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Vatican poised for 2nd grilling this year on abuse

Members of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), David D’Bonnabel from Austria, left, and Nicky Davis from Australia comfort each other prior to the start of a vigil to denounce abuses in Rome, Friday, April 25, 2014, two days ahead of the canonization of...

Baby Safety Gates Aren’t Always Safe, Study Finds

CHICAGO (AP) — Baby gates meant to protect young children aren’t always as safe as parents think. A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. kids get emergency room treatment each year from injuries resulting from falling through or climbing on these gates. Most injuries...

Asia stocks slide as China manufacturing shrinks

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets slid Monday after a survey showed that Chinese manufacturing shrank in April for the fourth month in a row. The results of the HSBC purchasing managers’ index on Chinese factory activity were lower than than a preliminary...
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Bigger stage, brighter spotlight for Wall, Lillard

Washington Wizards guard John Wall drives on Chicago Bulls guard D.J. Augustin (14) during the first half of Game 5 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Washington Wizards guard John Wall drives on...
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Spurs dispatch Mavs, look ahead to Blazers

San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker (9), of France, shoots over Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, during the first half of Game 7 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) San Antonio...

Hearing planned

FOSTORIA — Columbia Gas of Ohio representatives will hold a public hearing from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Fostoria Council chambers in the municipal building. The meeting, prior to council’s regular meeting, will provide an update on planned gas company...

Locally: ONU loses in OAC softball tourney final

ADA — Ohio Northern’s Adriana Sikora led off the game with a home run, but Muskingum rallied to beat the top-seeded Polar Bears 7-2 on Sunday in the championship game of the Ohio Athletic Conference women’s softball tournament. The win earned Muskingum (26-16)...

Hospital auxiliary awards scholarships

Ten area high school seniors who will graduate this spring and plan to major in health-related fields have received a $1,000 Blanchard Valley Auxiliary scholarship. This year’s recipients are: Rebecca Kirian, who will graduate from Arcadia High School and plans to attend...

Basic Money Management workshops set

Ohio State University Extension, Hancock County will offer its Basic Money Management workshop twice in May. Sessions will be offered from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Family Center, room 119, 1800 N. Blanchard St.; and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 22 at the Hancock County...

Vietnam protests Chinese oil rig in disputed sea

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam protested a Chinese decision to begin drilling for oil in disputed Southeast Asian waters, calling the move illegal Monday and demanding that Beijing pull back from the area. Beijing’s deployment of its first deep sea rig was the latest...