Gov’t report: Smooth launch unsure for health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no guarantee that President Barack Obama’s health care law will launch smoothly and on time, congressional investigators say in the first in-depth independent look at its progress. But in a report to be released…

Picturesque Ohio village on endangered places list

CINCINNATI (AP) — The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that reside……

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2013. There are 195 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius Rosenberg, 35, and his wife, Ethel, 37, convicted of conspiring to…

Calif.-based burger chain Johnny Rockets sold

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Johnny Rockets, the Southern California-based burger chain with 1950s flair, has been sold to a private equity firm that targets underperforming and specialty companies. The Orange County Register reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/10tQxV1) that Sun…

Australian jailed for life for rape, murder

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A serial sex offender was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for raping and murdering an Irish immigrant while free on parole after previous convictions for raping five women. Adrian Ernest Bayley, 41,…
Buckeye Girls State

Girls State attracts locals

The Buckeye Girls State program, and its counterpart for high school boys, date back to the mid-1940s. The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary sponsor the events.…

CHP copter saves teens from soaring Sierra cliff

SIERRA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Two stranded teenage boys were plucked off a peak at an elevation of more than 8,000 feet by a California Highway Patrol helicopter amid gusty winds. The boys had been climbing along a…

Police visit home of Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — State and local police spent hours at the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday night as another group of officers searched an industrial park about a mile away…
downtown marker

Building Deemed Historic

A new Ohio Historical Marker was unveiled outside the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center on West Federal Street. It recognizes the owners and businesses who previously occupied the landmark building.…

Selma Blair abruptly exits ‘Anger Management’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selma Blair is making a sudden exit from the Charlie Sheen sitcom “Anger Management.” In a statement Tuesday, producer Lionsgate says the actress won’t be returning to the FX comedy. The company says it…

Singapore fumes as air pollution hits 16-year high

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans rolled back military training, kept cough-stricken children indoors and considered wearing protective masks to work after a smoky haze triggered by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia caused air pollution to briefly hit its worst…
Court

Bank robber pleads guilty

Tary L. Gilbert, of Indian Run Drive, pleaded to robbing the Home Savings and Loan in the Glenmoor area Feb. 19.…

Mich. woman ordered to trial on false rape report

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman accused of faking a sexual assault was ordered to stand trial on charges of making a false report of rape and tampering with evidence Tuesday after a doctor said her…

Sentencing in theft of ‘Idol’ contestant’s iPhone

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to eight days in jail for stealing a former “American Idol” contestant’s iPhone while the singer was performing at a California elementary school. City News Service reports 47-year-old…
Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Kasich talks about economy

Ohio Gov. John Kasich was in Alliance on Tuesday and he sat down for a one-on-one interview with Gerry Ricciutti. Click here to watch the entire interview.…

Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in a car accident in Los Angeles. BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith says he learned from a family member that the 33-year-old died early Tuesday. Hastings…

United 787 heading to Tokyo diverted to Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — United Airlines says an oil filter issue has prompted the crew of a Boeing 787 flying from Denver to Tokyo to divert to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. According to the Seattle Times (http://is.gd/PHA5Xv ), Federal Aviation…