Ohio State Names Interim Leaders For Marching Band

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two music professors will be interim leaders of Ohio State University’s celebrated marching band, with one focusing on compliance and student safety in the wake of the investigation that led to the director’s firing. The university announced the...

Deejay’s Ashes Removed From Rock And Roll Hall

CLEVELAND (AP) — The remains of the deejay who is widely credited with coining the phrase “rock and roll” have been removed from the exhibit honoring him at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Alan Freed’s son and daughter-in-law left the...

4th Teen Charged As Adult In I-80 Rock Throwing

MIFFLINBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 17-year-old is the fourth person to face adult charges in a highway rock-throwing incident in central Pennsylvania that severely injured an Ohio teacher last month. The Sunbury Daily Item reported Monday ( ) that Keefer Lance McGee of New Columbia was...

Ex-police Officer To Begin False Arrest-sentence

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Cincinnati police officer convicted in 2009 of falsely jailing a teen will begin serving a prison sentence in the case, which went to the Ohio Supreme Court on appeal. Fifty-two-year-old Julian Steele, of Springfield Township in suburban Cincinnati, was...

Indians DH Swisher Out With Strained Right Wrist

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher is out of the lineup because of a strained right wrist. Swisher left Sunday’s game against Texas after hurting himself. Cleveland hosts Cincinnati on Monday night. The injury is another setback in a rocky season for...

2 States Carry On With Executions Using Sedative

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite a shortage of lethal-injection drugs, two of the nation’s most active death penalty states have quietly carried on with executions by turning to pentobarbital, a powerful sedative that generally puts inmates to death swiftly and without...

Ohio Judge Accused Of Punching His Estranged Wife

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge accused of biting and punching his wife as they drove through a suburb with their young daughters in the backseat has been charged with felonious assault. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason was being held in Shaker Heights city jail. A judge...

Township Official Happy To Drink Tap Water Again

LUNA PIER, Mich. (AP) — A ban on drinking water supplied by an Ohio city was lifted Monday, bringing relief to thousands of people in Michigan’s Monroe County who are tapped into the Toledo system. Bedford Township Supervisor Greg Stewart said he immediately brewed a fresh...

Rib-Off winners named

Winners have been named in this weekend’s Rib-Off on Broadway in Findlay. The best ribs, according to a panel of judges, were offered by Wally’s Great American BBQ, first; Cheddar’s, second; and Waldo Peppers, third. The “People’s Choice” winners for ribs were Miller’s Meats,...

Fire damages Findlay residence

Findlay firefighters responded to a blaze at 230 Monroe Ave. around 3:11 p.m. Monday. Nobody was injured. The fire caused just under $10,000 worth of damage and was contained to a utility room in the residence, the Findlay Fire Department reported. The fire started when owner...