Major League Soccer

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Philadelphia at Houston, 9 p.m. Seattle FC at Real Salt Lake, 2:30 p.m. Chicago at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Portland at New England, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m....

Arrest made in Ohio death of child rape suspect

URBANA (AP) — A man has been arrested on murder and other charges in the death of a central Ohio child rape suspect who was hospitalized after a jail assault. Defendant Zachary Butler, of Richwood, was in jail at the time of the assault on charges of resisting arrest and drunken...

Gay Games athletes heartened by Cleveland welcome

CLEVELAND (AP) — People who came from out of town — and out of the country — for the weeklong Gay Games in Cleveland and Akron say they’re heartened by the warm welcome they’ve received from a region without a reputation as a destination for members of the LGBT...

Site plan approved for MPLX headquarters

Construction of a six-story, 120,000-square-foot headquarters for Marathon Petroleum’s pipeline subsidiary, MPLX LP, will start in November and be finished in spring 2016. The building will be across Hardin Street from Marathon Petroleum headquarters and connected by an enclosed...
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Robin Williams’ wife: He had Parkinson’s disease

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the...

Defiance Avenue paving work begins Friday

On Friday morning, crews will begin paving Defiance Avenue from Main to Howard streets. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and could continue until 7 p.m. Franklin Avenue may also be included in Friday’s paving work. Those areas will be closed to through traffic. Residents will have...

UF’s nursing program accredited; enrollment for first classes begins

The University of Findlay will now offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The program just received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, the Ohio Board of Nursing and the Ohio Board of Regents, according to the university. The program will begin enrolling...

Shell sells shale gas rights for $2.1 billion

HOUSTON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions. Shell also said Thursday that it will also receive drilling rights to land in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Shell is working to...
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US stocks open higher following earnings news

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market crept up in early trading following a mixed batch of corporate news. In Europe, investors brushed aside soft economic data to push markets modestly higher Thursday. KEEPING SCORE: As of 9:50 a.m. Eastern time, the Standard & Poor’s...

New Ohio plate raises awareness of POW/MIA issues

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio motorists can now buy a POW/MIA license plate to help raise awareness of service members missing in action. The plate, which features the black MIA/POW logo and “Never Forgotten” across the bottom, is one of about 70 specialty plates available in...