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Mayfield contacts Jones after remarks

BEREA— Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did some scrambling off the field. Claiming he was taken out of context in an interview conducted four months ago, Mayfield said Wednesday that he reached out to New York Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones after making some biting comments about the ...

Ethnic studies latest ploy to brainwash kids

President Donald Trump told a rally last week: "We are all Americans. We all share the same home. We all share the same heart." He cautioned that "the radical Democrats are trying to tear this country apart" with their divisive identity politics. Warning to parents: Left-wing activists are ...

A searing reminder of what’s not unthinkable

WASHINGTON — Because of the investigation led by three University of South Florida researchers, and because of exemplary journalism by the Tampa Bay Times, we now have an intensely discomforting but welcome enrichment of American literature. It requires artistry to write beautifully about ...

Horoscope

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019 The Sun Gets Small In the days of old they said, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” As the sun moves into Virgo, the sign of minute detail, the “small stuff” is all the rage. You might even go so far as to devote yourself to the small stuff. While you’re at ...

Alzheimer’s keeps couple tied to home

DEAR ABBY: I have been married 35 years. During the last six years, my mom died, my dad moved in and then he passed away at 91. Dad traveled, including to see my three siblings, and had a girlfriend. Three years ago, my mother-in-law, who is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s, moved in. ...

People not alone in old age loneliness

Dear Annie: I am 68 years of age and actually very lonely. Most of my friends have either moved on or passed away. I don’t make close friends very often because I don’t trust too many people. I guess I expect a lot. Honesty, loyalty and caring. That’s hard to find. I can only remember ...

Will prostate-shrinking meds affect cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve had low-grade prostate cancer for several years and am presently on “active surveillance.” My PSAs have been high but steady, running around 7.8 to 9.2. I have a greatly enlarged prostate, which I believe contributes to the high PSA numbers. I would like your ...

Don’t travel with scams

Dear Heloise: I’ve done a lot of TRAVELING, and I’d like to share a few things that I’ve learned: A cabdriver claims the meter is broken but tells you he’ll give you a flat rate at a discount. Get out and find another cabbie. It’s a scam. A cabdriver tells you your hotel is closed ...

Ethanol producer blames Indiana plant closure on EPA

CLOVERDALE, Ind. (AP) — The owner of a western Indiana ethanol plant is blaming its shut down on the Trump administration allowing some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law. South Dakota-based ethanol producer Poet says it will cease production by ...

Calif, fishermen have great year with bumper stock of king salmon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon. Reeling in a fish “feels good every time,” but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, ...

Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement

COLUMBUS (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars. Gee ...

Trump: Vote for me, or else

During a December 2015 debate among Republican presidential candidates in Las Vegas, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said to Donald Trump: “You can’t insult your way to the presidency.” Never mind. The question for next year’s election is whether the insulter-in-chief can use the ...

For the survivors, we remember

In two weeks’ time, three mass shootings killed 34 people and left dozens more injured. We were outraged and in shock, and for a few days we managed to sustain a collective call for new laws that would make our country safer. Now, we are moving on. This is our human nature, to search for ...

Epstein and the reality of 21st century politics

The death of Jeffrey Epstein highlights an important reality underlying 21st-century American politics. Just 36% of American adults believe the official story that Epstein committed suicide. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 30% think he was murdered, while 34% are not sure. As ...

Horoscope

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019 On this day, the last day of the sun’s journey through the most entertaining section of the zodiac, good fortune swirls around the sharing of stories. It’s the ideal day to tell, listen to, watch or live a story. A more practical era is coming up, one in which ...

Shopping for school

Dear Readers: It’s back-to-school time, and time to shop for SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Your child’s school should put out a list of required supplies — the list is usually available at big retailers, grocers and on the school district’s website. There are typically great specials now on ...

Man wants input from wife for activities

DEAR ABBY: My wife of 36 years has never introduced me to a restaurant, bought concert tickets or planned a vacation. She seldom suggests movies she wants to see or introduces me to any form of music. She claps her hands like a little girl when I say we are going out for ice cream, a walk or to ...

Office spirometry not enough for COPD

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy 70-year-old woman. The only prescription medication I take is for dry eyes. I recently visited my new primary physician for the first time, and she had me do a breathing test, where I exhaled into a tube to measure airflow. I was told to breathe deeply and exhale ...

Friendship fears heading to college

Dear Annie: I’m heading to college next year and am scared of making new friends. While I have don’t have trouble talking to new people or getting along with most of them, I feel like none of them will understand my weirdness the same way my high school friends do. My parents and I moved ...

Man facing new charges over threats against federal agents

By The Associated Press YOUNGSTOWN — An Ohio man accused of making an online threat against federal agents and voicing support for mass shootings has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Justin Olsen of Boardman was indicted on charges of threatening to assault federal law enforcement ...