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NFL: 13 percent fewer concussions in ’13 than ’12

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says the number of concussions in practices and games in the preseason and regular season dropped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013. Using information collected from team doctors, the league also says there was a 23 percent decrease over the past...

14 Crowd-Pleasing Game Day Recipes

Jennifer Segal is the chef and photographer behind Once Upon a Chef, a family-friendly recipe blog featuring tested and perfected recipes with step-by-step photos. Keep your sports crowd happy and well-fed on game day with these easy recipes. 1. Cocktail Meatballs (pictured...

10 Party Dips That Will Rock Your Super Bowl Bash

Super Bowl parties don’t get any better that good food, good company and a great game! Well, the great game is even optional when you have the other 2. I love serving up easy savory and sweet dips on game day. Here are 10 of our favorites that will be sure to wow your...

9 Ways to Make an Epic Edible Football Stadium

Over-the-top commercials, epic touch down dances, a fuse-blowing halftime show, and piles of tangy wings are just a few of the things we look forward to come every Super Bowl Sunday. But over the past few years, an elaborate tradition has emerged that puts the crowning glory on...
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Mirren honored with Harvard’s Hasty Pudding award

AP Photo/Chris Carlson CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Helen Mirren is being honored as woman of the year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The 68-year-old Mirren was in Massachusetts on Thursday for a parade and roast, and to receive her ceremonial pudding...

On Deck: Big night of college and prep hoops

There is a big night of college and high school basketball on tap tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the roundball action from around the region for you here at The Courier. The University of Findlay hosts Walsh in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men...
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Biting cold puts a freeze on restaurant business

In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 photo, customers eat lunch at Bonbon Pastry and Cafe in Cleveland. Single-digit temperatures across the U.S. and record snowfalls in the Midwest since the beginning of January have put the freeze on businesses that rely on walk-ins and appointments....

In Texas, jail confronts issue of inmate safety

HOUSTON (AP) — Black eyeliner rings Tyniesha Stephens’ large brown eyes. Her long, dark hair is pulled back in a ponytail, and she excitedly shares pictures of herself in the blonde wig and skirts she dons when she’s not in orange jail garb. Yet Stephens lives...

Dog license deadline Friday, tags now available online

Friday is the deadline to purchase dog tags in Hancock County without penalty. The 2014 dog license is $20 per dog until midnight Friday. After the deadline, the fee increases to $40 per dog. A new feature on the Hancock County auditor’s website will allow pet owners to purchase...

Lawyers: NYC agrees to reforms in stop-and-frisk

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s new mayor on Thursday delivered on his promise to reform stop-and-frisk police tactics, requesting to drop an appeal of a federal judge’s order requiring reforms and reaching a deal that was praised by those who sued the city...