Miranda Lambert has record-tying 9 CMA nominations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Lambert released the most ambitious album of her career earlier this year and Country Music Association voters responded by giving her a record-tying load of nominations. Lambert has nine nominations for the 48th CMA Awards, tying her own...

Report: Grob CEO’s plane on fire before crash

A small plane flown by a Grob Systems executive apparently caught fire before crashing in Hancock County and killing both people aboard, a federal investigation has found. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board said witnesses saw fire prior to the July...

On Deck: It’s girls night out

It’s girls night out. There is plenty of girls soccer and volleyball on tonight’s local sports schedule and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you here at The Courier. There’s a full slate of volleyball action in the Blanchard Valley Conference tonight. Three BVC...

Crew reconstructs shooting inside Ohio Wal-Mart

BEAVERCREEK (AP) — Ohio investigators were working overnight inside a Dayton-area Wal-Mart store to reconstruct last month’s fatal shooting of gun-wielding suspect by police. Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation personnel were working in the Beavercreek store early...

4 Ohio men fatally beaten in 4 separate Bucyrus homes

BUCYRUS (AP) — Authorities in Bucyrus are trying to figure out why four men were fatally beaten in four separate homes. A suspect is in custody but hasn’t been charged. Police said the slayings are likely related, but they don’t know if the men knew each other. Two...

Ohio man kills himself after pot field discovered

ASHVILLE (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in central Ohio say officers investigating a marijuana growing operation confronted an armed man who fatally shot himself after a standoff. The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office said they were searching for marijuana growing...

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...