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Museum Says Rare Native American Artifact Found In SW Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A museum says a rare Native American artifact dating back to the fifth century has been discovered by a crew doing utility work in a southwest Ohio village. The suburban Cincinnati village of Newtown and the Cincinnati Museum Center said this week that a shell...

Chicago’s 1st Black Major League Baseball Player Minoso Dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Minnie Minoso, who hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat when he became major league baseball’s first black player in Chicago in 1951, has died, the Cook County medical examiner said Sunday. The medical examiner’s office did not immediately offer...

Knitters Offer Warmth To Needy With Scarves In Ohio Park

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A flash of color from the handmade scarf and a simple, handwritten note drew extra attention to a snowman in Goodale Park. “If you’re stuck out in the cold, take one!” the note read. Another scarf and note adorned a nearby tree. And...

Ohio Bill Would Extend Foster Care Services To Wards Age 21

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill would increase the age that younger people could receive foster care services, while requiring that court-appointed guardians receive a state guidebook. The legislation would extend foster care services to age 21 if the young person meets...

Postal Service To Consolidate Sorting, Close Akron Center

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service plans to close an Akron mail-sorting center in mid-April as it consolidates six Ohio operations into two sites in Cleveland and Columbus to cut costs. The closure isn’t a surprise. The Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports part of the...

Postal Service To Consolidate Sorting, Close Akron Center

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service plans to close an Akron mail-sorting center in mid-April as it consolidates six Ohio operations into two sites in Cleveland and Columbus to cut costs. The closure isn’t a surprise. The Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports part of the...

Black Keys, Snoop Dogg Highlight Ohio Music Festival

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Grammy-winning The Black Keys and rapper Snoop Dogg are among the acts set for this summer’s music festival along the Ohio River. The fourth Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati will run June 5-7 and features a diverse musical lineup. The Black Keys,...

Black Keys, Snoop Dogg Highlight Ohio Music Festival

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Grammy-winning The Black Keys and rapper Snoop Dogg are among the acts set for this summer’s music festival along the Ohio River. The fourth Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati will run June 5-7 and features a diverse musical lineup. The Black Keys,...

Ohio Issues More Than 58,000 New Concealed-carry Licenses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of concealed-carry licenses issued or renewed last year in Ohio marked the first decline in several years. A state report issued this week showed 58,066 new licenses issued and 52,146 licenses renewed in 2014 for a total of more than 110,000. More...

Anti-Israel Divestment Push Gains Traction At US Colleges

NEW YORK (AP) — The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed the rules of...