Will fight by utility companies widen?

There was talk of lawsuits, lost economic opportunity, and even a possible township revolt Tuesday, as fallout from the continuing rift between Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative and American Electric Power over which company has the right to provide electricity to some ...

Proposed California climate deal takes aim at toxic air

AP Photo/Reed Saxon SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California’s signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. The...

Rains cause minor river flooding in Putnam County

After heavy rains soaked the area Monday, the National Weather Service reports minor flooding by the Auglaize River in Putnam County, and predicts the Blanchard River at Ottawa also will reach minor flood stage. Flood warnings are in place for both rivers in Putnam County. The...
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‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’ and the UN have a new rhyme

Japanese comedian Pikotaro, right, and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida pose to raise awareness about the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the ministry in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Pikotaro, who has gained global fame with his...

Federal Authorities End Probe Of Wal-Mart Police Shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say they have ended their investigation and decided against charges in the fatal police shooting of a black man in an Ohio Wal-Mart who was carrying an air rifle from a store shelf. A white officer shot 22-year-old John Crawford III in 2014...

Hippo Happiness: Both Parents Join Cincinnati Zoo Baby Fiona

CINCINNATI (AP) — And Daddy makes three. The father of the Cincinnati Zoo’s popular baby hippo Fiona has joined her and mother Bibi in their first time together as a trio. Zoo officials say Fiona, Bibi and Henry were united in the Hippo Cove outdoor pool Tuesday morning...

Cleveland Diocese’s New Leader Is New York Auxiliary Bishop

CLEVELAND (AP) — An auxiliary bishop from New York will become the next bishop in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. The diocese says Pope Francis’ appointment of Bishop Nelson Perez was announced Tuesday by the Vatican’s emissary in Washington. He will be...

Mayweather-McGregor promo tour gets off to frenzied start

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong LOS ANGELES (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor have thrown their first verbal jabs. The undefeated boxer and the Irish UFC champion kicked off the four-city promotional tour for their Aug. 26 bout Tuesday, facing off in front of 11,000 fans...

Man who inspired ice bucket challenge could leave hospital

AP Photo/Steven Senne BOSTON (AP) — The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s disease research could be released from the hospital this week, his family said. Pete Frates’ brother, Andrew, told a Boston sports...

Federal authorities end probe into Walmart police shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities announced on Tuesday they have ended their investigation of the fatal police shooting of a black man in a Walmart store, concluding there wasn’t enough evidence to charge the white officer who killed him. The officer shot John...