Indians Beat Tomlin In Arbitration, Improve To 2-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have improved to 2-0 in salary arbitration cases this year, defeating pitcher Josh Tomlin. The 29-year-old right-hander will receive $800,000 this year rather than his request for $975,000. Arbitrators John Sands, Dennis Archer...

Ohio Officer Injured In Shooting That Left 1 Dead

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwestern Ohio say a shootout in a residential neighborhood left an officer hurt and another man dead. The shootout happened in Hamilton Saturday morning. A resident tells WCPO in Cincinnati that he woke up to the sound of gunfire and saw a...

104 Mounted Animals Part Of Unusual Ohio Auction

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A black bear standing upright, some moose, wild boar and a chipmunk in a hollow tree limb are among more than 100 mounted animals for sale in an unusual auction in southeast Ohio. The Marietta Times ( ) reports the displays included in the Sunday auction...

Ohio To Seize Tax Refunds From Fraud Debtors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says it plans to start seizing federal tax refunds sent to Ohioans who have committed unemployment compensation fraud. Such fraud typically occurs when people return to work but continue to claim that they are unemployed. The state says Ohio has...

Ohio Prison Raises Mealworms For Rehabbed Animals

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — A southeastern Ohio prison that raises trout for the Columbus Zoo has added another animal-feeding project to benefit a wildlife conservation center. The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette ( ) reports several inmates at the Southeastern Correctional Complex are...

Ohio’s Only National Park Gets New Superintendent

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The head of a park on the shoreline of the San Francisco Bay has been chosen as the next superintendent of the only national park in Ohio. The National Park Service says Craig Kenkel will become superintendent this spring at Cuyahoga...

Gay-marriage Foes Scrambling After Court Setbacks

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America’s most conservative states to accept gay nuptials. Some gay-marriage foes...

Ohio Pols Weigh Forced Mental Illness Treatment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More people with severe mental illness could receive court-ordered outpatient treatment and get it sooner under bills before Ohio lawmakers. The legislation clarifies that such treatment is an option that judges can consider for patients along with...

On Deck: UF hoops tips off big Saturday of local sports

College basketball and myriad of prep sports are on tap today and we’ll have all of the action covered for you today here at The Courier. The University of Findlay basketball teams are in action in a men’s and women’s doubleheader today at Lake Erie College beginning at 1 p.m....

Bereavement workshop rescheduled

Due to many area schools being in session on President’s Day, the Bridge Creative Expressions workshop for children planned for Monday has been rescheduled. The workshop will now be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital....