VIDEOS: Army Corps commander tours Blanchard watershed

Lt. Col Karl Jansen, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo Division commander, toured the Blanchard River watershed on Wednesday with Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik, U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), and Ohio Reps. Robert Sprague and Lynn Wachtmann. Jansen also had an...

New corps commander promises better communications, cooperation

Crowds of frustrated people greeted Lt. Col. Karl D. Jansen, new commander of the Army Corp of Engineers’ Buffalo District, on his tour Wednesday of flood-prone areas in both Findlay and Ottawa. While Jansen spent much of the tour talking with officials, he was polite and patient...

Golden State Warriors sign Aaron Craft to partially guaranteed contract

The Golden State Warriors have signed former Liberty-Benton and Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Craft, 23, will join the Warriors at training camp, but is not guaranteed a spot on the...

Cooper Tire announces quarterly dividend

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s board of directors today announced a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock, payable Sept. 26 to stockholders of record on Sept. 2. Cooper will issue its second-quarter earnings report Thursday.

Missouri inmate executed for raping, killing woman

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first U.S. prisoner executed since a lethal injection in Arizona last month in which an inmate took nearly two hours to die. The Missouri Department...

Club pros ‘living on a prayer’ in PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, signs autographs after a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. The tournament is set to begin on Thursday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) J. B. Holmes signs...

Alexander looks to fend off Tenn. GOP challengers

  In this July 22, 2014 photo, Joe Carr speaks at a rally in Nashville, Tenn. Carr has cast Sen. Lamar Alexander, a 74-year-old incumbent, as out of touch with an increasingly conservative electorate during the campaign for the Tennessee primary. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) In...

Countdown to Football: Columbus Grove Bulldogs

We’re counting down the days to the start of the high school football season by featuring an area school in each day’s newspaper. Today’s school is the Columbus Grove Bulldogs.

US men’s basketball chooses 16 roster finalists

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, left, goes up for a shot against Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, left, goes up for a shot...

Ohio water crisis: Threat isn’t going away soon

Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins raises a glass of tap water before drinking it during a news conference in Toledo, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water has been lifted, Collins...