Hancock County to buy new snow-clearing equipment

Hancock County will soon have some additional snow plows on the road. The commissioners authorized the Hancock County Engineer’s Office to purchase the new equipment at today’s meeting A 2014 International dump truck is being purchased from Rush Truck Center, Findlay, through the...

Ohio, Dealers Work To Address Propane Shortages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A tight supply of propane is causing concerns for rural Ohio residents who use the fuel to heat their homes, and the governor has relaxed some delivery restrictions to help expedite propane gas shipments. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports propane...

Reports Shed Light On Great Lakes Water Levels

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists are reporting new findings about the relationship between evaporation, precipitation and changing water levels in the Great Lakes. In a paper being released Tuesday, researchers say the role played by ice that covers sections of the lakes...

Ohio Dog-rescue Groups Not Registering As Required

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Agriculture says dog-rescue operations that aren’t registered with the state under new regulations could face fines if they refuse to comply. The Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports Ohio is believed to have hundreds of dog-rescue...

Judge’s Travel Expenses Lead To Recommended Review

CINCINNATI (AP) — In a rare move, a judicial conduct panel has recommended the U.S. Department of Justice investigate thousands of dollars in travel expenses by the former chief judge of the federal appeals court in Cincinnati. Judge Boyce F. Martin, based in Louisville, Ky.,...

New Attempt On Fracking Standards Launches

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A hotly debated partnership between major oil and gas companies and some environmental groups moved forward Tuesday, almost a year after it was first announced. The Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale said in a release that it is now accepting...

Crime Concerns Hang Over Ohio Campus

CINCINNATI (AP) — Overall crime numbers are down, but not the concerns for University of Cincinnati officials and students. With an urban campus, Cincinnati has long been plagued by off-campus criminals targeting students and staff. The school is spending more on lights, cameras...

Cleveland Bike Trail Network To More Than Double

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland is planning to add more than 70 miles of dedicated bike lanes, trails and pavement markings by the end of 2017. The city’s sustainability chief tells The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1aFAyD7) the transportation upgrade aims to link every...

Monday’s Scores

New Washington Buckeye Cent. 55, Bucyrus 40 Tol. Bowsher 86, Elida 81 Caldwell 60, Zanesville Maysville 49 Liberty Center vs. Edon, ppd.

Browns Safety T.J. Ward Going To Pro Bowl

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns safety T.J. Ward has been added to the Pro Bowl roster, giving Cleveland six players at this year’s game. Ward was selected as an alternate and will replace Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who is unable to participate because of an injury. Ward had a...