The Latest: Board Questions Killer’s Tough Upbringing Claims

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a condemned killer asking the Ohio Parole Board for mercy (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Some members of the Ohio Parole Board have questioned how much weight they should give a condemned killer’s tough upbringing when deciding whether to...

BIG TEN SPOTLIGHT: True Freshmen Getting On-job Training

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Seven weeks into the season and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor seems to be adapting just fine to college football. At Illinois, a bumper crop of first-year players are getting on-the-job training about the rigors of the Big Ten. The process of...

Small business winners named

Ohio Logistics, Bowers Heating & Cooling and Ken Schroeder of FriendsOffice were among those honored today in 2017 Small Business Awards. The awards program was sponsored by the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance’s Chamber of Commerce and Findlay Publishing Co. Winners included:...

Killer Of Teen Asks Board To Spare Life, Cites Bad Health

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned inmate scheduled to die next month for killing a teenage boy is in such poor health he should be spared, according to attorneys who are asking Ohio’s governor for mercy for their client. Death row prisoner Alva Campbell uses a walker,...

Bruno Mars leads American Music Awards nominees with 8

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars is the top nominee with eight nods at the American Music Awards, while The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all earned five nominations apiece. The nominations were announced Thursday for the fan-voted American Music...

Here comes earnings season: Brace for a slowdown in growth

NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings reporting season is getting underway, and Wall Street is getting ready to be underwhelmed. Profit growth likely slowed sharply in the summer for U.S. companies after hurricanes and other natural disasters caused big damage. Analysts are forecasting weaker...

British paramedics save man after Dover sole jumps down his throat

LONDON (AP) — British paramedics say a man almost died when a fish he had just caught jumped down his throat. South Western Ambulance Service says medics were called to the pier in Boscombe, southern England, on Oct. 5 and found a 28-year-old man in cardiac arrest. They were told...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi urges unity, creates new aid committee

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s embattled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, called for national unity Thursday and said she has created a committee that will coordinate all international and local assistance in violence-struck Rakhine state. More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have...

Turkey blames U.S. envoy for souring ties; won’t buy U.S. guns

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that the United States is “sacrificing ties” by supporting its ambassador to Turkey in a diplomatic spat that resulted in the two countries suspending the issuing of travel visas to the...

Spain celebrates national day amid Catalan secession crisis

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Catalans who want their region to remain in Spain marked the country’s national day Thursday, marching through Barcelona waving both Spanish and Catalan flags and shouting “I am Spanish,” as the region’s threats of independence...