Courier team wins Read for Life’s spelling bee

It took 20 words in the sudden death round to declare a top team in Read for Life ‘s corporate spelling bee, held Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. But in the end, the team from The Courier pulled away from the Marathon Petroleum Co. team to walk away with this year’s...
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Child welfare official resigns after kids’ deaths

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, center, announces the appointment of Erin Deveney, right, as interim head of the state’s Department of Children and Families, as state Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz, left, stands alongside Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in...
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US sanctions raise concerns for foreign investors

FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 file photo CEO of state-controlled Russian oil company Rosneft Igor Sechin commissions new equipment at the Rosneft oil refinery in the Black Sea port of Tuapse, southern Russia. The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Monday, April 28,...
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Employee opens fire at FedEx sorting center

FedEx Employee Lisa Aiken, is embraced by a co-worker as other FedEx employees gather a skating rink following a shooting at the FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Ga., on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped...

Goodyear Posts 1Q Loss Of $58M

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Goodyear posted a first-quarter loss of $58 million as it navigated a volatile situation in Venezuela. The tire company’s loss amounted to 23 cents per share, compared with a profit of $26 million, or 10 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding...

City public records meeting at 4:40 p.m. today

Findlay City Council’s ad hoc committee to discuss public records handling will be held at 4:40 p.m. in the Municipal Building’s first floor council office. An incorrect time was listed in today’s paper. Following that meeting, at 5 p.m., will be a council committee-of-the-whole...

Findlay man arrested in alleged Defiance assault

DEFIANCE — Defiance police filed an assault charge against a mixed martial arts fighter from Findlay. Joshue Killion, 23, was arrested Friday in Lincoln, Rhode Island on a Defiance County warrant. He was about to fight in a casino event, police said. Police have charged Killion...

Shooting Flames, Smoke From Ohio Steel Plant

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Flames and thick smoke shot up in a southwest Ohio community from a steel plant fire that was controlled without injuries. Operations at the AK Steel Middletown Works plant reportedly weren’t impacted. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports ( )...
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Attacks hit 2 major Syrian cities, kill 54 people

In this photo which AP obtained from the Syrian official news agency SANA, and has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, damages are seen after a series of mortar shells hit Damascus, killing more than a dozen people and wounding scores in Syria,...
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Spotlight on Mexico state after violent eruption

In this April 9, 2014 photo, a playground stands empty in the San Pedro subdivision on the outskirts of Matamoros, in Mexico’s state of Tamaulipas. Of four women interviewed in this working-class neighborhood, none would give their names. One said her husband was taken by...