Hancock-Wood asks customers to save electricity

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative is asking its users to limit their power use from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. today, due to cold temperatures.

Unemployment benefits bill clears hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House-backed legislation to renew jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle on Tuesday, raising the prospect of a mid-winter compromise to ease the impact of the recession on the long-term unemployed. “Let’s get it...

US stocks rise, breaking a three-day slump

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher on Wall Street, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its first up day of the new year. The S&P 500 rose 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to close at 1,837 Tuesday. The increase broke a three-day losing streak, the worst opening to a...

Ex-Miss Venezuela slain in robbery

By JESSICA HERNDON, AP Film Writer  CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband were shot and killed and their 5-year-old daughter was wounded after they resisted robbers by locking the doors of their broken-down car, police said Tuesday. The slaying of...

McQueen, Cuaron, Greengrass first-time DGA noms

By JESSICA HERNDON, AP Film Writer  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve McQueen gained his first directors guild nomination on Tuesday for his grim historic saga “12 Years a Slave,” securing the British director’s place as a top contender for an Academy Award. Other...

Findlay, most area schools hoping to reopen Thursday

Findlay and most other schools in the area remained closed Wednesday, but many are hoping to reopen after a two-hour delay Thursday. But two districts in the region, Elmwood in Wood County, and St. Louis in Henry County, have decided not to try reopening Thursday. The University...

North Baltimore Council meeting postponed

Due to inclement weather, tonight’s North Baltimore  Council meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building.

Buckeyes must revamp for 2014

By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS — Hang on. This could be a wild offseason at Ohio State. Even if, as expected, quarterback Braxton Miller returns for his senior year, coach Urban Meyer will be busy rebuilding a team hit by two defeats to end the season. “You sometimes...