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De Niro to receive honorary fine arts degree from Brown

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Robert De Niro is among six people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University’s commencement exercises The Ivy League school announced Friday the Oscar-winning actor is being celebrated “for the intensity he brings to each...

Hollywood producer gives $30M to Penn State communications

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Hollywood producer and screenwriter known for creating such television hits as “Magnum, P.I.,” ”Quantum Leap” and “NCIS” is donating $30 million to Penn State University. The donation from Donald Bellisario and...

Authorities: Firefighter Said He Sexually Assaulted Teens

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio firefighter confessed to sexually assaulting four teenagers in his department’s cadet program, sometimes in paid sexual encounters, while he was an instructor. Twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Monroe is charged in Clark County...

Ohio Family Members Plead For Tips To Solve Massacre Of 8

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio a year ago. Geneva Rhoden, who lost two sons, three grandchildren and a nephew in the slayings, said she is begging anyone with information to come...

Family: Stadium Warned Of Faulty Locks Before Man Fell, Died

CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a concertgoer believed to have fallen to his death through a garbage chute at Progressive Field alleges the Cleveland Indians had been repeatedly warned about faulty locks and doors leading to trash chutes at the ballpark. Attorneys for Cory...

Ada, Fostoria named to list of safest Ohio cities

The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released a list of Ohio’s 50 Safest Cities and Townships, and two local cities are on the list: Ada and Fostoria. According to WFIN, the council listed Ada as the 16th safest city in Ohio, while Fostoria was 30th on the...

Bill Murray to join cellist for music and spoken word tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Murray is set to go on tour with a chamber music trio for a program of songs and literary readings. The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/2p37tT6 ) the actor is pairing up with cellist Jan Vogler for the project titled “New Worlds.” The...

Men arrested for Pandora burglary

PANDORA — Two men from Jackson County were arrested in connection with a Thursday night burglary near Pandora, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported. The sheriff’s office said Raymond C. Rainer, 33, and Derek Leach, 29, both of Wellston, were spotted stealing several tools...

Like his 'Veep' character, Reid Scott has been fired _ a lot

NEW YORK (AP) — Reid Scott says he can relate to Dan Egan, the character he plays on HBO’s “Veep” – a cocky, selfish political insider who gets fired as much as he’s hired. “No one has been fired more than Dan, which is kind of funny...