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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump wasted little time at a campaign rally in Dallas attacking the Democrats leading an impeachment probe against him, saying "Crazy Nancy" and "Shifty Schiff" hate the United States. "The Democrats have betrayed our country," he said to cheers, as he said the 2020 election is about the "survival of American democracy." Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House ...

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ST. LOUIS - Josh Leivo's shootout goal gave Vancouver a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Blues Thursday at Enterprise Center. It was the first loss for Blues goalie Jordan Binnington in four shootout games with the Blues. For the second game in a row and third time this season, the Blues (3-1-3) couldn't hold a two-goal lead. Vancouver improved to 4-2 with its first road win of the ...

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is not likely to play against the Jaguars Sunday because of an ankle injury sustained in July. Green missed practices on both Wednesday and Thursday, but he told the Bengals website that his surgically-repaired ankle hasn't suffered a setback. "I'm just taking my time. I'm not sore. I just have to take my time," Green said. "If I can go, I can go. If ...

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In continuing to bring our readers new and interesting information about your friends and neighbors, we are presenting our “What’s Your Story” series. This is a Q & A panel of 20 questions that we ask Randolph County Residents. The information is fun facts and good advice from them on various topics. We are interested in seeing what we can learn about our readers in 20 questions! Hope you enjoy!

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Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

Arts & Entertainment

    The News-Gazette presents “Scott’s Stumper,” a feature by Scott Shaffer that shows zoomed-in photos of various things around Randolph County.

    On Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00p.m., Arts Place Portland Center will present it’s ensembles in concert in the Hall/Moser Theatre. Eastern Breeze Flute, Distant Thunder and the Jay County Community Band will perform. On Monday, May 20th at 7:00p.m., A Choired Taste, the community choir of Arts Place, will be in concert. Both events are free and open to the public.