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Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond (3) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons' Mason Plumlee (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Sexton scores 29 points, Cavaliers beat Pistons 122-107

Jan. 27, 2021 9:40 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 29 points and Andre Drummond had 23 points, 16 rebounds and five steals against his former team, powering the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 122-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Taurean Prince added 16 points and rookie Isaac Okoro had 10 points and a...

Pippen scores 34 to carry Kent St. over Bowling Green 96-91

Jan. 27, 2021 7:46 PM EST

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Danny Pippen tied his career high with 34 points plus 11 rebounds as Kent State edged past Bowling Green 96-91 on Wednesday. Pippen was 11 of 19 from the field, including 5 of 9 from distance, to help reach 1,000 career points. Michael Nuga had 16 points and nine rebounds for Kent State...

Lawsuit alleges negligence in fatal medical helicopter crash

Jan. 27, 2021 4:55 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against an air ambulance company over a medical helicopter crash in snowy weather that killed the three central Ohioans on board. The suit alleges Survival Flight and operator Viking Aviation inappropriately and recklessly accepted a flight...

Ohio Supreme Court to consider limits of victims rights law

Jan. 27, 2021 4:44 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is considering a case that will define some of the parameters and limits of a crime victims' rights law that amended the state's Constitution in 2017. A man convicted of rape and kidnapping charges appealed his conviction to the state's highest court, which...

NC State adds ex-Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips to staff

Jan. 27, 2021 4:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has added former Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips to its football staff. The school announced the hiring Wednesday, saying Phillips would serve as assistant head coach and receivers coach under Dave Doeren. In a statement, Doeren said Phillips would be “a...

Groups ask utilities commission to investigate ex-chairman

Jan. 27, 2021 4:24 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Environmental advocacy groups asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Wednesday to expand its investigation of Ohio's largest electric utility to include whether the commission's former chairman was unduly influenced by the company, Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. A motion...

Sheriff: Stolen gun discharges, killing girl; 2 boys charged

Jan. 27, 2021 4:21 PM EST

LOCKLAND, Ohio (AP) — Three juveniles were allegedly handling a stolen firearm in an Ohio home when it discharged, killing a 15-year-old girl and leaving two boys facing charges, authorities said. Hamilton county's sheriff and Lockland police said emergency responders arrived at the home at about 10:30...

FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Rob McColley, speaks about the state gas tax in Columbus, Ohio. The Republican senator said, Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021, that rescinding public health orders made by Ohio governors during an emergency is a matter of checks and balances. The measure proposed this week is one in a series of efforts aimed at GOP Gov. Mike DeWine by members of his own party dissatisfied with the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic and what they consider overreach by DeWine. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)

Ohio curfew to shorten thanks to falling hospitalizations

Jan. 27, 2021 4:02 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The curfew meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Ohio will be shortened beginning Thursday as a result of falling hospitalization numbers, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said. The Ohio Department of Health says 2,944 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus Wednesday, down...

Street shootout leaves one boy wounded, another in custody

Jan. 27, 2021 8:12 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A shootout involving two boys on a Cincinnati street left one youth hospitalized and the other in custody, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. Tuesday in the city's West End section. Two undercover police officers with the city's Gun Crimes Task Force happened to be in...

Sears scores 21 to lead Ohio past Western Michigan 81-58

Jan. 26, 2021 11:49 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Mark Sears had a season-high 21 points as Ohio romped past Western Michigan 81-58 on Tuesday night. Dwight Wilson III had 19 points and eight rebounds for Ohio (9-6, 5-4 Mid-American Conference). Lunden McDay and Ben Vander Plas added 11 points apiece. Jason Preston had six points and...