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WCup hospitality exec released from jail in Brazil

Ray Whelan, a longstanding director and project manager within the MATCH group, arrives at a police station after been arrested, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014. Whelan, a senior executive with the official World Cup corporate hospitality provider was arrested...

Don Cheadle Begins Miles Davis Movie In Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — With long hair and a cool ride, actors Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor have begun filming in Cincinnati a movie about jazz music pioneer Miles Davis. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that they hopped out of a green Jaguar on Monday. Producer Dan Wagner says...

‘Kinky Boots’ Star Prepares For High-kicking Tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Taylor Parker is going from backup dancer to leading man — but staying in 6-inch heels. The performer who has been in “Kinky Boots” since it made its debut in Chicago in 2012 will step into Billy Porter’s formidable high heels as the star of...

Ohio Man’s Online Potato Salad Effort Takes Off

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who turned to a crowd-sourcing Internet site to help him pay for a batch of potato salad has raised at least $35,000 from the effort and says he’s now considering a huge public potato-salad party. Zack “Danger” Brown of Columbus...

RNC recommends Cleveland for 2016 convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican National Committee panel is recommending Cleveland to host the party’s 2016 presidential convention. The Republicans’ site selection committee on Tuesday reviewed bids from Cleveland and Dallas. Both cities went into Tuesday’s...

Northern Ohio City No Longer In Fiscal Emergency

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Mansfield are celebrating after the state removed the northern Ohio city from the list of those in fiscal emergency. State Auditor Dave Yost was in Mansfield Monday to tell officials that it has been removed from the list after nearly four...

Judge Orders Ohio Township To Pay In Meetings Case

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered a township government in southwest Ohio to pay nearly $200,000 in attorney fees in an open-meetings lawsuit. The lawyers sued Clearcreek Township in Hamilton County in 2011. They claimed the trustees regularly met before public meetings...

OSU Partners With College On Drone Technology

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is partnering with a southwest Ohio community college to position their students for careers in drone technology. Officials at Ohio State and Dayton’s Sinclair Community College say the unmanned aerial systems field is expected to...

Correction: Van Buren schools’ meeting at Allen Township building

Tonight’s Van Buren schools’ meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Allen Township building, 12829 Ohio 613. Incorrect information appeared in Tuesday’s edition of The Courier.

Man Is Cincinnati’s 40th Homicide Victim Of Year

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man fatally shot on a downtown street became Cincinnati’s 40th homicide victim of the year. Police say 25-year-old Joshua Lamar Taylor was shot in the middle of Vine Street during an argument and collapsed at a nearby park at about 7 p.m. Monday. He died...