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Buckeyes to play Oregon State and UNLV, drop Tar Heels

Ohio State has added home football games with UNLV of the Mountain West in 2017 and the Pac 12’s Oregon State in 2018. The Rebels come to Columbus on Sept. 23, 2017, and the Beavers will open the 2018 season on Sept. 1. Those games fill the void left when Ohio State and...
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Chuck Todd taking over NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’

This Feb. 24, 2013 photo released by NBC News shows moderator David Gregory on the set of “Meet the Press,” in Washington. Gregory is tweeting that he is leaving NBC. In tweets posted Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, Gregory said he is leaving the network as he arrived at it,...

Murray Edges Isner To Reach Cincy Quarterfinals

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray fought off two late match points and edged John Isner, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday. Stan Wawrinka shook off losing the first set to roll through the next two and advance with a 3-6,...

Department Store Blues

Recently bought two cool shirts at a city department store and felt pretty good about myself. Until. At the register, a clerk inquired if I wanted to take advantage of the senior citizen discount. What were my options? Lie, since I didn’t qualify for this discount? Smile?...

How I Plan to Model this Strange Wheeling Caboose

Milepost 862 In my previous post, I mentioned the above caboose and how it caught my eye as being unusual for the Wheeling & Lake Erie. After a little research, I decided that I need to pursue modeling one of them. For more on this particular caboose, see Milepost 861. As...
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Pope to Koreas: Avoid ‘fruitless’ shows of force

Pope Francis waves upon his arrival at Seoul Air Base as South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, looks on in Seongnam, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis has arrived here on a visit meant to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage the faithful in a church...
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Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy

Drivers listen to instructions as they stand near their white trucks with humanitarian aid after parking in a field about 28 kilometers from Ukrainian border in Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Russia on Tuesday dispatched some hundreds of trucks, although...
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New study explores sinister side of meerkats

Meerkat Manor leans against a tree trunk in an enclosure at the Pretoria Zoo, South Africa, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. One of the most captivating sights of African wildlife is that of sharp-eyed meerkats standing side-by-side on their hindlegs, as though posing for a group...
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Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

FILE- In this Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, Palestinian Ziad Rizk, sits with others in a shelter made of a blanket stretched over four boles next to one of the destroyed al-Nada Towers, where he lost his apartment and clothes shop, in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza...
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Iraqi army, militants clash west of Baghdad

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for food at the Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. In the camps here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve an escape route to tens of thousands trapped on a...