Maumee River drawbridge remains stuck in up position

TOLEDO (AP) — Officials in Toledo are trying to lower a river bridge that’s stuck in the up position for the second time in a week. The Martin Luther King Memorial drawbridge got stuck Friday after it partially opened for a ship and was to be closed at least until Monday....
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Scarecrows outnumber people in dying Japan town

In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 photo, Tsukimi Ayano speaks as she stitches a scarecrow girl by her outdoor hearth at her home in the mountainous village of Nagoro, Tokushima Prefecture, southern Japan. This village deep in the rugged mountains of southern Japan once was home to...

Toledo River Bridge Remains Stuck In Up Position

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Toledo are trying to lower a river bridge that’s stuck in the up position for the second time in a week. The Martin Luther King Memorial drawbridge got stuck last Tuesday. Then it happened again Friday after it partially opened for a ship....

Events Of Nightclub Shooting Recalled Decade Later

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One lost a brother. One lost his career. One nearly lost his business. Ten years after their lives were changed forever by a deadly shooting rampage at Alrosa Villa, the three men have become friends through the trauma they experienced. “We went...

Mom Of Boy Shot By Police Wants Officer Convicted

CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old boy shot by a Cleveland policeman says she wants him convicted for killing her son, who was carrying a pellet gun that police say looked real. Tamir Rice was confronted Nov. 22 when officers responded to a 911 call about someone with a...

Police investigate body found in burning car

CLEVELAND (AP) — Homicide detectives in Cleveland are investigating the death of a man found inside a burning car. City firefighters found the body inside the car while responding to a vacant home fire Sunday afternoon on the city’s eastside. The Northeast Ohio Media Group...
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Syrian Jewish bibles at core of ownership dispute

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two decades after Israeli spies helped whisk ancient Hebrew bibles from Damascus to Jerusalem, Israel’s national library has asked an Israeli court to grant it official custodianship over the manuscripts. The move could spark a bitter ownership battle...

Report: Youngstown State spends less on athletics

YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — A document distributed to Youngstown State University trustees says the university sports budget is lower than comparable universities in the same conferences. The document says the university spends nearly $5 million less annually for athletics than similar...

Report: Police often shoot dogs deemed aggressive

DAYTON (AP) — A report says Dayton police officers have shot at about 50 dogs since 2011 to protect themselves and citizens from animals they’ve deemed aggressive and dangerous. Data shows police shoot at dogs more often than people, with shootings occurring during drug...

Publisher hopes to sell books through Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading book publisher is hoping that Twitter will not only help promote books, but sell them directly. Hachette Book Group announced Monday that it has teamed with the e-commerce platform Gumroad. The deal will allow Twitter users to purchase print...