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Auto Parts Maker To Pay Fine In Price-fixing Case

CINCINNATI (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says an auto parts manufacturer accused in a price-fixing conspiracy has agreed to plead guilty and pay a fine of $19.9 million. Federal officials allege Showa Corp., based in Japan, had agreed to rig bids and fix prices for some...

Ambassador: French-American alliance strong

The storied French-American alliance, which helped America win independence and rescued France in World War II, is better than ever, French Ambassador Francois Delattre said Wednesday in Findlay. That’s quite a turnaround from 10 years ago, when the comradeship frayed ov...

Royals Coach Has Surgery On Broken Left Arm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kansas City Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz had surgery on his broken left arm, an injury he sustained when he was hit by a line drive during pregame batting practice. Kuntz had a plate and eight screws inserted during the operation Wednesday at the Cleveland...

Ohio Women Held Captive Seek Joan Rivers’ Apology

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter’s guest room with the captivity they experienced. Rivers and her daughter were discussing their reality show...

Northeast Ohio Man Charged In Gambling Ring Probe

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man has been indicted on gambling and other charges in a multi-agency investigation of an alleged gambling ring in northeastern Ohio. Authorities said Wednesday that a Cuyahoga County grand jury in Cleveland indicted 61-year-old Martin Sarcyk (SAR’-chihk)...

Indians Don’t Think Salazar Is Tipping Pitches

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona doesn’t believe struggling starter Danny Salazar is tipping his pitches. Salazar (0-3) brought up the possibility he was giving away his pitches following Monday night’s loss to Kansas City. The right-hander was chased...

Gay Rights Group Seeks To Expand Marriage Case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A gay rights group wants to intervene in an existing case in hopes of getting a federal court to overturn Ohio’s gay marriage ban and allow same-sex couples to wed in the state. Equality Ohio and four gay couples living in the state requested permission on...

Royals Coach Has Surgery On Broken Arm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kansas City Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz had surgery on his broken left arm, an injury he sustained when he was hit by a line drive during pregame batting practice. Kuntz had the operation Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic. He was struck before...

Police Seek Woman Who Took Toy From Baby’s Grave

ONTARIO, Ohio (AP) — Police are trying to identify a woman who took a stuffed animal from an Ohio boy’s gravesite after other toys and solar nightlights were stolen from there. On Saturday, the child’s family left a stuffed yellow duck for Easter at a cemetery in...
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VIDEO: French ambassador speaks at UF

  French Ambassador Francois Delattre speaks at the University of Findlay on Wednesday. Delattre discussed French-American relations and its impact on the economy at global, state and local levels.