Lack of funding slows flood study’s ‘fast track’

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer In the first years after the Blanchard River’s defining flood of August 2007, an unusual consortium of large corporations and institutions pressed hard to speed the area toward a flood-control solution. That helped convince the Army Corps of...

Cooper to go after Apollo for damages

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER It appears Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has quit trying to force Apollo Tyres to buy it for $2.5 billion. Cooper’s next mission: seeking damages from Apollo. In a court filing Friday, Cooper Tire said it intends to seek damages against Apollo, and...

Officials preparing for 16.5-foot flood

By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER Findlay and Hancock County officials are still preparing for a 16.5-foot Blanchard River flood crest, despite the National Weather Service’s lower official prediction. As of Friday afternoon, the weather service’s Ohio River Forecasting...

Man indicted on 46 sex charges

By RYAN DUNN staff writer OTTAWA — A Putnam County grand jury has indicted a Gilboa man on 46 counts of sex offenses, including accusations of human trafficking and child pornography. Gary L. Badertscher, 53, was charged Thursday with compulsion to involuntary servitude,...