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Carter named commissioner president

James F. Carter of Grand Rapids will serve as president of the Wood County Board of Commissioners for calendar year 2014. Commissioner Doris I. Herringshaw of Liberty Township will serve as vice-president. The board will continue conducting regular meetings on Tuesday and...

NJ GOP Gov. Christie: ‘We let down the people’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. Christie apologized again Tuesday, saying his administration “let down the people we are entrusted to serve†but that...

Report: NSA maps pathway into computers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world — but not in the United States — that allows the U.S. to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The...

Associated Press Girls State Basketball Poll

The Top Ten teams in the second Associated Press Ohio high school basketball polls of the 2013-2014 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Middleburg Hts. Midpark 25....

Blue Jackets Send Defenseman Prout To Springfield

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Dalton Prout to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Prout has two assists, 31 penalty minutes and 41 blocked shots in 25 games with Columbus this season....

Grizzlies beat Thunder 90-87 in Gasol’s return

AP Photo/Lance Murphey MEMHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Courtney Lee scored a season-high 24 points, including the closing two free throws, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 90-87 on Tuesday night in Marc Gasol’s return to the lineup. Zach Randolph had 23...

AP PHOTOS: 1957 Little Rock desegregation effort

FILE – In this Sept. 4, 1957 file photo, students of Central High School in Little Rock, including Hazel Bryan, shout insults at Elizabeth Eckford as she calmly marches down to a line of National Guardsmen, who blocked the main entrance and would not let her enter. Five...

Officials: 3 People Near Toledo Have Died From Flu

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — County health officials say three people have died from a dangerous flu strain since the end of last year in the Toledo area. The Toledo Lucas County Health Department says two of the deaths came last week. A third person died on New Year’s Eve. The...

Ohio Zoo Euthanizes Hippo Believed To Be About 59

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Nile hippopotamus believed to be the oldest in North America has died at an Ohio zoo. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo says the male hippo was euthanized Monday due to “advanced age-related ailments.” The zoo says the hippo was named Blackie and was...

Ohio Surgeon Found Negligent In 1 Of Many Lawsuits

CINCINNATI (AP) — A jury has found a Cincinnati spine doctor was negligent in performing surgery on a patient and awarded the woman more than $1 million. The jury reached that verdict Tuesday against Abubakar Atiq Durrani (ah-boo-BAY’-ker AH’-teek duhr-AH’-nee)...