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  • Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:43:21 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
  • Michigan Health Director Stepping Down

    Michigan Health Director Stepping Down

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:27:14 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says that state health Director Jim Haveman is resigning after having a mild stroke. Snyder said in a statement Thursday that Haveman originally planned to remain as head of the Michigan Department of Community Health into 2015 but moved up his departure because of the Memorial Day stroke. Snyder says Haveman will quit Sept. 12 and says Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon will become director. The governor credits Haveman with promoting "an ambitious health ...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says that state health Director Jim Haveman is resigning after having a mild stroke. Snyder said in a statement Thursday that Haveman originally planned to remain as head of the Michigan Department of Community Health into 2015 but moved up his departure because of the Memorial Day stroke. Snyder says Haveman will quit Sept. 12 and says Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon will become director. The governor credits Haveman with promoting "an ambitious health ...
  • Group wants Redskins name barred from Minnesota Field

    Group wants Redskins name barred from Minnesota Field

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:24:35 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf. The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1q9vzoU ) reported. The Minnesota Vikings are leasing the university's stadium for two seasons while their new $1 billion stadium is built on the site of the former Metrodome in downto...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf. The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1q9vzoU ) reported. The Minnesota Vikings are leasing the university's stadium for two seasons while their new $1 billion stadium is built on the site of the former Metrodome in downto...
  • Court sides with State in Blogger Threat Case

    Court sides with State in Blogger Threat Case

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:53:51 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. The court disagreed. "(A) public ...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. The court disagreed. "(A) public ...
  • Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

    Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:17:55 GMT
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York.
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York.
  • TMA's Glass Pavilion closed, city workers rupture A.C.

    TMA's Glass Pavilion closed, city workers rupture A.C.

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:08:54 GMT
    Inside of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion, it can get hot. After all, the hands-on section is called the "Hot Shop."The rest of the museum has to stay cool, to keep the completed pieces from melting or weeping. Right now, a sign on the door shows: "The glass pavilion will be closed today due to a utility issue."The air conditioning is out. City crews digging into Parkwood to repair a sewer line severed the air conditioning lines. These underground pipes act like ducts, funneling air...
    Inside of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion, it can get hot. After all, the hands-on section is called the "Hot Shop."The rest of the museum has to stay cool, to keep the completed pieces from melting or weeping. Right now, a sign on the door shows: "The glass pavilion will be closed today due to a utility issue."The air conditioning is out. City crews digging into Parkwood to repair a sewer line severed the air conditioning lines. These underground pipes act like ducts, funneling air...
  • Miley Cyrus' date turns himself in

    Miley Cyrus' date turns himself in

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:44:49 GMT
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.Jesse Helt, 22, turned himself in at the Polk County Jail in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Oregon, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail, said Martin Silbernagel, director of Polk County Community Corrections .Helt wi...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.Jesse Helt, 22, turned himself in at the Polk County Jail in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Oregon, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail, said Martin Silbernagel, director of Polk County Community Corrections .Helt wi...
  • Joan Rivers rushed to the hospital

    Joan Rivers rushed to the hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:23:07 GMT
    A number of media outlets including CNN are reporting that comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York City hospital Friday.
    A number of media outlets including CNN are reporting that comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York City hospital Friday.

  • Living in Early Ohio Reenactment at Ft. Meigs

    Living in Early Ohio Reenactment at Ft. Meigs

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:19:36 GMT
    It is the simple life. Dipping candles to use to light your home. Shaving and carving wood to build your own furniture. And cooking over a fire.
    It is the simple life. Dipping candles to use to light your home. Shaving and carving wood to build your own furniture. And cooking over a fire.
  • Archbold Marching Blue Streaks going high-tech

    Archbold Marching Blue Streaks going high-tech

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-08-24 12:57:36 GMT
    When the Marching Blue Streaks take the field during halftime, you'll hear the Familiar Friday night sounds of woodwind, brass and percussion. What you won't hear are the silent touch-screens that keep them in line. Archbold's marching band is taking a cue from Ohio State University, And using I-pads to run through marching drills."We saw that they were using their I-pads for drill," says band director Beth Voll, "and since we already had the I-pads, we figured maybe we could do the same thin...
    When the Marching Blue Streaks take the field during halftime, you'll hear the Familiar Friday night sounds of woodwind, brass and percussion. What you won't hear are the silent touch-screens that keep them in line. Archbold's marching band is taking a cue from Ohio State University, And using I-pads to run through marching drills."We saw that they were using their I-pads for drill," says band director Beth Voll, "and since we already had the I-pads, we figured maybe we could do the same thin...
  • Pardo was link to TVs birth

    Pardo was link to TVs birth

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:16:34 GMT
    Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new "Saturday Night Live," Lorne Michaels must have known it.
    Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new "Saturday Night Live," Lorne Michaels must have known it.
  • Jackie Chan shamed by son's drug arrest

    Jackie Chan shamed by son's drug arrest

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:15:02 GMT
    Action star Jackie Chan says he's ashamed and saddened over his son's arrest on drug charges and has apologized to the public.
    Action star Jackie Chan says he's ashamed and saddened over his son's arrest on drug charges and has apologized to the public.
  • Motley Crue going country?

    Motley Crue going country?

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:19:51 GMT
    Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have spent so much time hanging out with country artists for a Motley Crue tribute album that they know how to write the classic country song.
    Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have spent so much time hanging out with country artists for a Motley Crue tribute album that they know how to write the classic country song.
  • Announcer Don Pardo dies

    Announcer Don Pardo dies

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:17:43 GMT
    Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."
    Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."
  • 'Turtles' top the box office

    'Turtles' top the box office

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:40:42 GMT
    Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.
    Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.
  • Atlantic City fears casino closings

    Atlantic City fears casino closings

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:31:35 GMT
    With three more casinos shutting down by mid-September, Atlantic City officials are looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.
    With three more casinos shutting down by mid-September, Atlantic City officials are looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.
  • Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame

    Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:03:21 GMT
    Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty.
    Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty.
  • Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

    Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:58:57 GMT
    In this 2012 photo provided by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, an employee at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield, Mo., prepares to handle Wilder’s original manuscript of "Pioneer Girl." The original version, wrIn this 2012 photo provided by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, an employee at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield, Mo., prepares to handle Wilder’s original manuscript of "Pioneer Girl." The original version, wr
    Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic view of frontier living.
    Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic view of frontier living.
  • SF says bye to Candlestick Park

    SF says bye to Candlestick Park

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:45:30 GMT
    San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.
    San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.
  • Kasem to be buried in Norway

    Kasem to be buried in Norway

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:43:33 GMT
    The wife of Casey Kasem plans to bury the late radio personality in Norway - contrary to Kasem's desire to be interred in Los Angeles and against the wishes of his adult children, a publicist for Kasem's daughter said Friday.
    The wife of Casey Kasem plans to bury the late radio personality in Norway - contrary to Kasem's desire to be interred in Los Angeles and against the wishes of his adult children, a publicist for Kasem's daughter said Friday.
  • Candlelight vigil for Elvis

    Candlelight vigil for Elvis

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:41:42 GMT
    Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago.
    Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago.
  • Toledo Police take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

    Toledo Police take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:47:13 GMT
    The Toledo Police Department has taken up a challenge that's soaking the nation. TPD posted this video on its Facebook page. It shows the deputy chief and other officers dousing their heads with ice-cold water. It's part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Toledo police are now challenging all other police, fire and emergency agencies in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to get soaking wet or make a donation. The ALS Association says it has rec...
    The Toledo Police Department has taken up a challenge that's soaking the nation. TPD posted this video on its Facebook page. It shows the deputy chief and other officers dousing their heads with ice-cold water. It's part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Toledo police are now challenging all other police, fire and emergency agencies in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to get soaking wet or make a donation. The ALS Association says it has rec...
  • Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease, was sober when he died

    Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease, was sober when he died

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:55:41 GMT
    The wife of Robin Williams says he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide. In a statement Thursday, Susan Schneider said that Williams was struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson's when he was found dead earlier this week.
    The wife of Robin Williams says he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide. In a statement Thursday, Susan Schneider said that Williams was struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson's when he was found dead earlier this week.
  • Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power

    Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power

    Sunday, August 10 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-08-10 21:38:59 GMT
     "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.Paramount Pictures' comic-book adaptation featuring Megan Fox alongside computer-generated renditions of the pizza-eating, sewer-dwelling superheroes lunged into first place in its debut weekend.
     "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.Paramount Pictures' comic-book adaptation featuring Megan Fox alongside computer-generated renditions of the pizza-eating, sewer-dwelling superheroes lunged into first place in its debut weekend.
  • 92.5 KISS FM host heading to Tulsa, OK

    92.5 KISS FM host heading to Tulsa, OK

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:32:58 GMT
    A local radio D.J. and morning show host has a new gig and he's leaving town. Sid Kelly has been on the air at 92.5 KISS FM for the past three years. He took over for Andrew Z. Two months ago, Clear Channel did not renew Kelly's contract. He's now preparing for a new gig in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You'll be able to hear him online, on K-Hits, starting Monday, August 11. Kelly broke the news to his followers on Facebook and says he's going to miss Toledo. The 39-year-old went to Ohio State and he's c...
    A local radio D.J. and morning show host has a new gig and he's leaving town. Sid Kelly has been on the air at 92.5 KISS FM for the past three years. He took over for Andrew Z. Two months ago, Clear Channel did not renew Kelly's contract. He's now preparing for a new gig in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You'll be able to hear him online, on K-Hits, starting Monday, August 11. Kelly broke the news to his followers on Facebook and says he's going to miss Toledo. The 39-year-old went to Ohio State and he's c...
  • Kings Island trying for Guinness World Record

    Kings Island trying for Guinness World Record

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:28:23 GMT
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer.Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati.The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-Can...
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer.Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati.The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-Can...
  • Christian music fest rocks West Toledo

    Christian music fest rocks West Toledo

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:20:10 GMT
    Christian music filled the air in West Toledo Sunday at the annual Exclaim music festival at the Monsignor Schmit CYO Athletic Complex.
    Christian music filled the air in West Toledo Sunday at the annual Exclaim music festival at the Monsignor Schmit CYO Athletic Complex.
  • Driver hits, injures woman while fleeing from angry Zombie Walk crowd

    Driver hits, injures woman while fleeing from angry Zombie Walk crowd

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:08:41 GMT
    A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.
    A driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from angry members of the annual Zombie Walk held during Comic-Con, police said.
  • 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

    'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:42:31 GMT
     Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.
     Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.
  • Skyhawk ride cable snaps, 2 hurt at Cedar Point

    Skyhawk ride cable snaps, 2 hurt at Cedar Point

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:39:42 GMT
    SANDUSKY, Ohio - Two people were injured Saturday night by a ride at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky.A cable on the Skyhawk swing ride's carriages disconnected at around 10 p.m., according to a Cedar Point spokesperson.The cable then came in contact with two guests. One victim was treated and released at the scene. The other was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, the spokesperson adds.Ride crews had immediately shut down the Skyhawk ride and notified the park's emergen...
    SANDUSKY, Ohio - Two people were injured Saturday night by a ride at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky.A cable on the Skyhawk swing ride's carriages disconnected at around 10 p.m., according to a Cedar Point spokesperson.The cable then came in contact with two guests. One victim was treated and released at the scene. The other was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, the spokesperson adds.Ride crews had immediately shut down the Skyhawk ride and notified the park's emergen...
  • Amie's, Charlie's take top honors at Pizza Palooza

    Amie's, Charlie's take top honors at Pizza Palooza

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-27 14:55:37 GMT
    Pizza lovers are in heaven this weekend at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania as nine pizza vendors vie for top taste honors at Pizza Palooza.
    Pizza lovers are in heaven this weekend at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania as nine pizza vendors vie for top taste honors at Pizza Palooza.
  • 'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con, announce "Guardians" sequel

    'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con, announce "Guardians" sequel

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:26:55 GMT
    Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel. Robert Downey Jr. , Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner were on hand with other cast members from "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," including Samuel L. Jackson and Colbie Smolders.
    Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel. Robert Downey Jr. , Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner were on hand with other cast members from "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," including Samuel L. Jackson and Colbie Smolders.
  • Aretha Franklin slams server's D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    Aretha Franklin slams server's D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:40:47 GMT
    Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant.
    Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant.
  • Radcliffe goes undercover as Spidey at Comic-Con

    Radcliffe goes undercover as Spidey at Comic-Con

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:35:44 GMT
     That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe donned a Spidey mask to covertly mingle with fans on the showroom floor at the pop-culture convention.
     That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe donned a Spidey mask to covertly mingle with fans on the showroom floor at the pop-culture convention.
  • Cedar Point among nominees for best U.S. theme park

    Cedar Point among nominees for best U.S. theme park

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:43:06 GMT
    Sandusky's Cedar Point is in the running to be named best theme park in the country. The park is competing with 19 other sites for the top spot as part of a readers' choice contest put on by USA Today and 10Best.The online voting ends at noon August 11.In a 10Best contest this spring, readers named the Toledo Zoo the best zoo in the country.
    Sandusky's Cedar Point is in the running to be named best theme park in the country. The park is competing with 19 other sites for the top spot as part of a readers' choice contest put on by USA Today and 10Best.The online voting ends at noon August 11.In a 10Best contest this spring, readers named the Toledo Zoo the best zoo in the country.
  • McComb boil advisory lifted

    McComb boil advisory lifted

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:20:49 GMT
    The village of McComb's boil advisory is no longer in effect.
    The village of McComb's boil advisory is no longer in effect.
  • Mother, daughter go head-to-head in auctioneer competition

    Mother, daughter go head-to-head in auctioneer competition

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:05:41 GMT
    They work together in the family business, but when it comes to competition, they go head to head.In Toledo, Beth Rose is a well-known auctioneer.She comes from a long-line of bid callers, and so does her daughter.At 28 years of age, Sara Rose-Bytnar is mastering the family business and trying to one-up her own mother.During the International Auctioneer Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, Sara took first runner up in the women's division for bid calling.To do so, she had to out-bid her mom....
    They work together in the family business, but when it comes to competition, they go head to head.In Toledo, Beth Rose is a well-known auctioneer.She comes from a long-line of bid callers, and so does her daughter.At 28 years of age, Sara Rose-Bytnar is mastering the family business and trying to one-up her own mother.During the International Auctioneer Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, Sara took first runner up in the women's division for bid calling.To do so, she had to out-bid her mom....
  • UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

    UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

    Saturday, July 19 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 00:40:48 GMT
    Glum news for "Glee" — Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.
    Glum news for "Glee" — Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.
  • Thousands expected at African American Festival this weekend

    Thousands expected at African American Festival this weekend

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:16:28 GMT
    Thousands of people are expected to attend the 10th annual African American Festival this weekend. It's a family-friendly event hosted by the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union and the University of Toledo.
    Thousands of people are expected to attend the 10th annual African American Festival this weekend. It's a family-friendly event hosted by the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union and the University of Toledo.
  • No fireworks at the Big House

    No fireworks at the Big House

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-07-18 09:39:10 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan regents have rejected the athletic department's proposal to light up the football field this fall with the help of fireworks displays.Thursday's meeting in Ann Arbor was the first for new university President Mark Schlissel.The athletic department proposed using fireworks during home games against Miami University on Sept. 13 and Penn State on Oct. 11.Thursday's votes were 4-3 against fireworks at the Miami game and 5-2 against them at the Pe...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan regents have rejected the athletic department's proposal to light up the football field this fall with the help of fireworks displays.Thursday's meeting in Ann Arbor was the first for new university President Mark Schlissel.The athletic department proposed using fireworks during home games against Miami University on Sept. 13 and Penn State on Oct. 11.Thursday's votes were 4-3 against fireworks at the Miami game and 5-2 against them at the Pe...
  • Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
  • Journey coming to Toledo in September

    Journey coming to Toledo in September

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-14 16:08:41 GMT
    The iconic rock band, Journey, will play Toledo's Huntington Center on September 7th.Livenation.com and Ticketmaster.com are the place to go to get your seats which go on sale on July 18th at 10 a.m.In a career spanning five decades and 19 Top 40 singles, Journey remains one of the most popular bands in the world.The current line up includes Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Deen Castronovo, and Arnel Pineda.
    The iconic rock band, Journey, will play Toledo's Huntington Center on September 7th.Livenation.com and Ticketmaster.com are the place to go to get your seats which go on sale on July 18th at 10 a.m.In a career spanning five decades and 19 Top 40 singles, Journey remains one of the most popular bands in the world.The current line up includes Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Deen Castronovo, and Arnel Pineda.
  • Archie comic will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend

    Archie comic will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-14 10:52:25 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie" when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. Andrews' death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals."The way in which Archie dies is e...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie" when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. Andrews' death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals."The way in which Archie dies is e...
  • 'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73M debut

    'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73M debut

    Sunday, July 13 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-13 19:07:16 GMT
     The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" roared to $73 million on its opening weekend, one of the summer's best debuts.
     The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" roared to $73 million on its opening weekend, one of the summer's best debuts.
  • Cosby back to TV

    Cosby back to TV

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-13 18:39:22 GMT
    NBC says Bill Cosby could be returning to the network with a new comedy as soon as next summer.
    NBC says Bill Cosby could be returning to the network with a new comedy as soon as next summer.
  • Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City to close

    Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City to close

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-13 18:38:27 GMT
    The owners of the Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City say they expect to shut it down in mid-September.
    The owners of the Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City say they expect to shut it down in mid-September.
  • Bobby Brown out of New Edition tour

    Bobby Brown out of New Edition tour

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:54:35 GMT
    Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health.
    Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health.
  • Tommy Ramone dies at age 65

    Tommy Ramone dies at age 65

    Saturday, July 12 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-12 14:40:02 GMT
    (AP)- Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that Ramone died on Friday. Frey didn't have additional details. Ramone was 65. Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All four ban...
    (AP)- Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that Ramone died on Friday. Frey didn't have additional details. Ramone was 65. Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All four ban...
  • 2014 Emmy nominations announced

    2014 Emmy nominations announced

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-10 13:03:57 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - There is fierce jockeying for Emmy nominations in the premier drama and comedy series categories, with newcomers "True Detective" and "Orange is the New Black" making strategic moves to boost their chances.The nominations were announced early Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts Sciences.HBO's critically acclaimed "True Detective" has the trappings of a miniseries, with its closed-ended story and movie-star leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who have said...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - There is fierce jockeying for Emmy nominations in the premier drama and comedy series categories, with newcomers "True Detective" and "Orange is the New Black" making strategic moves to boost their chances.The nominations were announced early Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts Sciences.HBO's critically acclaimed "True Detective" has the trappings of a miniseries, with its closed-ended story and movie-star leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who have said...
  • Harry Potter is back in new J.K. Rowling story

    Harry Potter is back in new J.K. Rowling story

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-08 13:41:41 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - Harry Potter is back - mysterious, married, and going gray.J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard in a new story posted Tuesday on her Pottermore website.It's the first update since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was published in 2007, but Rowling spokesman Mark Hutchinson said there are "no plans" for a new Potter novel.The 1,500-word story describes Harry, about to turn 34, attending the final of the Quidditch World Cup with his family and old...
    LONDON (AP) - Harry Potter is back - mysterious, married, and going gray.J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard in a new story posted Tuesday on her Pottermore website.It's the first update since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was published in 2007, but Rowling spokesman Mark Hutchinson said there are "no plans" for a new Potter novel.The 1,500-word story describes Harry, about to turn 34, attending the final of the Quidditch World Cup with his family and old...
  • Changes coming for Time Warner Cable customers

    Changes coming for Time Warner Cable customers

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:46:51 GMT
    For viewers who watch 13abc on Time Warner Cable, some changes are headed your way later this week. If you have a direct connection to your digital television, you will need to rescan. If you use a set-top box or converted analog feed on Time Warner, your service should not be interrupted. If you have questions, you can contact Time Warner at this number: 1-800-892-4357. Again, this is just for digital direct connections on Time Warner and involves a simple re-scan to receive 13abc’s signal o...
    For viewers who watch 13abc on Time Warner Cable, some changes are headed your way later this week. If you have a direct connection to your digital television, you will need to rescan. If you use a set-top box or converted analog feed on Time Warner, your service should not be interrupted. If you have questions, you can contact Time Warner at this number: 1-800-892-4357. Again, this is just for digital direct connections on Time Warner and involves a simple re-scan to receive 13abc’s signal o...
  • Harrison Ford injury will delay new Star Wars movie for two weeks

    Harrison Ford injury will delay new Star Wars movie for two weeks

    Sunday, July 6 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-06 23:10:56 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Harrison Ford's injury will cause production on "Star Wars: Episode VII" to be suspended for two weeks.Disney announced Sunday that shooting would be halted for two weeks in August to adjust the production schedule following Ford's injury.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Harrison Ford's injury will cause production on "Star Wars: Episode VII" to be suspended for two weeks.Disney announced Sunday that shooting would be halted for two weeks in August to adjust the production schedule following Ford's injury.
  • 'Transformers' tops 'Tammy' on weak July 4 weekend

    'Transformers' tops 'Tammy' on weak July 4 weekend

    Sunday, July 6 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-06 19:21:11 GMT
    The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and the Melisa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.
    The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and the Melisa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.
  • Dog featured on 13abc's "Pet Project" now a therapy dog

    Dog featured on 13abc's "Pet Project" now a therapy dog

    Sunday, July 6 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-06 18:56:35 GMT
    Meet Boo - a Pomeranian that appeared on Pet Project last year and now has a new home and a new career as a therapy dog.
    Meet Boo - a Pomeranian that appeared on Pet Project last year and now has a new home and a new career as a therapy dog.
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  • CW Network has a new home!

    CW Network has a new home!

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:50:56 GMT
    The CW Network has a new home! Beginning Monday, September 1, CW13 premieres broadcasting popular programs to viewers throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. CW programs include hit series such as; The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Resign, America's Next Top Model, Supernatural, and Whose Line Is It Anyway. Coming soon will be The Flash and Jane the Virgin. All programs will be presented in High Definition. CW13 will also feature your favorite syndicated hits including; Big Bang Theory,...
    The CW Network has a new home! Beginning Monday, September 1, CW13 premieres broadcasting popular programs to viewers throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. CW programs include hit series such as; The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Resign, America's Next Top Model, Supernatural, and Whose Line Is It Anyway. Coming soon will be The Flash and Jane the Virgin. All programs will be presented in High Definition. CW13 will also feature your favorite syndicated hits including; Big Bang Theory,...
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  • Three design dilemmas solved

    Three design dilemmas solved

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 9:00 PM EDT2012-06-27 01:00:19 GMT
    Home design can be intimidating. From finding furniture for an oddly-shaped room to keeping a space somewhat kid-friendly, there are always design challenges. Today, with some help from our friends at
    Home design can be intimidating. From finding furniture for an oddly-shaped room to keeping a space somewhat kid-friendly, there are always design challenges. Today, with some help from our friends at west elm, we're tackling three of the most common design dilemmas in the home.
  • Vacation rentals: any profits?

    Vacation rentals: any profits?

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 8:48 PM EDT2012-06-27 00:48:50 GMT
    Borrowing from the boat owners' passel of proclamations, may I suggest: "The best two days of a vacation rental owner's life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it…" Those who live near the shore
    Those who live near the shore often hear rumors about the piles of money that vacation rentals bring in. "The summer months' rental income pays for the entire year's mortgage," folks will say. That may be true, but what about the rest of the expenses?
  • Amazing Tennis Homes for Sale

    Amazing Tennis Homes for Sale

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 8:41 PM EDT2012-06-27 00:41:16 GMT
    We're in the heart of the Grand Slam season, with the French Open wrapped up, Wimbledon on deck and the U.S. Open action for late summer. With the world's greatest players testing themselves on three
    While most people are confined to playing in public parks or at tennis clubs, some people are lucky enough to own homes equipped with private courts. In honor of the Grand Slam season, we're serving up some of these spectacular tennis court-sporting homes