Northern Kentucky Holds Off Youngstown State 95-85

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Northern Kentucky parlayed a big second half into a 95-85 defeat of upset-minded Youngstown State Thursday night. The Norse (16-7, 9-2) remain knotted with Wright State (17-7, 9-2) which also won...

Ex-firefighter Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Minors

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio firefighter who pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting minors in his department’s cadet program, where he was a training instructor, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Springfield News-Sun 24-year-old Jonathan Monroe...

2 Ohio Teen Boys Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Classmate

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two 17-year-old boys in southwest Ohio have been charged in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old high school classmate during a robbery attempt. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News the Butler County Sheriff’s Office says Ross High...

Ashland Sets Division II Record For Consecutive Wins

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — Ashland University women’s basketball team set the NCAA Division II record for consecutive victories with its 58th straight win on Thursday night, beating Wayne State 101-84. The Eagles (21-0) topped the previous mark set by the Winona State men’s...

Ohio Tightens Rules To Limit Suspicious Drug Distribution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Companies that fill prescription drug orders would have to report more information about suspicious orders to Ohio regulators and do it faster, as part of the state’s fight against the deadly opioid epidemic. The proposed rules were announced by Gov....

3 In Ohio House Want Lawmaker To Resign Over Crass Remarks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of Democratic women in the Ohio House say a veteran Republican lawmaker who has apologized for offensive remarks he made during a staff member’s going-away party should resign. State Reps. Nickie Antonio, Teresa Fedor (FEH’-dur) and...

UPS posts $1.1 billion profit for 4Q on high online shopping

DALLAS (AP) — UPS was caught off-guard by the crush of online shopping leading up to Christmas and plans to spend a chunk of its tax-cut savings to invest in its package-delivery network. The company said Thursday that it plans between $6.5 billion and $7 billion of capital...

United joins Delta in tightening rules for comfort animals

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines wants to see more paperwork before passengers fly with emotional-support animals — and don’t even try to bring a peacock on board. The airline announced Thursday that it will tighten rules starting March 1. The changes are similar to those...

AP finds evidence for graves, Rohingya massacre in Myanmar

BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — The faces of the men half-buried in the mass graves had been burned away by acid or blasted by bullets. Noor Kadir finally recognized his friends only by the colors of their shorts. Kadir and 14 others, all Rohingya Muslims in the Myanmar...

Palestinian president coming to UN to respond to Trump

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kuwait says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is coming to the U.N. Security Council later this month to respond to the Trump administration’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and Israeli expansion of settlements. Kuwait’s U.N....