Inverness Club To Host US Junior Amateur In 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Inverness Club has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the host site for the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, to be contested July 15-20. The Toledo facility opened in 1903 and its current course was designed by Donald Ross in 1916....

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Akron Policeman’s Slaying

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man accused of fatally shooting an off-duty Akron police officer at a bar has pleaded not guilty. Thirty-five-year-old Kenan Ivery of Akron was arraigned Wednesday in Summit County on 18 charges, including aggravated murder and attempted...

On Deck: Light Wednesday sports schedule

There’s a light local sports schedule tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you today here at The Courier. Courier writer Ryan Satkowiak will head to Kenton as Riverdale’s boys basketball team takes on the Wildcats in a nonconference game. There is also prep...

U.S., Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said...

Judge Postpones Order To Cut Jail Population

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has postponed his demand that a sheriff reduce the population in the overcrowded jail in Toledo by month’s end. Judge James Carr had ordered county officials last month to reduce the Lucas County Jail population to no more than 403 by...
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Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises

People wait in a line to pay for her purchases at the IKEA store on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The collapse of the national currency triggered a spending spree by Russians desperate to buy cars and home appliances before prices shoot higher....
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Church of England appoints first female bishop

Libby Lane delivers a speech in the Stockport Town Hall, after the announcement by the Church of England that she will be appointed as the first female bishop, in Stockport, England, Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014. The Church of England named the first female bishop in its 500-year...
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Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain

Pakistani video journalists film inside the auditorium of an Army Public School a day after an attack by the Taliban, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Pakistan mourned as the nation prepares for mass funerals Wednesday for over 140 people, most of them children,...
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AP Exclusive: Sydney hostage planned daring escape

John O’Brien, one of hostages of the Sydney cafe siege, poses for a photo as he relaxes in his front yard in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. O’Brien, 82, was the first hostage to escape the Lindt Chocolat Cafe after a gunman took 17 people hostage on...
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Aussie leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

A police officer looks at flower tributes placed at a temporary memorial site close to the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Three people including the gunman were shot after police ended the siege in the coffee...