JGR Extends Kenseth, Dollar General Sponsorship

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing has announced a contract extension for driver Matt Kenseth and Dollar General’s expanded sponsorship of his No. 20 Toyota Camry. The discount store chain will sponsor the car for 30 races in 2015 including the season-opening Daytona 500....

Gas Well Fire In Eastern Ohio Forces Evacuations

HANNIBAL, Ohio (AP) — A fire at natural gas well site in southeastern Ohio near the West Virginia state line is forcing a few evacuations. The operator of the site says the fire in Monroe County is on the surface and not burning in any of its wells. Statoil USA Onshore Properties...

Former Coach Gibbs Considers Name ‘prideful’

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Count former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs among those who has no problem with the team’s name. The NFL team that Gibbs led to three Super Bowl titles in the first of two stints as coach has been heavily criticized for its nickname that’s...

Garage fire reported in Liberty Township

Liberty Township firefighters responded to a report of a garage fire in the 10200 block of Liberty Township 130, west of Findlay, at 7:35 p.m., scanner traffic indicated. The garage is attached to a residence and Blanchard Township Fire Department was put on standby for mutual...

Residential fire reported in rural Rawson

Rawson Fire Department responded to a fire that fully engulfed a residence in the 7500 block of Township Road 79, about halfway between Rawson and Findlay, around 7:40 p.m. Saturday, scanner traffic indicated. Four occupants escaped the house. Mount Cory and Jenera fire...

Ohio Native Commands Coast Guard In SW Asia

PORTSMOUTH, VA. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a southern Ohio native is the new commanding officer of Coast Guard Patrol Forces in Southwest Asia. Capt. David Petty took over the command in a ceremony last week at the Naval Support Activity center in Bahrain. Petty is a native...

Ohio Native Commands Coast Guard In SW Asia

PORTSMOUTH, VA. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a southern Ohio native is the new commanding officer of Coast Guard Patrol Forces in Southwest Asia. Capt. David Petty took over the command in a ceremony last week at the Naval Support Activity center in Bahrain. Petty is a native...

Bobby Womack, R&B Singer-songwriter, Dies At 70

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70. Womack’s publicist Sonya Kolowrat said Friday that the singer had died, but she could provide no other details....

Bobby Womack, R&B Singer-songwriter, Dies At 70

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70. Womack’s publicist Sonya Kolowrat said Friday that the singer had died, but she could provide no other details....

Bobby Womack, R&B Singer-songwriter, Dies At 70

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70. Womack’s publicist Sonya Kolowrat said Friday that the singer had died, but she could provide no other details....