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Editorials from around Ohio

Aug. 5, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: This time, El Paso and then Dayton Akron Beacon Journal Aug. 4 Many Ohioans went to bed on Saturday with thoughts of El Paso, Texas. Earlier, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart there, killing 20 people and injuring dozens. Then, morning...

Olympic robots offer 'virtual' attendance, help out on field

Jul. 21, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic sponsor,...

Officer finds explosive device in Lincoln alley

Jul. 18, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say the Lincoln fire department used a robot to pick up for disposal an explosive device found in an alley. Station KOLN reports that a police officer responding to a call a few blocks south of downtown found the device around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. The Lincoln Fire &...

University of Nebraska team creates cornfield robot system

Jul. 13, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Plant science students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are still taught to phenotype by hand, wading into muddy fields to record the differences in physical characteristics between varying corn hybrids with a small set of tools and a pen and notebook. But like the rest of 21st...

'Robot umpires' debut in independent Atlantic League

Jul. 11, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — "Robot umpires" have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece connected to an iPhone in his pocket and...