Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say an oil pipe leak has caused excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in a major city’s tap water. The official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday that a crude oil pipeline run by the state-owned China National Petroleum...

Fliers’ thoughts, from ‘no fear’ to ‘it’s scarier’

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids before, but this was the first time she gave her eldest a to-do list in case something happened on the flight she and her husband were taking. “I never worried like this before what...
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Woman accused of tossing shoe at Clinton released

This image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Alison Ernst, who was arrested April 10, 2014 in connection with an incident involving throwing a shoe at Former Secretary of State and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton. Alison was arrested for Disorderly...

No Oaks column

Chris Oaks is off today. His “5 Questions with Chris Oaks” column will return next Saturday.

Transparency

Ohio’s budget may be balanced, but officials aren’t doing a very good job of allowing the public to see its online checkbook. The state is ranked fifth worst in the country when it comes to government spending transparency, according to “Following the Money...

Letters to the Editor 04-12-14

POT BENEFITS ARE NUMEROUS Google up “scientific research” and the real facts about the “cannabinoids in cannabis.” The video is a long one, filled with mind-blowing facts. It has several medical doctors discussing what the 60 different cannabinoids and THC...

Library to host antiques program

OTTAWA — A free program on antiques will be presented at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Anne Stratton will show and discuss various antiques. Those attending the program will be permitted to bring one item to be appraised, excluding coins,...

YMCA plans summer glow run

The Findlay Family YMCA will sponsor its first Glow Run, a 5K fun run and walk, at 9 p.m. June 27 downtown. Registration will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the Marathon Petroleum Corp. parking lot. The cost to participate is $25, which includes a T-shirt and glow gear. Prizes will be...

Saturday calendar

TODAY Senior Center, fitness center open, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, closed book, 7:30 a.m., Pioneer Club; women’s New Beginnings open discussion, 10 a.m., Pioneer Club; Big Book open discussion, 10:30 a.m., Dry Haven, Fostoria; open discussion, noon, Pioneer Club;...

Opal Morrison

CAREY — Opal L. Morrison, 79, of Carey, died Friday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey.