TOP 25 REWIND: UNC, Kentucky, Miami Learning From Losses

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Fifth-ranked North Carolina made use of its few days off to sort out what went wrong during an upset home loss to Wofford. Now sixth-ranked Miami and No. 7 Kentucky have to do the same. The Tar Heels on Wednesday — snapping a 23-game home winning streak —...

Ohio Unemployment Benefits Bill Stalls Out For Rest Of Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have again pushed back the debate on unemployment benefits in the state. The Columbus Dispatch the state Legislature broke for the holiday season earlier this month without passing a bill to overhaul the state unemployment benefit system. The...

Ohio Chiefs Taking Steps To Reduce Firefighter Cancer Risks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fire chiefs in Ohio are implementing new procedures and buying new equipment to reduce cancer rates among firefighters. The Columbus Dispatch fire chiefs in Columbus and Cleveland in recent months have made policy changes while discussing long-term...

Cleveland Browns on brink of winless season

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Browns got pushed to the brink of a winless season, hurt by two more interceptions by DeShone Kizer and two turnovers in the red zone on the way to a 20-3 loss to the Chicago Bears on a snowy Sunday. One more loss...

NORAD tracks Santa’s travels

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers at an Air Force base in Colorado are answering questions today from eager children who want to know where Santa is on his Christmas Eve travels. NORAD Tracks Santa got underway early this morning at Peterson Air Force...

Cincinnati Street Renamed For Child Who Killed Himself

CINCINNATI (AP) — Part of a street in Cincinnati has been renamed after an 8-year-old boy who killed himself earlier this year. A street in the city’s Westwood neighborhood has been renamed “Gabriel’s Way” in honor of Gabriel Taye. Councilman Charlie...

Group Pushes For Driverless Shuttle Route In Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — A pilot program for driverless cars in Cincinnati hopes to get the green light early next year. University of Cincinnati students and visitors would be among the first to experience the driverless shuttle program, but officials say it is still too early to...

Cleveland Officials Eye New Plan To Drastically Reduce Lead

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland community officials are looking to combat lead hazards on a large scale by cleaning 10,000 homes in the next decade instead of only a few hundred homes at a time. The Plain Dealer the new plan for removing lead hazards from Cleveland homes would require...

University Of Akron To Offer Varsity Video Gaming Team

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron in Ohio is joining the growing list of colleges offering varsity esports programs that will include scholarships for competitive video gaming. The Akron Beacon Journal the university announced last week that students will be able to try...

DuBois’ 1st Shootout Goal Lifts Blue Jackets Over Flyers 2-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pierre-Luc DuBois’ first NHL shootout goal lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. It was Columbus’ 11th consecutive home victory over Philadelphia dating to 2008. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped...