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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...
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Postal workers’ unions protest Staples program

U.S. Post Office employee Detra Parker chants during a protest outside a Staples store, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Atlanta. Thousands of postal workers picketed outside Staples stores nationwide Thursday to protest a pilot program that allows the office supply chain to handle...

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...
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‘Zero Motivation,’ ‘Point and Shoot’ top Tribeca

This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows Matthew VanDyke in a prison cell from the Marshall Curry film “Point and Shoot.” The film won best documentary Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. (AP Photo/Tribeca Film Festival)...

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...
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Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John...
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Pineda not only pitcher in majors to try pine tar

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis, right, confers on the mound with New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda, left; shortstop Derek Jeter (2); and others in the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 23, 2014....

Cingrani, Ludwick Lift Reds Over Pirates 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after a pair of Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Thursday. The Reds won for the seventh time in nine games and reached .500 at 11-11. The Pirates have...

Court Won’t Rehear Case On Ohio Exotic Animals Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court in Ohio has denied a request to rehear a challenge to the state’s law on dangerous, wild animals. Seven exotic animal owners sued the state over the regulations in November 2012, arguing that the law violates their free speech...