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Pair Of Election Bills Head To Ohio Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Democratic Party chairman says he expects the organization to file a federal lawsuit over an absentee-ballot measure passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature. State Rep. Chris Redfern, the party’s chairman, says Democrats believe...

Senate Dems Raise School, Tax Issues With Ohio Gov

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats in the Ohio Senate say they’ll push Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) to include more preschool funding, expanded drug addiction services and a steeper tax hike on oil-and-gas drillers in his upcoming midterm budget. Senate...

Ohio newspapers see setback for open public records

Two state Supreme Court decisions denying attorney fees to a woman who fought the city of South Euclid for public records represent major setbacks to the cause of open government in Ohio, the Ohio Newspaper Association said today. “This is an egregious case,” said...

Officer Not Charged In Ohio Crash That Killed 6

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer whose cruiser slammed into a stopped car in the middle of an intersection tried to veer away but couldn’t avoid the crash that killed six members of a family, and there is no basis to charge him, authorities announced Thursday....

Hancock County sales tax collections increase again

Hancock County’s sales tax may be on track for another record year. If so, it will be the third consecutive year that collections have topped $12 million. Auditor Charity Rauschenberg said sales tax receipts for February totalled about $2.1 million, beating last year’s...

Update: Flood warning issued for Blanchard River at Findlay

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Blanchard River at Findlay from Friday morning until Saturday morning, with the weather service forecasting a crest of 12.2 feet by Friday evening. The Blanchard River was at 1.91 feet as of 10 p.m. today, according...

Defendant Set To Testify At Ohio Slave Labor Trial

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A co-defendant who made a plea deal is expected to testify at the federal trial of two people accused of enslaving a mentally disabled Ohio woman for two years with her child. Witnesses at the second day of trial Thursday in Youngstown were expected to...

On Deck: First place on the line for UF men’s basketball

The University of Findlay men and women’s basketball teams are back in action today and we’ll have the latest on that game and more here at The Courier. The Oilers will be on the road for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Walsh beginning at 5:30...

Powerball Ticket Sold In Ohio Worth $1M In Drawing

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (AP) — The lottery says a western Ohio supermarket sold a ticket that is worth $1 million in the latest Powerball drawing. The auto-pick ticket matching five numbers in Wednesday’s drawing was sold at Fulmer Supermarket in New Carlisle, about 10 miles...

Senators, congressman urge Corps of Engineers to fund Blanchard flood control

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, have again urged the Army Corps of Engineers to fund the Blanchard River flood control project for 2014. In a second letter sent to the Army Corps of Engineers today, the senators and...