Out of batter’s box: Browns hire baseball executive

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have made an out-of-the-batter’s box hire. Owner Jimmy Haslam has brought in Paul DePodesta, a baseball executive and analytics expert with 20 years of major league experience, to be the NFL team’s new chief strategy officer. Haslam, who...

VIDEO: 1 injured in crash at Ohio 12, Hancock County 236

One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at Ohio 12 and Hancock County 236 on Tuesday afternoon.

Obama unveils presidential plan to cut gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass. Obama accused the gun lobby of taking Congress...

VIDEO: Second set of turbine blades installed

The second set of blades for the wind turbine project near Whirlpool’s plant and Ohio Logistics’ warehouse in Allen Township were installed on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. In all, five wind turbines will be installed as part of the project. MORE: Wind turbines to help power...

Several levees monitored in Missouri; death toll rises to 20

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A rare winter flood threatened nearly two dozen federal levees in Missouri and Illinois on Wednesday as rivers rose, prompting evacuations in several places. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has deemed 19 levees highly vulnerable to flooding; by midday, those...

WITH VIDEO: Lindsey Graham ends his 2016 presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham ended his 2016 campaign for president Monday, saying he remains committed to working to achieve security for the American people. With just over a month to go until early voting begins, the South Carolina senator — the only...

FIFA ethics court bans Blatter, Platini for 8 years

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were each banned for eight years by the FIFA ethics committee on Monday in a stunning removal of world soccer’s most powerful leaders. FIFA President Blatter and his one-time protege Platini were kicked out of the sport for...

VIDEOS: Opening night at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts officially opened its doors on Friday night with a special event and ribbon-cutting ceremony before the first performance of “The Toy Shoppe”. Marathon Petroleum Corp. CEO Gary Heminger announced a $1 million donation to the...

GALLERY: Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts officially opens its doors to the public tonight. Here’s a look inside the new performing arts center.

VIDEO: Performing arts center ready for opening night

The Courier takes look inside the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts as it prepares for opening night.