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Fire season in West expected to get more intense

On Monday July 21, 2014, Jake Hixon, center and Kathy Harding look for family heirlooms they may have been spared at a relatives house after the fire that swept through Pateros, Wash., last Thursday. (AP PHOTO/WENATCHEE WORLD, MIKE BONNICKSEN) On Monday July 21, 2014, Jake Hixon,...
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Man linked to gun said ‘bomber’ was best friend

This combination made with Nov. 21, 2013 Massachusetts Bay Transit Police booking photos released Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by the Dorchester District Court in Boston shows Stephen Sergio Silva, after he was arrested and charged with selling marijuana at a Boston train station....
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Spokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot dies in crash

In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, Babar Suleman and son Haris Suleman, 17, stand next to their plane at an airport in Greenwood, Ind. before taking off for an around-the-world flight. On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, a single-engine plane with two aboard crashed in waters off...

Dietsch’s gets some sweet news

There’s some sweet news for Dietsch’s Brothers ice cream shops in Findlay. Travel site TripAdvisor rates them the second-best ice cream parlor in the country, according to Fox News. TripAdvisor says its rating is based on “millions” of traveler reviews. Of Dietsch’s,...

Bluffton firefighters get $21,917 federal grant

The Bluffton Fire Department has been awarded $21,917 for operations and safety by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s  Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced the grant today. “Firefighters put their lives on the line each day...
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Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

On Monday July 21, 2014, Jake Hixon, center and Kathy Harding look for family heirlooms they may have been spared at a relatives house after the fire that swept through Pateros, Wash., last Thursday. (AP PHOTO/WENATCHEE WORLD, MIKE BONNICKSEN) On Monday July 21, 2014, Jake Hixon,...

Lawyer: Nazi war suspect dies as extradition OK’d

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect has died, his lawyer said Wednesday, a day after a judge issued an order granting a request for him to be extradited to Germany to face trial. Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, attorney...

Toledo retailer seeks donations for new flags for Findlay

A Toledo flags retailer has put out a cash bucket to buy new U.S. flags for Findlay after vandals damaged six flags on North Main Street earlier this week. “This sort of crime affects all of us in some way,” Joe Stoll, president and CEO of Toledo Flags, said...

Mavericks’ Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession...
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Tour de France pack off on short, steep Stage 17

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday,...