Anna McGrain Kern

Anna McGrain Kern, 95 of Windham, New Hampshire, died at her home Jan. 11, 2013. Surviving are two sons, Thomas and Jerry Kern; two daughters, Dianna Fallon and Bonnie Paglialunga; and two sisters, Marguerite McGrain Distel and Patricia McGrain. New Hampshire services were held...

Irene Anderson

Irene Anderson, 85, of Southgate, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at her home. She was born November 1, 1928 in Fostoria to Austin Everett and Louise (Moon) Smith. She first married Kenneth Palmerton, and he passed away. She then married Willard...

SW names enrollment manager

Katie Sakel is the new enrollment manager at St. Wendelin Catholic School. Sakel, a 2006 St. Wendelin graduate, returned to the school as a science teacher. Prior to teaching at SWCS, Sakel taught at Bowling Green State University as a graduate teaching assistant for the general...

Man able to stand trial in Carey deaths

A rural Tiffin man charged with killing two people inside a Carey sportsman’s club has been deemed competent to stand trial. A mental evaluation of Richard L. Clark Jr., 65, determined he is capable of standing trial and understanding the charges against him, according to...

Asian stocks track US higher as yen slips

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Thursday after a key U.S. benchmark climbed to a new high on strong earnings and economic data. Regional investors were reassured after the S&P 500 closed at its highest level yet, squeaking past its previous record set less than a...

Country singer Trace Adkins enters alcohol rehab

AP Photo/Dan Harr NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Trace Adkins has entered alcohol rehab. Adkins’ publicist tells Country Weekly and confirms to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the singer entered rehab after consuming alcohol during the Country Cruising...

Double-murder suspect competent to stand trial

A rural Tiffin man charged with killing two people inside a Carey sportsman’s club has been deemed competent to stand trial. A mental evaluation of Richard L. Clark Jr., 65, determined he is capable of standing trial and understanding the charges against him, according to the...

House Speaker John Boehner is ‘Tonight Show’ guest

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Fresh from the U.S. budget battle, House Speaker John Boehner is heading to TV. Boehner is scheduled as a guest next week on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” The show airs on Jan. 23. NBC says the speaker will discuss his background and...

Editorial: U.S. dairy industry wants price protections in the farm bill

DOWN ON the farm, the latest news is the battle over dairy policy that thwarts passage of a new five-year package of federal subsidies for agriculture — and the nutrition aid for low-income families that is attached to the bill. The conflict pits the Democratic-majority Senate,...

Dionne: The lost art of tough liberalism

Can you be a tough liberal who knows how to work with the other side? Can you be unwavering in trying to lift the wages of the low-paid, bring health coverage to the uninsured, equalize educational opportunities and protect the environment — and still compromise enough to get all...