Latest Ohio News

Cincinnati Bengals' Darius Phillips (23) intercepts a pass intended for Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. (13) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Better without Beckham? Stats say maybe; Mayfield disagrees

Oct. 28, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The numbers don't lie. Baker Mayfield has been a better quarterback for the Browns when Odell Beckham isn't around. The eyes don't deceive either. Mayfield lacked on-field chemistry over two seasons with Beckham, forcing passes to the speedy, sometimes needy, star wide receiver labeled a...

File-This Oct. 24, 2020, file photo shows Oklahoma State lineman Logan Carter (87) grabbing the jersey of Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose (23) while Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) attempts to sneak by during an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla. Rose, like everybody else in college football, had no idea last spring if there would be a season. Iowa State's junior linebacker wanted to be ready just in case, so day in and day out for three months he went to his high school in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville, Ohio, to do workouts prescribed by the Cyclones' new strength staff. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt, File)

College Football Picks: Validation time for 'Pokes, Michigan

Oct. 28, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

After the big game, comes the validation game. Week 9 of the college football season — or maybe Week 8 depending how you count in this odd season — features several teams that made statements last week looking for strong follow-ups. No. 6 Oklahoma State took control of the Big 12 with a staunch...

Penn State's Shaka Toney leaves the field after Indiana defeated Penn State in overtime of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 18 Penn State eyeing fixes as No. 3 Ohio State looms

Oct. 28, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State expected some early growing pains after installing a mostly new offense in a socially distanced offseason. The Nittany Lions never thought they’d translate into so many mistakes and an overtime loss to an unranked opponent. Yet there they were, trudging off the...

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) is chased by Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Browns star, league sack leader Garrett not practicing

Oct. 28, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, the NFL's sacks leader, is not practicing Wednesday because of an ankle injury. Coach Kevin Stefanski gave few details about Garrett's condition, but said the team is being cautious as it prepares for this week's game against the Las Vegas Raiders....

Mike Devore drives his pickup truck past a sign he made to show his support for President Donald Trump in Wayne, Ohio on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Devore lives in Wood County, an election bellwether that only once since 1964 has not picked the presidential winner. Ohio is again up for grabs in the presidential election. But only a handful of the state's counties have reliably gotten the outcome right going back over many decades.  (AP Photo/John Seewer)

Growing area with rural roots a window into swing state Ohio

Oct. 28, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Wood County is a mix of just about everything that makes the entire state an election bellwether with its growing suburbs, a farm culture rooted in conservative values and a university that attracts younger, liberal-leaning voters. It’s also one of nine...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, stands in line to cast his early vote at the Park Slope Armory YMCA, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The mayor waited over three hours in line to cast his vote. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Anxiety 2020: Voters worry about safety at the polls

Oct. 28, 2020 6:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gary Kauffman says he does not scare easily. So when men waving President Donald Trump flags drive by his house in downtown Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he stands on his front steps and waves a banner for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. “Sometimes I yell at them. They yell...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones after Peoples-Jones' touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Browns, Bills, Bears pile up wins despite being outscored

Oct. 28, 2020 2:52 AM EDT

Cleveland, Buffalo and Chicago have piled up wins early this season, even if they haven't come in dominating fashion. Those three teams are all 5-2 after seven games despite being outscored by the opposition. The Browns have been outscored by 21 points thanks to blowout losses to Pittsburgh and Baltimore, while...

An image of President Donald Trump is projected on a large screen as supporters wait for his arrival to a campaign rally in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Trump heaping attention on 1 Nebraska district

Oct. 27, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is heaping attention on Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District in the home stretch before Election Day. Nebraska is one of two states that awards electoral votes to each of its congressional...

FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Every Tuesday for months, DeWine interrupts his remarks on pandemic stats and safety measures and pleads with fellow Republican lawmakers to act on his legislation addressing gun violence in the state. DeWine proposed the bill after a mass shooting in Dayton in 2019. A key element is boosting penalties for felons committing new crimes with guns. The governor says the need has only grown more dire since Dayton. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Ohio governor has been pleading for action on gun violence

Oct. 27, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Gov. Mike DeWine uses his twice-weekly bully pulpit to detail Ohio's fight against the coronavirus, the Republican chief executive has also continued his so-far unsuccessful crusade against gun violence. After laying out pandemic stats and and warnings about masks and social...

File-This Oct. 24, 2020, file photo shows Oklahoma State lineman Logan Carter (87) grabbing the jersey of Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose (23) while Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) attempts to sneak by during an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla. Rose, like everybody else in college football, had no idea last spring if there would be a season. Iowa State's junior linebacker wanted to be ready just in case, so day in and day out for three months he went to his high school in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville, Ohio, to do workouts prescribed by the Cyclones' new strength staff. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt, File)

Cyclones' Mike Rose reaping rewards of hard offseason work

Oct. 27, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

Mike Rose, like everybody else in college football, had no idea last spring if there would be a season. Iowa State's junior linebacker wanted to be ready just in case, so day in and day out for three months he went to his high school in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville, Ohio, to do workouts prescribed by the...