Fostoria working to get grades 7-12 back in school

FOSTORIA — Students in grades 7-12 should be back in the classroom, somewhere in Fostoria, by early next week, Superintendent Andrew Sprang said Wednesday. During Wednesday night’s school board meeting, Sprang said the school district is recovering from a Tuesday morning boiler...

2 Boys Die From Flu As Hospitals Report Increased Cases

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Health officials now say two boys from Ohio have died from the flu in what is shaping up to be one of the most severe flu seasons in recent years. Ohio’s Department of Health said Wednesday that a 1-year-old from Lucas County has died. Earlier Wednesday,...

Lt. Gov. Taylor Names Procter & Gamble Exec As Running Mate

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Republican candidate for Ohio governor Wednesday introduced a veteran Procter & Gamble Co. executive with links to social-conservative causes as her running mate. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor chose Nathan Estruth, the CEO of a plastics processing technology...

Booth Scores 21, No. 1 Villanova Routs No. 10 Xavier 89-65

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth hit five 3s and scored 21 points and Jalen Brunson had 17 to lead No. 1 Villanova to an 89-65 win over Xavier on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (15-1, 3-1 Big East) returned to the top spot of the poll and dominated like a team that won’t lose...

Federal Authorities: Judge In Ohio Charged With Fraud

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a judge in northeast Ohio accused of stealing at least $96,200 from a former client has been charged in federal court. Federal authorities say Judge Diane Vettori-Caraballo been charged with counts including fraud and making false...

Closer Cody Allen, Indians Agree On $10,575,000, 1-year Deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — Closer Cody Allen and the Cleveland Indians have reached agreement on a $10,575,000, one-year contract. The 29-year-old righty had been eligible for salary arbitration before Wednesday’s deal. He made $7.35 million last season. Allen was 3-7 with 30 saves...

Man Sentenced In Connection With 5-year-old Daughter’s Death

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A man whose wife was accused of killing their 5-year-old daughter in a fit of anger has been sentenced to 12 years in an Ohio prison. The Repository in Canton 35-year-old Liang Zhao (Lee-AHNG’ zow) was sentenced Wednesday in Canton. He pleaded guilty...

Ohio Board Favors Extending Flexibility In Graduation Rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s school board is recommending that lawmakers give students beyond the class of 2018 the flexibility to earn high school diplomas through specified alternatives not based on passing tests. Ohio added flexibility for current high school seniors...

Supreme Court Appears Sympathetic To Ohio Voter Purge Effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to states that seek to prune their voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t voted in a while. The justices heard arguments in a case from Ohio, among a handful of states that use voters’ inactivity...

Recording Of Racial Epithet Played At Pilot Flying J Trial

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors in the fraud trial of former executives at the truck stop chain Pilot Flying J have heard a portion of secret recordings that include one of the defendants saying the n-word. Pilot Flying J is controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner...