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Johnny Robinson selected Hall of Fame's Seniors Finalist

Aug. 17, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs safety Johnny Robinson has been selected as the Seniors Finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2019. Robinson was picked by the Hall of Fame's Seniors Committee on Friday. Robinson played 12 seasons for the Dallas-Kansas City franchise from 1960...

Museum seeks to buy president's life insurance application

Aug. 14, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio has launched an online fundraiser to buy a life insurance policy application filed by the former president more than five years before his assassination. The Repository in Canton reports the museum is seeking $4,750 through...

Companies to extend broadband internet access in rural Ohio

Aug. 10, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Microsoft Corp. and an Ohio-based provider of telecommunications services have announced an agreement to extend broadband internet access to 110,000 unserved people in rural Ohio over the next four years. Microsoft and Canton-based Agile Networks announced the agreement this week. They...

Randy Moss brings Hall of Fame jacket to West Virginia

Aug. 5, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia native Randy Moss arrived at a mall not far from his hometown to show off his Pro Football Hall of Fame jacket and meet fans. Hundreds of people arrived at the Charleston Town Center mall on Sunday to greet Moss and get his autograph, a day after his enshrinement in...

Hall of Fame speeches get political in Canton, Chattanooga

Aug. 5, 2018 3:02 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Just as the demonstrations of players during the national anthem have become a means of expression for NFL players, the stage at the Hall of Fame inductions often turns into a political platform. It certainly did Saturday night. Ray Lewis did so with his words, and Randy Moss with his...

Lewis urges togetherness and love in Hall of Fame speech

Aug. 5, 2018 2:18 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — One of the great leaders football has seen, Ray Lewis used his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech to call for more enlightened leadership in the United States. The last of the seven members of the class of 2018 on hand to be enshrined, Lewis eschewed notes and the lectern,...

The Latest: Fiery Ray Lewis enters Hall of Fame

Aug. 4, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

The latest on Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions Saturday in Canton, Ohio, and Terrell Owens' separate celebration in Chattanooga, Tennessee (all times local): 10:30 p.m. With a passionate 33-minute speech in which he strolled around the stage, ad libbed, praised and joked, spoke of sacrifice, love, glory and...

Terrell Owens enjoys his personal induction far from Canton

Aug. 4, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Terrell Owens came in wearing a suit spotted with the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo and swapped that out for the prized gold jacket. His bust? That remained 600 miles away in Canton, Ohio, along with the seven other members of this year's Hall of Fame class, leaving the stage at...

7 new Hall members in Canton, 1 doing own thing elsewhere

Aug. 4, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

Seven members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2018 will be on hand Saturday night in Canton, Ohio, for the induction festivities, along with more than 20,000 fans. About 600 miles away in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the eighth new Hall of Famer, Terrell Owens, will be doing his own thing. Again. Ray...

Joining football's most exclusive club hits home

Aug. 3, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Joining the most exclusive club in football truly hit home Friday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2018. Well, maybe not for the one guy missing, but certainly for Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins, Robert Brazile, Jerry Kramer and Bobby Beathard. While...