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Sectional Boys Basketball: New Riegel pulls free of Riverdale

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER CAREY — New Riegel stole the fourth-quarter momentum it needed in its postseason opener by closing out the third quarter in strong fashion. Cole Noftz drove the lane and dished to a cutting Nick Reinhart who converted the layup as time expired on...

Fostoria company buying former Autolite plant

FOSTORIA — Less than a month after the former Autolite plant closed its doors, another big Fostoria company announced plans to purchase the building and property. In a letter to employees, Roppe Holding Co. President and Chief Executive Donald P. Miller announced a purchase...
Ex-Trooper Delcol
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Ohio State trooper faces federal drug dealing charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press The State Highway Patrol says it has placed an Ohio trooper charged with drug dealing on unpaid leave. Patrol spokesman Lt. Robert Sellers says the agency does not tolerate inappropriate conduct and considers public...
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Judge sides with Trump supporters on challenge to Mexico border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge in San Diego who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign has sided with the president on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel on Tuesday rejected arguments by the state of...

Alternative flood control basin sites suggested

A Mount Blanchard area resident suggested to the Hancock County commissioners Tuesday there are natural “basins” in the southern portion of the county which could hold flood water, rather than construct new ponds for flood water which would require acquisition of land. “We don’t...
Stolen Degas painting recovered on bus
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French customs officials find stolen Degas painting on bus

PARIS (AP) — French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen. The French Culture Ministry said Friday that customs agents in Marne-la-Vallee were surprised to find a work of art...
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LeBron flattered by Philly fanatics before free agency

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio By TOM WITHERS , AP Sports Writer (AP) — LeBron James is flattered Philadelphia fans are fawning for him. Three billboards urging James to sign with the 76ers this summer as a free agent appeared outside Cleveland on Monday. The signs were inspired by the...
FedEx on NRA
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Companies facing more pressure to choose a side in gun debate

NEW YORK (AP) By DAMIAN J. TROISE , AP Business Writer — As the gun debate heats up following the massacre at a Florida high school, companies are under growing pressure to pick a side: whether to stand by the National Rifle Association or walk away. Metlife, Delta and more than...
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Top intel official says Russian disinformation and US meddling continues

Top intel official says US hasn’t deterred Russian meddling By DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. response to Russian meddling and disinformation campaigns has not been strong enough to deter Moscow’s activities, a top intelligence official...
Hawaii Hotel Protestors
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Protesters ousted from sacred hotel site where Elvis filmed ‘Blue Hawaii’

HONOLULU (AP) — State sheriffs on Thursday removed protesters from the ruins of a Hawaii hotel where they have been squatting since last year in an attempt to block redevelopment of land where Hawaiian chiefs once lived and where Elvis Presley’s character got married in the...