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Two killed in crash of single-engine plane

McARTHUR, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities said two people were killed and a third was flown to a hospital Saturday after a single-engine plane crashed near a small airport in rural southeastern Ohio.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the crash occurred at about 1:50 p.m. near Vinton County Airport, about 50 miles southeast of Columbus.

An FAA spokeswoman said two of the three people on board were killed in the crash. The local coroner has not released their names. A State Highway Patrol dispatcher said the third person was injured and was flown to a hospital.

The FAA spokeswoman said the agency is investigating. She had no further information.

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70-year-old fruitcake sold online for $525

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A 1941 fruitcake has sold for $525 to an Arizona man in an Ohio company's online auction, and the money will go to the homeless in southwest Ohio.

Elite Estate Group sold the cake in an auction on its website. Company owner Larry Chaney said the man, who wanted to remain anonymous, probably bought the cake as an investment. Chaney said he doubts anyone would eat a 70-year-old fruitcake even though it was vacuum-packed and contained rum that probably helped preserve it.

The cake was made in 1941 by the Kroger Co. It was returned unopened to a Kroger store in 1971.

The manager took it home and kept it until recently when his son was helping him get rid of some things and gave the cake to Chaney.

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$1,600 gold coin given to the Salvation Army

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Salvation Army branch in Wisconsin may not have received frankincense or myrrh, but its bell ringers found a gift of gold.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported Saturday that an anonymous donor dropped a gold coin in a red kettle last week. The 1-ounce American Eagle coin is worth $1,600.

Capt. Ken Shiels of the Salvation Army of Brown County said he had to check it over at first to know it was real. He said it was a thrill to find out it was, and even more so to discover how much it's worth.