Coast Guard chopper makes emergency landing on golf course

NEW YORK (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter had to make an emergency landing on the grounds of New York golf course because of smoke and fumes in the cockpit. No injuries were reported. The craft landed on the course at Richmond County Country Club on Staten Island around...

Popular Traffic Barrel In Cleveland Could Soon Be Removed

CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents may no longer get to enjoy a dented, orange traffic barrel that has been stationed at the same Cleveland intersection for more than a year. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports ( ) the barrel, known as “Barry the Barrel,” sat on a steel...

1 Year Later, Paralyzed Ex-pilot Recalls Helicopter Crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — He remembers hearing the helicopter’s engine whine strangely, suddenly losing power, and how his last words were “oh no” before everything turned black. Leo Boucher woke up three days later in OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. From his chest...

Cincinnati Children’s Gets 125-ton Cancer Treating Equipment

LIBERTY TWP., Ohio (AP) — A more than 125-ton piece of medical equipment is making its way to the Liberty Campus of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) the first piece of the hospital’s cyclotron was expected to arrive by the end of July....

Amos Lynch Sr., A Founder Of Black Newspapers, Remembered

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Family and friends have said their goodbyes to a journalist known as the “godfather” in Columbus’ black community. Amos Lynch Sr. helped start the Ohio Sentinel, The Call and Post and The Columbus Post. He was editor of The Call and Post...

Vigil Planned For Ohio Toddler Found Decomposing In Crib

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Parents in northeastern Ohio are planning to host a vigil for a 21-month-old girl whose decomposed body was in her crib in an empty apartment. The Chronicle-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/1M3CLyS) parents in Medina (meh-DY’-nuh) and Brunswick are...
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Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast’s high energy prices?

AP Photo/Jim Cole CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air...

Two injured in interstate crash

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 75, just north of Hancock County 99 in Findlay, at around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, the Findlay post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported. According to the patrol, Christopher Robbins, 23, of Hudson, Michigan was...
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Judge, 93, peeved by incomplete housing discrimination case

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area community that targeted blacks by demolishing poor neighborhoods is scrambling to come up with money to finally end the case – 44 years after a federal judge found clear evidence of discrimination. The...
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No indications of potential gang violence at 75th Sturgis

AP Photo/Toby Brusseau STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Never-before-seen crowds are expected to ride into the craggy, evergreen-dotted Black Hills of western South Dakota this week, all headed to the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The rally is famous for bawdy behavior, with police...