PG Jackson Making Name For Himself At Wisconsin

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Wisconsin point guard Traevon Jackson has one up on his famous father when it comes to accomplishments on the basketball court. Jim Jackson was a two-time All-American at Ohio State, but never played in the Final Four. He’ll be watching Saturday...

US Rig Count Up 9 To 1,818

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by nine this week to 1,818. The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,498 rigs were exploring for oil and 316 for gas. Four were...

Jackets Likely To Lose Foligno For Last 6 Games

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Foligno may miss the final six games of the regular season with a lower-body injury, leaving the Columbus Blue Jackets without one of their leaders in the thick of a playoff race. Foligno has 18 goals, 21 assists and a plus-5 rating in 70 games. He was...

Sherwin-Williams Ends Deal For Comex’s Mexico Unit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sherwin-Williams Co. said Friday that it is ending its plans to buy the Mexico business of paints and coatings company Consorcio Comex. The Cleveland-based paint company had agreed in 2012 to buy Consorcio Comex in a deal valued at $2.34 billion, including debt,...

Plain Dealer Newspaper Editor Named To New Post

CLEVELAND (AP) — The editor of The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland has been appointed to a new position with Advance Local. Debra Adams Simmons announced Friday she will become vice president of news development for Advance Local, which is part of Advance Publications Inc.,...

Ohio Newspaper Sues As Staffers Detained At Plant

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio newspaper has filed a federal lawsuit against the government after a reporter and a photographer were detained and had cameras confiscated at a tank plant. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Toledo by The Blade newspaper, reporter Tyrel Linkhorn and...

Ohio Group To Launch Petition For Gay Rights Act

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group pushing to have voters overturn Ohio’s gay marriage ban says it is also collecting signatures to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment and housing. Ian James, executive director of FreedomOhio, says the...

Judge To Strike Down Part Of Ohio Gay Marriage Law

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that would strike down part of the state’s ban on gay marriages but stop short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings. Judge Timothy Black announced his...

Bond Set At $2 Million In Ohio Bus Stop Rape Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a $2 million bond for a man accused of raping a 13-year-old Ohio girl while she waited for a school bus. Defendant Antonio Fillmore was arrested based on a DNA match. Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Scott VanDerKarr set bond for the...

Bond Set At $2 Million In Ohio Bus Stop Rape Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a $2 million bond for a man accused of raping a 13-year-old Ohio girl while she waited for a school bus. Defendant Antonio Fillmore was arrested based on a DNA match. Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Scott VanDerKarr set bond for the...