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Bettsville School District transferred to Old Fort

TIFFIN — Following Gov. John Kasich’s signing of a bill last week, the transfer of Bettsville School District to the adjacent Old Fort School District, was approved by North Central Ohio Educational Service Center board this week. The transfer is effective June 30. The two...

Cliffs Plans To Temporarily Idle Mine In W.Va.

PINEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. plans to temporarily idle its Pinnacle underground mine in southern West Virginia. In a regulatory filing, Cleveland-based Cliffs attributes the decision to poor market conditions for metallurgical coal. Cliffs says in its...

‘Fastest Nun In The West’ On Path For Sainthood

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is exploring sainthood for a Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid and later helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools. Archbishop Michael Sheehan is scheduled to announce Wednesday that he has received...

Health Concerns Linger After Ohio Landfill Fire

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — People living near a northern Ohio landfill that burned for several days this past spring say their now suffering from headaches and breathing problems. Unions representing workers in Toledo who responded to the fire say they’re concerned about the...

Arts Agency Names 9 New National Heritage Fellows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Endowment for the Arts is honoring nine new recipients of the National Heritage Fellowships. The arts agency says the honorees announced Wednesday were chosen for their artistic excellence and their efforts to conserve American culture. They will be...
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Divergent views on exporting gas through bay

This photo taken June 12, 2014 shows a half-a-mile long, the Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG Terminal’s offshore loading platform, a mile offshore seen from the facilities nature preserve which surround the plant in Lusby, Md. Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion wants...
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Fancy freebies: Tycoon treats homeless to lunch

Recycling magnate Chen Guangbiao sings to the media and his guests from the New York City Rescue Mission at The Loeb Boathouse restaurant in New York, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The Chinese tycoon known for his sometimes eccentric gestures served up a fancy lunch Wednesday to...
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States confront worries about fracking, quakes

Barbara Brown poses for a photo by the front step of her home that now sits about one foot off the surface of her lawn, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Reno, Texas. Brown said that the top of the step once sat about four inches off the surface of her lawn. Brown said she believes the...

Phone hacking satire headed to London stage

LONDON (AP) — After months of courtroom drama comes phone hacking, the play. Britain’s National Theatre said its next production will be “an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment” titled “Great Britain.”...
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Producing duo win rights to Joe Louis’ life story

FILE – This Jan. 24, 1937 file photo shows boxer Joe Louis, nicknamed the Brown Bomber, posing in Pompton Lakes, N.J. Louis captures the world heavyweight title in June 1937 and held it until May 1949. The producing team behind Broadway shows about Vince Lombardi, the...