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Judging Kavanaugh in the #MeToo Era

In the wake of the revelation of Christine Blasey Ford’s identity, some have suggested her allegation against Brett Kavanaugh will be handled more sensitively than such accusations once were thanks to the #MeToo movement. That may turn out to be true, but only if at least one other woman ...

Blue Jackets get win No. 10 in sweep of Rams

UPPER SANDUSKY — New Riegel didn’t waste much time with Upper Sandusky Monday in a 25-20, 25-17, 25-21 non-league win. Jordan Hohman slammed nine kills for the Blue Jackets (10-2), while Aubrey Bouillon added seven kills and five digs, Kaitlyn Kirian smacked seven kills, Christen Hohman ...

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Relay for Life set for Saturday downtown The annual Relay For Life of Tiffin is to start at 1 p.m. Saturday on Madison Street. This year’s event is to offer food, games and music. There is to be a doughnut eating contest, plus silent auctions, turkey bowling and cornhole. Yoga Chuck ...

Experts disagree on whether Dallas officer could be credible

HOUSTON (AP) — A Dallas police officer’s explanation that she killed a black neighbor who lived above her because she mistook his apartment for her own has been dismissed as implausible and self-serving by his family and their lawyers. Experts on police training and psychologists, ...

Typhoon kills 12 in Philippines, heads to southern China

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead, as Hong Kong and other parts of southern China braced for the powerful storm. The ...

Proceed carefully with workplace love interest

Dear Annie: I have been at my job for almost 12 years. About three years ago, I met a girl who had recently started working there. I should probably mention I am a bisexual woman. Well, I kind of developed a wicked big crush on her. I have no clue whether she even likes women, and I’m way too ...

Parkinson’s meds probably not related to cirrhosis

Dear Dr. Roach: My dad recently passed away as a result of cirrhosis of the liver. He also had Parkinson’s disease for 10 years. Several other people we know who have Parkinson’s also have cirrhosis. Is it possible his Parkinson’s medication could have caused the cirrhosis? My dad was 78. ...

Meyer back for No. 4 Ohio State after Day’s nice acting job

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No more acting for Ryan Day after more than a passing performance. Urban Meyer is back full time as Ohio State’s coach. Day can return his complete attention to being offensive coordinator and position coach for young quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. after the pair ...

LSU rising, Wisconsin tumbles in AP top 25

LSU surged to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its second victory of September against a highly ranked team, and Wisconsin tumbled to No. 18 after becoming the first top-10 team to be upset by an unranked team. Top-ranked Alabama strengthened its hold on No. 1 on ...

Browns go down drain with Zane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A day after deciding to move on from troubled receiver Josh Gordon, the Cleveland Browns now have cause to consider cutting loose their kicker, too. The Browns were kicking themselves after yet another missed opportunity Sunday, losing 21-18 to the Saints in no small part ...

Death toll 11 as Florence pours on rain

NEW BERN, N.C. — The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence’s shoreline onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be the next stage of the disaster: ...

Cubs lose to Reds, but Central lead stays at 2 1/2 games

CHICAGO (AP) — The run-deficient Chicago Cubs were in a deficit from the start. Scott Schebler homered on the first pitch of the game and the Cincinnati Reds went on to beat the NL Central leaders 2-1 Sunday. Despite the defeat and the Cubs’ recent offensive woes, their division lead ...

Satellite to measure changes in Earth’s ice

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force ...

Pompeo bashes Kerry on Iran talks

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unloaded on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for “actively undermining” U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. In ...

From traditional farms to niche farming, agriculture evolves

NICKTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Walking around his Blue Goose Farm one July afternoon, Scott Farabaugh described his day-to-day life as a farmer: Planting crops with his hands, eating meals with his family, trying new growing techniques, watching his children learn from the land, figuring out ways to ...

Police, fire recruits quizzed about sex lives in application

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police and fire recruits in Cincinnati are being asked about their sexual history as part of an attempt to evaluate character, according to records obtained by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The police and fire application process in Cincinnati includes questions about ...

Niece: Family won’t take in Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager Elizabeth Smart. Days before the 72-year-old woman is released from prison, looming fears ...

‘X-Files’ actor Peter Donat dead at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Donat, the Canadian actor who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father in “The X-Files” and had roles in TV shows, films and onstage, has died. He was 90. His son, Caleb, told The Associated Press his father died Monday from complications of diabetes at his home in Point ...

Gunmen wearing mariachi garb kill 4, wound 9 in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans heading into Independence Day celebrations have been jolted by a brazen shooting that killed four people and wounded nine in Garibaldi Plaza, the capital’s iconic square where mariachi musicians serenade tourists. The Mexico City prosecutors’ office said at ...

Manafort plea deal begs key question: What does he know?

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Trump associates folded one by one over the last year under the pressure of federal investigators, there was always Paul Manafort. Until, suddenly, there wasn’t. Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, who for months stood resolute in his innocence and determined ...