The Latest: Trump to call Turkey’s Erdogan on Mideast ‘mess’

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 7:47 am

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says he’ll be speaking with Turkish President Recep Erdogan on Friday “about bringing peace to the mess that I inherited in the Middle East.” Trump railed during his campaign about the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and… Continue Reading

China’s under-20 games in Germany called off due to protests

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 7:42 am

BERLIN (AP) — The China under-20 soccer team’s series of friendly games against fourth-tier clubs in Germany was postponed Friday because of the protests it could face. The German soccer federation said in a statement that it had “substantial evidence of further escalation” against the team, which walked off the field during the first half… Continue Reading

Ohio man continues court fight to get back exotic animals

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 7:39 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The former owner of six tigers and several other exotic animals is making another plea to the Ohio Supreme Court to get his big cats back. Kenny Hetrick wants Ohio’s top court to hear an appeal of a lower court’s decision that sided with the state in its legal battle over… Continue Reading

2 people killed, several injured in northwest Ohio collision

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 7:34 am

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed and several people injured after a car failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was struck by an SUV in northwest Ohio. The state Highway Patrol says the driver of the car and a front seat passenger were killed Thursday afternoon in the… Continue Reading

China’s under-20 games in Germany called off due to protests

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 6:45 am

BERLIN (AP) — The German soccer federation has postponed the China under-20 team’s series of friendly games in the country because of the protests it would face. The federation says it has “substantial evidence of further escalation” against the team, which walked off the field during the first half of its game at fourth-division club… Continue Reading

Ohio Senate Republicans tap ex-legal counsel as staff chief

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 6:37 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB’-hawf) has named a former chief legal counsel to Senate Republicans as the caucus’ next chief of staff. John Barron currently serves as deputy executive director and general counsel to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. He takes over for outgoing Senate Chief of Staff Jason Mauk… Continue Reading

City agrees to report immigrant arrests to federal agents

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 6:28 am

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Officials in a cash-poor northeast Ohio city say they’ve agreed to report the arrests of immigrants who are in the country illegally after accepting federal grant money. Cleveland.com reports the Justice Department awarded East Cleveland more than $425,000 this week. The Justice Department says they gave special consideration to applicants… Continue Reading

Vettel faster than Hamilton in 1st Abu Dhabi GP practice

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 5:51 am

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sebastian Vettel was fastest Friday in the in first practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with world champion Lewis Hamilton second. In hot conditions at the Yas Marina circuit, the Ferrari driver was .120 seconds quicker. Vettel won the last race in Brazil, but Hamilton clinched his… Continue Reading

Weather Discussion

by Phil Sakal on November 24, 2017 at 5:15 am

    FRIDAY 11/24:  TODAY: Mainly Sunny. Warmer. High 52 TONIGHT: Clouds Increasing. Not as Cold. Low 38 SATURDAY: Few AM Showers. Mostly Cloudy. High 50   DISCUSSION: A mainly sunny and mild Friday across SE Ohio, with highs in the lower 50s. Clouds will be on the increase during the overnight, with lows in the upper… Continue Reading

Chawrasia extends lead by 2 at the Hong Kong Open

by Associated Press on November 24, 2017 at 4:24 am

HONG KONG (AP) — S.S.P. Chawrasia extended his lead at the Hong Kong Open to two strokes Friday after a 4-under 66 in the second round. Chawrasia, who had led by one at the Hong Kong Golf Club, is at 9-under 131 overall and took as much as a five-stroke lead at one point. Thomas… Continue Reading