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Sheriff plans extra patrols during prom season

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says it will have extra deputies on patrol during upcoming weekends, as prom activities are held at area high schools. The goal of the extra patrols will be to reduce traffic crashes, prevent underage alcohol consumption and drug abuse, “and...

Boehner Comments On Immigration Draw Fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner drew criticism from left and right Friday over comments mocking his own Republican lawmakers for their reluctance to take up immigration legislation, rekindling election-year debate on the contentious issue even as President Barack...

Blue Jackets, Penguins Searching For Momentum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins say they have to ramp up the intensity as their first round playoff series against Columbus heads to Game 5 on Saturday night. The Blue Jackets tied the series at two games each with a 4-3 overtime victory on Wednesday night. Columbus...

Selig cites economic changes as top accomplishment

NEW YORK (AP) — Addressing sports editors for what he said was the final time, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig tried to sum up his proudest accomplishment since he took the job in 1992. Selig announced in September his last day will be Jan. 24, 2015. He said when he...

Restaurant’s sign burns

Outback Steakhouse’s large outdoor neon sign on its eastern facade caught fire Thursday night around 9 p.m., prompting an evacuation of the Findlay restaurant. According to the Findlay Fire Department, a metal portion of the sign overheated, setting part of its wood trim ablaze....

2 arrested in prostitution sting

VAN BUREN — Two men were arrested Thursday during a prostitution sting that the Hancock County and Wood County sheriff’s offices jointly conducted at Pilot Travel Center at the Van Buren exit of Interstate 75. Pirtpahl Singh Sandhu of Brampton, Ontario, and Rickie Damron of Sugar...
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MLB clarifies when a catch is a catch

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist bobbles the ball as Kansas City Royals’ Alcides Escobar (2) slides into second base during the third inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Escobar was called safe and review of...

Menzel, Iman, Danes honored for charity work

NEW YORK (AP) — Variety magazine feted Idina Menzel, Iman, Claire Danes and others Friday for their “Power of Women: New York” issue — but not for how much power they have, but how they wield it for good. The women, along with Sarah Jessica Parker,...

NC teen accused of poisoning grandmother’s greens

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina teenager tried to kill her grandmother by dumping insecticide and termite killer into a pot of collard greens. Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West said Friday that 17-year-old Tyt’ana Lisa-Nicole...
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Diggers ready to unearth Atari’s E.T. games

Hidden for three decades in a landfill deep in the New Mexico desert lie thousands of Atari cartridges from what is widely believed to be worst video game ever made — or so the urban legend goes. A group of filmmakers hopes to get to the bottom of the mystery Saturday by...