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Leipsic official to seek state House seat

LEIPSIC — Justin Barnhart, administrator for the village of Leipsic since June 2016, announced Thursday that he plans to seek appointment as the 81st House District’s next representative. Rep. Rob McColley, R-Napoleon, is expected to be appointed as the next senator of Ohio’s 1st...

DeWine, Husted Join Forces In Run For Ohio Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two powerhouse Republicans in Ohio are moving from rivalry to cooperation in the 2018 race for Ohio governor. Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Thursday that rival Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted), the state’s elections chief, will be his running...

More Than 100 Mayors Oppose Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — More than 100 mayors and other municipal officials have urged Canada’s environment minister not to allow burial of nuclear waste near Lake Huron. Ontario Power Generation wants to permanently store low- and intermediate-level waste from nuclear...

Big Ten Title Game’s Grand Prize Could Be Playoff Ticket

No. 3 Wisconsin (12-0, 9-0 Big Ten, CFP No. 4) vs. No. 8 Ohio State (10-2, 8-1, CFP No. 8), Big Ten championship at Indianapolis, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (Fox) Line: Ohio State by 6 1/2. Series record: Ohio State leads 58-18-5. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Badgers and Buckeyes are...

Failing To Address Harassment Allegations Can Cost Employers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When it comes to sexual harassment allegations, no employer wants to find itself in the position an Indiana university was in during the 1990s, when a woman complained to a senior administrator that the school’s chancellor had groped her. “Oh,...

The Latest: Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Won’t Drop Governor Bid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio’s 2018 governor’s race (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says the merger of two well-known, well-funded fellow Republicans onto a single ticket won’t drive her from the race for governor. Taylor said...

Misdemeanor Assault Charge Dismissed Against Johnny Manziel

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Dallas have dismissed a 2016 misdemeanor domestic assault charge against Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday confirmed Manziel successfully completed requirements of a...

OPEC, allies extend production cut through 2018

VIENNA (AP) — The OPEC cartel and a group of allied oil-producing nations agreed Thursday to extend crude output cuts until the end of next year, continuing a policy that led to a significant rise in the price of oil over the past year. At the same time, the 24-nation alliance...

Venezuela arrests top oil officials in corruption probe

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities on Thursday arrested two former top officials in a widening corruption probe into the state-run oil industry that some see as an attempt by President Nicolas Maduro to consolidate power within his socialist party ahead of next...

Browns rookie Peppers fined $24,000 by NFL for illegal hit

BEREA (AP) — Browns rookie safety Jabrill Peppers was fined $24,000 by the NFL for his illegal hit on Bengals receiver Josh Malone on Sunday. Peppers said he was informed of the fine in an email from the league on Wednesday night. The first-round pick said he stopped reading the...