Groups Seek To Challenge Latest Ohio Ballot Rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Democratic Party and advocates for the homeless are claiming that restrictions imposed by two state laws governing absentee and provisional ballots intentionally disenfranchise minority voters. Attorneys for the political party and two homeless...

Ohio Officer Gets 1 Year In Nude Teen Photos Case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Cincinnati police officer who pleaded guilty to receiving nude photos from a minor has been sentenced to one year in prison. Forty-five-year-old Darrell Beavers was sentenced in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Thursday after pleading guilty in June...

News Guide: A Look At Latest Ebola Developments

No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers...

Continental man drives into ditch overnight

A Continental man who had been apparently drinking, and was texting while driving, drove his vehicle into a ditch during the night, authorities said. Brandon Paxton, 25, was traveling westbound in the 14000 block of Road E when he drove into the ditch, according to the Putnam...

Major League Soccer Playoff Glance

Thursday, Oct. 30: New York 2, Sporting Kansas City 1 Wednesday, Oct 29: FC Dallas 2, Vancouver 1. Leg 1 — Saturday, Nov. 1: New England at Columbus, 4 p.m. Leg 2 — Sunday, Nov. 9: Columbus at New England, 5 p.m. Leg 1 — Sunday, Nov. 2: D.C. United at New York, 4 p.m. Leg 2 —...

2 Ohioans Get Prison In Alleged Iraqi Money Scheme

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced two northwest Ohio businessmen to prison for an alleged multimillion-dollar fraud scheme involving the sale of Iraqi currency and nonexistent hedge funds. The judge on Thursday sentenced 67-year-old Bradford Huebner...

Ohio City Hopes To Improve Lives Of Minority Males

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio city plans to take part in a White House initiative focusing on improving the lives of young minority males. The city of Dayton will participate in the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge in the area, the Dayton Daily News reported (...

Hockey Teams Facing Off In Batman, Riddler Jerseys

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Holy hockey promotion. The Toledo Walleye of the East Coast Hockey League plans to wear Batman jerseys next month against the Evansville IceMen who will be wearing Riddler-themed jerseys. The jerseys will be auctioned after the game on Nov. 22 with the money...

Lamont A. Boff

Lamont A. Boff, 50, of Fostoria, passed away at his home. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Baseball free agents hit market

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. James Shields, Nori Aoki...