Threat Of E-school Closure Adds To Adversity For Students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Many of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students in the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow went to the huge online charter school because of adversity such as illnesses, disabilities or bullying that made the traditional school environment challenging. Students,...

Fire That Destroyed Part Of Historic Mansion Ruled Arson

FAIRLAWN, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say a fire that tore through and destroyed part of a historic Ohio mansion was arson. Fairlawn firefighters were called to the scene of the fire Saturday night to find part of the Cornus Hill Firestone Mansion engulfed in flames. The department...

Injuries To Key Scorers Thin Out Lines For Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The winter has been cruel to the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets. Three of the team’s top forwards and a defenseman went down in December, followed by another key forward this month. Coach John Tortorella has moved players around and patched...

State Wildlife Division To Introduce New K-9 Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s Division of Wildlife is joining more than 20 states in adopting a wildlife K-9 program. One wildlife officer from each of Ohio’s five wildlife districts will become handlers of K-9s in the program. The dogs are trained...

Ohio Guard Names Veteran Pilot First Female Base Commander

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio National Guard has named a veteran pilot the first female commander of a Guard air base in the state. The Guard says Col. Allison Miller has supported numerous overseas deployments and has more than 400 combat hours flying over Iraq and...

Zabo, Peterson Lead Kent State Past Western Michigan 73-71

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Zabo tossed in 23 points, Mitch Peterson just before the buzzer and Kent State beat Western Michigan 73-71 on Tuesday night. On Kent State’s final possession, Zabo drove the middle of the lane but had his shot blocked. It fell to Danny Pippen, who...

Wiggins Leads Bowling Green Past Miami (OH) 81-70

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Demajeo Wiggins had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and Bowling Green pulled away early in the second half to beat Miami (Ohio) 81-70 on Tuesday night. Daeqwon Plowden scored seven of the Falcon’s nine points during a two-minute span that gave Bowling Green...

Eastern Michigan Finishes Strong To Beat Akron 63-49

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie had 22 points, Paul Jackson added 20 and Eastern Michigan finished strong to roll over Akron 63-49 on Tuesday night for its second Mid-American Conference win. Minnie was 8 of 15 from the floor, and Jackson made 6 of 12 field-goal attempts...

No. 12 Cincinnati Beats UCF 49-38

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gary Clark scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help No. 12 Cincinnati to a 49-38 victory over Central Florida. Jacob Evans added 10 points for the Bearcats (16-2, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who won their ninth straight game. UCF (12-6, 3-3)...

No. 19 Michigan Women Top No. 8 Ohio State 84-75

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hallie Thome scored 27 points and No. 19 Michigan rallied to beat No. 8 Ohio State 84-75 on Tuesday night, handing the Buckeyes their first Big Ten loss. Katelynn Flaherty had 21 points and Nicole Munger added a career-high 20 for Michigan (16-4, 5-2), which...