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Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

In this June 6, 2014 photo, servers Lindsey Hayden, second from left, and Emma Franz serve lunch to patrons at Coppertop restaurant in Valley City, Ohio. A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday, July 16, 2014 indicates the economy kept expanding in all regions of the country...

Wood County officials say meningitis not spreading in Cygnet area

CYGNET — Facebook posts Tuesday and Wednesday that a girl died, likely of contagious meningitis, unnecessarily scared Cygnet-area parents. Privacy laws prevented the Wood County Health Department from confirming or denying whether the girl died or her identity or age. But...

Defiance Avenue closed Thursday for resurfacing

Defiance Avenue from Cory to Howard streets will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday for resurfacing. Residents will be granted access to their homes, but other traffic will need to find alternate routes.

Dad’s Heartbreaking Internet Plea Spurs Strangers

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio father’s simple Internet request for a photo of his infant daughter without breathing tubes covering her face is capturing the hearts of people worldwide. Nathen Steffel posted the request just after his daughter died last week from complications...
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Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11

France’s Tony Gallopin looks back to see if he has enough lead to stay ahead of the sprinting pack as he crosses the finish line to win the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 187.5 kilometers (116.5 miles) with start in Besancon and finish in Oyonnax,...
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Police say Kennedy intruder was seeking Katy Perry

James Lacroix, 53, is led from a police cruiser into Barnstable District Court in Barnstable, Mass. Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Lacroix, accused of breaking into a home once owned by John F. Kennedy, told authorities he was looking for singer Katy Perry. (AP Photo/Cape Cod Times,...
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Once a niche, local foods becoming big business

Jawaan Montgomery arranges sorts produce for a farm share program, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Common Market warehouse in Philadelphia. Locally grown foods aren’t just for farmers markets anymore. A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food...

Brazil police suspend 4 officers in Rio de Janeiro

SAO PAULO (AP) — Four police officers have been suspended after being caught on video as they beat journalists during an anti-World Cup protest, the Rio de Janeiro police department said Wednesday. A police department press officer said the four will remain suspended...
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Court: Dutch liable for 300 Srebrenica deaths

Women from the Bosnian town of Srebrenica wait for judges to enter a civil court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. A Dutch court has declared the country liable in the deaths of more than 300 Bosnian Muslim men murdered by Bosnian Serb forces in the United...
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What happens to your online accounts when you die?

FILE – This Feb. 16, 2013 file photo shows a printout of the Facebook page for Loren Williams, now deceased, at his mother’s home in Beaverton, Ore. A group of influential lawyers says it has an answer to that pesky question of what should happen to your Facebook,...