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Sharon Awarded Grant

The City of Sharon is set to receive over a $292,000 in funding to improve its downtown business district. …

AP’s John Daniszewski named to Pulitzer board

NEW YORK (AP) — John Daniszewski, a top editor and vice president at The Associated Press with decades-long experience covering international news, has been named to the Pulitzer Prize Board, which awards the most prestigious prizes in journalism.…

Abused disabled Iowa plant workers awarded $240M

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jury on Wednesday awarded a total of $240 million to 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse and discrimination by…

NY church transformed with ancient icon tradition

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) — The religious scenes playing out on the interior walls of St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church could have been painted centuries ago: Saints with gilded halos, winged angels hugging curved arches, calligraphic lettering helping to…

NY church transformed with ancient icon tradition

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) — The religious scenes playing out on the interior walls of St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church could have been painted centuries ago: Saints with gilded halos, winged angels hugging curved arches, calligraphic lettering helping to…

Advocates consider Medicaid issue for Ohio ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of extending health coverage to more low-income Ohioans are exploring whether an expansion of Medicaid could be put to a statewide vo……

Furthur cancels show after Bob Weir fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Furthur is cancelling a tour date after guitarist Bob Weir fell onstage at a concert last week. Weir said on his website Tuesday that the Grateful Dead offshoot is “unable to perform for the…

3 Philly juveniles charged in fake gun incident

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three juveniles are facing charges after authorities say they pointed a replica handgun at people on the street in Philadelphia. It happened in no……

Zimbabwe generals: We won’t meet prime minister

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s generals and police commanders say they won’t meet with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and other “malcontents” trying to undermine their powers, the country’s official media reported Wednesday . The state-owned Herald newspaper, controlled…

Peace Corps volunteer dies in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A spokeswoman for the United States Embassy in Accra confirms that a Peace Corps volunteer has died in Ghana. Zainab Mahama declined to provide details. On the Peace Corps website, Peace Corps Deputy Director…

Pink Floyd poser arrested for theft by swindle

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A man is accused of pretending to be a member of rock band Pink Floyd at a Minnesota hospital — and racking up as much as $100,000 in unpaid medical bills. Police say…

EBay monitoring listings of Boston Marathon medals

EBay says it is monitoring listings to ensure nobody uses the auction website to profit off the Boston Marathon bombings. Remaining up is a medal from this year’s race whose proceeds will go directly to charity. Jonathan Resnick…

Stocks fall on more evidence of slowing economy

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is lower at midday on more evidence of a slowing U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average is down 57 points to 14,781 as of 11:51 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard…

Vt. woman disfigured in attack reveals new face

BOSTON (AP) — A Vermont woman whose ex-husband doused her with industrial-strength lye in 2007, disfiguring her, has revealed her new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton of Thetford, who had a face transplant, spoke at a news conference Wednesday…
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Missing Pa. woman, thought dead, surfaces in Fla.

LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — Police in central Pennsylvania say a woman who disappeared after dropping off her children for school 11 years ago has been located in Florida after traveling there with homeless hitchhikers and sleeping beneath bridges.…
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Scholars find cannibalism at Jamestown settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists said Wednesday that they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists at Jamestown, Va., survived harsh conditions by turning to cannibalism. For years, there have been tales…
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Bank Funds Civics Trip

The Home Savings Charitable Foundation presented a $2,600 check to Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past. …