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Ohio House Speaker Moves Up Resignation, Leaving Immediately

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is stepping down immediately, moving up a resignation he announced earlier this week amid talk of an FBI investigation into his activities. Brad Miller, a spokesman for House Republicans, said Thursday that...

Cardinals’ 13-4 Win Extends Reds’ Worst Start Since 1955

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Martinez drove in six runs Thursday night and Yadier Molina homered in his return from a one-game suspension, powering the St. Louis Cardinals to a 13-4 victory that left the Cincinnati Reds mired in their worst start since 1955. The Cardinals homered a...

Warriors, Cavs Vulnerable, Or Headed For NBA Finals Round 4?

Maybe this is the year. Maybe the Golden State Warriors, opening the postseason without Stephen Curry or any momentum, won’t be the best of the West, where there’s a Houston team that can run and gun as well as they do. Maybe the Cleveland Cavaliers, starting from the...

Ohio Brothers Admit To Giving Money To Al-Qaida Leader

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two brothers from Ohio have admitted to sending money to an al-Qaida leader who they knew planned to use it for terrorist acts. Asif Salim and Sultane Salim both pleaded guilty to concealing the financing of terrorism on Thursday in federal court in Toledo....

Bridge beam setting to restrict I-75 travel next week

Interstate 75, in both directions between the U.S. 224 and Ohio 12 interchanges will be restricted to one lane from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day next week, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Crews will be setting of bridge beams over the Blanchard River. The...

Predators unveil new catfish tank for start of NHL playoffs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tossing catfish onto the ice has been a popular hockey tradition in Music City and the Nashville Predators finally have their own catfish tank inside the arena. Team President Sean Henry unveiled the new tank hours before the Predators opened the NHL...

UPDATED: Power restored in most of Allen Township after earlier outage

AEP Ohio is reporting a new power outage in northern Hancock County, according to the utility’s website. The new outage is affecting 74 customers near Allen Township 101 and Hancock County 142, according to AEP’s website. Power went out around 2:30 p.m. and is...

Judge To Rule On Medical Testimony In Buried Newborn Case

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A judge expects to rule soon on disputed medical testimony for a former high school cheerleader’s trial on charges she killed and buried her newborn baby. Attorneys for 19-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson want Warren County Judge Donald Oda to bar...

Mower, tooth in a box, Vishnu doll in New Jersey beach trash

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — The bizarre trash items plucked from New Jersey’s beaches last year might be enough to cause nausea or heartburn. But don’t worry, a bottle of Pepto-Bismol was among the items collected. Also plucked from the sands of the...