For Gore Verbinski, a fresh start after 'Lone Ranger'

NEW YORK (AP) — Say what you will about Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger,” but it didn’t lack for ambition. Verbinski’s $215 million film was a bid to reorient the Texas Ranger tale around its Native American sidekick, Tonto (Johnny Depp), and...

Morocco authorities find Baroque altarpiece taken from Italy

ROME (AP) — Moroccan authorities have located an important Baroque altarpiece stolen from an Italian church in 2014. Modena prosecutor Lucia Musti said Thursday that Italian authorities were informed via Interpol that the “Madonna with Saints John the Evangelist and...

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...

China goes Hollywood in 'The Great Wall'

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Hollywood hits commonly reap half or more of their box office overseas, as “Finding Dory” and “Rogue One” have done. Zhang Yimou’s “The Great Wall,” which opens Friday, will test whether that trick works both...

Producers can't keep politics from edging into Oscar show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Meryl Streep ushered politics into Hollywood’s awards season when she used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to condemn President Donald Trump for what she called his “instinct to humiliate.” Stars were even more outspoken at...

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...