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Elections chief urges but won't require masks for Ohio vote

Aug. 12, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health and safety guidelines that Ohio's elections chief sent to county boards Wednesday recommend, but do not mandate, mask-wearing and other preventive measures for those voting in person this fall, a nod to voter freedoms in a closely divided battleground state. In a Statehouse...

Governor: thousands of students to attend in-person classes

Aug. 12, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 600,000 Ohio schoolchildren in 325 districts will return to school this fall for in-person classes, according to figures released by Gov. Mike DeWine. Almost 400,000 students in 55 districts will be attending online, while about 380,000 students in 154 districts will be doing...

Woman sentenced for intentional crash that killed daughter

Aug. 12, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — A woman who intentionally drove into the path of a semitrailer on an interstate, killing her 10-year-old daughter and severely injuring her 6-year-old son, has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison. Kia Ferguson, 38, of South Euclid, will also have her driver’s license...

Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward, left, is congratulated by Anthony Rizzo after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-1 in a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Lester, Heyward (4 RBIs) power Cubs to 7-1 win over Indians

Aug. 11, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jon Lester and the Cubs didn't let another of 2020's distractions slow them one bit. Lester looked comfortable on a mound where he helped make history, Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and Chicago returned from a four-day layoff and rolled to a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, who...

Cincinnati Reds teammates celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Votto's double in 10th lifts Reds over streaking Royals 6-5

Aug. 11, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds blew another late lead before rallying for a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The Royals tied it 5-5 in the eighth on Ryan McBroom's pinch-hit, two-run homer off Amir Garrett, but...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Ohio State players celebrate the team's 34-21 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions.(AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

Aug. 11, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of...

Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Indians keeping Clevinger, Plesac away after violations

Aug. 11, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians went a step further than just putting Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac into quarantine. They've been sent away from the team, and it's not known when they'll be back. Cleveland placed the two starting pitchers on the restricted list after the right-handers broke team...

Officer involved in shooting that wounded drug suspect

Aug. 11, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A police officer was involved in a shooting that wounded a drug suspect following a struggle in a township near the city, Cincinnati's police chief told reporters Tuesday. Chief Eliot Isaac said Cincinnati officers observed the suspect, a man in his 20s, in suspected drug...

Trial again delayed for Akron man accused of 9 arson deaths

Aug. 11, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The latest capital murder trial of a man accused of killing nine people in two separate arson fires has been delayed until January. Stanley Ford, 61, of Akron, had gone on trial in February, but it was soon halted by the coronavirus pandemic and the judge overseeing the case eventually...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 11, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: What will it take to reduce violence in Akron? Akron Beacon Journal Aug. 9 A week ago, gunfire interrupted the evening on Fifth Avenue in Akron. Multiple shots hit two residences, leaving two adults wounded and a 20-month-old baby boy...