Five Sweet Sensations for Your Sweetheart

The minute the calendar rolls over to February, I begin thinking about all things Valentine’s; candy hearts, pink sprinkles, red velvet, and lacy doilies. It seems that everywhere I look there are shades of pink and red. One of my favorite sights this time of the year is...

Native American groups ask for child welfare probe

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four national Native American organizations on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption and public child welfare systems, saying...

Southern Ohio Getting More Snow

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Parts of southern Ohio are recovering from another snow storm that closed some schools and government offices. Forecasters said as much as 10 inches fell across parts of far southern and southeastern Ohio Sunday night into Monday. Ohio University in Athens...

Morning Rotary’s fundraiser luncheon postponed

Due to the threat of severe weather, Flag City Morning Rotary has postponed its Shop with a Cop fundraiser luncheon with Chief David Oliver of the Brimfield Police Department that was scheduled for Wednesday. The event has been moved to 11:30 a.m. March 12 at the Findlay Country...

Sugar tied to fatal heart woes; soda’s a culprit

CHICAGO (AP) — A big national study says too much sugar could be deadly, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems. It doesn’t take that much extra sugar to substantially raise the risk and most Americans get too much. The risk is from sugar added to soda and...
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Sign of the times: Super Bowl ads safer and staid

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — As Super Bowl ads go, so goes America. The A-list advertisers who aired commercial spots during Sunday’s big game steered clear of controversy while trying to appeal to weary consumers with iconic American images and family-centered topics....
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Funeral and casket outlets are heading to the mall

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes LOS ANGELES (AP) — We eat there, buy our clothes there and some people suspect teenagers may actually live there. So perhaps it was just a matter of time until funeral homes began moving into the local shopping mall. Over the past two years,...
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‘Lego Movie’ built to be a better toy film

AP Photo/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures NEW YORK (AP) — Toy movies occupy a spot on the respectability meter somewhere between talking dog films and “Showgirls.” Even in a business not always known for the most honorable of ambitions, films based on toy lines...
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Christie to field questions for 1st time in weeks

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a ceremony to pass official hosting duties of next year’s Super Bowl to representatives from Arizona, Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 in New York. Fellow Republicans are assessing the damage of new allegations that Gov. Christie knew about...
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Wet, heavy snow falls on East, disrupts travel

People wait on a ferry boat in view of the Brooklyn Bridge, during a winter snowstorm Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. After several days of milder weather, snow has returned to the Northeast. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) People wait on a ferry boat in view of...