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Ohio Parents Sue After Teen Hurt In Football Drill

CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of a 16-year-old Ohio boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury after what attorneys call a hazing drill during football practice have sued the teen’s coaches and the boy’s former school. Daniel and Amy Sprinski Jr., of Elmore in...

Mayor Of Ohio’s Largest City Orders Art Spending

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Ohio’s largest city has used his executive power to launch a $250,000-a-year public art program. Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman calls public art an important part of any community’s “cultural identity and vibrancy.”...

Governors Write To Obama Over Propone Shortage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and six other governors are writing to President Obama asking for help in addressing the propone shortage and price increases. They are asking for the administration to help increase propane supplies through “every means of...

Findlay will declare snow emergency if county goes to Level 3

Findlay will declare a snow emergency if the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office places the county under a Level 3 weather emergency, according to Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer. Under a snow emergency, the city may prohibit parking on any or all city streets to allow...

More Than 5,500 Rape Kits To Be Tested For DNA

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says it has received 5,523 previously untested rape kits as it searches for DNA matches that could help solve sexual assaults. The office said Tuesday it has completed testing of nearly half of them, leading to 886...

Senate sends farm bill to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sweeping farm bill that Congress sent to President Obama Tuesday has something for almost everyone, from the nation’s 47 million food stamp recipients to Southern peanut growers, Midwest corn farmers and the maple syrup industry in the Northeast. After...

Putnam County postpones mitigation plan meeting

The Putnam County Mitigation Plan Kick-Off meeting, originally scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, has been postponed due to the expected winter storm tonight into Wednesday morning. The Putnam County Office of Public Safety says it will announce a new time and date for...

Company, Ohio Group At Odds Over Wastewater Well

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A company proposing another gas-drilling wastewater well in Athens County will make its case to the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission as a group of advocates challenges the company’s permit. The Athens Messenger ( ) reports the commission will let K&H...

APNewsBreak: Ohio Wildlife Officers Get Jobs Back

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sixteen of the 18 Ohio wildlife officers referred for illegal on-duty hunting by the state watchdog have been cleared by the state and returned to their jobs. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman says the officers got their guns and trucks...

On Deck: Lima Senior at Findlay hoops; many games starting earlier

There’s a big day of prep basketball on tap tonight and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you today here at The Courier. Findlay High School hosts Lima Senior in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference boys basketball game tonight. The game, like many in the...