Shortstop Zack Cozart One Of Reds’ Last Remaining Holdovers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Shortstop Zack Cozart expected to be manning the middle of the Cincinnati Reds’ infield with veteran Brandon Phillips for the sixth straight season. Instead, the second baseman has been traded, and Cozart knows he could be next. The Reds sent Phillips...

Cops: Motive For Anti-Arab Graffiti Was Personal, Not Ethnic

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man told them he spray-painted a swastika and a message cursing Arabs on a Lebanese family’s home because he was angry over a perceived slight, not because of their ethnicity. Twenty-eight-year-old Osama Nazzal, of Toledo, is scheduled...

Nap Time: Rangers, Napoli Finally Reunited For 3rd Stint

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Napoli has rejoined the Texas Rangers for the third time, calling it a great opportunity to be back with his first World Series team. The Rangers re-introduced Napoli on Thursday morning. He got an $8.5 million, one-year contract that includes a club...

DTR to become ‘SumiRiko Ohio’

BLUFFTON — DTR Industries, in Bluffton, which manufactures motor mounts and other anti-vibration products for the auto industry, will change its name to SumiRiko Ohio, effective March 1. It will bring DTR in line with a name change undergone by its parent company two years ago,...

Judge: Man Can’t Be Tried In Forgotten ’72 Cop-shooting Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An 82-year-old man who was indicted, but never prosecuted, in the nonfatal shooting of an Ohio police officer almost 45 years ago cannot be tried now, a judge ruled Thursday. The case against Charles Hays fell through the cracks, and prosecutors acknowledged...

Cooper Tire announces quarterly dividend

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. today announced a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock, payable March 31, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business March 2, 2017.

Wendy’s Profit, Sales Fall In Fourth Quarter

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Wendy’s reported lower fourth-quarter sales fell primarily due to the refranchising of its restaurants. The maker of Frosty shakes has sold back many of its restaurants to franchisees to focus its business more heavily on franchising, rather than running...

Ohio Bill Would Allow Longer Sentence For Disfiguring Victim

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The case of a woman set on fire by her ex-boyfriend has prompted an Ohio lawmaker’s proposal to allow longer sentences for crimes that permanently maim or disfigure victims. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the bill introduced this week could make a...

World Relief To Lay Off 140 After Trump Refugee Order

BALTIMORE (AP) — World Relief says it is laying off more than 140 staffers after President Donald Trump’s executive order cut the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States. The Baltimore-based non-profit that helps resettle refugees announced Wednesday...

Playhouse Theater Plans To Relocate By 2020

CINCINNATI (AP) — A famous Cincinnati theatre program is relocating. The Playhouse in the Park’s Board of Trustees announced Thursday that the regional theatre will move from the Robert S. Marx Theater by 2020. The organization says it reviewed renovation options but...