Prep roundup: Van Buren holds off Elmwood

VAN BUREN — Elmwood’s fourth quarter comeback against Van Buren fell just short on Tuesday as the Black Knights held off the Royals 43-41 in a nonleague boys basketball game. Matthew Ayers had 11 points to lead Van Buren (14-7), while Kade Steveson chipped in nine...
Wind Turbine Projects

Wind Turbine Rebellion

New rebellion against wind energy stalls or stops many wind turbine developing projects GLENVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Wind turbines have become as commonplace in parts of the rural Midwest as tree-sheltered farmhouses, gray-metal grain bins and deeply furrowed fields. The slowly...
Walmart Earnings Q4 down

Walmart beat up by Amazon in fourth quarter results

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is taking some bruises from its battle with online leader Amazon. The world’s largest retailer reported a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year, signs that underscore...
Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria

Over 100 killed in Syrian assault on Damascus suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed nearly 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. Retaliatory...
QB-Baker-Mayfield at the Red River Showdown game

QB Baker Mayfield set to pay Browns a visit

Baker Mayfield says he’s going to visit the Cleveland Browns, owner of the top pick in 2018 NFL Draft. The NFL draft is scheduled to begin Thursday, April 26th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. NORMAN — Baker Mayfield is constantly learning about the business of pro...
Westerville make-shift memorial

No bond sought for suspect in 2 Westerville officers’ slayings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of...

Ohio middle school student shoots self, no one else hurt

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 7th-grader apparently brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a bathroom. Investigators say no other students have been hurt and they don’t know yet whether the shooting Tuesday morning was intentional. A school official...

Cooper posts loss in fourth quarter

Paying more for raw materials and selling fewer tires, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. had a $42 million loss in the October-December quarter, the company reported today. Cooper earned $69 million profit a year earlier. Last quarter’s loss translated to 82 cents per diluted share....

Cooper Tire shows decline in operating profit and net sales in 2017

Cooper Tire & Rubber is citing higher raw material costs among the factors that led to a decline in net sales and operating profit in 2017. The company’s full year and fourth quarter earnings results came out this morning. They show Cooper posted net sales of $2.8...

Annex Building renovation bids good news for commissioners

By RON CRAIG STAFF WRITER When bids opened Tuesday for renovations to Seneca County’s Annex Building, the county commissioners were delightfully surprised. The estimate for the total project was about $650,000, but the lowest bid was $503,300, more than 22 percent lower...