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Ohio man charged with making online threat to Ocasio-Cortez

Aug. 9, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man has been charged in federal court for a Facebook post saying U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "should be shot." The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland says 41-year-old Timothy Ireland, of Toledo, was charged Friday with making interstate threats. An arrest...

Man accused in plotting foiled terror attack pleads guilty

Aug. 9, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of plotting with his girlfriend to obtain guns and explosives for a foiled domestic terror attack pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge. Prosecutors said the pair had talked extensively about taking part in violent attacks on public places, visited the site of the...

Willie Nelson comes off tour, cites 'breathing problem'

Aug. 8, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Nelson has come off his tour because of a "breathing problem." The 86-year-old singer apologized on Twitter late Wednesday, writing "I need to have my doctor check out." Nelson had just finished performing with Alison Krauss in Toledo, Ohio, and he was next scheduled to appear Friday...

Tigers pound White Sox 10-6 for doubleheader split

Aug. 7, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers will take any kind of win they can get these days. This one required a long day at the ballpark. Miguel Cabrera had three hits and scored twice to help the Tigers to a 10-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox and a split of their doubleheader Tuesday. Chicago won the opener...

Nuke plants' rescue jolts conservatives, environmentalists

Aug. 2, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A financial rescue for Ohio's nuclear plants and two coal-fired plants that will force the state's residents and businesses to fork over roughly $1.5 billion is galvanizing environmentalists and some conservatives. Advocacy groups and investors, incensed by what they call a bailout and...

Ex-Florida coach McElwain gets another shot at Cent Michigan

Jul. 23, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jim McElwain was enjoying his life and career, working in relative obscurity as Jim Harbaugh's receivers coach. The former Florida coach didn't plan for his gig at Michigan to last less than a year. Central Michigan, though, offered McElwain another chance to lead a college football team and...

Lawmakers approve financial rescue for Ohio's nuclear plants

Jul. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A roughly $1 billion financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants is on the way after lawmakers and the governor signed off on a plan Tuesday that will add a new fee to every electricity bill in the state. Backed mostly by Republicans, the legislation will hand over $150 million...

The Latest: Ohio governor OKs rescue for nuclear plants

Jul. 23, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's financial rescue of nuclear plants (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Ohio has become the latest state to hand out a billion-dollar financial rescue for its nuclear power plants. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine quickly signed the plan Tuesday hours after lawmakers approved...

Edwin Jackson agrees to minor league deal with Tigers

Jul. 22, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Right-hander Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and will report to Triple-A Toledo. The 35-year-old was 1-5 with an 11.12 ERA this season for Toronto, his record 14th major league team over a 17-year big career. The Blue Jays released him on Friday....

16-year-old Preston Summerhays wins US Junior Amateur

Jul. 20, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Preston Summerhays won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on Saturday, beating Bo Jin of China 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final at Inverness Club. "I don't even know how to explain how it felt," Summerhays said. "It's just one of my goals being accomplished." Summerhays, the 16-year-old...