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‘Wide Awake in Slumberland: The Art of Winsor McCay,’ by Katherine Roeder

Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay” by Katherine Roeder (Univ. Press of Mississippi/Univ. Press of Mississippi) By Dennis Drabelle July 25 at 10:41 AM WIDE AWAKE IN SLUMBERLAND Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in...
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Book review: “I Heard My Country Calling,” by James Webb

James Webb, Platoon command post, Henderson Hill, April 1969 (Courtesy of James Webb) By Elizabeth D. Samet July 25 at 10:41 AM Reviewed by Elizabeth D. Samet“I Heard My Country Calling” is an embattled book by a man who has long been a fighter — inside the ring and out. Shaped...
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The Early Days of America’s Foreign Correspondents

James Gordon Bennett, Editor of the New York Herald (Photo by mathew Brady/ Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division) By Becky Krystal July 25 at 1:01 PM Journalism HELL BEFORE BREAKFAST America’s First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the...
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Book review: ‘Slavery, Inc.,’ on international sex trafficking, by Lydia Cacho

“Slavery Inc: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking” by Lydia Cach (Soft Skull/Soft Skull) By Manuel Roig-Franzia July 25 at 1:17 PM In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, there’s a small garden sheltered from the clatter of the street where young girls quietly...
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Yardley: Review: “The Crossword Century” by Alan Connor

“The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief” by Alan Connor (Gotham/Gotham) By Jonathan Yardley July 25 at 1:21 PM These words are written on a bright Saturday morning in the spring of 2014, a morning all the...

McLane paid $26,853 an acre for distribution center land

McLane Co. Inc. paid $26,853 an acre for 88 acres south of Hancock County 212 on which it will build a $38 million grocery distribution center, according to Hancock County records. The 337,831-square-foot distribution center, to open in 2016 across from Lowe’s Distribution...

Riverdale teacher’s resignation expected Monday

MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Riverdale school board expects to receive the resignation of kindergarten teacher Barbara Williams on Monday evening. Williams was caught on camera in May shoving and picking her student up by the face.  She is facing a first-degree misdemeanor for...

Authorities suspicious as two vacant houses burn in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Putnam County authorities are suspicious about two morning fires that damaged two vacant houses owned by the village of Ottawa. The first fire, at 315 North Perry St., damaged a two-story house. It was called in at 5:11 a.m., authorities said. The second fire,...

During the night, an ATV accident kills Cloverdale man

Andrew Altenburger, 28, of Cloverdale, died early this morning in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies reported they received a 9-1-1 call at 2:20 a.m. stating Altenburger had crashed in a field west of road 23-L south of Cloverdale. He had struck a...

Ready to make a positive image stick

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Every day, the men of Fostoria Police Department respond to a variety of emergencies throughout the area. Often times, these incidents put officers into contact with innocent children who are suddenly thrust into a traumatic, unfamiliar situation. To...
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