Downtown plan: Young professionals favor downtown update

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay’s Main Street and its intersecting streets should serve as a working, shopping, living and recreational hot spot rather than primarily as a pass-through corridor for people traveling elsewhere, young Findlay professionals said Wednesday....

Legislature adds 4 more ‘snow days’ for schools

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER With the governor’s signature, new state legislation will mean students in McComb have to make up one more “snow day” instead of five. McComb has had a record number of snow days this year, with 17 days called off as of Wednesday. The...

Old Man Winter returns

By ERIC SCHAADT Staff Writer Old Man Winter made an encore performance Wednesday with snow, ice and fierce winds. Few were applauding. Law enforcement and rescue workers were kept busy responding to wrecks. Three people were injured Wednesday night in a crash on West Bigelow...

VB board hopes to buy 2 houses, expand campus

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Van Buren school board is looking to expand the district’s campus. The district is seeking to purchase five properties adjacent to its schools so it can build additions to the high school and middle school. Superintendent Tim Myers said he hopes to...

US to seek new indictment against Indian diplomat

NEW YORK (AP) — An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search spurred an international flap had the case against her dismissed by a federal judge on Wednesday, but prosecutors suggested they might refile the charges stemming from claims she exploited her housekeeper....
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Ackman wins a round as FTC starts Herbalife probe

FILE – In this Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, file photo, provided by Herbalife, a worker cleans the logo on the Herbalife sign as finishing touches are put on the company’s new building in Torrance, Calif. Herbalife Ltd. says that it is facing an inquiry from the Federal...

Braves sign RHP Ervin Santana to bolster rotation

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves agreed Wednesday on a $14.1 million, one-year contract with Ervin Santana, bolstering their injury plagued starting rotation. The 33-year-old right-hander went 9-10 with a 3.24 ERA in 32 starts for the Kansas City Royals last...
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Survivors: Pope Francis saved many in dirty wars

In this Nov. 29, 2013 photo, two dogs lie on the entrance of the Colegio Maximo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, studied philosophy and theology and became a priest at this school. He also lived there in different periods of his life, first...
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AP PHOTOS: Tough summer wears on Buenos Aires

In this Feb. 12, 2014 photo, commuters are framed in subway train windows in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentines have suffered through a tough summer, with tropical rain that provided no relief from the heat and humidity, people having to throw out rotten food because of rolling...
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Malaysia: No debris at spot shown on China images

In this March 9, 2014 satellite image seen on the website of the Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, floating objects are seen at sea next to the red arrow which was added by the source. China’s Xinhua News Agency reported...