Kroger Beats Street 1Q Forecasts

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger Co. (KR) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $303 million. The Cincinnati-based company said it had net income of 32 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 58 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street...

Man Convicted In Ohio Deputy Shooting Sentenced To 36 Years

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of shooting and injuring his father and a southwest Ohio sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 36 years in prison. A jury handed down the sentence to 20-year-old Mohammad Abdou Laghaoui Wednesday. Laghaoui was convicted of various...

N. Korea Says It Freed US Student Over Humanitarian Reasons

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it released an American university student over what it calls humanitarian reasons in its first official comment since he was returned to his home state of Ohio in a coma. The state-run Korean Central News Agency on Thursday said Otto...

At Age 87, Waiting And Hoping For Execution Of Wife’s Killer

NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — An 87-year-old Ohio man who survived the robbery that killed his wife three decades ago plans to attend the killer’s execution if it ever takes place. Norman Stout says he wants to be sure that shooter John Stumpf is put to death for the 1984...

Family Of Freed Student Adjusting To ‘different Reality’

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — The father of an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and was returned to his home state of Ohio in a coma says the family is “adjusting to a different reality.” Fred Warmbier on Wednesday that his son, Otto, was...

Hernandez Hits Home Run Off Miller, Dodgers Beat Indians 6-4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland relief ace Andrew Miller gave up a tiebreaking home run for the second straight night — a solo shot to pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez in the eighth inning — and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Indians 6-4 on Wednesday night. Hernandez, batting for...

International League

___ Pawtucket at Syracuse, 6:35 p.m. Rochester at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 6:35 p.m. Durham at Columbus, 7:05 p.m. Gwinnett at Toledo, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Norfolk, ppd. Lehigh Valley at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Louisville at Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Norfolk, 12:05 p.m....

Frontier League

___ Schaumburg 10, Gateway 9 River City 4, Washington 3 Traverse City at Southern Illinois, 7:05 p.m. Florence at Windy City, 7:05 p.m. Lake Erie at Evansville, 7:35 p.m. Normal at Joliet, 8:05 p.m. River City at Washington, 8:35 p.m. Traverse City at Southern Illinois, 9:35 p.m....

Father Of Freed Student Says Son Was ‘brutalized’ By Captors

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — The father of an American college student released by North Korea and now hospitalized in a coma says his son was “brutalized” by his captors. Fred Warmbier told from his Ohio home that his son, Otto, “is not in great shape right now.”...

Man Charged In Ohio Woman’s 2015 Slaying Pleads Not Guilty

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A man accused in the slaying of an Ohio woman whose body was found in her car trunk has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the 2015 death. Forty-eight-year-old Daniel Myers entered the plea Tuesday in a Sandusky County court. He also...