No Ordinary Joe: Thomas Nearing 10,000th Consecutive Snap

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Joe Thomas weaved his way through reporters in the locker room, surveying the group before stepping behind a podium. “I’m not sure what all the commotion is about,” the 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle said Thursday. “I’m just a guy...

Rookie Luke Weaver Shines Again, Cardinals Top Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Luke Weaver threw six innings of two-hit ball, Tommy Pham drove in two runs and stole two bases, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Thursday. The Cardinals, who are chasing the first-place Cubs in the National League Central and the...

Findlay bars offer flights of whatever you fancy

  By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR If variety is the spice of life, wine and beer flights can help keep your bar outings very, very spicy. Flights are a great compromise for those who are decision-making challenged: why pick one type of wine when you can sample four?...

Next Challenge For Browns Rookie QB Kizer: Ravens Defense

BALTIMORE (AP) — In his NFL debut, Cleveland quarterback DeShone Kizer went up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose reputation for playing rugged defense began long before the Browns rookie was born. Having survived that test, Kizer on Sunday will face the Baltimore Ravens,...

Census Figures Show Drop In Detroit Poverty Rate

DETROIT (AP) — Updated estimates show fewer people living in poverty in Detroit although it still has the highest rate among the nation’s 20 largest cities. Statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Census place Detroit’s 2016 poverty rate at 35.7 percent, down from...

BIG TEN: Teams’ Ground Control Grinding Out Yardage, Wins

Three yards and a cloud of dust? Not good enough, not this year for the Big Ten. In a conference that has long relied on the ground game, the Big Ten currently averages 4.66 yards per rush. That’s only fourth-best among the Power Five conferences, but the Big Ten also has...

Findlay man hurt in downtown crash

A Findlay man was hurt in a two-car crash Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Main and Sandusky streets, Findlay police reported. James Hayslip, 69, of Findlay, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital with minor injuries, Findlay police reported. No information on his...

Ohio Student Achievement Rising To Meet Tougher Standards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s education department says student achievement in the state improved in every subject area last year. State superintendent Paolo DeMaria (POW’-loh dee-muh-REE’-uh) says show more first-time test takers in 2017 than in 2016 scored...

Man Gets Prison For Breaking Into Homes, Raping 6-year-old

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison without the chance of parole for breaking into two homes and abducting and raping a 6-year-old girl and attempting to abduct a 10-year-old girl. Thirty-year-old Justin Christian pleaded guilty Thursday to...
off

VIDEO: Hite proposes changes to wind turbine location rules

State Sen. Cliff Hit spoke Thursday on proposed legislation to change where wind turbines could be placed near property lines. Hite was visiting a wind farm project near Dunkirk in Hardin County.