2 Men Arrested In Cincy Taxi Driver’s Killing

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police have arrested two men in the shooting death of a Cincinnati taxi driver. Police arrested 20-year-old Keyawhan (KEE’-ah-whan) Lowe and 24-year-old Dakeith (duh-KEETH’) Pleasant on charges of murder and aggravated robbery on Thursday, a day...

Ohio Legislators, Liberties Groups Oppose Cameras

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nearly 30 Ohio legislators and two civil liberties groups are backing a motorist’s challenge to traffic cameras that’s going before the Ohio Supreme Court. Among the lawmakers are Reps. Dale Mallory, D-Cincinnati, and Ron Maag, R-Lebanon, who are...

Detroit To Monitor Marathon’s Hiring Practices

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit officials plan to monitor Marathon Petroleum’s hiring practices more closely to ensure that the company is making an effort to hire city residents, officials said. Marathon got a $175 million tax break from the City of Detroit for a $2.2 billion...

Findlay’s Birchaven ranked high among nursing homes

Blanchard Valley Health System today said its Birchaven Village has been named one of the best nursing homes by U.S. News & World Report, receiving an overall rating of five out of five possible stars.  It said only the top 21 percent of nursing homes in Ohio earned this...

Grant will help expand Bluffton pathway

The Bluffton Lions Foundation Inc. has received a one-year matching grant of $61,600 from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to expand the Bluffton bike and pedestrian pathway system in the Hancock County portion of Bluffton. The project will extend the Bluffton...

Ohio Lawsuit Over Botched Demolition Is Settled

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit over who had to pay for damages resulting from the botched demolition of a smoke stack at a western Ohio power plant has been settled. The trial involving FirstEnergy and contractors accused of negligence in the botched demolition of the closed...

Cooper Tire posts a profit

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. posted a profit for the fourth quarter, and for all of 2013, despite its takeover troubles last year. Profits did deflate last quarter by 73 percent, to $19.6 million, because of cheap Chinese tire imports and troubles at a Cooper joint venture plant...

Ohio’s Largest County Sees Heroin-death Record

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s largest county saw a record number of heroin overdose deaths last year. The medical examiner in northeast Ohio’s Cuyahoga (KY-uh-HOH’-guh) County said Thursday that heroin killed 195 people there in 2013. Heroin killed more people that...

Whirlpool Plans News About Western Ohio Plant

GREENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Whirlpool Corp. plans an announcement about its Greenville, Ohio, plant. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) and other state and local officials will be there, signaling a likely expansion. The plant that makes KitchenAid brand mixers, blenders and...

Xavier Beats Marquette 68-65 To Reach Semis

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Martin scored 19 points and Semaj Christon added 18 to lead Xavier to a 68-65 victory over Marquette on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The third-seeded Musketeers (21-11) will face second-seeded and 14th-ranked Creighton in...