Ex-detective Sentenced In Drug-related Ohio Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Columbus police detective has been sentenced to more than four years in prison in a drug-related case. Authorities alleged Stevie Billups was paid to protect a drug dealer during two transactions while he was an officer....

Ohio’s 1st Thoroughbred Track Nears End Of Racing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s first thoroughbred racetrack is squeezing in a few more events before horse racing there comes to an end next weekend after 91 years. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports a historical discussion and a craft beer festival are among the activities...

On Deck: Big Saturday of local sports

There’s a big day of local sports on tap today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you tonight here at The Courier sports department. There are a dozen prep baseball games today as Findlay hosts Dayton Dunbar in a noon doubleheader to highlight the local slate....

Ohio Warns Charter School Sponsors To Drop Plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Education says three charter-school sponsors with plans to open six schools have been warned that they’ll be shut down if they move ahead with those plans. The department said in a statement Friday that letters about deficiencies...

Indians Shut Down By Hudson And Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nick Swisher has had some success in limited at-bats against his former teammate Tim Hudson. He did again Friday night, though the rest of his Cleveland teammates were not as fortunate. Swisher had two hits and drove in Cleveland’s lone run, though it...

Morse Homers Again In Giants’ 5-1 Win Over Indians

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Michael Morse homered to back another stellar outing by Tim Hudson, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Friday night. Hunter Pence had two hits and two RBIs while Brandon Crawford also knocked in a run to help the Giants win in...

Golf: Stearns shoots ace

NORTH BALTIMORE — Wayne’s Gary Stearns scored a hole-in-one at Birch Run Golf Club on Thursday, acing the 160-yard No. 8 hole with a 6-iron. Bowling Green’s Dan Barnett witnessed the shot.

Church and Religious Events

Gilboa UM GILBOA — The Gilboa United Methodist Church, 102 Franklin St., Gilboa, will host a free community supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Chapel Belles Boutique and Gift Shop will be open during the supper. Good Hope ARLINGTON — Good Hope Lutheran Church,...