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Friday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 10 2 .833 — Toronto 8 5 .615 2½ New York 6 7 .462 4½ Baltimore 5 8 .385 5½ Tampa Bay 3 9 .250 7 Central Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 7 4 .636 — Cleveland 8 5 .615 — Chicago 4 8 .333 3½...
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Prep roundup: Elmwood edges New Riegel, 5-3

NEW RIEGEL — Allison Drees and Madison Hoiles accounted for five of Elmwood’s nine hits and the unbeaten Royals posted a 5-3 nonconference softball victory over New Riegel Thursday. Drees doubled and had a pair of singles, while Hoiles doubled and singled as Elmwood...
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Ohio authorities probe “horrific” trapped teen’s death

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities in Cincinnati are pledging to find out what went wrong in the death of a 16-year-old boy they say became trapped by a minivan bench seat in a school parking lot. His body was found more than six hours after he first...

Bridge beam setting to restrict I-75 travel next week

Interstate 75, in both directions between the U.S. 224 and Ohio 12 interchanges will be restricted to one lane from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day next week, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Crews will be setting of bridge beams over the Blanchard River. The...
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Video: Monkey-see, Monkey-do, Busch Gardens Park Gorilla acrobatics

Gorilla Shows Off Moves at Busch Gardens Park, mimicks trainer Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay shared a video of a gorilla mimicking its trainer. The gorilla, named Bolingo, copies the movements of his trainer, Rachel Hale, who is an Animal Care Specialist at the park.  
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Video: Pompeo vows to confront Russia, during Sec. of State confirmation process

Pompeo vows to confront Russia, dodges Mueller questions By MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo vowed on Thursday to ramp up...
Paul Ryan leaving Washington for now
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, not seeking re-election

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan confirms his retirement By John Haughey | Watchdog.org House Speaker Paul Ryan formally announced today that he will not seek re-election in November. At a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., Ryan confirmed what many have been...

Predators unveil new catfish tank for start of NHL playoffs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tossing catfish onto the ice has been a popular hockey tradition in Music City and the Nashville Predators finally have their own catfish tank inside the arena. Team President Sean Henry unveiled the new tank hours before the Predators opened the NHL...

Mower, tooth in a box, Vishnu doll in New Jersey beach trash

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — The bizarre trash items plucked from New Jersey’s beaches last year might be enough to cause nausea or heartburn. But don’t worry, a bottle of Pepto-Bismol was among the items collected. Also plucked from the sands of the...

Litter Landing cuts hours of operation starting April 28

The Hancock County Solid Waste Management District has announced that Litter Landing, 1720 E. Sandusky St., will no longer be open 24/7, starting April 28. The new hours are as follows: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m to 5 p.m....