Princeton’s 17th President, William Bowen, Dead At 83

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University says the Ivy League school’s 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83. The university says Bowen died at his Princeton home on Thursday. Bowen was 38 years old and a professor of economics and public affairs when he became...

Unemployment Rates Rose In 3 Of 8 US Swing States Last Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in three of eight U. S. swing states last month, fell in two and were unchanged in the remaining three. The Labor Department said Friday employers cut jobs in four swing states and added them in three, with job totals flat in New...

Sheen’s ‘Wild Thing’ Will Not Make Pitch In World Series

CLEVELAND (AP) — Wild Thing will have to stay in the bullpen during the World Series. While actor Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the movie “Major League” offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this...

Jury Selection Set For Ohio Police Shooting Trial

CINCINNATI (AP) — Court officials in Ohio are ready to begin winnowing a large jury pool for the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. Hamilton County Commons Pleas Court Judge Megan Shanahan heard a jury...

Ohio Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly For September

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate rose slightly from August to September, as did the national number. The state Department of Job and Family Services said Friday that Ohio’s rate of 4.8 percent was up from 4.7 percent the previous...

Central Ohio Firefighter Hit By Lightning Dies 2 Years Later

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio firefighter struck by lightning at a charity event two years ago has died from an infection attributed to his injuries. The Columbus Division of Fire says 56-year-old Stu Tudor died Thursday. Tudor was off-duty when he was struck in June 2014...

Cincinnati-area Chemical Lime Spill Blamed On Worker’s Error

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A chemical lime spill north of Cincinnati is blamed on an error by a worker for an environmental cleanup company. West Chester Fire Chief Rick Prinz tells the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News ( ) that a worker using lime to neutralize waste water apparently...

Fernandes Announces Retirement As President Of Buffalo Zoo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Donna Fernandes is retiring after 16 years as president of the Buffalo Zoo. The 57-year-old told the staff Thursday that she’ll stay until spring and after that plans to spend more time with her family, travel and pursue other “bucket list”...

Officials: Man Dies After Plunging Into Silo At Ohio Farm

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man is dead after he plunged into a silo at his family’s northeast Ohio farm while dozens of firefighters tried to save him. WEWS-TV reports ( ) the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Rhett Acker was climbing a ladder...