Rebuilding Ohio College An Accreditation Candidate

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) — A small, western Ohio liberal arts college that reopened as an independent school after a three-year shutdown has been named a candidate for accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission. Antioch College in Yellow Springs also says its request for...

Ohio Teacher Loses Position Over Facebook Posts

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeastern Ohio school teacher has lost his job following Facebook posts the school board said were racist and derogatory. Akron city schools administrators say David Spondike posted the comments on his Facebook page after witnessing teenagers urinating...

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Woman’s Fatal Stabbing

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an Ohio man has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and aggravated burglary in the fatal stabbing of an 80-year-old woman. Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher says 34-year-old Tyrone Caldwell was sentenced Monday to life in prison...

Huntington Food Bank Director Stepping Down

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The leader of a Huntington-based food bank is stepping down. The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1pa7TOv) reports Facing Hunger Foodbank executive director Tiffany Tatum has bought a business that provides financial services and consulting for churches and...
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Germany and US win, Nigeria-Iran play first draw

Germany’s Thomas Mueller, left, scores his side’s 4th goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Marit, pool) Germany’s Thomas Mueller, left,...
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Is Brooklyn the new Emma? Maybe, but not in NYC

FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, a couple with a baby stroller cross the street in the Park Slope neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The rise in popularity of Brooklyn as a name for girls parallels the borough’s renaissance through the...

Plan to house immigrant children in Va. on hold

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. officials are looking into temporarily housing hundreds of Central American immigrant children and teenagers on the campus of a closed college in rural Virginia. Administration for Children and Families spokesman Kenneth J. Wolfe told The...
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Obama to sign order extending LGBT protections

FILE – This June 13, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their...

Giving increases for some sectors, not for others

NEW YORK (AP) — Wealthy donors are lavishing money on their favored charities, including universities, hospitals and arts institutions, while giving is flat to social service and church groups more dependent on financially squeezed middle-class donors, according to the...
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California wildfire tamed New Mexico blaze surges

Heavy smoke from the Shirley Fire above Wofford Heights, Calif., is seen Sunday, June 15, 2014. The Forest Service reported Sunday morning that the amount of acreage charred by the fire burning about 30 miles northeast of Bakersfield more than doubled overnight to 2.8 square...