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...

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal Of Ex-Ohio Officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to take the appeal of a former Akron police captain fighting a lower court ruling that reinstated his conviction for killing his ex-wife. The court ruled Wednesday against hearing the case of Douglas Prade, who was...

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...
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SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds

FILE- In this Dec. 17, 2008 file photo, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington is shown. Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday July 23, 2014 to end a longtime staple of the investment industry _ the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual...

New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec...
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US stocks mixed as earnings reports roll in

FILE – A sign for Wall Street is shown in this March 8, 2010 file photo near the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks mostly rose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, bolstered by solid U.S. earnings and home sales as tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine eased. (AP...

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,...