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Cooper to invest $140 million in Miss. plant

Mississippi officials are supporting tax breaks to modernize Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s plant in Tupelo, while state officials mull a contribution. The Lee County (Miss.) Board of Supervisors has approved a plan to cut property taxes for 10 years, which could save the...

New business moves into downtown Findlay space

About 20 full-time jobs will be added downtown on March 10 when a company which assists hospitals and physician offices with bill collections moves into the former Corporate Research International building at 129 E. Crawford St. IntelliHARTx, which stands for “intelligent...

Arrests made in December Verizon Wireless store robbery

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has charged a group of Dayton adults in connection with a series of cellphone retailer robberies that included a Findlay store. Antone Jackson, 18; Duane Taylor, 20; Michael Roberson, 19; and Kevin Snowden, 18, all of Dayton, were charged with...

Husted announces election board appointments

Two members of the Hancock County Board of Elections have been reappointed by Secretary of State Jon Husted. Elizabeth Candler, a Democrat, and P. Richard Larick, a Republican, have been appointed to additional two-year terms. Ohio law requires bipartisan representation on each...

Injury crash reported

First responders were dispatched at 1 p.m. to an injury crash at Ohio 12 and Hancock 248. The incident was reported as a three-vehicle crash, according to scanner traffic. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Ohio Communities Awaiting Payments From Racinos

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Redevelopment of the fairgrounds in one southwestern Ohio county is on hold as state officials figure out the details of distributing $12 million in payments to communities affected by the legalization of racinos. Lebanon in Warren County, north of...

Record Number Of Students Jump Schools In Ohio

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Last year was a record for Ohio public school students moving outside of their home districts as part of the state’s open-enrollment process. Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports that another 72,000 students sought education in another district, leading to...

Hancock County plow trucks to operate under restricted hours

Hancock County plow trucks will be operating under restricted hours for the rest of the winter. County Engineer Christopher Long said roadways will only be plowed between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., when needed. Long said the restriction is needed to save both money and salt...

Officials Identify Infant Killed In Ohio Fire

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coroner’s office has identified the month-old baby girl who perished in a weekend house fire in Columbus. A makeshift memorial has appeared in front of the west Columbus home where Catherine Neese was killed Sunday afternoon. Fire officials said...

Ohio Gas Prices Still Rising

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio continue to rise. The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $3.59 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s 6 cents higher than last Monday — and 27 cents...