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‘Ike & Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage’ by Jeffrey Frank

History IKE & DICK Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage By Jeffrey Frank Simon & Schuster. 434 pp. Paperback, $18 Former Washington Post writer and editor Jeffrey Frank opens “Ike & Dick” with a description of Richard M. Nixon joining the 4 million New Yorkers who...
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‘Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival’ by Sean Strub

When Larry Kramer called one of his books about AIDS “Reports From the Holocaust,” he was accused of hype. But what the new memoir by AIDS activist Sean Strub confirms, 25 years later, is that at least in one regard the comparison is apt: The story may be familiar, but it never...
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‘The Empire of Necessity: Freedom, Slavery, and Deception’ by Greg Grandin

In February 1805 in the South Pacific, a New England sea captain named Amasa Delano spotted a battered cargo ship wallowing badly. Leaving his own ship to investigate, Delano boarded the strange vessel, the aptly named Tryal. He found a terse Spanish captain, Benito Cerreno, with...
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‘Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon’ by David Landau

Americans of a certain age may remember the well-dressed but pudgy figure of Ariel Sharon, then an Israeli minister without portfolio, on the steps of the U.S. Federal Court building in New York in early 1985 as he awaited a verdict on his libel suit against Time magazine for its...
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‘My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind’ by Scott Stossel

That Scott Stossel is an incredibly anxious person is no longer a secret. He has admitted this, in extensive detail, in his book, in recent interviews and in a lengthy excerpt that became a cover story for the magazine he edits, the Atlantic. He’s a man “buffeted by worry,”...
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Book World: David Thomson’s ‘Moments That Made the Movies’

A glance at the table of contents for David Thomson’s “Moments That Made the Movies” — a coffee-table book with a brain — was all it took to win me over: Among the films listed was an old favorite of mine, “Dodsworth” (1936). Based on a novel by Sinclair Lewis, produced by...

Seneca County Dog Licenses Available in Fostoria Today

The Seneca County Dog Warden will be on the second floor of the Fostoria Municipal Building today from Noon to 4:30 for residents to get 2014 Licenses for $15 each. Today is the final day to get licenses without penalty.

Cooper Tire reaches deal with Chinese plant partner

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company reported today it has signed an agreement with its partner in China, Chengshan Group Co. and its unionized workers, establishing a path forward for their joint venture, Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Company. The agreement establishes a process...
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Some Weathering Ideas (Part I)

Milepost 797 Model railroading is primarily an indoor sport. Oh, sure, there are some folks who have quite extensive outdoor layouts in the parts of the world where temperature and other elements are conducive to do so. But for the vast majority of us, we do our modeling indoors....

L-B tops Arcadia, clinches BVC share

FINDLAY — Rachel Myers scored 22 points and Liberty-Benton controlled the middle two quarters Thursday night en route to clinching at least a share of the Blanchard Valley Conference title with a 55-40 win over Arcadia. The Eagles outscored the Redskins 30-14 in the second...