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SW Ohio State Lawmaker, 67, Dies Unexpectedly

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio state lawmaker who represented southwest Ohio has died unexpectedly during the Legislature’s summer recess. State Rep. Terry Blair, a third-term Republican from Montgomery County, was running for re-election this fall. House Speaker William...

Paving work will close Bigelow Avenue on Friday morning

Beginning at 7 a.m., crews will be paving North Main Street at the Bigelow Avenue intersection. Bigelow Avenue from east and west will need to be closed from 7 a.m. to noon. Main Street will remain open.
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VIDEO: Glandorf plays host to U.S.-Germany World Cup game party

Beth Hempfling’s shed played host to a 2014 World Cup viewing party for the U.S.-Germany game on Thursday, with some special guests: 54 Germans from Glandorf, Germany, who are in the middle of a trip to visit Glandorf, Ohio.

Ohio Family Settles Lawsuit Over Taser Death

CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a Cincinnati father of eight who died after being shocked in the chest with a Taser stun gun has settled a federal lawsuit against police. North College Hill police were responding to calls about a fight and shots fired at a basketball game on June...
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VIDEO: Sights and sounds of the 2014 Putnam County Fair

The 2014 Putnam County Fair is underway, with plenty to see and do, includinf pig races, plenty of livestock, midway games, and rides.

Prosecutor: Ohio Man Knew Donations Were Illegal

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal prosecutor in Cleveland has told jurors that a telemarketing millionaire funneled campaign contributions to two prominent Republican politicians knowing it was illegal. Ben Suarez is accused of using employees and relatives to donate $100,000 each to...

German-Americans Picking Sides In World Cup Match

CINCINNATI (AP) — Chants of “USA!” dominate as World Cup fans pour into a downtown square in Cincinnati to watch the U.S.-Germany soccer game eagerly anticipated in a city with a deep German heritage. While the vast majority are wearing U.S. soccer shirts with a few...
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Video: US advances to World Cup’s 2nd round

United States’ goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) and his teammates celebrate after qualifying for the next World Cup round following their 1-0 loss to Germany during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday,...

Kroger OKs $500M Buyback; Declares Dividend

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger’s board has approved a $500 million stock buyback, the supermarket chain announced on the day of its annual shareholder meeting in Cincinnati. The buyback replaces a previous approval that had been used up. The company said it bought back 25.7...

Study: Low Great Lakes Water Levels Will Be Costly

DETROIT (AP) — A study finds that if water levels remain low on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River they will have a negative economic impact on the region that could reach $18 billion by 2050. The report released Thursday by the Mowat Centre used a climate-change scenario...