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Michigan Regents Reject Football Game Fireworks

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan regents have rejected the athletic department’s proposal to light up the football field this fall with the help of fireworks displays. The regents voted down the proposal at their meeting Thursday in Ann Arbor. The athletic...

Laura Diaz Shoots 62 To Lead Marathon Classic By 4

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Laura Diaz, winless in the past 12 years on the LPGA Tour, shot a 9-under 62 for a four-stroke lead after Thursday’s opening round of the Marathon Classic. It was a stunning score for Diaz, who has cut back on competitive golf to raise her two...

Ohioan Pleads In Use Of Dead Woman’s Debit Card

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio woman has pleaded no contest to eight charges involving using a dead woman’s stolen debit card. Thirty-year-old Tonisha Harris of Dayton pleaded no contest Wednesday in Montgomery County court to charges of receiving stolen property and...

Ohio Lottery Logs Record Sales, $904M In Profits

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites. Lottery officials say preliminary data show traditional sales and the VLT revenue totaled $3.2 billion...
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Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

Smoke from flares rises in the sky in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Israel launched a large-scale ground offensive in the Gaza Strip Thursday, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas’ weapons arsenal, rocket firing...
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AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

President Barack Obama speaks in front of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River near Wilmington, Del., Thursday, July 17, 2014, to announce an initiative to increase private sector investment in the nation’s infrastructure. The bridge was closed for emergency...
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Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

Fire engines arrive at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, as the sun sets Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the...

New Fostoria Economic Development Corp. president named

FOSTORIA — Renee Smith, grants writer for Fostoria Economic Development Corp. and the city, has been named president of the economic development group, effective Aug. 1. “Speaking for myself and the board of trustees, we are very excited to have Renee Smith, with her enthusiasm...

New Commander Takes Over At Air Force Base In Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A new leader has taken command of southwest Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the 88th Air Base Wing there. Col. John Devillier (duh-VIL’-yay) took command in a ceremony Thursday at the National Museum of the United States Air Force near...

2 Charged In 1999 Disappearance Of 2 W.Va. Women

WESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two men face murder charges stemming from the 1999 disappearance of a West Virginia woman and her daughter. Media outlets report that a Lewis County grand jury charged both 51-year-old Charles Stephen Freeman of Archbold, Ohio, and 39-year-old Joseph Metz of...