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FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media before Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins, in Boston. The NHL is one step closer to returning. Bettman unveiled a 24-team straight to playoffs format the league will use if it can clear the other hurdles to resume its season. Under the plan approved last week by players and agreed to by the NHL, the top four teams in each conference will play for seeding while the other 16 face off in best-of-five series to determine the field to vie for the Stanley Cup .(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

NHL moves ahead with 24-team playoff format if play resumes

May. 26, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

The NHL will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 — if it is able to resume play. The decision, announced Tuesday by Commissioner Gary Bettman, is no guarantee that games are coming back. The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association must...

In this Friday, May 8, 2020 photo, Christa Schall poses outside her cosmetology school, Casal Aveda Institute, in Austintown, Ohio. More than 8 million students in the U.S. are enrolled in technical colleges, seeking certification in skilled trades like welding, phlebotomy and cosmetology. But unlike students at traditional colleges, their learning can't easily translate into Zoom courses, they learn through hands-on demonstrations. Now, many are eager to get back into the classroom, and some are reeling because they won't get to graduate on time. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

For trade students, online classes can't replicate hands-on

May. 26, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Like students across the U.S., Christa Schall was working toward graduation when the coronavirus closed her school. But unlike many, she can’t finish her classes online — her cosmetology program, like the coursework at many technical and trade schools, requires hands-on...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, New Jersey Devils right wing Kurtis Gabriel works out prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Newark, N.J. The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol, including the opening of practice facilities and allowing small group workouts, early next month.
The league, which was forced to pause its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a 22-page memo detailing the plan Monday, May 25, 2020. The document stresses there's no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

The Latest: Pac-12 allowing in-person workouts on June 15

May. 26, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Pac-12 Conference said it’s allowing voluntary in-person workouts on campus for all sports beginning June 15, subject to the decision of each individual school and where allowed by local and state guidelines. The...

Police: Barricaded suspect killed after firing at officers

May. 26, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police officers shot and killed a man after he emerged from an Ohio home after an hours-long standoff and fired at them, police said. Parma Heights police said they responded to a report at about 8:45 p.m. Monday that a man had pointed a gun at another man's head. Officers in Parma went...

2 men arraigned after weekend shooting of Monroe officer

May. 26, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Two young men appeared in court by video Tuesday to face charges in a shooting that injured a Monroe police officer. Kordney McDonald, 21, was charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and other crimes. Kobe Falls, 21, was charged with armed robbery and other crimes. Cpl. Renae...

E-signature rule for ballot campaigns stayed as Ohio appeals

May. 26, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal court panel temporarily stopped Ohio ballot campaigns Tuesday from proceeding under less restrictive signature-gathering rules they'd been granted amid the coronavirus pandemic. A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals stayed the more flexible rules while...

This 2012 photo shows Charlie Evers holding the 1916 receiving transformer in Marion, Ohio. Evers, a legendary broadcaster, died Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 85. A 2012 inductee into the Radio-Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Evers used his popularity as a radio host in the 1960s to create two enduring traditions. The first was Buckeye Chuck, Ohio's own weather-predicting groundhog, an animal named in his honor. The second was the Peanut Push, a Christmas fundraiser that involved pushing a peanut across Center Street with his nose. (Bill Sinden/The Marion Star via AP)

Marion station marks late Charlie Evers' long radio career

May. 26, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

MARION, Ohio (AP) — A Marion radio station is paying tribute this week to legendary broadcaster Charlie Evers, who died Sunday at 85. WWGH FM will revisit Evers' 65-year career through interviews and broadcasts of his old shows Wednesday through Friday. A 2012 inductee into the Radio-Television...

Police: Teen found slain may have been carjacking victim

May. 26, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A teenager found slain on a Cleveland street may have been the victim of a carjacking, police said. Cleveland police said the victim, possibly a juvenile 14 to 16 years old, was found lying in the middle of an intersection in the city just before 10 p.m. Monday. Paramedics took him to...

People wait in line at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in University Heights, Ohio. Tuesday was the first day open for the Ohio BMV since they closed due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio to test all staff members in state's nursing homes

May. 26, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — All staff members in the state’s nursing homes will be tested for the coronavirus, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday, announcing a ramped-up effort in Ohio's hard-hit long-term care facilities. The governor said testing will also be done on residents who are most likely to...

Ohio crime labs able to differentiate hemp from marijuana

May. 26, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An upgrade in equipment at Ohio's three state crime labs has allowed technicians to differentiate between industrial hemp and marijuana but is not likely to have much effect on how law enforcement agencies enforce drug laws. Upgraded testing began two weeks ago at state crime labs in...