Vantiv Will Buy Mercury Payment Systems For $1.65B

NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processor Vantiv says it will spend $1.65 billion to buy Mercury Payment Systems, which helps retailers process credit, debit and check payments. Cincinnati-based Vantiv says the purchase will expand its online commerce business, and it expects the deal to...

Sentence In Slaying Of Ohio Tourist In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge in Puerto Rico has imposed a 160-year prison sentence on a man convicted of killing an Ohio tourist during a break-in at an apartment rented for a family vacation. Juan P. Carela Acevedo was found guilty of stabbing Brett Walquist to death in...

Life Sentence Upheld In Fatal Ohio School Shooting

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has upheld the life sentence of a teenager who pleaded guilty in a deadly school shooting two years ago. The 11th District Ohio Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Monday in favor of the sentence given to T.J. Lane. Lane received three...

Appeals Court Upholds Life Sentence For Teen Who Shot And Killed 3 At Ohio School In 2012

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Appeals court upholds life sentence for teen who shot and killed 3 at Ohio school in 2012.

Bengals Look For More Well-rounded Running Backs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeremy Hill watches NFL running backs and knows their value, even as they become a lesser commodity in the draft. For the second year in a row, a running back wasn’t taken in the first round of the draft last week. That hadn’t happened since the NFL...

Authorities Arrest 8 For Alleged Drug Trafficking

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southeast Ohio have arrested eight people in an effort to shut down what they call a drug pipeline from Athens through Columbus to Detroit. Authorities say five defendants are charged with drug trafficking and other crimes while another three...

Cavaliers Fire Coach Mike Brown

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers fire coach Mike Brown.

Ohio County Collects $1M In Court Fines, Fees

CLEVELAND (AP) — County officials in northeast Ohio say a program aimed at collecting delinquent court fines and fees has netted $1.1 million since August 2012. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Executive Ed Fitzgerald and others issued a statement Monday hailing the...
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Boko Haram demands release of fighters for girls

In this photo taken from video by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist network, Monday May 12, 2014 shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. The new video purports to show dozens of abducted schoolgirls, covered in jihab and praying in...

FCC revising Internet rules after public backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks. According to an FCC...