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Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to C Jarrett Allen

Jul. 23, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer Friday to center Jarrett Allen, making him a restricted free agent. The team had until Aug. 1 to make the offer to Allen, a 23-year-old acquired last season in a trade from Brooklyn and viewed as one of...

Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansion

Jul. 23, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his constituents to chime in. ...

Guardians chosen as new name for Cleveland's baseball team

Jul. 23, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — While riding his bike over a bridge across the Cuyahoga River near Progressive Field, Indians owner Paul Dolan rarely paid much attention to the eight giant stone figures that seem to guard the city. They have new meaning, After...

Chasing Buckeyes: Who can dethrone Ohio State in Big Ten?

Jul. 23, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There aren't many revelations to be learned about Ohio State’s recent dominance in the Big Ten. But say the school’s name to Indiana senior wide receiver Ty Fryfogle and he smiles with anticipation. “I’m ready to beat...

CEO calls FirstEnergy's conduct 'wrong and unacceptable'

Jul. 23, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp.'s conduct in secretly funding a $60 million bribery scheme to win a $1 billion bailout for two nuclear power plants it once owned was “wrong and unacceptable,” company CEO and President Steven Strah said during an earnings call Friday. ...

FirstEnergy to pay $230M in agreement in Ohio bribery case

Jul. 23, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted Thursday to using dark money groups to fund the effort, and agreed to pay $230 million and other conditions so prosecutors won't forge ahead with a criminal case against the company. ...

Indiana man pleads guilty in woman's fatal driveway shooting

Jul. 23, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman who witnesses said he shot once in a driveway before standing over her and firing several more times. Martrell Weaver, 24, pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in a plea agreement that calls for...

Officer shoots driver who allegedly tried to run over woman

Jul. 23, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A Dayton police officer shot and wounded a woman who tried to run over another woman who was speaking with police about an alleged domestic violence incident, authorities said. A woman reported the domestic issue around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, and...

Mayor indicted in public corruption case denies charges

Jul. 23, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — A mayor in western Ohio has been indicted on public corruption charges involving business deals with his family and his own company. A county grand jury on Thursday indicted Wapakoneta Mayor Thomas Stinebaugh on charges of theft in office,...

Governors pin hopes on full vaccine approval as cases climb

Jul. 23, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the shot. The governors of...