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QB Tate Martell says he is leaving Ohio State for Miami

Jan. 16, 2019 1:33 AM EST

Quarterback Tate Martell says he is transferring from Ohio State to Miami. Martell announced on Twitter early Wednesday: "I'm a Hurricane." Martell had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal last week and was free to be approached by schools about a potential move. Martell, who will be a third-year...

Federal judge allowing open phone line during execution

Jan. 16, 2019 12:10 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is once again allowing the use of an open phone line to his courtroom during an Ohio execution. Tuesday's decision by Judge Michael Merz permits use of a system created in 2017 when defense attorneys tried unsuccessfully to stop an execution based on the inmate's...

Federal food assistance arriving early because of shutdown

Jan. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans who receive food stamps are getting February's benefits this week. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asked states to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program aid no later than Jan. 20 for the nearly 40 million Americans in the program. The Trump administration said...

First dispensaries in state ready to sell medical marijuana

Jan. 16, 2019 12:07 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Four dispensaries are ready to begin selling medical marijuana for the first time in Ohio. Two of the dispensaries opening Wednesday morning are in the southeast Ohio community of Wintersville, outside Steubenville. The other two dispensaries set to open are in Sandusky in northern Ohio...

Ohio man sentenced in terrorism funding case

Jan. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — One of two brothers from Ohio who admitted giving money to a friend who sent it to an al-Qaida leader has been sentenced to five years in prison. A federal judge in Toledo sentenced Sultane Salim on Tuesday after he earlier pleaded guilty to concealing the financing of terrorism. His...

Filppula's OT goal lifts surging Islanders past Blues 2-1

Jan. 15, 2019 11:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Valtteri Filppula scored 1:37 into overtime and the New York Islanders beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night for their 12th win in 15 games. Jordan Eberle had a goal in the first period for New York, and Robin Lehner stopped 30 shots. David Perron scored the tying goal in the third...

Korpisalo stops 29 shots, Blue Jackets beat Devils 4-1

Jan. 15, 2019 10:56 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their win streak to four games and stayed in the thick of the battle at the top of the tough Metropolitan Division. The team's productive top line is a big reason why. Pierre-Luc Dubois, Artemi Panarin and Cam Atkinson each had a goal and an assist...

Walker scores 21 points, leads Kent State over Ohio 66-52

Jan. 15, 2019 10:20 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker scored 21 points and broke a 3-point record, Philip Whittington had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Kent State pulled away early in the second half to beat Ohio 66-52 on Tuesday night. Walker hit three 3-pointers to become the leading 3-point shooter in Kent State history...

Cumberland has career-high 34 as Cincinnati beats USF 82-74

Jan. 15, 2019 10:18 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Mick Cronin watched the last 18 minutes of the game from Cincinnati's locker room, hoping his first career ejection didn't result in a loss. Jarron Cumberland made sure it didn't happen. The junior scored a career-high 34 points and hit the biggest shots after Cronin was kicked out...

Bowling Green edges Ball State 79-78 for 8th straight win

Jan. 15, 2019 9:38 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Turner scored 17 of his 20 points in the first half, Daeqwon Plowden had 19 points and eight rebounds and Bowling Green edged Ball State 79-78 on Tuesday night for its eighth straight victory. Dylan Frye sank a 3-pointer with 3:09 remaining to extend BGSU's lead to 72-66...