Lawmakers again prod Army Corps

Ohio’s senators and Rep. Bob Latta wrote to the Army Corps of Engineers again Thursday to support federally-funded flood control in the Blanchard River watershed, this time stressing its economic importance in a “region primed for growth.” Northwestern Ohio,...

Water main breaks causing headaches

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Ever wonder what it’s like to work a 22-hour shift in subzero temperatures? Findlay Water Distribution Department employees don’t, because they’ve done it. A particularly troublesome water main break on Rector Avenue this winter...

Blanchard flood warning continues

A National Weather Service flood warning continued early today for the Blanchard River at Findlay, after rain and melting snow threatened to overload the frozen waterway. About four-tenths of an inch of rain fell Thursday, according to measurements at the Findlay Airport. It was...

CEO: Venezuela blocks key app for protesters

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.S. company whose “walkie-talkie” application Zello has become a wildly popular organizing tool for Venezuelan anti-government protesters says the country’s state-run telecom company has just blocked its use. CEO Bill Moore of the...

Suicide attackers hit Afghan police compound

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say suicide bombers have attacked a police compound in a mountainous area near the capital, Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Seddiq Seddiqi said a suicide car bomber first blew through the gates of the district police...
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Shaky peace reigns after Ukraine rocked by protest

An activist carries a tire at the burning barricades close to Independence Square, the epicenter of the country’s current unrest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Fierce clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine’s capital have shattered the brief...
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China accuses tycoon of murder in major gang bust

In this photo taken Jan. 16, 2011 and made available Thursday, Feb 20, 2014, Liu Han, the former multimillionaire chairman of energy conglomerate Sichuan Hanlong Group with stakes in Australian and U.S. miners, is seen in Chengdu in southwest China’s Sichuan province....