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New York Yankees' Rosell Herrera, right, safely beats the throw to Detroit Tigers catcher Jake Rogers to score during a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Tigers option catcher Jake Rogers to Triple-A Toledo

Mar. 17, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Catcher Jake Rogers was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday by the The Detroit Tigers. Rogers faced a tough competition for playing time after Detroit acquired catchers Austin Romine and Eric Haase in the offseason. Rogers made his big league debut last season, hitting .125 in 35 games....

This Feb. 22, 2019 photo shows stacks of gambling chips at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City N.J. As of Monday, March 16, 2020, casinos in at least 15 states had shut down due to the coronavirus, including Atlantic City's nine casinos which were due to close at 8 p.m. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

To bet or not to bet? Casinos, gamblers weigh virus concerns

Mar. 16, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers and vacationers who had planned to visit U.S. casinos expressed a mixture of disappointment and relief over a wave of closings in at least 15 states as officials worked on slowing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Some said they still plan to visit casinos. Many...

A nurse at a drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing station set up by the University of Washington Medical Center exits a tent while holding a bag containing a swab used to take a sample from the nose of a person in their car, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. UW Medicine is conducting drive-thru testing in a hospital parking garage and has screened hundreds of staff members, faculty and trainees for the COVID-19 coronavirus. U.S. hospitals are setting up triage tents, calling doctors out of retirement, guarding their supplies of face masks and making plans to cancel elective surgery as they brace for an expected onslaught of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Hospitals fear any surge of virus cases, supply shortages

Mar. 15, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Government and hospital leaders are increasingly sounding the alarm about the health care system in the U.S. and its readiness to absorb waves of patients in the worst-case scenario involving the new coronavirus outbreak. Authorities nationwide already are taking major steps to expand...

In this Friday, March 13, 2020 photo, Paul Buescher poses by his ham radio, in Northfield Center Township, Ohio. Buescher is one of 32 members of a group in northeastern Ohio that shares a farm packed with enough canned and dehydrated food and water to last for years. For those in the often-mocked

Not exactly gloating, stockpiling 'preppers' have a moment

Mar. 15, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Curt La Haise has put up with plenty of razzing from friends over the years who have called him paranoid for stockpiling an eight-month supply of food in his basement and having enough fuel to power his generator for almost an entire winter. They're not laughing anymore amid panic...

Toledo beats W. Michigan 76-73 in MAC tourney

Mar. 9, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Willie Jackson scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and seventh-seeded Toledo held off No. 10 Western Michigan 76-73 in Monday night's first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. The Rockets (17-15) face No. 2 Bowling Green in Thursday's quarterfinal. Toledo led by as...

Jackson scores 26 to carry Toledo over E. Michigan 79-57

Mar. 6, 2020 9:43 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Marreon Jackson had 26 points as Toledo easily defeated Eastern Michigan 79-57 on Friday night. Spencer Littleson had 19 points for Toledo (16-15, 8-10 Mid-American Conference). Willie Jackson added 16 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists. Luke Knapke had 16 points, 12 rebounds and...

Ryan Kaczor, left, and Jordan Michaud, right, remove the Hinkle Tree on the golf course at the Inverness Club Friday, March 6, 2020 in Toledo. The Black Hills spruce known as “The Hinkle Tree” was uprooted by a gust of wind this week. The tree dated to the 79th Open, when a journeyman pro named Lon Hinkle came up with a way to outsmart the course during the first round.  (Amy E. Voigt/The Blade via AP)

Golf's famous 'Hinkle Tree' from '79 Open uprooted by wind

Mar. 6, 2020 2:47 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A tree that appeared overnight during the 1979 U.S. Open to become a part of golf lore has met its end. The Black Hills spruce known as “The Hinkle Tree” was partially uprooted by a gust of wind this week at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and was cut down. The tree dated...

Man who threatened Ocasio-Cortez sentenced on weapons charge

Mar. 4, 2020 11:01 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who made an online threat against U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been sentenced to time served on a weapons charge. Timothy Ireland, of Toledo, was arrested in August after U.S. Capitol Police received a tip that he made a Facebook post saying Ocasio-Cortez...

In this undated photo provided by Dana Incorporated, Jim Kamsickas, Chairman and CEO of Dana Incorporated poses for a photo. Kamsickas spoke with The Associated Press about when electric vehicles will transport us all, how he’s managing the change, the impact of the coronavirus, and the controversy over government fuel economy standards. (Bruce Works/Photo Works, Inc. via AP)

Insider Q&A: Dana Inc. CEO on electric vehicles, coronavirus

Mar. 1, 2020 1:01 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — At auto parts maker Dana Inc., CEO Jim Kamsickas is like everyone else in the business, trying to manage competing needs for spending on electric vehicles of the future while keeping business associated with the internal combustion engine. So far the Toledo, Ohio-based company has taken...

Knapke knocks down 31, Toledo edges Ball State 69-63

Feb. 29, 2020 5:35 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Luke Knapke scored 31 points as Toledo held off Ball State 69-63 on Saturday for its third straight win. Marreon Jackson added 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Toledo (15-14, 7-9 Mid-American Conference). Willie Jackson added 12 rebounds. Jarron Coleman had 18 points and...