Ohio State Band’s Interim Director Appointed Permanently

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University’s interim marching band director has been named its permanent director. Christopher Hoch has been interim director since last May. He replaced Jonathan Waters who was fired after an internal investigation concluded he ignored a...

The Latest: Romney Says ‘bombshell’ In Trump’s Tax Returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign a day before the Republican presidential debate and ahead of Saturday’s Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina (all times local): 6:21 p.m. Mitt Romney says he thinks there’s a...

Gov. Baker Prods State Lawmakers To Approve Opioid Bill

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker prodded state lawmakers Wednesday to agree on a final version of a wide-ranging bill designed to address the state’s deadly opioid addiction crisis. Every day that goes by another four people die in Massachusetts from...

The Latest: Clinton Asks Union Members For Support

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign a day before the Republican presidential debate and ahead of Saturday’s Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Hillary Clinton is asking for votes from workers collecting...

Pieces From Ohio Lake Bottom May Be Boat That Sank In 1850

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — She had long thought the Black Diamond was there, buried in Buckeye Lake and kept alive in local lore as the canal boat swallowed by the water in 1850. Now, planks and pieces of wood pulled from the muck during a dam project just might prove J-me Braig...

The Latest: Cruz: Why Not Ask Rubio When He’s Dropping Out?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local): 3:34 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is bristling over questions about whether he’d be pressured to leave the GOP nomination fight if he does not win all of his home state’s 155 delegates on...

Cops: Suspect Fatally Shot By Police Was Holding Pellet Gun

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say a robbery suspect fatally shot by police when he pointed a gun at officers was later found to be holding a pellet gun that resembled a handgun. Fairborn police say 22-year-old Rouven Loch pointed the pellet gun Monday night after...

Central Montana Coal Mine’s Co-owner Says It’s Worth Nothing

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A central Montana coal mine that’s seen layoffs, production cuts and permitting troubles faces more uncertainty after one of its co-owners reported taking a $362 million loss on its investment in the mine. Ohio-based utility FirstEnergy said it was...

Owner Of Central Montana Coal Mine Says It’s Worth Nothing

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A central Montana coal mine that’s seen layoffs, production cuts and permitting troubles faces more uncertainty after one of its co-owners reported taking a $362 million writedown on the 240-worker operation. Ohio-based utility FirstEnergy in 2015...

Obama Bans US Imports Of Slave-produced Goods

President Barack Obama signed a bill Wednesday that includes a provision banning U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has...