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Oak Tree In ‘Shawshank Redemption’ Cut Up, Hauled Away

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — What remained of a 200-year-old oak tree made famous by the movie “Shawshank Redemption” has been cut up and hauled away by an owner of the north-central Ohio property. The Mansfield News-Journal reports ( ) Dan Dees said last week he plans to...

Workers Comp Programs Fight Addiction Among Injured Workers

BOSTON (AP) — Meet a victim of the nation’s opioid addiction scourge: the American worker. A number of U.S. states are taking steps through their workers compensation systems to stem the overprescribing of the powerful painkillers to workers injured on the job, while...

Alaska named top airline in annual ranking of US carriers

An aviation dean and a marketing professor ranked the 12 largest U.S. airlines by analyzing 2016 U.S. Department of Transportation figures for on-time flights, lost baggage, the number of passengers bumped off flights, and complaint rates: 1. Alaska Airlines (ranked 5th in 2015)...

Liz Weston: Are you financially healthy?

Traditional financial literacy efforts haven’t been a rousing success. Research from Harvard Business School shows that even Americans who are taught personal finance in school don’t seem to save more or manage credit better than anyone else. That’s why many...

No 'tell-all,' but Prince's ex details their life in memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — Love, grief, loss, legacy are just a few of the reasons Mayte Garcia is stepping back into the purple light with a new memoir covering her 11 years with the late music icon Prince. Garcia was just 16, a fan and already a professional belly dancer, when her...

Rapping firefighters go viral with ode to hose in area codes

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (AP) — They’ve got hose in different area codes. Actually they don’t because New Gloucester (GLAH’-stur), like the rest of Maine, is located entirely in the 207 area code. But New Gloucester Fire & Rescue’s parody of the...

Police investigating theft of van, ATVs, motorcycles

Findlay police are investigating the theft of a van, trailer, and several off-road vehicles and bikes from two north Findlay businesses on Friday morning, according to Lt. Robert Ring. Police were called to investigate a breaking and entering complaint at American Power Sports,...

Children’s Easter egg hunt nixed because of unruly parents

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company says it has canceled this year’s Easter egg hunt for children because of “unruly” parents in past years. The Norco Fire Company in North Coventry Township says on its Facebook page the annual...
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Conservation department getting involved in pardoning of dog

In this March 30, 2017, file photo provided by the Waterville Humane Society, an Alaskan husky named Dakota sits in Waterville, Maine. Maine’s conservation department is getting involved in the proposed pardoning of Dakota, saying the case could have implications for the...

Video shows guards dragging passenger off United flight

CHICAGO (AP) — Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, and a spokesman for the airline insisted that employees had no choice but to contact authorities to remove the man. As the flight...