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Votto, Castellanos homer in Reds' 10-3 rout of Indians

Apr. 16, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run homer to cap a seven-run third inning and the Cincinnati Reds cruised to a 10-3 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Jeff Hoffman (2-1) gave the Reds another solid start, surrendering just a run and seven hits through...

Man carrying unloaded rifle arrested in Times Square subway

Apr. 16, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Ohio man has been arrested for openly carrying an unloaded, military-style rifle into a Times Square subway station. Police say patrol officers stopped Saadiq Teague, 18, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, without incident after they spotted him on Friday with...

Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

Apr. 16, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would both die on Wednesday...

Attack leaves 2 Columbus cops with concussions, broken jaw

Apr. 16, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A suspect's attack against two Columbus police officers left one officer with a broken jaw and the other with a concussion, authorities announced Friday. Officers Andrew Mott and Samuel Clanin were recovering from their injuries Friday, according...

Browns release veteran DT Richardson in salary-cap move

Apr. 16, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — This off-season remodeling of the Browns' defense includes a surprising removal. Veteran tackle Sheldon Richardson's contract was terminated on Friday, a head-scratching move that creates more salary-cap space but also a hole in the middle of...

Ohio lawmakers work to clear $2B in federal COVID relief

Apr. 16, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than $2 billion in federal aid to Ohio schools, businesses and renters is nearing final approval at the Ohio Statehouse, where both legislative chambers have now cleared the spending in some form. The Ohio House approved its final piece of the...

'Hillbilly' to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio

Apr. 16, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he's got what it takes to be a U.S. senator. Vance, the “Hillbilly Elegy” author and a fellow Middletown native, broke out of poverty and family chaos and never forgot his Appalachian...

NFL teams drafting, changing QBs at dizzying pace

Apr. 16, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

One after another, quarterbacks once believed to be franchise cornerstones after being top five draft picks changed addresses this offseason in staggering succession. Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff switched teams in a swap of former No. 1 overall picks. Carson Wentz and...

Video, photos show man shot by Cleveland officer had a gun

Apr. 16, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has released body camera footage showing an officer fatally shooting a man who had pulled a gun from his waistband after a short foot chase. The shooting occurred Thursday morning on the city's east side. The man killed has been identified as...

Human trafficking sting in Ohio results in 93 arrests

Apr. 16, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A two-day human trafficking sting staged at hotels across central Ohio resulted in nearly 100 arrests, the state attorney general's office announced Friday. The sting also marked the first time that people trying to buy sex were charged with...