Estimates of the number of American Civil War casualties are growing from the conventional 618,222 to something closer to 750,000 as demographic historians deploy increasingly sophisticated computer models. Similarly, estimates of the number of North Vietnam/Viet Cong soldier and civilian deaths in the Vietnam war vary considerably, but are generally placed at about 1 million or more. The American death toll is put at 58,315. Which side won the Vietnam War?
26% 1. North Vietnam won. It drove Americans from the field of battle.
13% 2. Dont know.
48% 3. It was a stalemate, something along the lines of the War of 1812, which ended largely because a distracted super power got tired.
13% 4. America won. It left on its own terms, not those of Vietnam.
Rochester City Councilman Mason Heyde is turning a high school dream into a reality.
As a student at Rochester High School, he developed a business plan for a marina on Lake Manitou. Nine years later, his plan will come to fruition.
On Thursday, the Rochester Board of Zoning Appeals gave him the go-ahead to operate Manitou Marina LLC at 1309 Ewing Road. The property is directly south of The Dam Landing and was once the location of a former marina.
First responders are coming together to give Rochester High School students a sobering reminder about the consequences of drunk driving.
With Rochester High School's prom coming up next weekend, Fire Chief Tom Butler told the Rochester Board of Public Works and Safety on Thursday his department will be one of multiple agencies participating in a prom crash reenactment at the high school.
Rochester City Council showed support Tuesday for the purchase of the former Nearly New Shop, 117 E. Seventh St., which has been eyed for demolition ahead of proposed improvements to an adjacent city parking lot.
Rochester Redevelopment Commission President Terry Lee told the council a purchase price of $15,000 has been set by owner Betty Hill. He noted the commission has tax increment financing funds available to act as the purchasing agent.
This year's Fulton County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award winner is Akron's J. Channing Utter, an owner and officer of Pike Lumber Company, community park champion and community revitalization-backer.
The award is given annually to someone who has given extraordinary service to the community over a period of years, either through their profession or career or through their outside interests and service. It is for continued service to the community and not for a single activity or event.
Caston 8, Northfield 4 (Thursday): Efrain Amezquita and Maddux Zeider each had a hit and two RBIs, and Zach Conrad and Zeider combined on a six-hitter for the host Comets in a win over Northfield Thursday.
Caston scored seven times in the first inning, knocking out Northfield starter Matt Coe. Myles McDonald added two hits.
WABASH - The perception of the Rochester boys track program might be that it relies on the distance runners for points and whatever the sprinters give them is a bonus.
That didn't happen in a road meet against Three Rivers Conference rival Southwood. With many top distance runners sitting out to rest their legs for the Lime City Relays at Huntington North on Saturday, it was the sprinters who guided RHS to a 78-37 win.
WABASH - Better defense yielded better results for the Rochester baseball team.
Bryce Lahman drove in a run and scored a run as part of a three-run second inning, and Aaron Brooks and Bryce Abbott each added an RBI as the visiting Zebras beat Wabash 5-3 at Chris Rood Field Wednesday to end a two-game skid. Zaine Young and Brooks had two hits each.
NORTH MANCHESTER - The Rochester softball team have laid a lot of 10-run rule beatings on their opponents over the last eight years as the program put out a seemingly endless stream of Division I players.
The Lady Zs were on the other end of that beating Monday.
Manchester scored three runs in the first inning, eight more in the second and four more in the third as they cruised past RHS 15-2 in five innings Monday.
Duane E. Thompson, 62, Mentone, died Wednesday at home.
Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Thompson, Mentone; two sons, Kyle Thompson, Akron, and Cale Thompson, Mentone; his parents, Earl and Ruby Thompson, Claypool; his brother, Bill Thompson, Claypool; and his sister, Peg Bailey, Bloomington.
His funeral service is 7 p.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
James M. Converse, 78, Deedsville, died Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.
Survivors include his wife, Margot Converse, Deedsville; children Patricia A. Davis, James N. Converse, Thomas W. Converse, and John P. Converse, all of Miami County; and one sister, JoAnn Yates, Elkhart.
His funeral service is 4 p.m. Friday at The Cross church, Rochester. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service Friday at the church. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump claimed more progress than he's achieved on his 100-day plan and showed he was not completely familiar with what he had promised in that "contract" with voters.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a pair of interviews, President Donald Trump gave a skewed account of auto jobs and health care under his watch and flatly contradicted himself on how long he's known his right-hand strategist, Steve Bannon.
BEIRUT (AP) - Russia and Iran renewed their support for the Syrian government in a flurry of calls on Sunday, saying last week's U.S. missile strike violated Syrian sovereignty but failed to boost the morale of "terror groups" in Syria.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis didn't say that God had told him to revise the 10 Commandments as claimed in a widely shared story. Francis never made the purported comments and has not changed or added to the 10 Commandments.