The Latest: Wild spring storm in Paris; 11 hit by lightning

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the lightning strike that struck 11 people at a park in Paris. (all times local): 6:20 p.m. One Paris resident says it was a wild spring storm that sent lightning bolts crashing down onto a Paris park, striking 11 people at a child’s...
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Here’s a story of a lovely lady and Gomer at the Indy 500

AP Photo/Darron Cummings INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They are the names that stamped the Indianapolis 500 as a four-wheeled slice of Americana from the heartland. Rick Mears. A.J. Foyt. The Andrettis. Helio Castroneves. Oh, and don’t forget Mrs. Brady and Gomer Pyle. From...

Detroit man faces multiple drug possession charges

UPPER SANDUSKY – A Detroit, Michigan, man faces felony drug possession charges after being stopped by Upper Sandusky Police on Friday, the department reported. Brian Smith, 50, was charged with possession of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), a fifth-degree felony; possession of...

Up In Smoke: Group Ends Ohio Medical Marijuana Ballot Drive

CINCINNATI (AP) — A group Saturday ended its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on Ohio’s general election ballot. The Ohioans for Medical Marijuana announced that organizers decided with “a heavy heart” to halt collection of signatures to get on the...

Ohio Plumber Reunites Long-lost Class Rings With Owners

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Four long-lost class rings have been returned to the owners, thanks to a northern Ohio plumber. Three women were recently in Mansfield to personally retrieve their rings, some of which had been lost decades ago. Trent Dawson says it all started when his...

A state divided: Do you call it Taylor ham or pork roll?

AP Photo/Mel Evans TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It’s one of the most divisive issues in New Jersey, one that inflames regional rivalries and spurs fierce debate among residents and lawmakers. Is the meat in the state’s favorite breakfast sandwich called Taylor ham or...

FIFA: ‘Ludicrous’ to claim Infantino plot to remove Scala

AP Photo/Martin Meissner MILAN (AP) — An alleged plot by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to oust the official who oversaw the salary offer he refused to accept has been dismissed as “ludicrous” by world soccer’s governing body. FIFA responded to reports in...

11 hit by lightning in a Paris park; 8 of them children

PARIS (AP) — A Paris fire service spokesman says 11 people including eight children have been hit by lightning in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm overtook a child’s birthday party. The victims had sought shelter Saturday under a tree at Park Monceau, a...

Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

AP Photo/Michel Euler PARIS (AP) — He’s a fugitive on Interpol’s Red List and a marine vigilante who’s done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he’s also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save...

Ohio Bill Sets Rules For Last-minute Orders On Voting Hours

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill headed to Ohio’s governor could make it harder for people to get a court order to keep polling places open late on Election Day in the key swing state. The measure sets a process for state courts to follow when considering whether to grant a...