Secretary of State’s office announces open office hour times, locations

The Secretary of State’s office has announced locations and times for its September open office hours events, including a session on Tuesday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. In addition to making voter registration forms and election information available, regional...

Capsized boat hampers Ohio River search

ELIZABETHTOWN (AP) — A capsized rescue boat has delayed the search for an 8-year-old boy who fell into a southwest Ohio river two days ago. Nobody was injured when the boat capsized during the search of the Great Miami River on Tuesday. But the incident delayed the search, which...

Report: Ohio Workers Productive But Making Less

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A new report says Ohio workers are more productive and better educated, but they aren’t necessarily making more money as a result. Ohio productivity grew by nearly 67 percent between 1979 and 2013, while median hourly wages fell by 1.1 percent when...

Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control

NEW YORK (AP) — Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control. The fast-food industry is underpinned by an often tense relationship between companies like McDonald’s and Burger King and the franchisees who run their restaurants. Few...
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Stocks open higher after Ukraine cease-fire deal

Currency traders work near a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), right, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs...
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EU unlikely to sanction Russia’s big sport events

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are rejecting for now the idea of sanctioning Russia’s high-profile sports events, such as its hosting of the 2018 World Cup, as part of a new round of penalties on the country. Diplomats from three member states said Wednesday...
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Lawsuits seek Ferguson victim’s juvenile records

FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, Lesley McSpadden, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, wipes away tears as Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family picture of himself, his son, top left, and a young child during a news conference in Jennings,...
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Gay group to march in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade say they’re ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.The prohibition on identified gay groups in the centuries-old New York parade had...

Lambert, Bryan, Urban early CMA nomination leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban are the initial top nominees for this year’s Country Music Association Awards. The country stars have three nominations apiece, including entertainer and album of the year, after five categories were...
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Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) stretches prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker and Virgil Green, left rear, watch play from the sideline...