Mavis Staples To Receive Underground Railroad Museum Award

CINCINNATI (AP) — The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati says it plans to celebrate the life of singer and activist Mavis Staples with one of the museum’s highest honors. The center will present Staples with the Everyday Freedom Hero Award at a...

Polling Places Moved From Schools Over Safety Concerns

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A handful of polling places are being moved out of Youngstown-area schools in northeast Ohio for the May primary over concern for student safety. The Mahoning County Board of Elections announced this week it’s moving polling locations from six...

Jays Rally To Beat Indians 8-4, End Cleveland’s Streak

CLEVELAND (AP) — Teoscar Hernandez thought for a moment Andrew Miller had struck him out. Then he struck back. Hernandez made the most of his season debut — and a close call against Miller that went his way — by driving in the go-ahead run with a single in the seventh inning as...

Storm system spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in the Plains

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — A potent spring storm system that’s expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Midwest Friday, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanketed much of the Northern Plains. A tornado ripped...

Trump vows to back law to protect marijuana industry

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press DENVER — President Donald Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug, a move that could lift a threat to the industry made by the U.S. attorney general just three months...

Palestinian killed, 223 wounded by Israeli fire

By FARES AKRAM and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Thousands of Palestinians, some burning Israeli flags and torching tires, staged a mass protest on Gaza’s sealed border with Israel for a third consecutive Friday, as part of a pressure campaign to...

Church and Religious Events

’80 Fingers of Praise’ Eight piano players will sit down at four pianos at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church to present the free concert “80 Fingers of Praise.” The concert will feature ragtime, classical,...

Food pantry today in Vanlue

VANLUE — Three Methodist churches will join together to host a mobile food pantry in coordination with CHOPIN Hall and the West Ohio Food Bank today at the Vanlue Park, located at the corner of John Street and Ohio 330 in Vanlue. Distribution will begin at approximately...

Saturday calendar

TODAY 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; breakfast, 7-9 a.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-noon; circuit boost, 9:30-10:15 a.m.; Nagashi Do, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Young at Heart, 5-9 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, closed book, 7:30 a.m., Pioneer Club; women’s...

Margarita Macias

FOSTORIA — Margarita “Marge” Macias, 88, of Fostoria, died Friday at Springfield Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Hoening and Son Funeral Home, Fostoria.