Teacher Dies Weeks After He Was Struck In Hit-and-run

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials say a longtime teacher at Cincinnati’s Elder High School has died from injuries caused by a hit-and-run accident. The Hamilton County Coroner’s office says 74-year-old Mark Klusman died Tuesday. He was hit while doing volunteer work Dec. 9....

Exhibit Explores The History Of China’s First Emperor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The discovery in China of an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta soldiers is considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. More than four decades after they were first seen in modern times, by farmers in Shaanxi...

Property owners’ money soon going into ditch

Tree trimming and removal for cleanup of flood-prone, three-fourths-mile-long Dalzell Ditch in northwestern Findlay will start in a few weeks, Hancock County Commissioner Timothy Bechtol said today. The commissioners today signed the $455,612 contract for the ditch cleanup by...
Fats Domino, gone in 2017
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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017 

BERNARD McGHEE, Associated Press They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock ‘n’ roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Greg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were...
Astros Jose Altuve
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2017 The Year of Astros Altuve: AP Athlete of the Year

Astros star Jose Altuve named AP Male Athlete of the Year KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title with a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in November and picked up the franchise’s first MVP trophy...

Putnam County’s jobless rate 2nd lowest in state; Hancock 4th lowest

Hancock County’s unemployment rate declined in November to 3.1 percent from 3.3 percent in October. Its November rate was tied for fourth-lowest among Ohio’s 88 counties, the state reported. Putnam County’s 3 percent rate was tied with Holmes County for second-lowest, the State...
NFL Ice Bowl 50th anniversary
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NFL Extra: The Ice Bowl still chills 50 Years Later

Tales from the cold: Ice Bowl still chills 50 years later TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Writer The penultimate day of 1967 was as beautiful as it gets in Green Bay in late December. Chilly, yes, but the Dallas Cowboys enjoyed the sunshine as they practiced at Lambeau Field for their...

Famous Hippo Fiona Nears 1st Birthday After Up-and-down Year

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo plans to celebrate the first birthday of its famous baby hippo, Fiona, with special treats and a visit by specialists from a children’s hospital who helped her survive after her premature birth. Fiona turns 1 on Jan. 24. The zoo will...

Officials Say 2 Meningitis Deaths In Ohio County Unrelated

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in a rural northeast Ohio county say they have no explanation for a second bacterial meningitis death less than two weeks after a 14-year-old boy was fatally infected. The New Philadelphia Times Reporter Tuscarawas County Health...
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, a 2017 Heisman trophy winner.
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Sports Top Stories of 2017 Timeline: Stoops, Westbrook and Baker Mayfield dominate

By Bill Haisten Tulsa World, writer * Jan. 2: In the Sugar Bowl, in what winds up being Bob Stoops’ final game as the Sooner coach, Oklahoma limits Auburn to 339 total yards in a 35-19 triumph. * Jan. 6: Former Union and University of Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship is introduced as...