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Youngstown State To Interview Tressel For Top Job

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is among six candidates being interviewed for the president’s job at Youngstown State University, where he used to coach. Tressel also is one of three finalists for the top job at the University of Akron,...

Woman Dead, Firefighter Injured In Ohio House Fire

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A fire official says a woman was found dead and a firefighter was injured in a house fire in southwestern Ohio. Deputy Chief Paul Lolli says crews found heavy fire and smoke when they responded to a call that a Middletown home was on fire Thursday morning....

Major Oil And Gas Firm To List Fracking Chemicals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a major shift; it’s unclear if other...

Democrats Outraise GOP Incumbents In 3 Ohio Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democrats have outraised incumbent Republicans in three statewide races this reporting period, while GOP Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) strengthened his fundraising lead. Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show Democrat David Pepper has raised...

Pirates Fall To Reds For 6th Loss In 7 Games

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are five games under .500 less than a month into the season but they insist there is no reason to panic. Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after two Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the...

A Look At Fundraising In Ohio Statewide Races

The latest fundraising figures for Ohio statewide officeholders facing re-election and their challengers. Capital letters denote incumbents. GOVERNOR: — JOHN KASICH (R): $1,449,554 raised; $8,507,754 on hand. — Ed FitzGerald (D): $642,449 raised; $1,508,039 on hand. ATTORNEY...

Fire reported at Outback

The Findlay Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Outback Steakhouse, 930 Interstate Drive, Thursday evening. The initial call was received about 9 p.m. Scanner reports indicated there was smoke inside the building, and the restaurant had been evacuated. Additional...

Woman Gets Prison Time In Ohio Forced-labor Case

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced 22-year-old Ashland resident Dezerah...

Helicopter Crashes In Central Ohio; 2 People Hurt

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a small, privately owned helicopter crashed into a farmer’s field in central Ohio, seriously injuring the two men aboard the aircraft. The crash Thursday afternoon severely damaged the helicopter and sparked a fire in a...

Basketball Star Wells Settles Suit Against Xavier

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Xavier University basketball player has settled his lawsuit against the school over their handling of what he says was a false rape allegation. Federal Judge S. Arthur Spiegel dismissed Dez Wells’ lawsuit against Xavier on Thursday, saying the two...