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APNewsBreak: Phelps signs with new suit company

In this July 31, 2014 photo, Michael Phelps, left, goes over details of a prototype swimsuit with designers before a training session at Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center in Baltimore. After partnering with Speedo through most of his swimming career, Phelps has agreed to a...
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US men’s basketball chooses 16 roster finalists

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, left, goes up for a shot against Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, left, goes up for a shot...

vanden Heuvel: Making every vote count

By Katrina vanden Heuvel August 5 at 7:48 AM The Electoral College rules that govern our presidential elections are the political equivalent of education’s standardized test. Just as high school classes devolve into test preparation, not learning, presidential elections...

Gilboa man sentenced to 28 years for sex crimes

OTTAWA — Gary Badertscher was sentenced this afternoon to 28 years in prison for sex offenses with children. The 53-year-old Gilboa man, appearing in Putnam County Common Pleas Court, pleaded guilty to felony charges of possessing child pornography and soliciting minors online....
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Bellaire Viaduct, Then & Now…

Milepost 859 As mentioned in my previous post, I was recently looking for some photographs and ran across some that I hadn’t looked at for quite some time. That brings us to the photo above, taken by J.J. Young many years ago in Bellaire, Ohio. I’m not sure how I...

Public invited to Army Corps-Latta flood tour Wednesday

The public is invited to Wednesday’s tour of sites along the Blanchard River with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, according to Sarah Criser, Latta’s communications director. Latta has invited Lt. Col. Karl Jansen, commander of the corps’...
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European markets rise but US seen dipping on open

Trader Steven Kaplan, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening mostly higher as the market recovers from a two-day slide last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Steven Kaplan, center, works on the floor of the New...
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Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two

FILE – This July 14, 2010, file photo, shows Gannett headquarters in McLean, Va. Gannett is spinning off its publishing business from its broadcasting and digital operations. The company is also acquiring full ownership of Cars.com for $1.8 billion., the company announced...

Target lowers forecast citing data breach costs

NEW YORK (AP) — Target has lowered its second-quarter forecast because of costs related to a massive data breach and the repayment of debt. The Minneapolis-based retailer also said Tuesday that it expects sales to be flat at established locations in the U.S., as...
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Year-over-year US home prices show a slowing gain

In this July 10, 2014 photo, a sign hangs in front of a recently sold home in Quincy, Mass. Real estate data provider CoreLogic reports on U.S. home prices in June 2014 on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) In this July 10, 2014 photo, a sign hangs in front of a...