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UF’s nursing program accredited; enrollment for first classes begins

The University of Findlay will now offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The program just received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, the Ohio Board of Nursing and the Ohio Board of Regents, according to the university. The program will begin enrolling...

Shell sells shale gas rights for $2.1 billion

HOUSTON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions. Shell also said Thursday that it will also receive drilling rights to land in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Shell is working to...
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Pope’s South Korea visit brings China opportunity

A man scavenging for recyclable items walks past the Wangfujing Catholic Church in Beijing Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis’ greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea early Thursday was a rare cordial exchange between the sides that have no...
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Game of chicken with Russian aid convoy

A convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid is seen at the Ukrainian border in Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. A large Russian aid convoy resumed its journey toward Ukraine Thursday, taking a road leading directly toward a border crossing controlled by...
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US stocks open higher following earnings news

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market crept up in early trading following a mixed batch of corporate news. In Europe, investors brushed aside soft economic data to push markets modestly higher Thursday. KEEPING SCORE: As of 9:50 a.m. Eastern time, the Standard & Poor’s...

New Ohio plate raises awareness of POW/MIA issues

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio motorists can now buy a POW/MIA license plate to help raise awareness of service members missing in action. The plate, which features the black MIA/POW logo and “Never Forgotten” across the bottom, is one of about 70 specialty plates available in...

APNewsBreak: Ohio to help cities with water tests

TOLEDO (AP) — Ohio officials are responding to last week’s water emergency in Toledo with a plan to help cities test their drinking water and fix up their treatment plants. The state is making $150 million in low- and no-interest loans available so that cities can upgrade...

Ohio teen arrested for kicking cat in viral video

AKRON (AP) — A northeast Ohio teen has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after a video allegedly showing him kicking a stray cat went viral on the Internet. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that 18-year-old Trevonte Mitchell was arrested Wednesday. He...

Ship replica won’t return to Columbus riverfront

COLUMBUS (AP) — A replica of the Santa Maria is being dismantled and removed from the riverfront in Columbus — probably never to return. The replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship has to be moved to make way for a multimillion dollar riverfront renovation project. But...

Ohio grain bin blast injures 6, closes facility

COSHOCTON (AP) — Owners say a central Ohio grain company will be closed for weeks after a grain bin explosion destroyed silos and injured six people. The blast Wednesday afternoon at Coshocton Grain, about 60 miles northeast of Columbus, likely was caused by a spark amid the...