Demonstrators Protest Deportation Of Ohio Businessman

CLEVELAND (AP) — The daughter of an Ohio businessman who was deported after nearly 40 years in the United States says he has arrived safely in his native Jordan. Cleveland.com that Lina Adi relayed the message from her father, Amer Othman, at a rally Tuesday night in Cleveland....

Ex-treasurer Pleads Guilty To Theft From Firefighters Union

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The former treasurer of an Ohio firefighters union has pleaded guilty to stealing almost half a million dollars in union funds. Investigators say 41-year-old Joseph Ruhlin stole the money from the Akron firefighters union from 2011 to 2017. He pleaded guilty...

No. 6 Xavier Beats St. John’s; Red Storm 0-11 In Big East

NEW YORK (AP) — When it was over, Xavier coach Chris Mack breathed a sigh of relief. He and his staff got the tough, grinding game they expected, and now the sixth-ranked Musketeers don’t have to face Big East rival St. John’s again this regular season....

UPDATE: Fire destroys Findlay duplex

A two-story duplex at 716 S. Blanchard St. was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning, the Findlay Fire Department reported. No one was injured. Fifteen firefighters were called to the two-unit building at 3:57 a.m. Upon their arrival, flames were coming from the first floor,...

Russia’s Syria talks end with plan to draft new constitution

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press MOSCOW — A Russia-hosted Syrian peace conference ended Tuesday with a plan to draft a new constitution as part of efforts to end the nearly seven-year civil war, but key opposition and rebel groups boycotted the...

Putin calls list of Russians ‘hostile’

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin described a list of his country’s officials and tycoons put together to comply with a U.S. sanctions law as a hostile and “stupid” move spearheaded by President Donald Trump’s...

Pope sends sex crimes expert to Chile to investigate

By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN CITY — After coming under excoriating public criticism, Pope Francis decided Tuesday to send the Vatican’s most respected sex crimes expert to Chile to investigate a bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country’s most...

Volkswagen suspends executive over monkey exhaust tests

By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker Volkswagen has suspended a top executive in response to widespread public criticism over experiments in which monkeys were exposed to diesel exhaust. The company said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Steg, head...

Buckeyes rebound vs. Indiana

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS — Jae’Sean Tate scored 16 points and No. 17 Ohio State took control early in cruising to a 71-56 win over Indiana on Tuesday night. Kaleb Wesson added 14 points and Keita Bates-Diop had 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Buckeyes (19-5, 10-1...

Short-handed Pistons get past Cavaliers

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — A loss to short-handed Detroit was hardly the biggest concern for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland’s recent rough stretch went from bad to worse Tuesday night when Kevin Love exited with a broken left hand in a 125-114...