Religion

VW ready with fix

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen's plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or performance, according to dealers who were briefed by ...

Turkey criticizes US over cleric accused of coup plot

ISTANBUL (AP) - A top Turkish official Friday accused the United States of "standing up for savages" by not immediately handing over a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government claims orchestrated last week's failed coup. Speaking in Washington, President Barack Obama said there was a legal ...

Brexit deals blow to UK economy

LONDON (AP) - Britain's economy appears to be shrinking at its fastest pace since the global financial crisis as a result of the vote to leave the European Union, but the rest of the region is holding up, surveys showed Friday.The findings come as global financial leaders meeting in China ...

Calls for respect, unity at cop’s funeral

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - When protests erupted here over a black man's killing during a struggle with two white police officers, Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald made a promise to an old friend who urged him to be careful."I'm going to do what I got to do to keep you all safe, old boy," ...

Mexican authorities catch man wanted in killings of Wash. pair

SEATTLE (AP) - A man accused of killing a couple in rural Washington state and burying their remains in a remote forest clearing has been captured in Mexico, authorities in Washington said Friday.John Blaine Reed, 53, was arrested Thursday by Mexican authorities in Sonora, Mexico, and expelled ...

Manson follower denied parole

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife in 1969.Brown overturned a parole board's recommendation in ...

Business/politics

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a moment the head of any fashion label hopes for: A presidential candidate's daughter wears the brand's dress as she introduces him to accept the nomination. The speaker was Ivanka Trump, the sleeveless studded sheath came from her own line, and the candidate she spoke ...

Zika probe costly, Fla. officials say

MIAMI (AP) - Florida mosquito control officials worry they won't be able to keep up their efforts to contain the bugs that carry Zika without federal funding, even as concern mounts that the first infection from a mosquito bite on the U.S. mainland is near.Thursday, fogging trucks drove through ...

Don’t let co-worker’s habits ruin job for you

Dear Annie: I graduated college earlier this year, and after six months on the job hunt, I am finally employed full time at a large nonprofit as a receptionist.The problem is that I share the front desk with another woman and she is getting on my nerves. She's been working at this job for ...

Grace Baptist Church plans Bible school for July 11-15

Youngsters can be "Submerged" in God's word as vacation Bible school delves into the ocean July 11-15 at Grace Baptist Church, 161 N. SR 101. Activities for children from preschool through grade 6 are planned for 6-9 p.m. For more information and to register, call (419) 448-7777.

Religion Briefs, June 18

Bishop to ordain two area men for priesthoodBishop Daniel E. Thomas is to ordain three men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Toledo, including one from Tiffin and another from Bellevue, at 11 a.m. June 25 at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo.Those being ordained are ...

Religion Briefs, June 11

Bailey new pastor at First LutheranSunday, the congregation of First Lutheran Church, 300 Melmore St., welcomed the Rev. Clayton Bailey as its new pastor.Bailey and his wife, Wendy, and sons, John and Andrew, previously served the congregation of Nativity Lutheran Church in Palm Beach Gardens, ...

Toledo Diocese honors volunteers

The Toledo Diocesan Council of Catholic Women recognized outstanding volunteers from 17 parishes in Northwest Ohio at a luncheon Wednesday. Ninety-nine people converged at Camden Falls in Tiffin for the awards presentations to 19 individuals and 13 parish organizations. Marian Beier of Clyde ...

Group to host Vera Bradley game night

The Sycamore United Church of Christ youth group is to host a Vera Bradley game night April 24 at the MCI building (old Mohawk High School), 295 SH 231, Sycamore. Doors are to open at 5:30 p.m. and games are to start at 6 p.m. Prizes include a variety of Vera Bradley purses, bags and ...

Play your hand

BELLEVUE - St. Gaspar Church, 16209 E. CR 46 in rural Bellevue, is to host a euchre and pinochle card party at 2 p.m. Sunday. Lunch will be provided.

Pastor delving into Paul’s letter to Philippians every Thursday

While in prison, the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to his friends in Philippi, reflecting on the possible end of his life and ministry, and encouraging them to continue the work God was doing through their church.The Rev. Phil Moerdyk at Family of Faith Lutheran Church in Tiffin Mall is taking a ...

Good Friday walk

Parishioners from Fostoria St. Wendelin, Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, All Saints Parish from Frenchtown, Alvada and New Riegel, Transfiguration of the Lord Parish from Kirby and Upper Sandusky and others participate in a Good Friday walk from Frenchtown to Carey carrying a cross in ...

Remember to have fun with your kids

Question: Our family schedule is pretty crazy, and it seems like we're all just getting busier. We're trying to make changes, but meanwhile I'm concerned about staying connected with our children in what little "free time" we have. What do you suggest?Jim: Parenting certainly can be ...

Cantata scheduled for Sunday

The Harmony Easter Cantata Choir is to give its annual musical presentation at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.This year's cantata, titled "The Day He Wore My Crown," is a dramatic musical presentation which tells the story of the serving, suffering and saving of Christ.Choir members are Becky Weisenauer, ...