Ohio Receives Over $18M In Funding To Help Small Businesses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than $18.7 million in federal funding to help small businesses has been awarded to Ohio. The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced the State Small Business Credit Initiative funding to help small businesses access capital for job growth and...

Jays Ownership Would ‘love’ To Keep General Manager

TORONTO (AP) — The ownership of the Toronto Blue Jays says it would “love” to keep general manager Alex Anthopoulos and has been in discussions about extending his contract. The news comes on the day Rogers Communications announced the hiring of Cleveland Indians...

Board accepts Albuquerque school chief’s resignation

AP Photo ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The board that oversees New Mexico’s largest school district has unanimously voted to accept the resignation of its embattled superintendent, who hired an administrator charged with child sex abuse. Board members voted on Luis...

`Jade Dragon Mountain’ is engrossing debut by Elsa Hart

“Jade Dragon Mountain” (Minotaur), by Elsa Hart Elsa Hart’s fiction debut perfectly melds history with the mystery genre for a lush look at China on the cusp of change. Set in the early 1700s, “Jade Dragon Mountain” delivers a compelling look at...

Denver Broncos waive Zac Dysert

The Broncos on Monday waived nine players, including third-year quarterback Zac Dysert. Dysert, an Ada High School grad and former Miami University star, spent 2013 on the Broncos active roster but was never took snap for Denver as the third-string quarterback behind starter...

Alaska-bound, Obama Makes Waves By Renaming Mount McKinley

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he departed, Obama was making waves with a decision to rename Alaska’s famed Mount McKinley despite a...

With a 4th win, Jason Day creates a temporary Big 3

AP Photo/Adam Hunger EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Jordan Spieth was gone, but not forgotten, certainly not by Jason Day. In his debut as the No. 1 player in the world, Spieth had back-to-back rounds over par for the first time all year and missed the cut. He already was assured of...

Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed

AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A grenade exploded outside Ukraine’s parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer, the interior ministry said. About 100 other...

Police: 4 missing in Spanish firework factory blast

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say four people are missing and four others have been injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain. A police spokeswoman said the blast occurred around 2 p.m. (1200 GMT) Monday at the Pirotecnia Zaragozana factory in the...

On Deck: All-area volleyball match ups

There’s prep golf, volleyball, soccer and tennis on the local sports schedule today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you today here at The Courier. There are four all-area volleyball match ups today. Arcadia visits St. Wendelin, New Riegel travels to Carey,...