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Tigers ousted by Bulldogs in sectional semi

LOGAN — Earlier this season, Marietta defeated Athens on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Adrian Avendano at Sutton Gymnasium. The Tigers were unable to recapture that magic Tuesday night, falling to the Bulldogs 62-36 in a Division II sectional semifinal at Jim Myers Gymnasium. Marietta, ...

USS Arizona crew member, Pearl Harbor survivor dies

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — One of the remaining USS Arizona crew members who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Donald Stratton passed away at his Colorado Springs home in his sleep Saturday with his family in attendance. The 97-year-old veteran had been in poor health since ...

20 departments help extinguish fire at wood pallet supplier

SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio (AP) — A large blaze at an Ohio business that supplies wood pallets was put out by firefighters with help from 20 different departments, a fire official said Sunday. The pallets burn quick and hot, so the blaze Saturday night “had a head start” on crews responding ...

Retired teachers get patent for car-detailing invention

NITRO, W.Va. (AP) — E.J. Smith is a stickler for detailing. The retired Nitro High School science teacher’s two ATVs are spotless, as are his car, vintage pickup and Jeep CJ5 — the hoods of which are clean enough to dine upon, in the unlikely event Smith would consider such an ...

A more or less perfect union

“A More or Less Perfect Union” is a three-part series, produced by Free to Choose Network, that will air on various PBS stations across the nation starting in February. The documentary is a personal exploration of the U.S. Constitution by Justice Douglas Ginsburg, who served on the U.S. ...

Flu-related hospitalizations continuing to rise in Ohio

COLUMBUS (AP) — Flu-related hospitalizations in Ohio continue to rise week over week with the total number of hospitalizations this flu season more than double the reported number for the same period last flu season, state health officials said Friday. There were nearly 1,000 ...

Roadside memorial grows in homeowner’s front yard

DEAR ABBY: I need some help. A terrible car accident happened in front of my house a few months ago that resulted in the death of a husband and father. The family comes out every Sunday to place flowers at the accident site, which is my front yard. At first, I had no problem with them ...

‘Sonic’ speeds to surprising $57M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win. Paramount ...

Jane Fonda to speak at commemoration of Kent State shootings

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jane Fonda is among the speakers tapped to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings. The 82-year-old actress and activist will highlight four days of events the Ohio university has planned to explore the lasting impacts of the events of May 4, 1970, which were ...

Banksy’s Valentine’s Day mural covered after it was defaced

LONDON (AP) — The family who owns a house in southwest England where an artwork from Banksy appeared in time for Valentine’s Day has covered the mural after it was defaced. Temporary fencing was also added Saturday to the home in Bristol and closed-circuit television has been installed to ...

Applause welcomes ‘Parasite’ director upon return to South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie “Parasite,” including the award for Best Picture. The crowd clapped and cheered as Bong walked out ...

California to apologize for internment of Japanese Americans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California’s capital city, but his citizenship mattered little after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. Based solely on their Japanese ancestry, the 5-year-old and his family were taken from ...

Colorado pot shops turn to highway sponsor signs amid strict ad rules

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado’s strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways and putting their names on roadside signs. Currently, 51 cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, manufacturers and edible producers sponsor roadways ...

Orangutan granted ‘personhood’ turns 34, makes a new friend

WAUCHULA, Fla. (AP) — A orangutan named Sandra, who was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina and later found a new home in Florida, celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine’s Day with a special new primate friend. Patti Ragan, director of the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, ...

Ohio driveway shootout leaves stuntwoman, husband dead

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who fatally shot his ex-wife and her husband indicated they ambushed him and his current wife in the driveway of their luxury home and a shootout erupted. Authorities responding to the property near Yellow Springs after the gunfire Wednesday morning ...

Rival Dems say Bloomberg is attemping to ‘buy’ election

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning Sunday were fixated on a rival who wasn’t contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg all targeted billionaire Mike Bloomberg, ...

Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. The presidential motorcade took to the track to join in a warm-up lap after he had told the crowd that the racers ...

Annie Glenn, widow of John Glenn, turning 100

COLUMBUS (AP) — Annie Glenn, the wife of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn, is turning 100 today and is doing fine, a spokesman said. But she is eschewing the media spotlight that shone on her and her husband for nearly six decades. “The Glenn family is appreciative of the ...

Esper: Taliban deal promising but means risk

MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could lead to the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan is not without risk but “looks very promising.” Ahead of a formal announcement of the ...

Candy, cheese soar to space station to satisfy crew cravings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Saturday, carrying candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts’ cravings. Northrop Grumman launched its Cygnus capsule from the Virginia seashore. The nearly 4-ton shipment should arrive at the ...