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Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM

COLUMBUS (AP) — Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.

Democrats are working to paint themselves as the party of diversity. Their 2014 statewide ticket features three white men, two white women and one black woman, compared with the Republicans' all-but-one-male, all-white line-up. Republicans, meanwhile, are seeking to maintain a hold on older voters while courting a new wave of potential Ohio voters, including suburban women under 40 and young college conservatives.

Fine paid for veteran cited for therapy ducks
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder says he wants his day in court on a citation of violating an Ohio village ban, even though someone else has already paid his fine for having 14 ducks in his backyard.

The Coshocton Municipal Court clerk's office says the $140 fine and court costs for Darin Welker, of West Lafayette, were paid online by a Newtown, Pennsylvania, man.

Ice cream social set for Friday
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM

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VENEDOCIA — The Salem Presbyterian Church will host an ice cream social in Venedocia on Friday.

The event will feature ice cream, cakes, pies, cookies and dinner menu items.

From the Archives — July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

Five students from the Verl and Werther area in Germany arrived in the U.S. on Sunday. They will stay with host families in Delphos and will attend Delphos Jefferson and St. John’s high schools this fall. After four months of “the American experience,” they will return home to Germany. Students include Jacob Thomas, Madeleine Miller, Charlotte Kloty, Merle Kampwirth and Marie Horstmann.


Lovina's Amish Kitchen — Wedding prep and washer breakdown: all in a week’s work
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM



All is quiet here at the Eicher household. Everyone has retired for the evening. I will be glad to join them, but I can’t neglect the duty of getting this column ready for the mail tomorrow. I will leave early to go help bake pies at brother Albert’s house.

Albert and Sarah Irene’s daughter, Irene, is getting married to Levi Raber on Wednesday. I will be a cook at the wedding, so some of us go to help prepare whatever needs to be done and bake pies. I still need to sew my cape and apron for the wedding. I finished my dress. Daughter Elizabeth and her friend, Timothy, are table waiters and Elizabeth has to wear the color berry. She has her outfit all sewn. It’s such a help to me that she can cut out and sew her own dress, cape, and apron.