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Peterson says he’s got 5-year, $70 million deal

Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson (21) runs drills during an NFL football training camp, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson (21) runs drills during an NFL football training camp, Monday, July 28, 2014,...
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GREAT NEWS! The W&LE Station at Kent will be Saved!

Milepost 857 You may recall a few posts back, I commented on the ongoing saga of the W&LE Railroad station in Kent, Ohio, and how it was being threatened with demolition. Well, just a few days ago, I received word that it has been purchased and is being moved to a new...

Terror Threats At Chemical Plants Underestimated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America’s densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators...

Forum To Focus On Extending Foster Care In Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — The second of five public forums around Ohio on the issue of whether to extend foster care for young people from the age of 18 to 21 includes state legislators and community leaders. The forum Wednesday in Cincinnati is focusing on what happens when young people...

Panel To Get Update On Ohio Prison Food Complaints

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative committee is ready to hear more about complaints facing the private food vendor that won the contract to feed Ohio inmates. Reports indicate employees with Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services have repeatedly failed to provide food...

Group Backing Gay Marriage Releases TV Ad In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group supporting gay marriage in Ohio is airing its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear oral arguments on the issue. The ad from the Why Marriage Matters Ohio campaign features a gay couple from the state who married last...

Indians Fall To Mariners 5-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — With the trade deadline looming, the Indians aren’t sure if they’re buyers or sellers. Winners or losers. In an uneven season, they’re not sure which way to go. Trevor Bauer didn’t get through the fifth inning and the Indians failed to get...

Iwakuma, Mariners Down Indians 5-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless with one minor blemish. Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Iwakuma (9-5)...

Leake Leads Reds Over Diamondbacks 3-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Leake pitched into the eighth inning and singled home a run — a rare commodity for the Reds these days — leading Cincinnati to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. The Reds won for only the second time in 11 games since the All-Star...

Hard lesson

There is much to be learned from the case of the Riverdale School kindergarten teacher whose teaching career all but ended when she was caught physically confronting a 6-year-old student in a school hallway in May. What happened then may never have come to light had the...