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University of Findlay kills its lawns by mistake PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Friday, 16 May 2014 07:29
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio university is being forced to replace almost all its grass after weed killer was accidentally applied to lawns instead of fertilizer.
University of Findlay spokeswoman Brianna Patterson says the chemical was applied to campus lawns during the last week of April and it will take several weeks to reseed and re-sod the affected areas.
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Teen scopes 3-foot carp from city street PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Thursday, 15 May 2014 07:06
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video.
North Royalton resident Jake Sawyer, 16, waded through more than ankle-deep water as he stalked the big fish in the dark Monday night and eventually trapped it.
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Letter from 1945 still not delivered PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 15:41
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — In 1945, a letter was addressed to a western Michigan couple and mailed from a sergeant at an Army base in New York State.
It apparently never reached “Mr. and Mrs. Sensabaugh” on Washington Avenue in Muskegon and — nearly 70 years later — postal officials are hoping to find relatives to deliver the letter to, The Muskegon Chronicle reported (http://bit.ly/1jI2ez1 ) Wednesday.
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"Holy" traffic cones become symbol of Thai upheaval PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by By JOCELYN GECKER / Associated Press   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:27
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s political lexicon has a new term: the Holy Traffic Cone.
The term went viral this week after a series of vicious attacks on motorists who moved traffic cones that anti-government protesters had arbitrarily placed near rally sites.
A mix of outrage and creativity sparked political cartoons and online postings, including a widely shared Facebook photograph that shows five men kneeling in prayer with heads bowed to a cone on the street.
The message “Don’t touch the cone!” is circulating online. A cartoon listing objects that cannot be moved in Thailand depicts historical monuments and a traffic cone.
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Bear suspect in car break ins in New Hampshire PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Saturday, 10 May 2014 22:59
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Wildlife officials in New Hampshire believe a bear is to blame for a series of recent car break-ins.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says several cars have been broken into over the last few weeks in the same North Conway neighborhood. Officials say the likely culprit is a bear looking for food.

Terry Leavitt tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1ohNvNO ) the radio was pulled out of her dashboard. The interior was ripped apart and a window was smashed. Other residents also reported similar damage.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:29
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