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Court sets 2024 execution date for condemned Ohio killer

May. 24, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled an execution nearly five years in the future for a man convicted of a 1996 killing. Death row inmate John Stojetz (STOH'-yets), who is white, was convicted of fatally stabbing 17-year-old Damico Watkins, who was black, at Madison Correctional...

Ohio State beats Maryland 3-2 in Big Ten tournament

May. 24, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Seventh-seeded Ohio State advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament by holding off Maryland 3-2 on Friday in the completion of a suspended game from Thursday night. Closer Andrew Magno got the final five outs for the Buckeyes (33-24). Zach Dezenzo's sacrifice fly gave Ohio...

Sheriff: Girl conspired with friend to stab parents, brother

May. 24, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county sheriff says a teen girl conspired with a female friend who fatally stabbed the teen's mother and wounded her father and brother. The Springfield News-Sun reports the stabbings occurred early Thursday in New Carlisle, 63 miles (101 kilometers) west of Columbus....

Governor appoints American With Disabilities Act coordinator

May. 24, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed the state's first-ever Americans With Disabilities Act coordinator to establish the state as a model employer of people with disabilities. The announcement was a follow-up to an executive order the Republican governor signed on his first day in...

Coroners issue warnings after spikes in drug overdose deaths

May. 24, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio coroners have issued new warnings after recent spikes in drug overdose deaths around the state. Some urge people with family or friends who might be at risk to have the overdose-reversal drug naloxone (nuh-LAHKS'-ohn) available. Cuyahoga County's medical examiner in Cleveland said...

Ohio St-Maryland suspended in 8th inning at B10 Tournament

May. 23, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Ohio State-Maryland game at the Big Ten Tournament will resume Friday morning after being suspended because of inclement weather in the eighth inning Thursday night. Ohio State led 3-2 with Maryland batting with one out and a man on second base in the bottom of the eighth. The start...

Rays get inside-the-park homer, 3 others in stopping Indians

May. 23, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As he sprinted madly around the bases, Kevin Kiermaier wondered when he'd stop. He never did. Kiermaier legged out a three-run, inside-the-park homer when Cleveland outfielders Oscar Mercado and Leonys Martin collided, and Ryan Yarbrough handled the Indians' struggling lineup into the...

Sheriff: 2 teen girls arrested in stabbing that killed woman

May. 23, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl have been arrested in a stabbing at an Ohio home that killed a woman and injured a man and a 17-year-old boy. A Clark County Sheriff's Office release says the girls are accused of conspiring to kill the adults and the boy...

Free agent Pro Bowl tackle Gerald McCoy to visit Browns

May. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will get to show Gerald McCoy how far they've come. The free-agent defensive tackle, released earlier this week by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will visit Cleveland on Friday. General manager John Dorsey said the meeting will be an opportunity for both sides to see if they want a...

Indians' Kluber has cast removed, making progress

May. 23, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The hard cast is off Corey Kluber's broken right arm, providing a dose of positive news for the struggling Indians. Kluber, who may be months away from pitching in a game for Cleveland, said Thursday that he felt relief in having the cast protecting his broken arm removed after a few...