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Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

AP Photo/Uncredited LOS ANGELES (AP) — John G. Avildsen, who directed “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid” – two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises – died Friday at age 81. Anthony Avildsen said his father...

Great Lakes Still Dangerously Cold, Despite Warmer Weather

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Even as the weather heats up, the Great Lakes remain dangerously cold. The U.S. Coast Guard says water temperatures in the lakes are ranging from the high 30s to the low 50s. Water safety specialist Mike Baron of the Ninth Coast Guard District says...

International League

___ Durham 5, Toledo 3 Indianapolis at Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. Norfolk 2, Louisville 1 Rochester at Pawtucket, ppd. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 8, Buffalo 1 Syracuse 17, Lehigh Valley 9 Columbus 7, Gwinnett 6 Rochester at Pawtucket, TBD Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Buffalo, TBD Rochester at...

Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Saturday, Jun. 17. The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover. Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Columbus bureau is reachable at...

The Latest: 2 injured airlifted after US Navy ship collision

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Navy ship collision (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Navy 7th Fleet says two crew members, including the captain, have been evacuated from a Navy destroyer that collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan. Seven sailors are...

7 Navy crew missing, skipper hurt after collision off Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Seven Navy sailors were missing and at least two, including the captain, were injured after a U.S. destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan before dawn Saturday, the U.S. Navy and Japanese coast guard reported. Footage from the Japanese TV...

Arena Football League

x-clinched playoff spot Cleveland 59, Baltimore 48 Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Work to close some Findlay roads

Several Findlay roads will be closed to through traffic during the next week as a result of construction projects, the city’s Engineering Department reports: • West Main Cross Street, from Main Street to Glessner Avenue, will be closed to through traffic for asphalt paving. • H...

The wrong kind of US Open history: Top 3 all miss cut

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day made the wrong kind of history at the U.S. Open. They’re all leaving early. For the first time since the Official World Golf Ranking began in 1986, Nos. 1, 2 and 3 all missed the cut...
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Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

AP Photo/Uncredited LOS ANGELES (AP) — John G. Avildsen, who directed “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid” – two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises – died Friday at age 81. Anthony Avildsen said his father...