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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Spike in drug deaths must be reversed Akron Beacon Journal Feb. 15 Together, they would have filled about eight classrooms. All 198 had mothers, fathers, loved ones and people who cared about them. Yet, they all died in 2019 from...

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein, center, talks with Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) and Darius Garland (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cavs, coach John Beilein plotting next steps in rough season

Feb. 17, 2020 3:44 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein has admitted that losing NBA games has hit him hard. Maybe too hard. The 67-year-old former Michigan coach struggled to get through the season's unofficial first half with the young Cavaliers, who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference. It's not clear if he'll make it...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Austin Carr, left, cannot hold on to the football as Cleveland Browns defensive back T.J. Carrie (38) defends during the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans. New Browns general manager Andrew Berry cleared $13 million in salary-cap space Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, by releasing veteran cornerback Carrie and three others players signed by former GM John Dorsey. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Browns release veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie, 3 others

Feb. 17, 2020 3:44 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns general manager Andrew Berry cleared $13 million in salary-cap space Monday by releasing veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie and three others players signed by former GM John Dorsey. Along with Carrie, Cleveland terminated the contracts of tight end Demetrius Harris, guard Eric Kush...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 1987, file photo, New York Yankees' Rickey Henderson, bottom, steals second base below Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernández during a baseball game in New York.  Fernández, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, after complications from a kidney disease. He was 57. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett, File)

Former star SS Fernandez dies at 57; Blue Jays hits leader

Feb. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Tony Fernández, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday after complications from a kidney disease. He was 57. Fernández was taken off a life support system in...

Veteran Cleveland newsman to become top Plain Dealer editor

Feb. 16, 2020 11:24 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Plain Dealer in Cleveland will get a new editor in chief as its current editor moves to a role with the newspaper's sister company. Managing editor Tim Warsinskey will take over the top editing job on March 1. He succeeds George Rodrigue, who has been editor for five years....

City settles lawsuit for woman's claim of exposure by police

Feb. 15, 2020 2:28 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman who said a police officer humiliated her when he exposed her body while arresting her has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit against the officer and his suburban Cleveland department for $125,000. Shajuan Gray, 48, said in her complaint that she had just gotten out of the...

Ohio flu-related hospitalizations continue to rise

Feb. 15, 2020 8:49 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Flu-related hospitalizations in Ohio continue to rise week over week with the total number of hospitalizations this flu season more than double the reported number for the same period last flu season, state health officials said Friday. There were nearly 1,000 hospitalizations...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians' starting pitcher Mike Clevinger winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, in New York. Clevinger will undergo left knee surgery after injuring himself during a spring training workout. The team said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, that Clevinger, who went 13-4 last season, suffered a partial tear of meniscus during a workout at the team's complex in Goodyear, Arizona on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Indians starter Clevinger has knee surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Feb. 14, 2020 8:59 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are already dealing with adversity before taking the field for their first full-squad workout. Starter Mike Clevinger could be sidelined two months after undergoing surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, an injury the right-hander sustained while working out...

Ohio teen accused of planning explosion at school indicted

Feb. 14, 2020 3:25 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A teenager who planned to set off an explosive device at an Ohio high school and called police about a hoax hostage situation at a Kansas elementary school has been indicted on federal charges, prosecutors said Friday. Allen Martin Kenna, 18, has been charged with attempted use of an...

Finalists announced in Ohio APME newspaper contest

Feb. 14, 2020 1:25 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Finalists have been announced in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors' 2019 newspaper contest. The awards in actual order of finish — first, second and third places — will be announced at the Ohio APME annual awards banquet May 9 in Columbus. The General Excellence,...