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Updated at 12:14 PM

Have you ever wanted to participate in the Tour de France? Do you enjoy eating donuts? If the answer is yest to both, the Tour de Donate, a unique fundraiser benefiting the Young Life program on Sept. 10, is for you. The first Tour de Donut is being chaired by Mike Ludwig, who owns Gemini Bike Shop in Jackson Township. Ludwig explained how the Tour de Donut came about. "The Tour de Donut is a play on the Tour de France," said Ludwig. "Tour de Donut is done in a...

Updated Jul 24, 2016 at 9:07 AM

The Vatican continues its efforts to help the poor and downtrodden, with the donation of a mobile medical unit that is now traveling around Rome to offer free health care to people in need.

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Dealing with the animal kingdom can be stressful and tiring. I have to keep reminding myself that, first, this is the lot of the gardener and, second, don't sit down on the straw bale. As vexing as gardening with pests might be, it beats watching...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 3:23 PM

It's not just humans that rely on a healthy microbiome. Plants do too — and just as researchers have started coming up with treatments to heal the human microbiome, companies are now doing the same for plants. By adding probiotics to crops,...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Granted, this may not be the best or even the most appropriate method for cooking meat, but it is possible, which means there’s hope for those of us who still need our training wheels on when it comes to cooking or just don’t have access...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Vitamins are not necessary for "healthy, growing children who consume a varied diet," but about a quarter of toddlers and 40 percent of preschoolers take them.

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 2:33 PM

Muslim Americans make up around 1 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for about 3.3 million people. But despite constituting such a small sliver of the populace, Muslim advocates are looking to increase their electoral influence.

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 12:28 PM

Some Jewish historians' personal stories of Holocaust survival had reportedly fell into obscurity due to a language barrier, but are now seeing new light after one man embarked on a journey to preserve and highlight the texts.

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM

The dog walk that was schedule for Sunday as part of the North Canton Library's Doggone Week has been canceled due to the expected extreme heat. "The walk is on pavement the entire way and it's just not going to be safe on the dogs'...

Posted Jul 22, 2016 at 8:15 AM

TODAY • Springfield Rock's with a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. with country band Bluegrass Mountaineers. The concert is held lakeside at Springfield Lake Park in the gazebo on Canfield Road. JULY 22 to...

Posted Jul 22, 2016 at 7:46 AM

JULY 23 The Science and Technology Division at Main Library will present a unique program exploring reports of elusive creatures at "Search for the Truth: An Afternoon of Cryptozoology" from 1 to 3:30 pm. The featured...

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