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  • Thrill ride OK’d hours before deadly state fair accident

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers through the air, according to authorities and records released Thursday. Investigators on Thursday worked to find what caused the opening-day wreck that killed a high school student who had just enlisted in the Marines. Seven other people were injured, including four teenagers. The ride’s […]

  • Photo gallery: Browns open camp; top pick Garrett impressive

    BEREA, Ohio — On Day One, Myles Garrett looked like a legitimate No. 1. Bursting off the line of scrimmage during a pass-rush drill, Garrett quickly got around offensive tackle Rod Johnson, a fellow rookie who could do little to slow down the speedy defensive end and top pick in this year’s draft. Garrett was quickly in the backfield and came within arm’s reach of quarterback Kevin Hogan, prompting loud cheers and the traditional barks and woofs by Browns fans […]

  • June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dead at 99

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Actress June Foray, who gave voice to Rocky the Flying Squirrel and hundreds of other cartoon characters and was sometimes known as the “female Mel Blanc,” has died in a Los Angeles hospital. She was 99. Foray died Wednesday at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest, but she had been in fragile health since a car accident two years ago, niece Robin Thaler said Thursday. Foray was the best-known woman among the voice […]

  • Gov. Kasich emphasizes accidents happen after Ohio State Fair ride malfunction

    COLUMBUS, Ohio– The Ohio State Fair will open Thursday one day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a thrill ride broke apart, but the rides won’t be running until they all are deemed safe, officials state. Video captured by a bystander at the fair Wednesday evening shows the Fire Ball ride swinging back and forth like a pendulum and spinning in the air when it crashes into something and part of the ride flies […]

  • Man killed on ride at Ohio State Fair just joined Marines

    COLUMBUS, Ohio– The 18-year-old man killed when a thrill ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair had just signed up with the Marines a week ago. The U.S. Marine Corps says in a statement that Tyler Jarrell of Columbus had enlisted last Friday and was to begin basic training next summer. Authorities say seven others, including four teenagers, were injured when the ride malfunctioned Wednesday evening. Some people were hit by debris. Gov. John Kasich says it’s too early to […]

  • Trevor Bauer pitches eight innings as Indians get 7th straight win

    CLEVELAND– Trevor Bauer pitched a season-high eight innings, Francisco Lindor singled to break a tie in the seventh and the Cleveland Indians won their seventh straight game Thursday with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Cleveland is on its longest winning streak of the season and is a season-high 10 games over .500. The Indians completed a 7-0 homestand. Bauer (9-8) is 4-0 in five career starts against the Angels. He struck out six and allowed seven hits. Cody […]

  • Company orders Fire Ball rides around the world closed after Ohio State Fair accident

    COLUMBUS, Ohio– The manufacturer of a thrill ride that ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair, killing one person, is ordering the rides to be shut down around the world. Dutch manufacturer KMG said Thursday that it’s telling operators to cease operations until it can investigate and learn more about what caused the malfunction. The company says there are 43 such rides around the world, including 11 in the United States. The order doesn’t impact the company’s other rides. […]

  • Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. Cena the black lab received a hero’s farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at a museum ship in Muskegon and carried off in a flag-draped coffin. Cena was a bomb-sniffer for the Marines until his retirement in 2014. He then became a service dog for Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung, […]

  • Ohio State Fair accident witness: ‘I saw people flying off’

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state fair, where one person was killed and seven others were injured when an “aggressive thrill” ride broke apart, will be open Thursday, officials said, but the rides won’t be running until they all are determined to be safe. **WARNING: The video in the below link is disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised** Dramatic video captured by a bystander Wednesday evening at the Ohio State Fair shows the Fire Ball ride swinging back and forth like a […]

  • Zimmer homers, drives in go-ahead run as Indians beat Angels

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Bradley Zimmer homered and drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double and the Cleveland Indians matched a season high with their sixth straight win, 10-4 over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. Zimmer hit a leadoff homer and broke a 2-all tie with a two-out double off the wall in left-center against Ricky Nolasco (4-12). Zimmer also hit a grand slam in Tuesday’s 11-7 win. Bryan Shaw (4-4) retired the last two hitters […]

  • I TEAM: What the new traffic camera ruling means to you

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM is investigating what a new court ruling means to you in towns using those traffic cameras so many drivers love to hate. In short, a ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court makes it easier for cities to use those cameras and send out tickets to drivers caught running red lights or speeding. The court struck down some rules created by state lawmakers that made it harder for cities to use the cameras. Now, […]

  • Cavaliers execs reject Irving trade talk, deny team in chaos

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is refusing to confirm that All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving has demanded a trade. In his first public comments since Irving asked to be dealt, Gilbert said Wednesday that he’s aware of reports that the 25-year-old wants out of Cleveland. Gilbert said he recently met with Irving and his representatives but wouldn’t divulge the nature of their meetings. Gilbert pointed out that Irving is under contract for two more seasons and said […]