Hometown Marchers Support Fired OSU Band Director

ELMORE, Ohio (AP) — His hometown is preparing a show of solidarity for fired Ohio State band director Jonathan Waters. The Woodmore High School alumni marching band plans to take to the field Friday in “We Stand with Jon Waters” T-shirts. The (Fremont) News-Messenger...

Federal Budget Crunch Idles Guard Units Across US

CINCINNATI (AP) — Many of the nation’s citizen-soldiers, whose motto is “Always Ready, Always There,” won’t be at regular training drills this weekend because of a federal funding shortfall. Tens of thousands of Army National Guard members from New...

Irving ‘ready To Go’ After Hard Fall In US Game

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Kyrie Irving practiced Friday following a hard fall a day earlier. U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski says the starting point guard is “100 percent” ready to play Saturday in the Basketball World Cup. The Americans face Mexico in their round of 16...

Prison Inmate Food Vendor Weighs Recommendations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The private vendor with the contract to feed Ohio prison inmates says it will work with the corrections agency to address several recommendations to fix problems. Ideas raised by a legislative oversight committee include returning to a larger ladle size to...

Botched Executions To Be Raised In Kentucky Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Kentucky says recent botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio throw into question the state’s proposed use of two drugs to carry out a lethal injection. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said in a two-page order that “legitimate...

Botched Executions To Be Raised In Kentucky Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Kentucky says recent botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio throw into question the state’s proposed use of two drugs to carry out a lethal injection. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said in a two-page order that “legitimate...

Botched Executions To Be Raised In Kentucky Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Kentucky says recent botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio throw into question the state’s proposed use of two drugs to carry out a lethal injection. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said in a two-page order that “legitimate...

Severe thunderstorm watch issued until 9 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for most of northwestern Ohio until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The watch, which also extends over lower Michigan and northern Indiana, includes Hancock, Henry, Putnam, Seneca and Wood counties. Damaging winds and...

Hancock-Wood Electric to conduct load control measures through 6 p.m.

Hancock-Wood Electric Co-operative will be conducting load control measures on members during peak demand times today, between 1 and 6 p.m. According to a press release from Hancock-Wood Electric, hot temperatures and the resulting high energy use are the causes for the load...

Performing arts center on schedule to open in fall 2015

Right now it’s about pouring concrete for the orchestra pit and stage house foundation, installing plumbing and raising more money. But the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is on schedule to open in all its grace and grandeur in fall 2015, said Edward Reading,...