Shoppers To Get 3-day Break From Ohio Sales Tax This Summer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Shoppers in Ohio will get a three-day break from the state’s sales tax this summer. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) signed a bill into law on Friday that allows for a sales-tax holiday from Aug. 5-7. The measure is aimed at helping...

Turkey: Gunman arrested after firing at prominent journalist

ISTANBUL (AP) — A man shouted “traitor” and fired two shots Friday at a prominent Turkish journalist outside a courthouse where the journalist is on trial accused of revealing state secrets. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, escaped...

Authorities: $2.2M In Cocaine Seized, Man Charged In Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — State and federal authorities say they have seized cocaine worth an estimated street value of $2.2 million and arrested a Washington state man in a drug investigation in northwest Ohio. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the Toledo Bulk Cash Smuggling Task...

Board Terminates Contract Of Michigan School’s President

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The board of a college in southwestern Michigan has voted to terminate the contract of the school’s new president because of unapproved spending and improper management. The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph and WSJM-AM report the decision about...

Cooper Tire declares quarterly dividend

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. today announced a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock, payable June 30, to stockholders of record at the close of business June 2.

Museums Team Up On Photo Contest Celebrating Outdoor Art

DETROIT (AP) — Four U.S. museums involved in an effort to bring art to unexpected places are teaming up on a summer photo contest. Organizers say the #InsideOutUSA Photo Contest starts June 3 with events in Detroit, Philadelphia and Miami as well as Akron, Ohio. The contest...

Treasure hunter’s disappearance still a mystery after months

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fixated on computer screens and video monitors, an army of volunteers scattered across the country has been painstakingly reviewing hundreds of images and hours of footage recorded over the last four months, desperately hoping to find a single clue...

Canadian convoy waits for dawn, hoping to flee wildfire zone

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials waited for dawn Friday to see whether it will be safe for a convoy of evacuees to get out of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area. Gasoline tankers were being sent in to top up fuel tanks for a drive to the south. Meanwhile, a...

Trial Delayed For Ohio Couple Accused Of $70M Ponzi Scheme

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The trial of a married Ohio couple accused of operating a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of about $70 million has been pushed back until next year. The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) a federal judge in Dayton granted a defense motion on Thursday to...

Police: Ohio Couple Likely Died From Vehicle Carbon Monoxide

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say they believe carbon monoxide likely killed a couple found dead inside their home where their vehicle had been running the home’s garage in southwest Ohio. Cincinnati police Lt. Steve Saunders said Thursday that both the man and woman were deaf....