Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors like Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has matched prices of local store competitors...
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Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

FILE – This July 25, 2011 file photo shows Hershey’s chocolate in Overland Park, Kan. The cost of the ingredients in chocolate is rising, and the nation’s biggest candy makers have already warned that shoppers are going to see price hikes in 2015. (AP...
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PA peace activists charged in vicious attack

This undated photo provided by the Washington County Jail shows Emanuel Velez. Velez and Nikole Ardeno are community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group and both have been charged with severely beating a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute on...

Hall of fame for mustaches? Why not?

ST. LOUIS (AP) — There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock ‘n’ roll, so why shouldn’t those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards? The tongue-in-cheek American Mustache Institute says it will unveil its inaugural class for the...

Ex-Ohio doctor who pushed pills sentenced to prison

COLUMBUS (AP) — A former Ohio doctor has been sentenced to a year in prison for distributing pain medication without a legitimate medical purpose. Federal investigators allege Terry Dragash worked at a Columbus medical clinic from 2001 through 2011 where he and other doctors were...

Part of Bluffton concrete company building destroyed in fire

Part of Bluffton Precast Concrete Co., at 8950 Dixie Highway, Bluffton, is a total loss after it caught on fire Wednesday afternoon, according to Bluffton Fire Chief Jon Kinn. The Bluffton Fire Department was dispatched at 3:20 p.m. Several fire departments and emergency medical...

Findlay girl reportedly chased by man near bus stop

A 10-year old Findlay girl reported to Findlay City School personnel that a male had chased her near her bus stop this morning at around 8 a.m., according to a release from the Findlay Police Department. The female said she first observed the male in the 200 block of Monroe...

Judge Grants Jailed Ohio Lawmaker Early Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has granted early release from prison to an Ohio lawmaker who was convicted of accepting trips, gifts and campaign cash in exchange for promising to introduce legislation. Forty-four-year-old W. Carlton Weddington appeared in handcuffs and prison...

Deputies investigate Liberty burglaries

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating eight burglary and breaking and entering complaints occurring since Oct. 22 in residential neighborhoods of Liberty Township, northwest of Findlay, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. The crimes are...

Lewan Makes Plea Deal In Michigan Assault Case

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors to resolve an assault case involving an Ohio State fan. The 23-year-old former Michigan offensive tackle entered the pleas Thursday to charges of disturbing the peace and being...