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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

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...

BLM Agent Testifies Bundy Ranch Standoff Gunman Aimed At Him

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal agent testified Wednesday that he saw a “sniper” behind a concrete barrier on a freeway overpass pointing a military-style weapon at him while a crowd of protesters in a dry river bed called for the government to release Nevada rancher...

Bruce Chen Comes Out Of Retirement To Pitch For China In WBC

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Nearly two years after he retired from baseball, left-hander Bruce Chen is getting ready to pitch for China in the World Baseball Classic. The 39-year-old Chen retired after the Cleveland Indians designated him for assignment on May 15, 2015, and none of...

Trenton Edgewood Girls And Rockford Parkway Boys End Drought

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pair of schools earned victories last week to end dubious streaks. Foremost was the Trenton Edgewood girls team, which defeated Cincinnati Mt. Healthy 37-24 on Saturday to finish the regular season at 19-3 and clinch the Southwest Ohio Conference title....

BLM Agent Testifies Bundy Ranch Standoff Sniper Aimed At Him

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal agent testified that he saw a “sniper” on a freeway overpass pointing a military-style weapon at him while a crowd of protesters in a dry river bed called for the government to release Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle in April...