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    Celebrating with five generations. Great-Great-Grandmother, Leone (Pierce) – Pokrand, Great-Grandfather, Thomas Joseph Pierce – Westpfahl, Granddaughter, Sandra Jean Westpfahl – (McGinnis) – Vlies, Great-Grandson, Joshua Kyl McGinnis, and Great-Great-Grandson, Evan Foster McGinnis.

      Mother: Leone (Pierce) – Pokrand, Son: Thomas Joseph Pierce – Westpfahl, Grandchildren: Debra Lynn Westpfahl – Prise, Sandra Jean Westpfahl - (McGinnis) – Vlies, Great-Grandchildren: Alison Rae Prise - (Hause) – Bernette, Amanda Jo Prise – Bettin, Joshua Kyl McGinnis, Great-Great-Grandchildr…

      'Delish' reports that the World Cheese Awards took place on Nov. 2. The competition was organized by The Guild of Fine Food. Over 4,000 cheeses were judged at what is often referred to as the "World Cup of Cheese".

      The Federal Reserve began raising rates in March of this year to combat inflation, leaving mortgage rates rising at their fastest pace in decades: just recently, 30-year mortgage interest rates topped 7%. While prospective home buyers do have ways of securing a lower rate—including maintaini…

      Nineteen people including 17 New York City and New York state public employees have been charged in a federal complaint with submitting fraudulent applications for funds intended to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. Prosecutors say the accused listed themselves as owners of businesses that in some cases did not exist in their applications for funds through the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and Paycheck Protection Program. The defendants were charged Wednesday with wire fraud, and nine were also charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. One defendant was charged with aggravated identity theft. Information on their attorneys wasn’t immediately available.

      Indiana’s Republican attorney general has asked the state medical licensing board to discipline an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled from Ohio after its more-restrictive abortion law took effect. The complaint alleges Dr. Caitlin Bernard violated state law by not reporting the girl’s child abuse to Indiana authorities and violated patient privacy laws by telling a reporter about the girl’s treatment. That account sparked a national political uproar in the weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. Bernard maintains the girl’s abuse had already been reported to Ohio police before the doctor ever saw the child.

      Fentanyl testing strips would be decriminalized under a bill passed by the Ohio House. Lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal that proponents say would help prevent fatal overdoses and save lives. The strips are used to detect the powerful synthetic opioid often found laced in other drugs. The strips would no longer be classified as illegal drug paraphernalia under the bipartisan measure. Democratic sponsor Rep. Kristin Boggs, of Columbus, calls that a “critical step” and a tool to help prevent fentanyl overdoses. No one has testified against the bill. It now goes to the Senate.


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