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US auto sales accelerated on the drive thru March

In this March 27, 2014 picture, a Mercedes-Benz vehicle sits inside a car-carrier before being hauled away for distribution from the company’s Vehicle Processing Center in Baltimore. After sales slumped in January and February because of the brutal weather, automakers hope...

Ohio Senate OKs Deal Allowing Tesla To Sell Cars

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that would let electric car maker Tesla Motors operate three dealerships in the state. Its passage Tuesday comes after Ohio auto dealers struck a compromise to let California-based Tesla sell its electric cars at existing...

Fire in apartment wall doused

Findlay firefighters responded at 1:36 p.m. today to a fire in the wall of an apartment at 1051 Hilary Lane, Apt. J. Firefighters put out the blaze within 30 minutes. The fire caused an estimated $12,000 in damage and its cause is still under investigation.

$2.4 Billion Capital Bill Clears Ohio Legislature

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget that funds an array of community, school and park projects has cleared the Ohio Legislature. The Senate approved the bill on a 30-1 vote. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) expected to sign it later Tuesday. The...
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Death toll climbs to 27 at Washington mudslide

Workers and volunteers search for articles and belongings at the scene of the deadly March 22 mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. The number of confirmed dead has reached 24. More than two dozen people remain missing, authorities have said. (AP Photo/The Herald, Sofia...

Ohio Man Pleads Not Guilty In Amish Buggy Crash

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to crashing his SUV into the back of an Amish buggy over the weekend, killing one of its occupants and injuring three others. Douglas Learn, 42, of Mantua, was arraigned on charges that included aggravated...

Colbert blows up show’s official Twitter account

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is done with the “Colbert Report” Twitter account. He teamed with one of Twitter’s founders, Biz Stone, on Monday’s show to symbolically blow up his show’s Twitter account. The account has been removed from...
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NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen gestures while speaking during a media conference ahead of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. NATO foreign ministers begin a two-day meeting on Tuesday in which they will...

Duke Energy asks judge to throw out coal ash case

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy is asking a judge to dismiss a case filed by North Carolina regulators that would force the company to clean up nearly three dozen coal ash pits across the state. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources filed a complaint...
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NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen gestures while speaking during a media conference ahead of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. NATO foreign ministers begin a two-day meeting on Tuesday in which they will...