Party Chairs Assess Ohio Gov Candidate Weaknesses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s political party chairmen have jumped at the chance to highlight vulnerabilities of the gubernatorial contender running on the opposite ticket. Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern says the fall election is about the incumbent, Republican Gov....

Man, 73, Killed In Fire At His SE Ohio Mobile Home

STEWART, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old man was killed in a fire at his southeast Ohio mobile home. The fire trapping one person was reported after 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Stewart, a small community east of the city of Athens. A statement from the Rome Township volunteer...

Google poised to execute long-delayed stock split

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is finally ready to split its stock for the first time, more than three years after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin began discussing a move engineered to ensure they remain in control of the Internet’s most...

NYC mayor won’t attend high-priced Super Bowl

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, speaks while NFL comissioner Roger Goodell, center, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, look on during a ceremony unveiling the Roman numerals for Super Bowl XLVIII on Super Bowl Boulevard Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in New York. The...

Ohio Governor Says Right-to-work Isn’t On Agenda

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says a proposal to restrict union fees in the Rust Belt state is not on his agenda. Supporters of a right-to-work proposal in Ohio have been circulating petitions for a ballot measure that would keep workers...

Court Upholds Ohioan’s Sex Trafficking Conviction

CINCINNATI (AP) — A northwest Ohio man serving 30 years in prison for forcing a 16-year-old girl into prostitution has lost his bid to have his conviction thrown out or get a more lenient sentence. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati...

Renee Fleming plans to sing national anthem live

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Fleming says she only knows how to sing the national anthem one way: live. The 53-year-old opera singer will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Sunday’s Super Bowl. She said in an interview Thursday she won’t sing to...

NYC Mayor de Blasio won’t attend Super Bowl

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, speaks while NFL comissioner Roger Goodell, center, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, look on during a ceremony unveiling the Roman numerals for Super Bowl XLVIII on Super Bowl Boulevard Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in New York. The...

A sound idea for protecting birds from outdoor cats

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Supporters of boycott of Israel’s academic institutions ignore history

In his Jan. 26 op-ed, “A caution to Israel ,” Vijay Prashad praised the American Studies Association’s (ASA) resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions, but he did not quote from it. One claim in the ASA resolution is that Israel’s policies “negatively impact...