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AP Source: Sterling surrendering Clippers control

FILE – In this Nov. 12, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, right, sits with his wife Shelly during the Clippers NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. Donald Sterling has agreed to surrender his stake of the Clippers to...

US Regulators Close Small Lender In Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender in Ohio, marking the eighth U.S. bank failure of 2014 after 24 closures last year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over Cincinnati-based Columbia Savings Bank. The lender, which operated a...

Suspects in murder case have court hearings

FOSTORIA — Three teenage suspects, arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Fostoria woman, have all appeared in court. Seventeen-year-old Garrett N. Brown had an initial hearing Friday in Seneca County Juvenile Court. Tyson J. Ogg, 18, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, were...

US Rig Count Up 6 To 1,861

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by four this week to 1,857. The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,528 rigs were exploring for oil and 325 for gas. Four were...

US Rig Count Up 6 To 1,861

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by four this week to 1,857. The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,528 rigs were exploring for oil and 325 for gas. Four were...

Southwest Ohio Village Mayor Denies Any Wrongdoing

HARVEYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio village mayor charged with sexual imposition says any touching he did of a village employee was accidental. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News ( ) reports that 75-year-old Harveysburg Mayor Richard Verga says if physical contact...

Reds Revamp Bench For Series With Cardinals

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds revamped their bench for a series against the St. Louis Cardinals, calling up outfielder Donald Lutz and optioning infielder Neftali Soto to Triple-A Louisville. They also had right fielder Jay Bruce back in the starting lineup Friday night for the...

Bengals Sign 4th-round Pick Russell Bodine

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed fourth-round pick Russell Bodine, a center from North Carolina who will block for former college teammate Giovani Bernard in Cincinnati. The signing Friday leaves the Bengals with five of their eight picks under contract. Bodine is only the...

Oakland Diocese Criticized Over Teacher Contract

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland is under fire for a new contract clause that requires teachers to conform to church teachings in their private lives. Some parents, teachers and students worry teachers could be fired for being gay or engaging in...

Oakland Diocese Criticized Over Teacher Contract

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland is under fire for a new contract clause that requires teachers to conform to church teachings in their private lives. Some parents, teachers and students worry teachers could be fired for being gay or engaging in...