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Gordon Lumber returning to Findlay with store, factory

Gordon Lumber will be returning to its Hancock County 236 site this spring, with a contractor-focused store, a factory and at least 40 jobs. It closed its store at 6485 Hancock County 236 in the 2009 recession and housing slump. It had six employees then, down from a dozen a year...

Crash near Forest injures 2

FOREST — A crash Friday sent two Forest residents to the hospital. Vicki Rowe, 45, was driving a Kia Sorento north on Ohio 37 at about 3:58 p.m. when a tractor-trailer turned in front of her from the U.S. 30 exit ramp, according to Deputy Steven Lowery of the Hancock County...

LA-area wildfire only smoldering; evacuees return

An aircraft drops fire retardant on the Colby Fire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, near Azusa, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in the damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of...

Ending Syrians’ suffering

David Miliband is president and chief executive of International Rescue Committee. He was Britain’s foreign secretary from 2007 to 2010. It is a rare peace conference that brings immediate peace. But few have sparked such little optimism as the one planned for Wednesday in...

China has not been able to hide Liu Xiaobo’s ideas

Dana Nemcova, Jiri Gruntorad and Jan Ruml are former Czech dissidents who signed the Charter 77 Manifesto, which sought to “enable all citizens of Czechoslovakia to work and live as free human beings.” PRAGUE In this Internet age, all of us are everywhere, whether in person, via...

Most evacuations over in Los Angeles-area wildfire

An aircraft drops fire retardant on the Colby Fire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, near Azusa, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in the damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of...

UNC: Athlete literacy research findings flawed

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s top academic officer said Friday that reading specialist Mary Willingham’s findings on athlete literacy levels are flawed, though she stands firm that her research is “100 percent correct.” In a meeting of...

Guard recruiter denied release in armory shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An FBI agent says a Tennessee National Guard recruiter charged with trying to kill four of his superiors told a fellow soldier he would start shooting if he was fired from his job. Special Agent Matthew Ross testified Friday in a detention hearing...

Editorial: Syria peace conference faces long odds

SECRETARY OF State John F. Kerry did not seem to be persuading even himself Thursday when he delivered a statement beseeching the Western-backed Syrian Opposition Coalition to participate in a peace conference in Switzerland beginning Wednesday. Rejecting any “revisionism” about...

Marcus: The fallout of congressional dysfunction

In any complex system, from the human body to the automobile, one malfunctioning part can strain the entire mechanism. The same is true of our out-of-alignment government. A dysfunctional Congress corrodes the rest of the constitutional architecture. It imposes a burden on other...