ECB ready to act, but how much will it help?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Investors and analysts are nearly certain: The European Central Bank will take action at its next meeting to boost the tepid recovery. What’s not at all certain is how much good that can do. Any help is needed. The weak recovery in the 18...

Police Methods For Destroying Drug Evidence Vary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cardboard boxes and paper envelopes packed with marijuana, cocaine and other drugs line warehouse-style shelves at the State Highway Patrol’s Ohio crime laboratory, where seizures large and small are stored for safekeeping for sometimes years until...

NE Ohio Business Turns Old Material Into Furniture

CLEVELAND (AP) — Imagine taking apart old buildings and using the pieces as raw materials for new furniture, from restaurant booths to coffee tables to reception desks. That’s what Cleveland-based Rustbelt Reclamation envisions doing with a warehouse full of reclaimed wood,...

Former Ohio Sheriff Fined For Misspending Funds

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former sheriff in northwestern Ohio has been fined $1,000 misspending government funds. Former Ottawa County sheriff Robert Bratton pleaded guilty earlier this year to improperly spending more than $5,000 from federal funds earmarked for law enforcement...

Free Kids Summer Lunch Program Axed In Ohio City

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A program that has provided free meals to needy children during summers for three decades has been shelved in a southwestern Ohio city. Family Service of Middletown cites operating costs and budget and staffing constraints. Its board president tells the...

Sheriff Says Ohioan Arrested After He Escaped Jail

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in eastern Ohio say a man who broke out of jail Saturday morning is back behind bars. The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Bud Allen Cobb was arrested late Saturday night, about 14 hours after it says he escaped. The...

New Veterans Memorial In Ohio Features WW II Jeep

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Auto workers in the northern Ohio city that has been making Jeeps since World War II have dedicated a new veterans’ memorial. The memorial that features a restored Toledo-built military Jeep is just outside Chrysler’s assembly plant in Toledo where...

Ohio Home Designed By Frank Lloyd Wright For Sale

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) — A house designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is going on the market in northeastern Ohio. The Louis Penfield House in Willoughby Hills is being sold along with 18 acres and two other houses on the property for $1.7 million. The 1955 house...
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Thai coup official: Democracy caused ‘losses’

An anti-coup protester cries as she asks a Thai soldier to go away during a demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 25, 2014. The top general in Thailand’s ruling junta warned people Sunday not to join anti-coup street protests, saying normal democratic principles...

Director of Malaysian plane film rushed promo

CANNES, France (AP) — The director of a movie based on the Malaysian Airlines plane disappearance says he rushed the trailer of the project so he could bring it to the Cannes Film Festival. “I was seeing the festival calendars and I could not miss Cannes. And so I...