Tennessee city renames itself after Rocky Top song

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former mining town in East Tennessee changed its name to Rocky Top on Thursday on a gamble that the popularity of the bluegrass standard will bring prosperity. Tim Sharp, mayor of the town of 1,800 people formerly known as Lake City, confirmed the...
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Arizona worker safety agency reviewing prison rape

In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 photo from the Arizona Department of Corrections, Jacob Harvey is shown shortly after he is accused of attacking a state prison teacher in Florence, Ariz. Alone in a classroom for sex offenders at a state prison in Florence a state prison teacher...

Oklahoma looks for answers on earthquakes

Barbara Brown poses for a photo on 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...

Motorcycle crash injures Findlay man

McCOMB — A 59-year-old Findlay man was injured in a motorcycle crash Thursday night on Ohio 235, north of McComb. Mark Yingling was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by PMP Emergency Medical Service, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. He was wearing a helmet, but his...

Blooms provide more than just beauty

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Judges from America in Bloom, a nonprofit organization dedicated to beautification of communities, visited the University of Findlay on Thursday. And they liked what they saw. Katy Moss Warner and Barbara Vincentsen traveled to Findlay as volunteers...

Dinner to benefit funeral fund

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Ashley Harpe Funeral Fund will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 330 S. Blanchard St. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and can be ordered by calling 419-889-5582. They will also be available...

Church to host food pantry Saturday

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus will host a mobile food pantry Saturday at the church’s east campus, 750 Bright Road. Distribution will begin by 8:30 a.m. on the south side of the church and continue until gone. One person will not be...

Carol Fox

FOSTORIA — Carol Jean Fox, 76, of Fostoria, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Bridge Hospice, Findlay. Surviving are a nephew, Jimmy Ray “J.R.” (Val) Searles, Fostoria; and a great-niece, Kaitlyn Rose Searles, Fostoria. A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday...

Friday calendar

TODAY Senior Center, fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; SilverSneakers classic, 9-9:50 a.m.; Bible study, 9-10:30 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 10-10:50 a.m.; lunch, macaroni with ham and cheese, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; SilverSneakers circuit, 1:30-2:30 p.m.;...

James Eis

HOLGATE — A funeral for James C. Eis, 84, of Holgate, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion’s Lutheran Church, Defiance, the Rev. Timothy Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon, and one hour...