Comic-book heroes flock to TV, but why are they so popular?

NEW YORK (AP) — When “Marvel’s The Punisher” debuted on Netflix last month, it was greeted with great interest and high anticipation. But it arrived as just one of many comic-book adaptations. “The Punisher” is only the latest in a flood now...

‘Today’ show dominates in ratings with Lauer firing

NEW YORK (AP) — On the week host Matt Lauer was fired because of sexual misconduct charges, NBC’s “Today” show beat its rivals at ABC for the first time in three months. The Nielsen company said “Today” had more viewers than “Good Morning...

Netflix writes accused actor Danny Masterson out of comedy

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix says it has written actor Danny Masterson out of the comedy “The Ranch” with Los Angeles police investigating sexual assault claims against him that date back to the 2000s. Masterson said Tuesday he was disappointed with the decision, saying...

Soccer exec Kathy Carter announces bid as USSF president

Soccer United Marketing President Kathy Carter is running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Carter’s announcement Tuesday came a day after Sunil Gulati said he will not seek a fourth term. He announced his decision after the U.S. men’s team failed to...

Village’s Ex-mayor Gets Month In Jail For Theft In Office

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former mayor of a central Ohio village has been sentenced to a month in jail for theft in office. Former Mount Sterling Mayor Charles Neff also was sentenced Monday to three years of probation and was ordered to pay nearly $10,000 in restitution. The...

Officer Accused Of Paying Women For Sex Gets Probation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has been sentenced to two years of probation after three women alleged he paid them for sex while on duty. The Columbus Dispatch 46-year-old Randy Mayhew pleaded guilty Monday to dereliction of duty. According to court records, the...

Gunmen Open Fire On Car Carrying Teenagers, Killing 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two people are dead in Ohio after police say two gunmen opened fire on a car full of teenagers. Officers responded to the shooting in west Columbus around 9:30 a.m. Monday. Investigators say the gunmen used high powered rifles, including an AK-47, to fire at...

Fostoria plant closing, displacing 62 workers

FOSTORIA — Fostoria’s Autolite Spark Plug plant will begin closing next month and finish the shuttering by mid-2018, putting 62 people out of jobs. The company reported the planned closing to the state on Monday. In the mid-1990s, the Autolite plant, at 1600 N. Union St.,...

UPDATE: Big backup on I-75 cleared after early morning crash causes chaos

Southbound Interstate 75 in Findlay is back to normal — at least as normal as it has been during construction — after an early morning crash caused chaos for drivers. The crash in the northbound lanes pushed a concrete barrier into the southbound lanes near the U.S....

Furious Rally Powers Ohio State To 71-62 Win Over Michigan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Keita Bates-Diop scored 18 and C.J. Jackson added 17 as Ohio State rallied in the second half to beat Michigan 71-62 on Monday night. The Buckeyes trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half and didn’t lead until 7 ½ minutes had ticked off in the...