Bengals raise aide to take over defense

CINCINNATI (AP) — Different coordinators, same systems, same head coach. The Bengals will be slightly different next season as they try to end one of the NFL’s longest runs of playoff misery. The Bengals promoted linebackers coach Paul Guenther to defensive...

MLB approves expanded use of replay

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away. Major League Baseball vaulted...

Public Record

Fostoria arrests Thursday: • Benjamin, W. Brehm, 19, Findlay, was arrested for contempt to court. Wednesday: • Danny Lawton Raney Jr., 27, 249 E. Crocker St., was taken into custody on two child support warrants from Seneca County. • Nikko Ramon Navarro, 20, 1209 Peeler Dr. Apt....

Fostoria youth honored for MLK essays

Fostoria’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day festivities have been scheduled, with five local Fostoria students to be recognized on Monday. The city announced that five Fostoria students will be recognized in Tiffin for their Martin Luther King Day-themed essays this year....

Wood Co. recorder issues transactions

The Wood County Recorder, Julie Baumgardner, has released a report covering the transactions of the recorder’s office for the fourth quarter (Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013): • 1,263 deeds were recorded for this quarter, compared to 1,362 deeds being recorded for the...

‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years’ win big at Critics’ Choice

AP Photo/John Shearer LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Gravity” soared with a record-setting seven Critics’ Choice Awards, but “12 Years a Slave” was named best picture. The Broadcast Film Critics Association presented its annual awards Thursday in Santa...

Oil price steady near $94

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The price of oil was steady Friday after an OPEC report forecast higher global demand for oil this year. Benchmark U.S. crude oil for February delivery inched up 3 cents to $93.99 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract slipped...

‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin Ruth Robinson Duccini dies

AP Photo/Eric Charbonneau LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz,” has died. She was 95. With her death, only one actor who played one of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie...

Price gets $14M deal ahead of arbitration exchange

AP Photo/Charles Krupa NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay left-hander David Price got a big deal Thursday, a $14 million, one-year contract. That will be just a small fraction of the mega-contract Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are likely to finalize Friday on one of...

Krauthammer: How in good conscience?

By early 2011, writes former defense secretary Robert Gates, he had concluded that President Obama “doesn’t believe in his own [Afghanistan] strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his.” Not his? America is at war and he’s America’s commander in...