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IRS to explain lost emails under oath
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:07 PM | Updated ( Friday, July 11, 2014 8:47 AM )

BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan said he is also appointing a federal magistrate to see whether the lost emails can be obtained from other sources.

 

 
From the Archives — July 11, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:03 PM

One Year Ago

The YWCA is hosting its Second Annual Pig Races at the 2013 Van Wert RibFest. Six races will take place Aug. 3 in the Covered Show Arena at Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Each race is comprised of 10 pigs, all of which have individual names and sponsors. Participants will have the opportunity to place a $2 wager on the pig(s) of their choice.

 

 
Significant algae bloom predicted for Lake Erie
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:02 PM

TOLEDO (AP) — Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of toxic blue-green algae in its western basin this summer, though it isn’t expected to be as large last year’s or the record-setting 2011 outbreak, researchers in northern Ohio predicted Thursday.

Summer algae blooms have become more frequent and troublesome in Lake Erie, the shallowest of the five Great Lakes. They have threatened the lake’s tourism and fishing industries, and toxins produced by the algae have contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can’t survive.

 
Sen. Portman: Could consider ‘16 presidential bid
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:01 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he has definite plans to run in 2016 — at least for re-election. Whether he decides to aim higher, he said, will depend on the field of presidential candidates and the issues they campaign on.

Questions about Portman’s plans cropped up anew this week after the announcement that the Republican National Convention is likely headed to his home state, specifically Cleveland. He was asked about them Thursday in a conference call he regularly has with Ohio reporters.

 
Grove and Jennings Early Discovery Preschools receive 5-star award from state
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:00 PM

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OTTAWA — In recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, Columbus Grove and Fort Jennings Early Discovery Preschool programs operated through the Putnam County Educational Service Center have received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the state of Ohio — the highest such rating given to preschool programs.

 
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