Indians’ Kipnis Activated From DL, Makes 1st Start

CHICAGO (AP) — Second baseman Jason Kipnis was activated from the disabled list by the Cleveland Indians and was set to make his season debut against the Chicago White Sox. Kipnis was to start at second base and bat sixth Friday night. He was limited to two exhibition games...

Ohio Officials Forego $22 Million In Charter School Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state officials have turned down $22 million out of $71 million in federal charter school expansion grants, saying they don’t think enough potential schools will meet the high performance ratings needed to qualify. The grant money is for new...

Frustrated Pacers Still Looking To Fight Back Against Cavs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George’s stone face and somber tone reflected the mood of the Indiana Pacers. With their season on the brink, they must win — or go home. Despite pushing defending champion Cleveland to the edge in three straight playoff games, Indiana now finds...

Former Defense Contractor Sentenced In Mail Fraud Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say a former defense contractor convicted of mail fraud and making false claims while supplying non-conforming parts to the military has been sentenced in Ohio to two years in prison. The U.S. attorney for Ohio’s southern district...

US Rig Count Rises 10 This Week To 857; Texas Up 6

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 10 this week to 857. A year ago, 431 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 688 rigs sought oil and 167 explored for natural gas this week. Two...

Authorities: Firefighter Said He Sexually Assaulted Teens

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio firefighter confessed to sexually assaulting four teenagers in his department’s cadet program, sometimes in paid sexual encounters, while he was an instructor. Twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Monroe is charged in Clark County...

St. Wendelin High School to close

In an email sent this afternoon to parents, staff and students, the Rev. Todd Dominique confirmed the closure of the St. Wendelin High School, effective June 30. According to the email, St. Wendelin will operate a K-8 elementary/middle school at the North Countyline Street...

Fostoria police receive Outstanding Service Award

Several Fostoria police officers received an award from the Owens Community College Alumni Association today for their work on a fraud investigation last year. Detective Brandon Bell; officers Cory Brian, Gabe Wedge, Evan Ely, Nate Elliott; and dispatcher Karen Nesbitt were...

Report: Fostoria among top 50 safest cities in Ohio

The National Council for Home Safety and Security has named Fostoria among the 50 safest cities in Ohio. The council listed Fostoria as the 30th safest city in Ohio. The only other nearby cities to make the list were Bellevue at 5th and Ada at 16th. “The perception of...

Drugmaker Asked Arkansas Not To Use Drug In Executions

The Associated Press has obtained letters showing that a drugmaker last year asked Arkansas not to purchase its products for use in executions. The plea was made months before Arkansas prison officials accepted “donated” potassium chloride for its first executions in...