Judge Orders Ex-Pilot Flying J President On House Arrest

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge says the ex-president of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain must wear an electronic monitoring device and be placed on house arrest while he awaits sentencing on his conspiracy and fraud conviction. The Knoxville News Sentinel U.S. Magistrate...

Fostoria police warn of phone scam

Fostoria Police Division is warning area residents of a phone scam. “We have received several reports of a scam involving the IRS this afternoon,” the division stated in a Facebook post at about 6 p.m. Friday. “Complainants advised they received a call from someone claiming to be...

Hancock County death toll from overdoses still climbing

Hancock County’s 2017 death toll from opioid overdoses, already at a record high, continues to climb. Hancock Public Health has confirmed 23 deaths from overdoses in 2017 so far, said Krista Pruitt, injury prevention coordinator at the agency. More suspected overdose deaths are...

Gas Well Explodes, Residents Living Nearby Ordered To Leave

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Residents living within a mile of an Ohio natural gas well that exploded and caught fire can’t return home until officials get it to stop spewing gas and brine. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the XTO Energy well in Belmont...

German reporter freed from Turkish jail, pending trial

BERLIN (AP) — A German reporter detained in Turkey for more than a year was released from jail pending trial, even as six other journalists and newspaper employees were sentenced Friday to life imprisonment by a Turkish court. Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for the German daily Die...

South Africa’s new leader Ramaphosa addresses nation

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gave his first state of the nation address on Friday, saying it’s time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will “turn the tide” on corruption in state...

Attorney Files Motion Seeking Release Of Ohio Serial Killer

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a man who helped his brother murder three people in a string of nine northwest Ohio serial killings decades ago have filed a motion seeking his release from prison. The Blade 59-year-old Nathaniel Cook’s attorneys filed documents Thursday...

22-year-old Visser proves how good the Dutch are at Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Perhaps more than anyone else, Esmee Visser proved just how good the Dutch really are at speedskating. A near non-factor at national level who was elbowed out of the team by an array of stars until Christmas, the Olympic rookie skated away with a...

Jacobellis leaves empty-handed again, but not feeling beaten

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — In many ways, Lindsey Jacobellis walked away from these Olympics the same as she has from all the previous ones. She is still the best-known figure in her sport. She is still without a gold medal. The 32-year-old American had the lead in the final...

Khodorkovsky plots out a long game: a post-Putin Russia

LONDON (AP) — He once was Russia’s richest man, and then for 10 years its most famous prisoner. Now Mikhail Khodorkovsky wants to try a new mantle: godfather of Russian democracy. Khodorkovsky is playing a long game, looking well past the Russian presidential election on...