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5K run/walk April 28 to support U.S. armed services

Hopewell-Loudon National Honor Society plans to host a 5K run/walk to support the U.S. armed forces at 10 a.m. April 28. The 5K is to start at the new school gym. Donations are accepted ($5 suggested donation). All donations are to go to an armed forces charity. Registration forms are available at the school office or online at bit.ly/hinhs5k. Registration also is to be available the morning of the event.

Local historian to sign books

Local author and historian John Huss is to speak and sign copies of his new book during a Seneca County Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Fort Ball Room of the Seneca County Museum, 28 Clay St.

The book, “Temple of Justice,” chronicles the history of Seneca County’s courthouses and the construction of the 1884 Seneca County Courthouse. A copy of his book is to be placed in the time capsule for the Seneca County Justice Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, scheduled for May 17.

Preceding the book signing, Huss is to give a program on Seneca County courthouses. Books are to be available for sale for $21.95 (cash or checks only). For more information, visit www.senecacountymuseum.com.

Pastor, family members enter pleas to charges

TOLEDO (AP) — A pastor and two family members accused by police of robbing a Sunday school teacher at gunpoint at their Ohio church have pleaded no contest to reduced charges.

The Blade reported 50-year-old The Rev. Anthony Morris of Toledo’s St. Paul’s AME Zion Church entered a plea Thursday to misdemeanor assault. His wife, 46-year-old Zelda Morris, entered a plea to criminal endangering and their 18-year-old daughter, Kamali, to disorderly conduct.

The three faced aggravated robbery charges after police said Zelda Morris took items from the teacher’s purse during a confrontation in February.

Defense attorney Neil McElroy said the pastor’s wife and daughter only fought with the victim, and the pastor pulled the gun to break it up.

Anthony and Zelda Morris could receive six months in jail during sentencing May 21.

Suspect steals conservatory’s rare, colorful butterfly

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police are seeking the public’s help in tracking down a butterfly thief.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported a woman walked out of the Krohn Conservatory last Sunday with a blue morpho butterfly.

The butterfly is neon blue in color and its wings have black edges with white dots. It is native to Central and South American rainforests and has a life cycle of about 115 days.

The group Rainforest Alliance said the blue morpho’s beauty attracts artists and collectors from all over the globe. A framed blue morpho can sell online for as much as $60.

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