8 Relatives Shot Dead, Some While Sleeping; 3 Kids Survive

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Eight members of a family, including a mother sleeping in a bed with her 4-day-old baby next to her, were fatally shot in the head Friday, leaving their rural town reeling while a search was launched for whoever’s responsible. Three children, including...

Wilhelm Jay Thompson-Cox

COLUMBUS — Wilhelm Jay Thompson-Cox, 1, of Columbus, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus. He is the son of W. Gabriel Thompson and Jason P. Cox of Columbus. He is survived by his twin sister Madeline Elizabeth Thompson-Cox;...

US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill

AP Photo/Ryan VanVelzer PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a mine spill polluting rivers in three Western states last summer. During a congressional hearing on the issue in...

Trump’s cries of ‘rigged’ system shifts blame for his losses

AP Photo/Julio Cortez HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — As his top aides spent the week gingerly courting Republican insiders at a seaside resort in Florida, Donald Trump was busy railing against them. “The system is all rigged,” Trump told supporters at a rally Friday at...

Belize says Guatemala “amassing” troops in border areas

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The tiny Central American country of Belize has accused larger neighbor Guatemala of “amassing” troops along the two countries’ border following the death of a 13-year-old boy in a shooting incident apparently involving Belizean...

Banharn Silpa-archa, former Thai prime minister, dead at 83

BANGKOK (AP) — Banharn Silpa-archa, a provincial political powerbroker who served a scandal-ridden 16 months as Thailand’s prime minister in 1995-96, has died at age 83. His death early Saturday morning was announced by Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital, where he was...

MOPS makes playdates for mom

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer Even moms need a playdate occasionally. No one knows that better than members of Mothers of Preschoolers, a nondenominational Christian organization dedicated to meeting the needs of mothers of young children. MOPS has 4,176 groups in 34...

Letters to the Editor 04-23-16

MOM HAD IT RIGHT Now I’m not an Ivy League graduate, nor a member of the liberal elitists who profess to know what’s best for the masses. I earned a high-school diploma and set out on my own. My four-year degree was called an honorable discharge. But, over the years,...

Church and Religious Events

First Lutheran Church Seven youths will be confirmed at First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St., on Sunday. A reception will follow the 10:45 a.m. service, sponsored by the Women of the ELCA (Martha Circle) and the Christian Education Committee. The rummage sale continues from...

Ohio Star Quilters will meet

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave. Deb Wickerham from the Hancock Historical Museum will present a trunk show on Underground Railroad quilts, and announcements will be made pertaining to upcoming...