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Parents are declining

Dear Annie: My octogenarian parents recently visited my family for two weeks. They stayed in our house for the duration of their stay. My three sons are all preteens and were very excited to spend time with their grandparents. My husband and I are always a bit more anxious to have them stay. My ...

Reader caught between Scylla and Charybdis

Dear Dr. Roach: I am asking for a restatement/clarification of your position on flu shots for those who have had autoimmune disorders. I am a 69-year-old male who suffered an attack of Guillain-Barre syndrome in 1973. I have residual neurological and muscular damage, but otherwise I am in ...

Comparing behavior in past, present Americans

Having enjoyed my 82nd birthday, I am part of a group of about 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older. Those who are 90 or older were in school during the 1930s. My age cohort was in school during the 1940s. Baby boomers approaching their 70s were in school during the 1950s and ...

Teen with cerebral palsy stuns mom by walking at graduation

RAVENNA (AP) — An Ohio teenager who has cerebral palsy and was never expected to be able to walk has shocked her family by doing just that at her high school graduation. The Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier reports 19-year-old Lexi Wright left her wheelchair and used a walker to cross a stage in ...

Complaint filed over expired bulletproof vests

COLUMBUS (AP) — More than 50 Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents are wearing bulletproof vests that have expired — despite pleas to management to get them replaced, according to a recently filed union complaint. Body armor has become common in law enforcement, and special agent ...

Democrat running for governor focuses on Ohio opioid crisis

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Democratic nominee for governor said Monday Ohio’s deadly opioid crisis impacts people throughout the state. “Everybody’s been touched by this,” Richard Cordray said. “It’s ravaged our families, it’s ravaged our communities; Ohio’s one of the worst ...

Briefly June 5

Commissioners’ meeting today Seneca County Board of Commissioners are to meet at 10 a.m. today with plans to discuss a petition concerning an alternative energy zone petition in new business. Also during the meeting, the board is to consider: • A $40,000 appropriation adjustment ...

Qatar crisis widening fissures among US allies

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — At a time when the United States hopes to exert maximum pressure on Iran, a regional bloc created by Gulf Arab countries to counter Tehran looks increasingly more divided ahead of the anniversary of the diplomatic crisis in Qatar. The sheer lack of cooperation ...

Djokovic’s next foe was cleared of match-fixing

PARIS (AP) — In his record 12th French Open quarterfinal, Novak Djokovic will face a man he knows well, even if the rest of the world does not. What a tale Marco Cecchinato (it’s pronounced Cheh-key-NAH’-toe) can tell, though. He is a 25-year-old from Sicily who once was handed a ...

DeChambeau victorious on 2nd playoff hole

DUBLIN (AP) — For the fourth straight year, Bryson DeChambeau leaves Ohio feeling like a winner. This time he had a trophy to show for it, and a handshake with Jack Nicklaus to remember. DeChambeau finally made it easy on himself the third time playing the 18th hole at the Muirfield ...

Jutanugarn claims US Women’s Open

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In some of the bleakest moments during Ariya Jutanugarn’s back-nine collapse at the U.S. Women’s Open, the 22-year-old from Thailand would take a deep breath, smile to herself and think happy thoughts. The mind tricks weren’t working, but she wasn’t going to ...

Red-hot Warriors blast Cavaliers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry hit an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers and scored 33 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 122-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night for 2-0 lead. Kevin Durant found his steady stroke to score 26 points to go with nine rebounds ...

Truex pulls away on final restart to take race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had his car parked on the White House lawn and was feted with a day in his honor in his home state of New Jersey. Nearly seven months after winning his first NASCAR Cup championship, Truex’s whirlwind victory tour remains on a barnstorming ...

Rosario burns Indians with three homers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After suffering through a historic streak of walk-off losses, the Minnesota Twins were only too happy to reverse the trend. Eddie Rosario hit his third homer of the game, launching a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Twins over the Cleveland ...

Parameters of high blood pressure

Dear Dr. Roach: At what point is high blood pressure a medical emergency (i.e., needs to be treated today, or at least before, say, going out of the country next week)? I’ve never had an issue with high blood pressure — at a gynecology appointment last year it was fine, and at a general ...

Dealing with roommate who steals leftover food

Dear Annie: I’m a recent college graduate, and I just moved into my first real apartment (as in, not campus housing). I found my current roommate, “Stella,” through a friend of a friend. She is outgoing and laid-back. My problem is I think she assumes everyone is as laid-back as she is. ...

Hunter-Reay races to first IndyCar win since 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay won his first IndyCar race since 2015, prevailing at Belle Isle after teammate Alexander Rossi slid off the track at a turn with about seven laps to go. Rossi, the pole winner, was struggling to hold off Hunter-Reay before the mishap at a right turn on lap 64 ...

New Italian govt vows to create jobs, deport migrants

ROME (AP) — Italy’s new populist leaders commemorated the founding of the Italian republic by attending a pomp-filled military parade Saturday — and then promised to get to work creating jobs and expelling migrants. “The free ride is over,” League leader Matteo Salvini, Italy’s ...

Why was Kim’s letter for Trump so big?

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known for pushing the envelope with threats and bluster as he seeks to leverage his nuclear weapons program into security and economic benefits for his country. But lately he’s gained notoriety for his envelopes alone. President ...

Spain’s new leader is sworn in, faces Catalan conundrum

BARCELONA, Spain — New Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez had been barely sworn in Saturday before one of the country’s most critical issues facing his fragile government was pressed upon him: ending the Catalan secession crisis. Less than two hours after Sanchez had taken his oath to ...