CSX Rebuilds NW Ohio Track Where Train Derailed

TONTOGANY, Ohio (AP) — Railroad workers have rebuilt track at the site of a northwest Ohio train derailment. A spokeswoman for CSX Transportation Corp. tells The Blade in Toledo ( ) that it could take weeks to determine why 19 train cars jumped the tracks late Monday in the Wood...

Ohio Gov’s Rival Assesses State Of County He Leads

CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is preparing to assess the state of affairs in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County as new poll results show a tightening race with Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga county...

Opening Statements Set In Ohio Slave Labor Trial

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys are set to outline their arguments at the Ohio trial of two people charged with enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years with her child. Opening statements were scheduled Wednesday in federal court in Youngstown...

DACC Presidential Finalists Announced

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The chair of the Dona Ana Community College presidential search committee has announced three finalists to be the school’s next president. Bernadette Montoya said Monday that the three final candidates include current interim president Andrew J....

Russia knocked out of Olympic hockey by Finns, 3-1

AP Photo/Julio Cortez SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory Wednesday, putting a stunning end to the Russians’ enormous expectations at home. Teemu Selanne scored an early goal and Tuukka Rask...

Q&A: A documentarian working in virtual reality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget 3-D glasses. Oscar-nominated documentarian Danfung Dennis believes the next evolution in filmmaking will be to surround viewers with images in 360 degrees – directly on their noggins. Dennis, whose gripping 2012 film “Hell and Back...

Obama’s N. American agenda hits congressional drag

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads into a summit with Mexican and Canadian leaders eager to engage on issues of trade and other neighbor-to-neighbor interests even as Congress is placing a drag on some of his top cross-border agenda...

iTunes launching music festival at SXSW

NEW YORK (AP) — iTunes is putting its stamp on South by Southwest, piggybacking on the annual event hosted by the city of Austin, Texas, with its own music festival. The company said Wednesday it will debut its popular iTunes Festival, a free concert series held in London...

US producer prices rose slight 0.2 percent in Jan.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cost of producing goods and services in the United States rose slightly in January, with higher food prices partly offset by cheaper gas. Overall, inflation remains mild. The Labor Department says the producer price index, which tracks prices before...

Free class prepares seniors for portraits

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As the end of the school year swiftly approaches, it’s time for juniors to schedule their senior portrait sessions. In an effort to provide students with tips and hints on how to “look their best” for their senior pictures, local...