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US Rig Count Up 17 To 1,809

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 17 this week to 1,809. The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,461 rigs were exploring for oil and 344 for gas. Four were...

Some Time Warner customers see 6.5 percent increase

Some Time Warner Cable customers are seeing increases averaging 6.5 percent in this month’s cable bill, a spokesman said today. The increase applies to new customers or customers not in a “promotional package,” according to spokesman Mike Hogan. “The majority of...

Ball State Women Upset No. 25 Bowling Green 73-55

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shelbie Justice scored 21 points as fifth-seeded Ball State upset top-seed and No. 25-ranked Bowling Green 73-55 in the Mid-American Conference tournament on Friday. Ball State (18-15) has won seven straight after winning four games in five days to reach the...

Hart’s 11 Blocks Lift Africentric Over Smithville

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — First-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Alexa Hart had eight points and 11 blocked shots to lead Columbus Africentric past Smithville 44-22 on Friday in a Division III state girls semifinal. Ayrielle Stith scored 11 points for the Nubians (26-2). Africentric,...

Court: Indicted Ohio Judge’s Ruling Unconscionable

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court has called a decision by an Ohio judge to take away two children from their mother “unconscionable.” The court’s ruling came in a case overseen by Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter, who isn’t currently...

On Deck: Three UF teams competing in NCAA championships today

University of Findlay athletes are competing in three NCAA Division II national championship events today and we’ll have the latest on the Oilers on their quest to earn All-American honors today here at The Courier. Two of the teams are competing in Ohio today as the UF wrestlers...

Cincinnati Bengals Add Year To Coach Lewis’ Deal

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals say they have extended coach Marvin Lewis’ contract by one year, through the 2015 season. This will be the 12th season in Cincinnati for Lewis, already the longest-tenured Bengals head coach and leader in career victories with 90....
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Investigator: Missing plane flew over Malaysia

In this Thursday March 13, 2014 photo, university students hold a candlelight vigil for passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Yangzhou, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province. China on Friday urged Malaysia’s government to release any information it...
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Malnutrition grows among Syrian refugee children

In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 photo, Mervat, 31, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press as she holds her 9-month-old daughter Shurouk inside their tent camp for Syrian refugees camp in Kab Elias, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Trapped in her northern Syrian...

APNewsBreak: LAX union wants emergency training

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Los Angeles International Airport workers had no idea what to do when a gunman opened fire last year in a terminal because they were inadequately trained to deal with an emergency, according to a union report. Members of SEIU United Service...