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Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring at Groundhog Day festivities

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring on an overcast Friday morning at Gobbler's Knob in Pennsylvania, the scene of the largest and best-known Groundhog Day celebration in the United States. The annual event is a tongue-in-cheek ritual in which Phil's handlers, ...

Former Ohio Senate President Stanley Aronoff dies at 91

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Stanley J. Aronoff, a Republican who spent nearly 40 years in the Ohio Legislature, including eight as the powerful Senate president, has died. He was 91. Aronoff died peacefully Wednesday evening, said Tina Donnelly, managing partner at the law firm Aronoff, Rosen ...

Man fleeing police caused crash that injured Gayle Manchin, authorities say

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A man fleeing police caused the Alabama car crash that injured Gayle Manchin, head of an economic development partnership of the federal government and 13 state governments and the wife of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, along with a colleague of hers, authorities said ...