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Lost WWII Medals Returned To Ohio Soldier’s Family

By Cliff Radel CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) – Nobody knows exactly how the soldier’s medals landed in a dumpster way on the other side of town. But everyone agrees Shawn Harvey did the right thing by dumpster-diving for them in Amelia. Completing his good deed, he recently reunited the medals, still carefully preserved in their original […]

WWI Aviation Still Alive At Aerodrome In New York

By Michael Hill RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) – There’s still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind. The sights and sounds of World War I flight are re-created regularly at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in New York’s Hudson Valley, where […]

Photographer Chronicling Old-Time Musicians

By Morgan Simmons CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) – Curtis Byrge has spent his entire life singing and playing on the streets. His eyesight is so poor, he has never driven a car. Walking is his primary form of transportation, and at 71 years old, he still can cover 15 miles a day with his fiddle and […]

Little Free Libraries Popping Up In Illinois

By Theresa Churchill and Ryan Voyles DECATUR, Ill. (AP) – Daniel Askew and his family have good access to the Barclay Public Library, but that could change after he graduates from high school and they have fewer reasons to drive to Warrensburg from their home in Latham. So Askew, a senior and volunteer firefighter, is […]

Meth-Making Guests Leave Troubles For Motels

By Steven Porter LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Kevin Shepard moved into Room 232 at Knights Inn in Lafayette weeks ago with his fiancee and 3-year-old child to escape a house contaminated with mold. On a Friday, the family learned that their temporary refuge might be even more hazardous. It had been used to manufacture methamphetamine. […]