Commerce Dept. chief: Diversity benefits businesses

Jacqueline T. Williams, director of the Ohio Department of Commerce, told a Findlay audience Wednesday that diversity benefits businesses, and is key to improving economic impact at the city, county and state levels. Williams spoke during the 35th anniversary banquet and...

In New Report, Man Claims Justin Bieber Punched Him In June

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Las Vegas man who says Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland eight months ago has filed a police report about the fracas. Thirty-four-year-old Rodney Cannon claims in the report filed Tuesday with Cleveland police that the pop star took his sunglasses inside...

Maple Leafs-Blue Jackets Sums

First Period_1, Columbus, Anderson 11 (Jones, Karlsson), 4:30. 2, Columbus, Jenner 11 (Werenski, Dubinsky), 11:15. Penalties_Jenner, CBJ, (interference), 18:24. Second Period_3, Columbus, Bjorkstrand 1 (Saad, Wennberg), 1:32. 4, Columbus, Foligno 20 (Wennberg, Werenski), 9:56...

Wednesday’s Scores

Portsmouth Notre Dame 57, Seaman N. Adams 49, OT

China makes deadly opioid carfentanil a controlled substance

SHANGHAI (AP) — China is adding carfentanil and three related synthetic opioids to its list of controlled substances effective March 1, China’s National Narcotics Control Commission said Thursday. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration called the move a potential...

The Latest: 2nd arrest in death of N.Korean leader's brother

AP Photo/Vincent Thian KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the apparent assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother, Kim Jong Nam, at a Malaysian airport (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Malaysia police chief Khalid Abu Bakar has told the...

AP Sources: Napoli Passes Physical, Set For 3rd Texas Stint

Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that Mike Napoli has passed his physical and will be introduced Thursday with an $8.5 million, one-year deal for a third stint with the Texas Rangers. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night...

Providence Uses Big 2nd Half To Beat Xavier 75-63

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Kyron Cartwright scored 17 points and made five assists, Rodney Bullock added 16 points with 10 rebounds, and Providence pulled away late to beat Xavier 75-63 on Wednesday night. Trailing by two at halftime, Cartwright tied it at 33 with a tip-in and...

Cardinal sent to Guam to investigate sex abuse claims

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has sent conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke to the Pacific island of Guam to investigate an important case alleging sexual abuse, dispatching a seasoned jurist who has clashed repeatedly with Pope Francis for a...

Puzder exit dashes fast-food's hopes for seat at Trump table

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food’s hopes for representation in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet have been at least temporarily dashed, a major setback for an industry that has felt under siege in recent years. Andrew Puzder, CEO of the company that owns Carl’s...