Reds’ Price Calls Simon Lawsuit ‘family Business’

ATLANTA (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds are not talking about the lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by pitcher Alfredo Simon. When asked on Friday how he is proceeding with Simon, Reds manager Bryan Price said “we’ll probably just keep all that...

Stollings Hires 1st Assistant At Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings has turned to VCU for the first member of her coaching staff. Stollings said Friday she has hired Nikita “Niki” Dawkins as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Dawkins held the same...

Stollings Hires 1st Assistant At Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings has turned to VCU for the first member of her coaching staff. Stollings said Friday she has hired Nikita “Niki” Dawkins as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Dawkins held the same...

Iowa Baseball Museum Struggles When Namesake Dies

VAN METER, Iowa (AP) — Nothing brings former Cleveland Indians star Bob Feller’s hometown of Van Meter, Iowa, together quite like Randi Van Rees and her succulent pork tenderloin sandwiches. As the owner of “Fat Randi’s” Bar and Grill — the...

Browns Hire Jamil Northcutt To Front-office Spot

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have hired Dr. Jamil Northcutt as their new director of player engagement. Northcutt spent the past six years as assistant athletics director for internal operations at Mississippi. He also spent three years working for the Kansas City Chiefs as their...

Sheriff plans extra patrols during prom season

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says it will have extra deputies on patrol during upcoming weekends, as prom activities are held at area high schools. The goal of the extra patrols will be to reduce traffic crashes, prevent underage alcohol consumption and drug abuse, “and...

Boehner Comments On Immigration Draw Fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner drew criticism from left and right Friday over comments mocking his own Republican lawmakers for their reluctance to take up immigration legislation, rekindling election-year debate on the contentious issue even as President Barack...

Blue Jackets, Penguins Searching For Momentum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins say they have to ramp up the intensity as their first round playoff series against Columbus heads to Game 5 on Saturday night. The Blue Jackets tied the series at two games each with a 4-3 overtime victory on Wednesday night. Columbus...

Restaurant’s sign burns

Outback Steakhouse’s large outdoor neon sign on its eastern facade caught fire Thursday night around 9 p.m., prompting an evacuation of the Findlay restaurant. According to the Findlay Fire Department, a metal portion of the sign overheated, setting part of its wood trim ablaze....

2 arrested in prostitution sting

VAN BUREN — Two men were arrested Thursday during a prostitution sting that the Hancock County and Wood County sheriff’s offices jointly conducted at Pilot Travel Center at the Van Buren exit of Interstate 75. Pirtpahl Singh Sandhu of Brampton, Ontario, and Rickie Damron of Sugar...