anniversary of those blasts. Organizers are planning several events to mark the explosions in downtown Richmond, with a...