Boston Pops To Showcase Gershwin On Tour Of US Midwest

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops is headed to the heartland. The renowned orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, kicks off a seven-city, seven-state tour around the Midwest this week. Organizers say the tour will showcase the music of George Gershwin. The tour gets underway Friday...

LeBron Helps Design Sneaker For Disabled Athletes

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has teamed up on a special sneaker for special athletes. The Cavaliers star and Nike have unveiled a new shoe designed for disabled athletes that can be slipped on and off more easily. The LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase is modeled after the signature shoe...

The Latest: Democratic Chair Says Renacci Votes Bad For Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci’s bid for Ohio governor (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Ohio’s Democratic chairman is criticizing Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (reh-NAY’-see) as the congressman launches a bid for governor, saying...

Associated Press 2017 All-Ohio Boys Division IV Teams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2016-17 Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio boys basketball team, based on the recommendations of a media panel (with school, height, class and scoring average: DIVISION IV First Team: Matt Bailey, Grove City Christian, 5-foot-10, senior, 18.7 points...

Cooper Tire executive salaries announced

Brad Hughes, who became chief executive officer of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. last September, earned $4.2 million compensation in 2016, a 62-percent increase from 2015. His predecessor, Roy Armes, who retired Aug. 31 after nearly 10 years at the helm, last year earned $8.2...

Maryland US House Members Criticize Governor On Health Care

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Four of Maryland’s U.S. House members are criticizing Republican Gov. Larry Hogan for not speaking out against the GOP health care bill in Washington. Reps. Steny Hoyer, Elijah Cummings, John Sarbanes and Jamie Raskin gathered in front of the...

Ohio Municipalities Challenge Law Allowing Wireless Antennas

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of Ohio municipalities are challenging a law that allows four telecommunications companies to place wireless antennas on municipal buildings within city limits. Lawsuits to be filed in Columbus, Cleveland and elsewhere Monday say the new law prohibits...

Groundbreaking Held For Supermarket In Rural Ohio County

MCARTHUR, Ohio (AP) — A groundbreaking has been held for a supermarket in a southern Ohio county that hasn’t had a grocery store for three years. The opening of Campbell’s Market in McArthur in Vinton County means residents will no longer have to drive an hour...

Ohio Health Director Leaving Job; Department Lawyer Fills In

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of the Ohio Department of Health is leaving that job and will be replaced for now by someone who has previously filled the same role. State officials say Director Rick Hodges is leaving to pursue unspecified “opportunities” outside...

Bicycling ban downtown proposed

A proposed ban on riding bicycles on downtown sidewalks will get a first reading before Findlay City Council on Tuesday. City officials for years have been receiving complaints about bicyclists nearly colliding with pedestrians, said Paul Schmelzer, city safety-service director....