Ohio Man Gets 40 Years For Child Porn

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A convicted sex offender in Ohio has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for coaxing a 12-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit photos and videos on her cellphone. Fifty-six-year-old Lauren Kerr Thomas of Warren was sentenced this week in Union...

Anti-drug Activists, Churches Rally In Ohio City

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Activists trying to raise awareness of the heroin problem plan a series of weekend events capped by a march through a southwest Ohio city. The Journal-News of Hamilton and Middletown reports ( ) that nearly 30 churches are participating in what’s...

Paralyzed Ohio Man Relieved With Prison Sentence

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio father of five who was paralyzed from the chest down after being shot during a drug robbery says he’s relieved his alleged shooter has been sentenced to 32 years in prison. Joseph Brandon Elliott of Newark was selling marijuana from his...

Ohio Park Tries For Record On Applying Sunscreen

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio amusement park has another record-breaking attempt lined up to benefit the fight against cancer. Kings Island in Mason hopes Saturday to top the currently recognized world record of 1,822 people applying sunscreen at the same time. The event is...

Indians Drop Chance To Protect Early Lead In Loss

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Indians dropped a chance to take control of a game against the New York Yankees early and never recovered. First baseman Carlos Santana couldn’t handle shortstop Jose Ramirez’s throw with one out in the first, allowing Derek Jeter to...

Findlay men face burglary charges

Two Findlay men were arrested on burglary charges Friday night after they allegedly broke into a house at 523 W. Lincoln St., police reported. Greg Stevens Jr., 19, and James Ramirez, 21, are each facing a second-degree felony charge of burglary, police said. Police were called...

Beltran Hits Grand Slam, Rogers Solid For Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltran hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as the New York Yankees broke out to support improbable fill-in starter Esmil Rogers and beat the sloppy Cleveland Indians 10-6 on Friday night for their sixth win in seven games. Derek Jeter tied Honus Wagner...
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US bombs militants in Iraq as crisis worsens

This image provided by the U.S. Defense Department shows pallets of bottled water are loaded aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in preparation for a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq Aug. 8, 2014. Airmen with the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron airdropped 40...
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Rockets, airstrikes after Gaza war truce collapses

Palestinian medics prepare the lifeless body of Ibrahim al-Dawawsa, 12, who was killed in an Israeli air strike, in the morgue of the Shifa hospital, before his funeral in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Israel and Gaza militants resumed cross-border attacks on Friday after a...

Church and religious events

College First Church of God College First Church of God, 1100 N. Main St., will offer the DivorceCare program beginning Sept. 3. DivorceCare helps people going through separation and divorce to find ways to deal with the pain and give them hope for the future. The Christ-centered...