House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

AP Photo/Eric Gay WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. The 235-192 vote...

The Latest: House passes $788B bill for military, wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House’s $788 billion spending measure (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The House has passed a $788 billion spending bill that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall with Mexico...

Showtime sets a Donald Trump cartoon from Stephen Colbert

NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime has elected to air a cartoon series about the Donald Trump White House. The 10 half-hours of what Showtime calls a workplace comedy will be executive produced by Stephen Colbert for premiere this fall. No date was specified. Showtime says the...
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June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dead at 99

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello Actress June Foray, who gave voice to Rocky the Flying Squirrel and hundreds of other cartoon characters and was sometimes known as the “female Mel Blanc,” has died in a Los Angeles hospital. She was 99. Foray died Wednesday at West Hills...

‘Pacman’ Accepts Suspension, Tears Up Over Owner’s Support

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has accepted his one-game suspension for an offseason misdemeanor conviction, and teared up on Thursday over the unwavering support he’s received from Bengals owner Mike Brown. Jones is suspended by the NFL for...

Man Indicted In Deaths Of 9 People In 2 Ohio Fires

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man already charged in a blaze that killed seven people in May has been indicted on aggravated murder charges in that fire and in a second fire that killed two people on the same Ohio street last year, prosecutors said Thursday. A Summit County grand jury on...

The Latest: Man Killed On Ride At Fair Just Joined Marines

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State Fair’s deadly accident when a ride broke apart. (all times local): 1 p.m. The 18-year-old man killed when a thrill ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair had just signed up with the Marines a week ago. The U.S. Marine Corps...

WITH VIDEO: Findlay bagpiper shares his pipe dreams

By BRENNA GRITEMAN LIFE EDITOR Walter Metcalfe is not the only bagpiper in Findlay, but he is certainly the only memorial bagpiper here. In fact, he’s pretty sure he’s the only one in all of Ohio. As a 20-plus-year member of the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad,...

Cold-air funnel cloud prompts warning sirens

A report of a cold-air funnel cloud west of Findlay prompted the city to set off its warning sirens around 4:30 p.m. today. The sirens were set off as a precaution after a resident spotted the funnel cloud in the area of Hancock County 9 and it was confirmed by the Findlay Police...

Rust Belt Wisconsin looks to fill high-skill jobs at Foxconn

AP Photo/Alex Brandon MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Rust Belt state that built a manufacturing legacy through assembly-line jobs will have to quickly transition to a more highly skilled workforce now that Foxconn has selected Wisconsin as the site of its coveted U.S. electronics...