Review of ‘Ida M. Tarbell,’ by Emily Arnold McCully

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Samuelson: The misleading debate on the Export-Import Bank

I was against the Export-Import Bank before I was for it, and I may someday be against it again. But right now I’m for it, because the congressional fuss over the renewal of its charter is mostly political grandstanding. The Ex-Im Bank is portrayed — mainly by tea party...

vanden Heuvel: 50 years after Freedom Summer, America needs a year of action

Shortly after 11 p.m. on June 24, the media declared six-term Republican Senator Thad Cochran the winner of Mississippi’s hard-fought Republican runoff primary. The reason, the pundits quickly concluded, was an unprecedented surge in black Democrats — some 13,000 or more —...

Severe thunderstorm warnings lifted

The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warning for Hancock, Allen, Putnam, Wood and Lucas counties. A severe thunderstorm watch continues until 8 a.m. for Allen, Hancock, Henry, Putnam, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot  counties.

Davis’ grand slam a winner for Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Rajai Davis hit his third career grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Oakland closer Sean Doolittle (2-2) was given a three-run lead to work with in the ninth, but...

Trial having impact on college sports

the associated press Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA. He believes college athletes are winners, too, now that universities are moving toward reforms that were barely being...

Murray, Djokovic move closer to semifinal clash

LONDON (AP) — As the rain at Wimbledon wreaks havoc with the schedule, and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather. It helped that both got to play Monday on Centre Court, the only spot at the All England...

LeBron heading list of NBA free agents

the associated press The people of Cleveland burned LeBron James’ jersey when he jilted the Cavaliers four years ago. They cursed his name and swore he was no son of theirs any longer. They cheered his defeats on South Beach with more enthusiasm than they cheered his...

Merle K. Fondessy

Merle K. Fondessy, 77, of Clay Center, died Monday afternoon, June 30, 2014, at The Toledo Hospital, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Merle was born February 5, 1937 in Clay Center to Kenneth and Mary (Kekelic) Fondessy. On September 6, 1957, in Monroe, Michigan, he married...

Vern R. Elchert

Vern R. Elchert, 71, of New Riegel, passed away Sunday morning, June 29, 2014 at his home. He was born on February 22, 1943 in New Riegel to Louis E. and Irene B. (Schalk) Elchert. On May 18, 1963, in All Saints Catholic Church St. Peter Chapel, Alvada, he married Donna Gillig....