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Weekend: Balloons, bands and the Batmobile

Nearly 40 balloons from around the country will land in Findlay’s Emory Adams Park for the 19th annual Flag City BalloonFest from Aug. 10 to 12, featuring flights, rides, food vendors, activities and live music. Admission is free. The balloons will fly into the park at 7...

Weekend Doctor

By DR. THOMAS VAIL For parents faced with kids’ changing tastes and opinions, navigating back-to-school shopping can be a harrowing process. Buy him the wrong backpack and he’ll be the uncool kid on the bus. Pick out the wrong jeans for her and she’ll be shamed...

Weekend: Tomatoes are easy-to-grow, bountiful food

By KAREN B. McDOUGALL Whether you live in the city or country, a house or an apartment, there are ways you can enjoy growing your own food. Tomatoes are very easy to grow with a number of varieties to choose from. Just one medium-sized tomato has 35 calories. They are rich in...

Weekend: Mental Health Moment

By MONTREL MOSS Residential treatment has been a challenging learning experience for this social work student. The recovery effort of so many struggling with addiction issues is a topic of national interest and local importance. The recovery community supports each other and...

Houston's McCullers leaves game with elbow discomfort

Aug. 4, 2018 11:34 PM EDT Houston’s McCullers leaves game with elbow discomfort AP-BBO–Astros-McCullers <!– –> John McCoy, ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Houston starter Lance McCullers Jr. left a game against the Dodgers because of right...

Diego Rubio scores, Sporting KC beats Dynamo 1-0

Aug. 4, 2018 11:31 PM EDT Diego Rubio scores, Sporting KC beats Dynamo 1-0 AP-SOC–MLS-Sporting KC-Dynamo <!– –> HOUSTON (AP) — Diego Rubio scored in the 74th minute and Sporting Kansas City held on to beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Saturday...

Indonesia returning yacht at center of Malaysia graft probe

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A police official says Indonesia is returning a luxury yacht allegedly bought with funds stolen from a Malaysian state investment company. Daniel Silitonga, deputy director of economic crimes at Indonesia’s national police, says the yacht is...

Rams find Brandin Cooks can provide more than big plays

Aug. 4, 2018 11:24 PM EDT IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay turned up the volume on his first-unit offense, blasting the usual training camp soundtrack of rap music even louder as they went through a series of unscripted situational drills Saturday. It...

Ahmed homers twice, Diamondbacks beat Giants 9-3

Aug. 4, 2018 11:20 PM EDT Ahmed homers twice, Diamondbacks beat Giants 9-3 By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer AP-BBN–Giants-Diamondbacks <!– –> Rick Scuteri, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX (AP) — Nick Ahmed homered twice and had four RBIs, Steven Souza Jr....

Nicholson's 90th-minute goal lifts Rapids 2-1 over Galaxy

Aug. 4, 2018 11:17 PM EDT Nicholson’s 90th-minute goal lifts Rapids 2-1 over Galaxy BC-SOC–MLS-Galaxy-Rapids <!– –> COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Sam Nicholson scored in the 90th minute and the Colorado Rapids ended the Los Angeles Galaxy’s...