Bill To Make ‘Hang On Sloopy’ Ohio’s Rock Song Passes House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to make “Hang On Sloopy” Ohio’s official rock song has struck the right note with state representatives. The Ohio House voted 82-13 to pass the measure Wednesday, sending it to the state Senate for consideration. The 1960s hit...

Winter’s Last Hurrah? Storm Could Be Season’s Last Big Snow

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England is set to bring what could be winter’s last significant snowfall for the East Coast. West Virginia and Kentucky are expected to get hit the hardest with 8 to 10 inches, while Baltimore and...
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Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die

Migrants wait to disembark from an Italian Coast Guard vessel after being rescued in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants...

Deputy Hurt As Truck Hits Cruiser On Central Ohio Highway

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio sheriff says a deputy was hurt when a delivery truck driver lost control on a Columbus-area highway and struck a cruiser at a crash scene, pushing that vehicle into a tow truck. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy was in...

Ohio Boy Brings Moonshine To Class; Teacher In Trouble, Too

DE GRAFF, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old Ohio boy was suspended for bringing moonshine to school, and a science teacher who knew the student was making the illegal alcohol was reprimanded for not reporting that the boy took it to class. The boy brought the liquid to...

Abercrombie Beats 4Q Profit Forecasts

NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $44.4 million. On a per-share basis, the New Albany, Ohio-based company said it had net income of 63 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were...

On Deck: Wednesday tournament basketball

There is another big night of tournament basketball set for tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you today here at The Courier. The University of Findlay men’s basketball team hits the road for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference quarterfinal...
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UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

FILE – This is a Dec. 18, 2001 file photo of a worker in an orange juice company at a plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico. The World Health Organization say we’re eating too much sugar and should slash our intake to just 5 to 10 percent of our overall calories. The guidelines...

Six receive state safety grants

The state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has awarded $1.5 million in Safety Intervention Grants to 54 companies for January, including six within The Courier’s circulation area. The safety grant program, under the direction of Steve Buehrer, bureau administrator and chief...

Ohio Won’t Withhold School Funding For Those Skipping Tests

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year. A growing number of parents are letting kids skip mandated exams amid complaints that new testing linked to...