Tax Breaks Cost Ohio $63 Million Last Year

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Department of Taxation report finds that since 2012 the amount of tax credits granted businesses promising to create and retain jobs has been going up. The report finds the value of the incentives grew from $56 million that year to $63 million last...

Authorities Seek Teen Missing After Camping Trip

ANDOVER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy is missing in an Ohio state park after a camping trip with his family. The state Department of Natural Resources says Caleb Delinger was last seen early Sunday morning while camping at Pymatuning (PEYE’-mah-tooning)...
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APNewsBreak: Wash. issues first pot shop licenses

A consumer’s guide to marijuana use, published by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, sits on a counter at the Cannabis City marijuana retail shop days before the grand opening Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Seattle. Pot is expected to go on sale beginning Tuesday, July...

Asian stocks lower ahead of US earnings

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S. corporate earnings following last week’s strong job numbers. Oil declined but stayed above $104 per barrel. China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was off 0.1...

63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said Monday. Nigerian security forces and federal government officials had denied reports of the mass abduction from three...
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5 things at Wimbledon: Djokovic, Federer, Bouchard

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, left, holds his trophy after defeating Switzerland’s Roger Federer, right, in the men’s singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Serbia’s...
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Signature win for Almirola, No. 43 car at Daytona

Aric Almirola celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) Aric Almirola celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
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Freight Car Pools

Milepost 849 This one is new to me. The other evening, I was visiting with my friend Merv and we were discussing some pictures in a freight car book that he had. Some of those cars had numbers in addition to the regular car number and neither of us were sure what they were for....

Jersey Boys

Maybe I expected too much from the Clint Eastwood-directed film “Jersey Boys.” I gave this movie a solid B. This flick traces the life of singer Frankie Valli and his Four Seasons from their humble beginnings in New Jersey. While I’m not an ardent follower of...
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Iraqi parliament delays next session until August

In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 picture, displaced Iraqi children who have fled from Baqouba and other towns after advances by Islamic militants, wait for food distribution at a camp in Khanaqin, 90 miles (140 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Adam Hadei) In this...