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    Update: Two bodies found, two still missing

    Officials find boat capsized, boaters still missing

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:59:18 GMT
    The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boat with at least three people on board.Officials say they received a report of a 21-foot bath boat that hadn't returned when it was expected.They say the boaters
    Ohio Department of Natural Resources confirms they have located the missing fishing boat, partially submerged, near Toussaint Reef. Two bodies have been found.
  • Bomb hoax won’t discourage local marathon runners

    Bomb hoax won’t discourage local marathon runners

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:10:37 GMT
    Boston police have stepped up patrols near the marathon finish line on Wednesday following a bomb hoax. Kevin Edson is facing several charges. He is accused of placing a backpack near the finish line
    "I'm not afraid to go," says Cathy Meier of Findlay. "It never once occurred to me to be afraid to go."
  • Pope Francis: Not one step back when it comes to clerical sexual abuse

    Pope Francis: Not one step back

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:01:20 GMT
    Pope Francis has asked for the public's forgiveness for priests who have sexually abused children. Francis made the statement to a Catholic children's organization at the Vatican on Friday. "I feel compelled
    Pope Francis has asked for the public's forgiveness for priests who have sexually abused children.


The University of Toledo Medical Center has activated a plan to handle an anticipated flu epidemic. The hospital says anyone going to the emergency room with flu symptoms, will be given a face mask and instructed to wash their hands immediately. They say it's about protecting both patients and physicians. Doctors recommend getting a flu shot to keep yourself and your community healthy.

(AP) - A public health emergency has been declared in Boston because of a flu outbreak. There have been 700 confirmed cases this season, compared to 70 last year. There have been at least four fatalities. The city is working with health care centers to offer free flu vaccines so that vaccination centers can be opened. High levels of flu are being reported in 29 states.

(AP) - A new spending plan from the Pentagon will keep the nation's only tank manufacturing plant working for at least the next couple of years. Fighting on Capitol Hill over funding had put the northern in Lima factory's future in doubt. About 800 workers there refurbish the Abrams tanks with new weapons and sophisticated systems.

(AP) - Almost 1.9 million Ohioans voted an absentee ballot in last year's election - a record number for the perennial presidential battleground state. Secretary of State Jon Husted released reports Wednesday showing that roughly 33 percent of the more than 5.6 million votes cast in the November election were from absentee ballots.

(AP) - In its latest push to establish itself as a purveyor of premium burgers, Wendy's is testing a pretzel bun. The Ohio-based chain has started selling a bacon cheeseburger in select locations made with a slightly heartier, pretzel-like bun.

(AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is vowing urgent action against gun violence in America. Biden met today with gun control activists and crime victims at the White House. He also held a call with more than 30 governors, mayors and other state and local officials to get their input on ways to curb gun violence. Tomorrow, he meets with gun-owner groups and retailers.

(AP) - The cause of a ferry crash in New York City is under investigation. The high-speed boat loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey rammed into a dock in lower Manhattan today the morning rush hour. The crash seriously injured 11 people, including one who suffered a severe head wound falling down a stairwell.

(AP) - One of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the Obama administration is calling it quits. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is resigning. She won praise from labor unions for aggressive enforcement of wage and hour laws and job safety regulations. But business groups have criticized her as not taking a more cooperative approach. Meanwhile, a White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the administration as it enters a second term.

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