ACLU warns Pa. district in transgender prom flap

RED LION, Pa. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue if a Pennsylvania school district doesn’t allow a transgender student to run for pr……

Paper: ACLU seeks apology over prom king dispute

RED LION, Pa. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union wants a central Pennsylvania school district to apologize for its treatment of a transgender teen running for p……
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Will.i.am rebuts accusations of song theft

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Will.i.am says he’s been unfairly accused of stealing a song from a Russian dance producer for use on his new album. The producer-rapper-singer has acknowledged reaching out to trance producer Arty after hearing…

Philly market holds feast of forgotten foods

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The historic Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia is celebrating long-lost foods that were formerly local staples, from teaberry ice cream t……

Ohio boy, 10, dies in accidental shooting

MARENGO, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say a 10-year-old central Ohio boy died when he was accidentally shot while he and other children were playing with a sho……
534 Closed

Route 534 Closed for Project

State Route 534 in Milton Township will be closed for the next 14 days for a culvert replacement project. …
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Young musicians cling to Cajun, zydeco traditions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Members of the Cajun band T’Monde are young, but they like their music old. The band of 20-somethings opened the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Friday with century-old, fiddle-heavy Cajun tunes. “Je vais…
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Hill says she signed with Sony to pay taxes

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauryn Hill says she has signed with Sony to pay her overdue taxes. Hill pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. The 37-year-old posted…
PETA vists YSU

PETA Visits YSU

The national animal rights group PETA visited Youngstown State University on Friday. …

Ohio bill would create open-container districts

CINCINNATI (AP) — In the vein of the Las Vegas Strip and the streets of New Orleans, two Ohio lawmakers want the state’s biggest cities to have entertainment dist……

Matthew McConaughey says he’s listened to critics

NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey, who’s getting praise from critics for his role in the new movie “Mud,” says he’s found a way to make negative reviews a positive learning experience. McConaughey won best supporting male actor…

NW Pa. woman gets prison for heroin-fueled heists

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania woman will spend one to five years in prison for helping her boyfriend rob three banks to get money for heroin, a string of he……

Glenn Close’s sister writing about mental illness

NEW YORK (AP) — The youngest sister of actress Glenn Close is working on a memoir about her struggles with mental illness. Grand Central Publishing announced Friday that Jessie Close’s “Resilience” is scheduled for release in January 2015.…

Employees at Ohio prison subject of drug probe

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio drug task force is investigating steroid use and distribution among employees at a state prison. Cmdr. John Burke (BUR’……