10-foot, 300-pound metal rooster goes missing in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police are searching for whoever made off with Rocket the Rusty Rooster, a 10-foot-tall, 300-pound metal sculpture stolen from its perch outside an Athens business. Lexington Vintage owner Bonnie Harris tells CBS 46 that she’s saddened by the...

Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend after salsa argument

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman has been charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend after yelling at him for eating all of the couple’s salsa. A police report says 61-year-old Ronnie Buckner told officers he was eating salsa with...

Police: Man crashed truck, stole forklift while intoxicated

Buy AP Photo Reprints FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Police in Fairbanks, Alaska, say a 21-year-old man drove a stolen forklift more than 3 miles while intoxicated to retrieve a truck he crashed. Police Lt. Matt Soden says just before 6 a.m. Monday, Aleksandr Glushko of Delta...

Man accused of posing as officer to cut into fast-food line

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man has been charged with impersonating an officer by using sirens and flashing lights to skip to the head of the drive-thru line at a fast-food restaurant. Odessa police say Michael Chico was arrested after an off-duty officer spotted a...

1 dead after crash near Carey

CAREY — A Michigan man died Tuesday morning after a crash on U.S. 23 north of Carey, the Bucyrus post of the State Highway Patrol reported. Robert Adams, 48, of Taylor, Michigan, was northbound on U.S. 23 in a 1995 Chrysler Concorde about 8:27 a.m. when the car drifted left of...

On Deck: Tuesday spring sports

The spring prep sports season continues today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you here at The Courier. Area track and field teams open their seasons today as Hardin Northern, Bluffton, Carey, Columbus Grove, Patrick Henry and St. Wendelin all host meets today....

Portman staff to hold office hours Friday

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s office will have office hours in Findlay on Friday to meet with area residents. Office hours will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday in the mayor’s conference room on the third floor of the Findlay Municipal Building, 318 Dorney Plaza....

Man pays fine, avoids jail for missing jury duty 11 times

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has paid a $500 fine to avoid being jailed for missing jury duty 11 times in the last two years. Somerset County Judge D. Gregory Geary told 32-year-old Owen Fazenbaker III that he’d spend a week in jail if he...

Officials: Pizza shop burglar steals 100 candy bars, cookies

PLEASANTVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police in northwestern Pennsylvania are looking for a burglar who just may have some cavities — or, at least, a sweet tooth. Troopers from Franklin say whoever broke into Corky’s Pizza Shop overnight Friday into Saturday stole...
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After uproar, Utah restaurant statue loses prominent feature

This undated photo shows a copper bull atop a sign over Stephen Ward’s Barista restaurant in Hurricane, Utah, before some creative reduction of its genitalia. The small southern Utah town of Hurricane might become a little quieter after a statue of a copper bull lost its...