Ohio zoo’s baby monkey named for CBS TV character

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo’s recent additions include a monkey named after a quirky scientist character on the CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory.” The colobus monkey named Dr. Sheldon Cooper was born March 3. A…

Ex-Pa. youth home worker cleared of sexual abuse

BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) — A New York man has been acquitted of charges he molested two teenage girls in exchange for cigarettes at the northwestern Pennsylvania facility fo……

Uruk, maybe the 1st metropolis, gets Berlin show

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin’s Pergamon Museum is offering visitors a glimpse of perhaps the world’s first real metropolis in a new exhibition that traces the long history of Uruk, in present-day Iraq. Artifacts, including clay masks of demons,…

Zach Braff launches Kickstarter campaign for film

NEW YORK (AP) — Since directing “Garden State,” Zach Braff has continually prepared music in an iTunes playlist titled, “For Next Movie.” Nine years and hundreds of saved songs later, Braff hopes he’s finally making his follow-up to…

Paltrow named People’s Most Beautiful Woman

NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Gwyneth Paltrow as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2013. The 40-year-old actress tops the magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Beautiful,” announced Wednesday. Commenting on her selection, Paltrow…
Horse track meeting

Horse track meeting

Penn National executives and the Ohio Horse Racing Commission agree to sit down an talk…

Ohio shop owner not charged in robber’s shooting

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has declined to issue charges against a southwestern Ohio shopkeeper who said he killed a robber in self-defense after the man pointe……

BBC plans ‘Tweet of the Day,’ radio for birds

LONDON (AP) — Remember when tweeting was for the birds? The BBC is hoping to revive that simpler time with “Tweet of the Day” — an early-morning radio program dedicated to British birdsong. The broadcaster announced Wednesday that…
Austintown Racino

Racino Plans Reconsidered

The push for a racetrack and casino in Austintown continued Wednesday as Penn National Gaming and the Ohio Horse Racing Commission met again in Columbus.…

Ohio State grads can get more tickets to see Obama

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Graduating Ohio State University students are getting access to more tickets for the May 5 commencement that will include a speech by President B……

Beijing festival honors ‘Back to 1942′ as top film

BEIJING (AP) — The Beijing International Film Festival has honored “Back to 1942″ with its top prize. The film set during a 1942 famine in China’s Hunan province stars Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins and Chen Daoming. Yan Bingyan…
Murder Victims Vigil

Murder Victims Remembered

The Trumbull County Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children honored victims and survivors of violent crime by lighting candles.…