Ohio Roadway Project To Cost Nearly 3 Times Estimated Figure

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Financial documents show Ohio’s largest single roadway construction project and first public-private partnership will cost taxpayers nearly three times its announced price tag of $429 million. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) the state will pay about...

Roller coaster fan notches 5,000th ride on historic coaster

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — An 82-year-old fan of a historic Pennsylvania roller coaster celebrated his 5,000th ride on it over the holiday weekend — sitting for more than eight hours straight and logging 95 spins around the wooden ride in a single day. Vic Kleman, 82,...

Reds Put Catcher Mesoraco On DL, Starter Cueto Examined

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left hip that limited him to pinch hitting and being an interleague DH for the past six weeks. Mesoraco hasn’t caught in a game since April 12. In the last six weeks,...

Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, say two people familiar with the negotiations. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the deal talks. One of the people says the deal will be announced early...

Egyptian woman arrested over racy music video

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman who danced in a racy music video that went viral on the internet and referred her to misdemeanor court for “inciting debauchery.” The clip, a low-budget production entitled “Hands Off,” or...
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Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell together again for new album

AP Photo/Amy Sussman NEW YORK (AP) — Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. He chats with Emmylou Harris as she picks at her grapefruit, revealing his easygoing nature and their comfort with each other. But more...

Agent: ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legendary “Lawrence of Arabia” actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer’s disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday. No additional details were provided about the 83-year-old or his care. His son, Tarek...

Editorials From Around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Akron Beacon Journal, May 20 … For the past 50 years, state law has barred discrimination no matter the number of the housing units. Now there is an effort at the Statehouse to...

NFL player Ray McDonald arrested in domestic violence case

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Police say Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er. Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke tells the San Francisco Chronicle (...
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Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

AP Photo/Eric Enno Tamm PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat – and maybe even sees a picture...