Ohio Unemployment Rises Slightly In October

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate rose just a bit from September to October. The state Department of Job and Family Services said Friday that Ohio’s rate of 4.9 percent was up from 4.8 percent the previous month. Ohio’s rate was...

Ottawa man arrested after threatening teacher

An Ottawa man was arrested after making threats Friday morning to a teacher at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glandorf, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported. Johnathon A. Gillette, 27, of Ottawa, was arrested and charged with inducing panic and aggravated menacing...

Rivera: Kuechly placed in the NFL's concussion protocol

AP Photo/Bob Leverone CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly has been placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol and his status for the team’s Nov. 27 game against Oakland is uncertain. Coach Ron Rivera updated Kuechly’s status on...

Oklahoma town hit by quakes sues 27 energy companies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Residents of a town hit by Oklahoma’s strongest earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering destructive temblors by injecting wastewater from oil and gas production underground....
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Obama blocks new oil, gas drilling in Arctic Ocean

AP Photo/AL Grillo WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, walruses and other wildlife and exacerbate global...

Lennon's Beatles breakup letter sold at auction for $30,000

BOSTON (AP) — An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney written shortly after the Beatles’ breakup has been sold at auction for nearly $30,000. The two-page typed draft , with handwritten annotations by Lennon, was sold Thursday by Boston-based RR...

No. 7 Washington looks to snap 10-game skid to Arizona State

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson SEATTLE (AP) — Looking back, Washington’s collapse in the desert last November is where it all changed. The Huskies melted down in the second half against Arizona State, watching a 14-point lead disappear into a 27-17 loss that put them on the...

Rivera: Kuechly placed in the NFL's concussion protocol

AP Photo/Bob Leverone CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Luke Kuechly has been placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol and his status for the team’s Nov. 27 game against Oakland is uncertain. Rivera said Kuechly has no other...

UK ruling: The case of teen's frozen remains explained

AP Photo/Frank Augstein LONDON (AP) — A British High Court judge has ruled in favor of a teenage girl with terminal cancer who wanted to be cryopreserved – frozen- upon her death so that she might be able to continue her life far in the future if her disease becomes...

Dakota Access oil pipeline developer won't consider reroute

DALLAS (AP) — The head of the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline says the company won’t consider rerouting it to address American Indian concerns. The $3.8 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota oil to Illinois is largely complete except for a stretch...