Highlights Of Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Midterm Budget

A look at the key proposals in Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s midterm budget bill: TAXES: — Cut Ohio income taxes by 8.5 percent to bring the top rate to 4.66 percent by 2016. — Raise Commercial Activity Tax rate from 0.26 percent to 0.30 percent. — Increase cigarette taxes from...

Bowling Green Fires Basketball Coach Louis Orr

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Bowling Green State University has announced it will not renew the contract of seven-year men’s basketball coach Louis Orr. Athletic director D. Christopher Kingston announced the firing on Tuesday. Orr was 101-121 in seven seasons, including a...

Putnam elections board at odds over directors

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Board of Elections has asked Secretary of State Jon Husted to settle a dispute over the appointment of a deputy director. The board vote 2-to-2 on Tuesday on the reappointment of Shelly Burkhart, a Republican, to the position of deputy director. Board...

Winter storm warning today

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern Ohio until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Rain is expected to arrive in the region overnight, possibly sleet and freezing rain, followed by snow Wednesday. Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches is possible in parts of...

UF, Owens’ Findlay campus jointly awarded grants

The University of Findlay and Owens Community College’s Findlay campus have been jointly awarded $367,491 in grants. The money is an investment by the Ohio Board of Regents in the science, engineering, technology and math programs at both schools, according to the University of...

BGSU fires men’s basketball coach

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Bowling Green State University has announced it will not renew the contract of men’s basketball coach Louis Orr. Athletic director D. Christopher Kingston announced the firing today. Orr was 101-121 in seven seasons, including a record of 54-60 in...

Hancock commissioners close meeting, citing new state rules

Hancock County’s commissioners held a closed session today under a new rule allowing public bodies to privately discuss economic development. It is likely that state law requires more disclosure, said Dennis Hetzel, director of the Ohio Newspaper Association. “Yes, this was...

Hancock County unemployment rises in January

Hancock County’s unemployment rate rose slightly in January to 5.7 percent, up from 5.2 percent in December, the state reported. Hancock County’s rate was the sixth lowest in Ohio for January. Unemployment rates increased that month among most neighboring counties from a month...

Pastor remembered for love of family, history

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Oscar Conrad Schultz Jr. was a teacher, historian, husband, father and grandfather, and a pastor who could read and speak Hebrew fluently. “He was one of those guys that always seemed to do the right thing “¦ one of the more thoughtful men...

Life-saving equipment pays off

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor Pastor Mike McClurg of the Findlay First Church of the Nazarene is used to souls being saved. But having a man’s life saved at the church last week is nothing short of a miracle, he said. On March 2, church member Ron Rook was among a...