• Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) celebrates with teammate Andrew Hawkins (16) after catching a 43=yard touchdown pass in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Brent Grimes (24) during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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  • Dozens treated as heroin overdose spikes hit several states

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials in several states are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and involving at least six deaths.

  • Andy Murray, of Britain, speaks during a media availability for the U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)

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  • Cleveland-area team forfeits season opener after suspensions

    MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — A high school near Cleveland is forfeiting its football season opener after suspending several players.

  • Man gets house arrest for trying to extort ex-football star

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A quadriplegic man who admitted to trying to extort money from former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher “Beanie” Wells has been sentenced to a year of house arrest after a judge concluded that imprisoning the defendant would be too costly for taxpayers.

  • This is a 2016 file photo showing Barkevious Mingo of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. A person familiar with the deal says the Browns are trading disappointing linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots. The sides agreed to the deal on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been finalized. ESPN.com first reported the deal. (AP Photo/File)

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    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have traded disappointing linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2017 fifth-round pick.

  • In this March 8, 2016, file photo, Ohio State offensive linemen stretch during their Spring NCAA college football practice, in Columbus, Ohio. When Ohio State opened training camp earlier this month, coach Urban Meyer said it was “open season” for starting jobs. With about a week to go before the season opener, some of those spots have yet to be locked down. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

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  • Ohio sheriff pleads not guilty to drug, theft charges

    FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff who is up for re-election this fall pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he stole medications from prescription drug disposal drop boxes, deceived doctors into giving him painkillers and misused department funds.

  • In this Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Marilynne Robinson visits the State Library of Iowa in the Ola Babcock Miller Building in Des Moines, Iowa. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, Dayton Literary Peace Prize organizers announced Robinson as the recipient of the annual Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, to be presented at a Nov. 20, 2016, ceremony in Dayton, Ohio. The lifetime achievement award celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

    APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

  • This photo taken Aug. 22, 2016 shows Ike Jenkins, right, and James Smith in East Cleveland, Ohio. Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound rhetorical outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take the message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture instead to the inner cities he has started talking about at rallies. (AP Photo/Bill Barrow)

    Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.