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Dietrich's pinch-HR lifts Reds over Padres in 11 innings Derek Dietrich hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the San Diego Padres 3-2 Friday night.

Gunman targets Pilot Travel Center in Preble County An armed robbery was reported late Friday night at the Pilot Travel Center north of Eaton in Preble…

Students and teachers excel together MEDINA - Brunswick High School's Felicia Pasadyn said Thursday that she was honored to be among the small group of Medina County seniors credited by the Educational Service Center of Medina County as being top scholars. "They really are brilliant-minded individuals.

Police ask for help to find missing developmentally disabled man in Kettering Police are asking for the public’s help to find a 33-year-old developmentally disabled man.

Car snaps RTA pole in Dayton crash; driver takes off A driver took off on foot Friday night after crashing into an RTA pole.

Indians' Santana becomes US citizen CLEVELAND - Not even a cold, rainy day could hinder Carlos Santana's joyful smile. The Indians first baseman was sworn in as a U.S. citizen Friday, taking the oath with 83 others while his two young daughters fought for his attention. Afterward, Santana beamed with pride.

Blue Jackets back at work There are a number of hurdles for the newly minted Blue Jackets to deal with in the coming days. Fresh off the first playoff series win in team history, the Jackets find themselves in the position of interested spectators while they await their second-round opponent.

Concord sweeps UU in softball - The Urbana University softball team fell twice at Concord by scores of 10-2 and 8-4, capping a stretch of six games in three days. In the first game at Concord, UU jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Mykee Holtz's two-run single in the first inning.

Pets of the Week This beautiful girl is Daisy, a 5-year-old Heeler Mix who came to us from a shelter in Kentucky. Daisy has such a gentle, loving soul. She is just one amazing dog. Shortly after Daisy came to us, we found out that she was heartworm positive. We are treating her and are confident that she will be cured.

Hard-boiled eggs safer than soft-boiled for Easter Question: I prefer the texture of soft-boiled eggs versus hard-boiled eggs. Is it OK to use soft-boiled eggs for dyeing Easter eggs? Answer: Well, that really depends on whether you plan to eat the Easter eggs or just use them for decoration. Eggs are an important source of protein and are delicious to eat.

Jail volunteer honored for service this year STRYKER, Ohio – An Archbold woman who for decades volunteered at Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio has been honored. Shirley Stuckey, 81, this week…

Library hosting bike safety class for kids Toledo Lucas County Public Library invites area youth to join a session on bike safety. The Sanger branch will hold two events with Wersell's Bike and Ski…

Police collecting medication April 27 Toledo police are hosting a drug collection event April 27. Those with expired or unused medicines can drop off the items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the at…

Medical marijuana program still growing LIMA - Ohio's medical marijuana business has been off to a slow start, despite widespread interest and $2.88 million in sales reported in the three months since the first dispensaries opened in January. Only 13 of the 56 dispensaries with provisional licenses have received certificates of operation from the state.

Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce hosting annual Awards Royal Gala LIMA - The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 17th annual Awards Royal Gala at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the UNOH Event Center, 1450 N. Cable Road, Lima. Tickets for members are $45 each or a table of eight for $320. For future members, they are $50 each or a table of eight for $360.

Kathleen Parker: Really? Tankers of water… WASHINGTON - At least he recognized the urgency. As the world gasped in horror at the sight of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral burning in a cataclysmic moment, the president of the United States imparted these words of wisdom: "Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out.

Man accused of setting fire to Huber Heights home, stealing 2 vehicles Don Burke III, charged with arson stemming from a Huber Heights house fire, also is accused of stealing two vehicles in separate incidents.

Former CJ students asked to report any abuse by ex-teacher Paul Botty was convicted in 1986 of abusing students at a Cleveland school, according to the April 16 letter mailed to the Chaminade Julienne classes of 1978-1981. The crimes are not connected to his service at the Dayton school. The letter comes as the Marianist Province of the United States reviews its files on those accused of sexual abuse.

Letter: RTA not perfect, but its helpful I am writing about the current ACRTA tax that we will vote on in May. When ACRTA started this program I was a proponent against it. My son is special needs and attended Marimor preschool at the time. I felt then, and still feel, that it is not the safest or best choice for our children.

Letter: Libs live a life of total hypocrisy The recent shift of the Democrat party to the far left has me wondering what type of person would still support them. - First: You would have to be devoid of human emotions to not have a problem with full-term abortions. - Second: A supporter would have to hate American values.

Letter: A sweet for the sweet tooth After reading the feature story on the Ark of Sweet, I felt compelled to share some information to my fellow "penuche lovers." I found a store In Evansville, Indiana, Stephen Libs Finer Chocolates, that makes a penuche that if it is not as good as Ark of Sweet, it's a very close second.

Trump laces into ex-advisers who spoke with Mueller While the president, according to people close to him, did feel vindicated by the report, he also felt betrayed by those who had painted him in an unflattering light - even though they were speaking under oath and had been directed by the White House to cooperate fully with Mueller's team.

Dougie John's Pizza opens in Ottawa OTTAWA - Dougie John's Pizza opened a location in Ottawa Tuesday and employees have been so busy keeping up with orders, the business has already run out of ingredients twice this week. The business officially opened Tuesday at 485 N. Perry Saint in the Titan Plaza next to Interim Healthcare and China Wok.

Right place at the right time The old adage of being in the right place at the right time has been a boon for myself and members of my family while viewing wildlife. I have been spending time watching and trying to identify waterfowl during duck migration.

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