Findlay Council asked to consider e-cigarette ban

The Findlay City Health Department is hoping government officials “air” on the side of caution by banning electronic cigarettes in indoor public places where smoking has been prohibited. Findlay would be the first municipality in Ohio to do so. But not all City Council members...
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11 hurt in explosion at Los Angeles-area building

Workers from a chrome finishing company sit outside talking after an explosion in La Habra, Calif., Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Authorities say eight people have been hurt, three critically, in an explosion and fire at a commercial building in south Los Angeles County. (AP Photo/The...
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Mariners’ Cano booed in return to Yankee Stadium

Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano responds to a question during a news conference before a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano responds to a question during a news...

Man Gets Prison Term For Scamming Air Charter Firm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Florida man is headed to prison for posing as a high-level executive with a financial firm to improperly obtain charter jet flights and limo rides. Dante Dixon, a 46-year-old Miami resident who also lives in Akron, Ohio,...

2 Men Killed In Shooting At Columbus Apartment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Columbus say two men were killed at an apartment in a shooting that appears to be drug-related. Two residents of the apartment in northwest Columbus told officers that the other men tried to rob them Monday afternoon when gunshots were exchanged....

Franklin, Urbana Universities Merge In Ohio

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — Urbana University in western Ohio will be a subsidiary of Franklin University in central Ohio under a partnership agreement announced by both schools. The private universities announced the merger in statements and postings on their websites Tuesday. A...
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Column: Silver’s leadership exam only beginning

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media during a news conference, in New York, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Silver announced that he is banning Los Angeles Clipper owner Donald Sterling for life from the Clippers organization over racist comments in a recording. (AP...

Record Of Ex-Ohio Governor Taft Expunged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legal records of the historic conviction of then-Ohio Gov. Bob Taft in a 2005 rare-coin investment scandal have been shielded forever from public view. The expungement was revealed by the fact that there was no reference to Taft’s no-contest plea on...
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Woman admits tossing dog into traffic over dispute

AAA Apr. 29, 2014 6:16 PM ETWoman admits tossing dog into traffic over disputeAP The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger This copy photo shown during court on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Newark, N.J., is of Honey Bey, a dog thrown into traffic and killed during an August 2011 argument...

Colorado Symphony links up with pot industry

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Symphony Orchestra said Tuesday it will play a series of “cannabis-friendly” fundraising concerts sponsored by the state’s burgeoning pot industry. The state’s only full-time professional orchestra hopes the unusual shows...