Additional complaint filed against Riverdale teacher

A Forest couple has filed a criminal complaint alleging Riverdale teacher Barb Williams physically abused their child, their attorney said. The Blanton family’s son was in Williams’ kindergarten class during the 2011-12 school year. The boy suffers from a disability and recently...

Columbus To Move Santa Maria Replica During Work

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus has discovered it needs to move a replica of the Santa Maria from its downtown river mooring while a multimillion riverfront project continues. The city says the replica of explorer Christopher Columbus’ flagship is getting in the way of a...

Arson Blamed For Fire At “Dixie” Composer’s House

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Investigators are blaming arson for two fires in an east-central Ohio city including one that destroyed part of the historical home of Dan Emmett, known as the composer of the song “Dixie.” Mount Vernon Fire Chief Chad Christopher says the...

Morning Fire Destroys 3 Ohio Homes; Family Escapes

MARION, Ohio (AP) — An early morning fire has destroyed three homes in north-central Ohio with residents escaping thanks to a neighbor’s help. Fire officials say the Tuesday blaze started at a home in Marion where four adults and 10 children were living. WCMH-TV reports ( )...

Valeant planning hostile bid for Allergan

NEW YORK (AP) — Valeant plans to take a buyout offer for Allergan directly to its shareholders this week, as the Botox maker continues to rebuff its proposals that have risen as high as $53 billion. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. Chairman and CEO J. Michael...
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Stocks little changed after home construction data

FILE – This Aug. 9, 2011 photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) FILE – This Aug. 9, 2011 photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark...
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Argentina: Won’t submit to ‘extortion’ on debt

FILE – In this April, 28, 2005, file photo, a woman looks at old currency during the opening of the Foreign Debt Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The museum, which is the world’s first dedicated to a country’s debt, opened nearly four years after Argentina...
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US home building declined 6.5 percent in May

In this photo made on Friday, March 28, 2014, workers continue construction on a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in May on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) In this photo made on Friday, March 28,...
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US consumer prices rise 0.4 percent in May

In this Wednesday, June 4, 2014 photo, Marty Mascio, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., pumps gasoline into his car at a Chevron gasoline station in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices in May on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) In this...

Cooper Tire dedicates new Asia Technical Center in China

Cooper Tire Asia last week dedicated its new Asia Technical Center in Kunshan, China, near the Cooper Kunshan Tire manufacturing plant, approximately 30 miles from Shanghai. The 54,000-square-foot center was relocated from Shanghai to a new building constructed for Cooper’s...