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Updated: Phone lines fixed in Columbus Grove area

COLUMBUS GROVE – Columbus Grove area phone lines are fixed and are working properly, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports. Emergency lines are also operational.  

Western leaders head urges change in endangered species plan

AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan DENVER (AP) — The nation needs to change the way it protects endangered species because the current practice is bogged down in lawsuits and weakened by mistrust, the head of the Western Governors Association said Wednesday. Wyoming Gov. Matt...

Cleveland Clinic says first uterus transplant in US fails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cleveland Clinic says the nation’s first uterus transplant has failed. A 26-year-old woman received the transplant there on Feb. 24 and had appeared to be recovering well, even appearing briefly at a news conference on Monday. But according to a...

The Latest: House Speaker Ryan visits Nancy Reagan’s casket

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the death of Nancy Reagan (all times local): 12:15 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan has paid his respects to the late former first lady Nancy Reagan after the arrival of her casket at the Ronald Reagan...

Spieth looking to dial back the expectations

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Spieth feels his game is in about the same spot as last year going into the Valspar Championship, which turned out to be the start of big run that carried him all the way to a green jacket. The difference is that...

AP Source: Texans agree to multi-year deal with QB Osweiler

AP Photo/David Zalubowski HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Houston Texans have agreed to a multiyear contract with free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because free-agent...

Dos Equis says ‘adios’ to ‘Most Interesting Man’ pitchman

NEW YORK (AP) — Dos Equis is dumping the gray-haired spokesman known as the “Most Interesting Man in the World” for another actor. The Mexican beer brand said Wednesday that the Most Interesting Man commercials will continue later this year without Jonathan...