Worker dies in blender at Oregon meat plant

CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon cleaning worker was killed when he fell into a running blender at a meat-processing plant, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputy Nate Thompson identified the worker as Hugo Avalos-Chanon, 41, of…

Ohio addictions chief addresses overdose deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The head of Ohio’s addictions agency says new data on drug overdose deaths in Ohio drives home the need for expanded insurance coverage. Or……
School Advertising

School Launches Ads

If marketing is the secret to success, one local school district is taking that idea to a whole new level.…
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NJ gov. aims salty language at dune opponents

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Ever since Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the Jersey shore last October, officials have planned for a new system of protective sand dunes along the entirety of the 127-mile coast. And also…

Corbett nominates Mackereth as Pa. welfare chief

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After less than three months as acting secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare, Bev Mackereth is being nominated to ta……
Mill Creek maple syrup

Mill Creek Syrup On Sale

Maple syrup produced from a grove of trees in Mill Creek Park is for sale.…

Russia had elder Boston suspect under surveillance

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — Russian agents placed the elder Boston bombing suspect under surveillance during a six-month visit to southern Russia last year, then scrambled to find him when he suddenly disappeared after police killed a Canadian jihadist,…

Fewer school districts seek to exceed tax limit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fewer and fewer Pennsylvania school districts are seeking approval to raise property taxes beyond a state-imposed inflation index without vo……
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Ohio Adds New Benefit

The treatment of autism will soon be a covered expense as part of the health benefits package for State of Ohio employees.…

‘American Idol’ is now 3rd-rated competition show

NEW YORK (AP) — Television’s champion for nearly a decade, Fox’s “American Idol,” now isn’t even the most popular competition show on the air. Both editions of “The Voice” on NBC and “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC…
Springfield Local Bond Issue

School Asks For Bond Issue

Orange ribbons and yard signs speckle the lawns of residents in New Middletown urging voters to approve a 2.5 mill bond issue May 7 to build a new school. …

ElBaradei: Egypt leader will need opposition help

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s leading opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said Tuesday he believes the Islamist president will eventually be forced to reach out to the opposition because his group is losing support and isn’t able to tackle the…

Paltrow, Parker launch Web series for AOL

NEW YORK (AP) — AOL is making its most substantial dip into original video programming with new series from Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria and Nicole Richie. The Internet company unveiled 15 new digital series Tuesday…

Woody Allen casts stars Colin Firth, Emma Stone

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Woody Allen is returning to France for his next film and bringing Colin Firth and Emma Stone along as its stars. Producers Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum announced Tuesday that Allen is set to…

Police: 400 pounds of pot confiscated

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania have confiscated about 400 pounds of marijuana and arrested two men. The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/10qpovp ) re……

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