No. 2 Wichita St routs Missouri St to stay perfect

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State will carry its pursuit of perfection into the Missouri Valley tournament. Cleanthony Early scored 19 points, Ron Baker added 13 and the second-ranked Shockers rolled to a 68-45 victory over Missouri State on Saturday, easily putting away a...

Buffett speaks: Highlights from his annual letter

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investors eagerly await Warren Buffett’s letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders each year for its plain-spoken insight into the billionaire’s financial strategy and economic predictions. Buffett had plenty of good news to discuss...

Ohio Counties To Add Video Visitation For Inmates

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jail officials in two Ohio counties are planning to allow inmates to meet with their lawyers, family and friends using remote video access. Montgomery and Warren counties in southwestern Ohio want to use the technology to reduce security risks and improve the...

Shelter Provides Sanctuary For Parrots In Ohio

EAST CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A deafening screech can be heard in every room at the Bird Nerds Rescue and Sanctuary. “They’re going to do that,” director Connie Custer said. “They’re going to want attention.” But, like children, Custer said...

Jagr nets 700th NHL goal in Devils’ rout of Isles

AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr became the seventh player to score 700 NHL goals, sparking New Jersey’s four-goal second period, and Martin Brodeur earned the win in his first start in over a month as the Devils routed the New York...

Russian troops take over Ukraine’s Crimea region

Troops in unmarked uniforms stand guard in Balaklava on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014. An emblem on one of the vehicles and their number plates identify them as belonging to the Russian military. Ukrainian officials have accused Russia of sending...

Ohio: Record Number Of Concealed Carry Licenses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general reports that more than 145,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio in 2013 for the largest number issued since licensing began in the state in 2004. The report issued Friday by Attorney General Mike DeWine says...

Mother: 2 NY celebrations of Hoffman life planned

AP Photo/Victoria Will ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman says there will be public celebrations of her son’s life in both New York City and Rochester this spring. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (http://on.rocne.ws/1lr1vU3 )...

Ohio Explores Return Of Sturgeon To Lake Erie

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s wildlife agency wants to know if can spur the revival of a rare fish once so plentiful in Lake Erie that they were burned for fuel in steamships. Sturgeon were thought to be all but gone from Lake Erie less than two decades ago, but there...