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Cleanup begins in aftermath of California floods

Crews work to remove the debris that washed along Valley of the Falls Dr. on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 in Forest Falls, Calif. Heavy rains the day before washed dirt and boulders around the small mountain town. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Stan Lim) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT Crews...
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Grocery workers rally for fired chief executive

Protesters holding “Arthur T” signs taunt an occupant of a car driving from a Market Basket Supermarket job fair in Andover, Mass., Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. The company set up a job fair for its workers to replace colleagues who walked off the job to protest the firing...
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US gov’t had role in Ebola drug given aid workers

Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber, are seen in an undated photo provided by Samaritan’s Purse. Brantly became the first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the United States from Africa, arriving at at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 2,...
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A-Rod cousin, clinic owner arrested by feds

In this photo provided by ESPN, Anthony Bosch, center, is escorted by Drug Enforcement Administration officials in Weston, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to distribute steroids, more than a year after he...
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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’...