Uncategorized

Researchers hoping to reduce water use at power plants

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Researchers at West Virginia University are testing an idea to help save freshwater resources by combining wastewater from power plants with wastewater from fracking. The Dominion Post reports the power industry is the biggest water user in West Virginia. Nationally, it is ...

Sisters grow tired of nonstop talker

DEAR ABBY: My sister is driving me and our other sister nuts. There are five years between the three of us. We are all seniors who live in the same city and have always been close. Abby, the oldest talks nonstop. It was always a family joke, but it’s gotten worse. Now she interrupts people ...

Clickety clack, let’s look back: Typewriters return

For most of us, the clickety clack of a manual typewriter — or the gentler tapping of the IBM Selectric — are but memories, if we’ve heard them at all. But at the few remaining typewriter repair shops in the country, business is booming as a younger generation discovers the joy of the ...

Judge OKs state’s motion to dismiss fetal manslaughter case

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — The manslaughter charge against an Alabama woman who lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight was dropped Saturday. Circuit Judge David Carpenter granted the state’s motion to dismiss the case against Marshae Jones, 28. Jones was five months pregnant when ...

Seized N. Korean ship sought for U.S. man’s death

NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship, seeking to collect on a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded in the American college student’s death. The Warmbiers filed court papers Wednesday in New York federal court saying they have ...

Loans offered to help small businesses hurt by Ohio flooding

COLUMBUS (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says loans are being made available to help certain Ohio businesses affected by excessive rain and flooding in January and February. The agency says Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available in nine neighboring counties, mostly in ...

Couple proves love is ageless at Ohio assisted living facility

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s John and Phyllis Cook are living proof love is ageless. WNWO-TV reports the couple living at retirement facility in Sylvania went to get their marriage license at the county courthouse in Toledo late last month and decided to tie the knot there and then. John ...

Hometown of first man on moon ready to launch 50th celebration

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — A small Ohio city is shooting for the moon in celebrating its native son’s history-making walk 50 years ago this month. The hometown of Neil Armstrong has expanded its usual weekend “summer moon festival” to 10 days of Apollo 11 commemorations . Tens of ...

Aftershocks may rattle for months

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Southern California expressed relief Saturday that damage and injuries weren’t worse after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 years, while voicing concerns about the possibility of major aftershocks in the days and even months to ...

Trump calls for Americans to ‘stay true to our cause’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as “the greatest political journey in human history” in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of spectators, many of them invited, on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. Supporters ...

San Francisco to paint over historic George Washington mural

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American ...

Census experts: Tornadoes could impact Ohio count

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tornadoes that destroyed and damaged hundreds of homes in western Ohio are complicating population counts for next year’s Census. The count activities start at the end of January 2020 and Census experts worry about how the Dayton area will fare since the region is ...

Biden remains the Dem to beat Trump

During the Thursday debate, Kamala Harris went straight for Joe Biden’s jugular over his alleged failures on race matters. The day after, however, Keisha Lance Bottoms, the black mayor of arguably America’s blackest city, Atlanta, endorsed Biden for the Democratic nomination. And according ...

Seeing ‘real America’ from the Beltway

WASHINGTON — It is often said our nation’s capital is filled with wealthy college-educated elites operating in a company town where everything is transactional. They are a clubby set of folks who can “fail up” in their profession and rarely interact meaningfully with anyone who isn’t ...

To construe the Constitution, simply look to the Declaration

WASHINGTON — On this 243rd anniversary of the beginning of the best thing that ever happened — “The Great Republic” was Winston Churchill’s tribute — many of today’s most interesting arguments about America’s nature and meaning are among conservatives. One concerns the relevance ...

West Virginia fireworks sales continue to disappoint

CHARLESTON (AP) — Fireworks sales in West Virginia continue to bring in less revenue than predicted, according to the 2019 Fireworks Safety Fee Report. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the fireworks safety fee brought in just under $644,000 in 2018. When the 6 percent sales tax is added, ...

Woman uses inheritance to keep her family in line

DEAR ABBY: For the last 12 years, we have been traveling 7 1/2 hours to see my husband’s grandparents. This happens several times a year. Each time I pray it will be the last visit. Invariably, when we return home, I am sick for about a week, and it’s getting worse. At 96, Grandma ...

‘Spider-Man’ swings high in sequel

* “Spider-Man: Far From Home” — Peter Parker might be forgiven for craving a vacation as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” begins. After an emotional and strenuous last few movies with the Avengers, a break sounds nice. “I didn’t think I had to save the world this summer,” he ...

MAD leaving newsstands after 67-year run no joke

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — MAD, the long-running satirical magazine that influenced everyone from “Weird Al” Yankovic to the writers of “The Simpsons,” will be leaving newsstands after its August issue. Really. The illustrated humor magazine — instantly recognizable by the gap-toothed ...

Decision on extinguishing Jim Beam fire still pending

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The fire that destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with aging bourbon in Kentucky continued to burn Thursday as officials said the decision on whether to extinguish is still a day or two away. Woodford County Emergency Management Director Drew Chandler said in ...