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Prep track: HN’s Bame is MVP at NWCC meet

WAYNESFIELD — Hardin Northern’s Nick Bame had to share the boys Most Valuable Performer honors at last year’s Northwest Central Conference track and field championships. He was the sole recipient Saturday. Bame captured the 1,600- and 800-meter runs for the...

Prep track: Bassitt leads Bluffton boys

By MICHAEL BURWELL Staff Writer BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s boys track and field team needed a complete effort to dethrone five-time defending Northwest Conference champion Columbus Grove on Saturday. It sure helped having Trevor Bassitt leading the way. The Pirates’...

AP PHOTOS: Ads contrast with poverty on road to Peru coast

AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd LIMA, Peru (AP) — Billboards advertising glamorous apartments and other luxury items loom high above impoverished neighborhoods on the highway leading to Peru’s Pacific coast and the South American country’s wealthy beach communities. As...
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As a region's home foundations crumble, so do town coffers

AP Photo/Susan Haigh WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — With the foundation cracking beneath their home, Christina Mailhos and her husband are trying to figure out how to come up with $200,000 or more for the massive fix while college tuition bills loom for two teenagers. But that is...

Hearing set in Wal-Mart same-sex benefits settlement

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Boston has scheduled a hearing in a class-action lawsuit by Wal-Mart employees who sued the retail chain for denying health benefits to their same-sex spouses. A proposed settlement of $7.5 million would pay for claims by current and former...
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JFK home renovation castoffs are transformed into art

AP Photo/Steven Senne HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — What once were pieces of John F. Kennedy’s home are now pieces of art. Floorboards, window panes, shingles, electrical fixtures, faded wallpaper, rusted nails and even a metal hook that once held a porch swing are among...

Study: Tanglewood generates $103M economic impact

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Preliminary findings from a new study show that Tanglewood -the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra – has an economic impact of more than $103 million on Massachusetts and the Berkshire region. That number represents an increase of...

Officials Piece Together Events Before Nursing Home Shooting

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are piecing together the events that led up to a nursing home shooting that left four people dead including the suspected gunman. Investigators released little new information over the weekend. It wasn’t clear Sunday when...