Priest Pleads Guilty In $1.9 Million Theft From Ohio Church

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A retired Roman Catholic priest accused of stealing $1.9 million from a southwest Ohio church he led has pleaded guilty to aggravated theft. The Rev. Earl Simone entered the plea Thursday under an agreement that he’ll be sentenced to five years in...

De La Rosa Fans 4 In 3 Perfect Innings, Rockies Fall To Reds

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jorge De La Rosa struck out four in three perfect innings in his spring training debut and Nolan Arenado hit his first home run in the Colorado Rockies’ 5-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. The 34-year-old De La Rosa, his first start delayed...

Friday’s scoreboard

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Thursday’s Regional Semifinals Division I AT UNIVERSITY OF AKRON Canton McKinley 72, Brunswick 65 AT OHIO DOMINICAN Gahanna Lincoln 52, Upper Arlington 40 Division II AT CANTON CIVIC CENTER Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 67, Youngstown Ursuline 52 Cleveland...

Prep basketball: Booster Girls All-Stars

Booster Girls All-Stars Players in Sunday’s Fostoria Boosters All-Star Girls Basketball Game include (front row, left to right): Leah Bouillon, Amanda Schwartz, Jaclyn Kloepfer. Second row: Katy Roberts, Taia Parker, Bree Long-Meyer, Claire Johnson, Kait Gephart, Samantha...

Reds 5, Rockies 4

E_Finnegan (1). DP_Cincinnati 1, Colorado 1. LOB_Cincinnati 3, Colorado 10. 2B_Lutz (2), Allen (2). HR_Arenado (1). SB_B.Dixon (1). CS_T.Holt (1). SF_J.Duran, R.Ynoa. WP_Flande. Umpires_Home, Gerry Davis; First, Bill Miller; Second, Adam Hamari; Third, Roberto Ortiz. T_3:04....

Prep basketball: Booster West Boys All-Stars

   Booster West All-Stars Players for the boys West Team in Sunday’s Fostoria Boosters All-Star Boys Basketball Game include (front row, left to right): Kobey Bemis, Peter Campbell, Clint Recker, Travis Williams. Second row: coach Ty Traxler, Jadon Yambert, Marcus...

Prep basketball: Booster East Boys All-Stars

Booster East All-Stars Players for the boys East Team in Sunday’s Fostoria Boosters All-Star Boys Basketball Game include (front row, left to right): Jackson Sebetto and Drew Tipple. Second row: Marcus Tille, Mateo Fiores, Brayden Dunlap and Braedan Tipple. Third row: Coach...

Snyder says law firm to focus on Flint emails, documents

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A spokesman for Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday that a law firm hired to help the governor cooperate with criminal probes stemming from Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis will focus primarily on searching and processing emails and state...

How do you track sex offenders? NY county hires ex-cops

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — The “registry verification representatives” wear street clothes and travel in nondescript Toyota sedans. They work in pairs, knocking on doors at run-down trailers and waterfront mansions to find out if registered sex offenders are...

China says slowing economy won’t stop anti-pollution efforts

BEIJING (AP) — China will not go back to its era of pursuing economic growth at the expense of the environment despite its slowing economy, the country’s environment minister said Friday. Chen Jining said China would continue to restructure its economy away from...