Blight mapping project

Student Studies City Blight

The idea behind the project is to compare how communities are able to recover from natural disasters like tornadoes or hurricanes with what happens to cities because of a bad economy. …

Energy Dept. seizes $21M from electric car maker

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has seized $21 million from troubled automaker Fisker Automotive Inc. just weeks after the company laid off three-fourths of its workers amid continuing financial and production problems. Fisker had received $192 million…

EPA again questions Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency again is raising objections to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. Despite more than four years of study, the State…

PSY’s new single ‘Gentleman’ continues record run

NEW YORK (AP) — PSY continues to set records on YouTube. The South Korean pop star hit another mark for viral views with his new single “Gentleman,” earning 38 million views in a single day as it set…

US to press China over repatriation of NKoreans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will press China over its forcible repatriation of refugees to North Korea, a U.S. human rights envoy said Monday. He likened the North’s vast gulag to that operated by the Soviet Union…

Officials: Boston suspects motived by religion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. officials say preliminary evidence from an interrogation suggests the suspects in the Boston Marathon attack were motivated by their religious views but were apparently not tied to any Islamic terrorist groups. The two…

2 arrested in alleged Pa. kidnap-ransom plot

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two suspects were arrested after a man told a bank teller that his family was being held for ransom in a suburban Philadelphia apartm……

2 arrested in alleged Pa. kidnap-ransom plot

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two suspects were arrested after a man told a bank teller that his family was being held for ransom in a suburban Philadelphia apartment. No one was injured. Police in Bucks County’s…

W. Pa. man allegedly threatens to kill officer

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been arrested after allegedly trying to buy a gun and threatening to shoot a police officer. The Beaver County Time……

W. Pa. man allegedly threatens to kill officer

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been arrested after allegedly trying to buy a gun and threatening to shoot a police officer. The Beaver County Times (http://bit.ly/YHrrvA ) reports Sunday that 23-year-old Derrell Devaugh Jackson…

Mass. mosque: Bomb suspect had 2 recent outbursts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — When preachers told congregants at a mosque in November that it was appropriate for Muslims to celebrate U.S. holidays such as the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving, a man who would later be a…

Senate bill jeopardizes tax-free online shopping

WASHINGTON (AP) — States could force Internet retailers to collect sales taxes under a bill that overwhelmingly passed a test vote in the Senate Monday. Under current law, states can only require stores to collect sales taxes if…

OH inmate hunger strike persists over media access

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A spokeswoman says three of five Ohio inmates sentenced to death after the 1993 Lucasville riot are continuing a hunger strike aimed at gaining si……

OH inmate hunger strike persists over media access

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A spokeswoman says three of five Ohio inmates sentenced to death after the 1993 Lucasville riot are continuing a hunger strike aimed at gaining sit-down media access on their cases. Ohio Department of Rehabilitation…
Impaired Driving Course

Police Get DUI Training

Mercer County police received a crash course on how to spot impaired drivers. …

Garbage truck strikes Ohio home, traps resident

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a driver lost control of the garbage truck he was operating and plowed into a home in southwest Ohio, temporarily trapping a woman ins……

Garbage truck strikes Ohio home, traps resident

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a driver lost control of the garbage truck he was operating and plowed into a home in southwest Ohio, temporarily trapping a woman inside the residence. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said no…
NASA project

NASA Taps Local Company

Ken Timmings System Design Inc. in North Lima designed a vehicle for a new balloon launch system for NASA. …
Prison Jail Arrest Generic

Drug Leader Apprehended

The leader of a Detroit-to-Warren drug pipeline turned himself in Monday on charges that he ran a violent drug ring linked to murders and violence in both cities. …