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Pope, on Christmas Eve, urges world to be open to God
The 78-year-old Argentine pope led a solemn Christmas Eve Mass for thousands of people in St. Peter's Basilica. It is the second Christmas season for the pope, who was elected last year as the first non-European pontiff in 1,300 years.

An appeal to our readers
Message from Publisher and Editor-In-Chief John Robinson Block.

Retiree gives back to others
House of Meats co-founder helps in a variety of ways.

Police seek tips on Toledo robbery suspect
Investigators try to track down man believed responsible for 3 robberies.

'The Interview' available online today
Scheduled to premiere at some 320 independent theaters.

Indiana dog gets gift of life
Bela, a German shepherd, was to be put down after owner passed away.

Inmates challenge Ohio execution-drug law
Four file lawsuit against Ohio’s decision to shield identity of drug makers.


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No delayed start in marathon trial
Jury selection set for Jan. 5.
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43 killed in Iraq suicide attack
Islamic State seizes downed pilot.
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NYPD: 4 charged with threats
People made terroristic threats against police or called in false reports.
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1 fatally shot at Louisiana mall
Christmas Eve shooting in suburban New Orleans.
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Keith Burris
Self-sacrifice routine for modern cop
All Americans grieve when police officers are killed.
Mary Bilyeu
The 12 Days of Christmas meal
It would cost $27,673.22 to buy all of the gifts mentioned in the song.
Ripple Effect
Debates emerge over pipeline
Concerns raised about property values and safety.
Keith Burris
The nation grieves for 2 fine men
We need more listening in discussion about race and police work.
Matt Markey
Disease threat prompts order to destroy herd
Owner of Ohio hunting preserve learns his deer will be euthanized.
S. Amjad Hussain
A bittersweet walk down memory lane
Sad to see that a once-enchanting place was crumbling and dilapidated. .
Keith Burris
Community is vital but by itself not enough
Pastor strives to create safer neighborhoods by uniting community networks.…

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