Colts, Packers Avoid TV Blackouts

The Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers announced Friday that their weekend playoff games were sellouts, helping them avoid local television blackouts. The Colts host Kansas City on Saturday and the Packers host San Francisco on Sunday in wild-card games. The Cincinnati...

Frigid Weather Hits Ohio After Snow

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bundle up, Ohio. In the wake of the first winter storm of 2014, the state was facing some of its coldest temperatures in years, with more snow and colder weather expected during the next few days. Temperatures around the state were in single digits to start the...

Snow, Cold Temps Disrupt Life In Several States

A snowstorm that dumped up to a foot of snow in the Midwest has moved east, where it merged with low pressure, bringing heavy snow and freezing temperatures to the Northeast. Residents from Michigan to Maine have had their lives disrupted. CONNECTICUT Most of the state saw...

‘Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World,’ by Glenn T. Eskew

As witness Signature Theatre‘s recent cabaret show “Out of This World,” Johnny Mercer had only one peer as a lyricist: Cole Porter. Among the 1,500 songs to which Mercer supplied words that gave the melodies wit, depth and staying power were “P.S. I Love...

ON DECK: Plenty of Friday prep hoops

There is a big Friday night of high school basketball set for tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you tonight here at The Courier. The biggest game of the night will take place in Toledo as Findlay High School travels to Toledo St. John’s for a battle of...

Ohio Targets Scrap Metal Thefts By Tracking Sales

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has begun testing a scrap metal sales database for the effort to curb widespread metal thefts. The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports that the Ohio Department of Public Safety is working with selected dealers to input sales information that could help identify...

Winter Storm Brings Snow, Kills At Least 9

BOSTON (AP) — A blustery winter storm that dropped nearly 2 feet of snow just north of Boston, temporarily shut down major highways in New York and Pennsylvania and forced U.S. airlines to cancel thousands of flights nationwide menaced the Northeast on Friday with howling winds...

Ohio Tries Tracking Scrap Metal Sales

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has begun testing a scrap metal sales database for the effort to curb widespread metal thefts. The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports that the Ohio Department of Public Safety is working with selected dealers to input sales information that could help identify...

Who had the worst week in Washington? Mike Shanahan.

In the words of Boyz II Men — a Fix favorite in the early ’90s! — it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday. Particularly when you are stuck in a traffic jam on the way to getting fired. That’s the situation Mike Shanahan found himself in Monday when...

2 Killed In Separate Snow-related Ohio Crashes

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio say two people were killed in weather-related crashes as a snow storm blew through the state. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said 60-year-old Mary K. Durbin Aken of New Philadelphia was killed at about 5 p.m. Thursday when she lost...