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Hard-hit Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from war

AP Photo/Adel Hana SHIJAIYAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — After weeks of sharing cramped quarters with relatives during last year’s war between Hamas and Israel, 39-year-old Mohammed al-Selek thought nothing of it when he heard the incoming roar of two mortar shells. But once a...

Owner of ‘Tetris’ rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

HONOLULU (AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, there is an extravagant home that’s not quite like the others. The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and two Tesla cars in the driveway. It’s not the two electric cars that...
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Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker’s life to drill a so-called “Third Straw” for Las Vegas to keep getting water from a shrinking Lake Mead. The pipeline is 600 feet underground, where...
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S. Korean violinist wants border concert with North Korea

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world’s most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals’ long, frustrating...

At the old base ball game

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER Do you know the Muffin men? No, not the fictional guy who lives on Drury Lane. I’m talking about the Ohio Village Muffins, a Columbus-based group of gentlemen who fancy carrying on the tradition of base ball. That’s no typo either. It’s...

Fostoria motorcyclist Lifeflighted in US 23 head-on collision

A Fostoria man was Lifeflighted Friday after the motorcycle he was driving collided head-on with a vehicle on U.S. 23 near West Township Road 33. Richard Vance II, 47, was riding a 2014 Harley Davidson in the northbound lane when a 2005 Chevy Colbalt driven by Isabel Pichardo,...

Public Record

Fostoria accidents Friday: • Caller reported she backed into a vehicle in the 200 block of McLean Street at 9:31 a.m. • Two vehicles were involved in a non-injury accident at 12:02 p.m. near North Countyline and Summit streets. One citation was issued. Thursday: •...

Fostoria’s Got Talent winners announced

The Fostoria’s Got Talent contest winners at the Independence Day celebration Friday at Foundation Park are as follows: 5-12 age group — Draven Doerfer, first place; Donald Cooppler, second place; Carrissa LeSavage, third place. 13-17 age group — Elise Paul,...
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Pope plans one-on-one visit with self-proclaimed ‘Mr Nobody’

AP Photo/Darwin Romero GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — A Spaniard by birth, the Rev. Francisco Cortes walks slowly with a cane with a built-in flashlight and admits to a lifelong weakness for cigars. It’s been 30 years since he last saw the pope, who was then simply the...
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More than 1 million expected at pope’s Mass in South America

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis travels to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil on Monday for a Mass expected to draw more than 1 million people, as Latin America’s first pontiff tours his home continent bringing a message of compassion for the...