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  • Baseball cards in Ohio attic might fetch millions

    JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

    DEFIANCE, Ohio — Karl Kissner picked up a soot-covered cardboard box that had been under a wooden dollhouse in his grandfather's attic. Taking a look inside, he saw hundreds of baseball cards bundled with twine. They were smaller than the ones he was used to seeing. But some of the names were familiar: Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner. AP Photo/ Heritage Auctions This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions of Dallas, shows some of the more than 700 well-preserved 1910 baseball cards found in the attic o...

  • FBI arrests 7 in Amish haircut attacks in Ohio

    JOHN SEEWER, THOMAS J. SHEERAN - Associated Press

    MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The leader of a breakaway Amish group allowed the beatings of those who disobeyed him, made some members sleep in a chicken coop and had sexual relations with married women to "cleanse them," federal authorities said as they charged him and six others with hate crimes in hair-cutting attacks against other Amish. AP Photo/Amy Sancetta Sam Mullet leans on the mailbox at his home in Bergholz, Ohio, on Oct. 10. The FBI and local sheriff's deputies arrested seven men, including Mullet, reputed leader of a b...

  • Ohio police: Man shot dead wife, 3 kids, then self

    JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

    OAK HARBOR, Ohio — A man who recently told a relative he was having marital problems called 911 and informed a dispatcher that he had fatally shot his wife and three young children and was getting ready to kill himself, too, authorities and his grandmother said Saturday. The home of Alan Atwater, who authorities say killed his three children, wife and himself inside an Ohio farmhouse, is seen, Saturday in Oak Harbor, Ohio. AP Photo/JD Pooley The 911 call came in just after midnight, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department s...

  • Ohio storm kills 7, wrecks cop cars, graduation

    JOHN SEEWER MEGHAN BARR Associated Press Writers MILLBURY, Ohio

    A community whose high school was destroyed the day before graduation by a tornado that killed seven people, including the valedictorian's father, rescheduled the ceremony as residents sifted through houses in many cases reduced to rubble. The tornado was part of a line of storms that ripped through the Midwe s t on Saturday night and Sunday, destroying dozens of homes and an emergency services building in northwest Ohio. Storms collapsed a movietheater roof in Illinois and ripped siding off a building at a Michigan nuclear... Full story