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Voter registration deadline for May primary is Monday

The deadline for voter registration for the May 6 primary election is Monday. Election board offices throughout the state will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to accommodate voter registration. The Hancock County Board of Elections office is located at 201 E. Lincoln St.,...

Tiffin man admits 2 murders near Carey

UPPER SANDUSKY — A rural Tiffin man has admitted fatally shooting his girlfriend and a man inside a Wyandot County sportsman’s club. Richard L. Clark Jr., 65, pleaded guilty Monday in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court to two counts of aggravated murder, each an unclassified...

Dayton Firms Get Large Defense Contracts

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense says it has awarded multimillion contracts to two Dayton-area companies. A Dayton research firm has landed a $45 million contract from the Air Force to develop stealth technologies. Another Dayton company has gotten a $24 million...

Michigan Attorney General Wants Action On Carp

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHOO’-tee) has filed a protest to the federal government’s latest report on ways to stop a Great Lakes invasion of Asian carp. Schuette knocks the report as “incomplete” and lacking any...

Bengals Fullback Charles Arrested In Kentucky

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Police in central Kentucky have charged Cincinnati Bengals fullback Orson Charles with wanton endangerment. Charles was arrested late Monday in Madison County, Ky., and booked into the jail. He was not listed among the jail’s inmates Tuesday morning....

Early Voting Begins In Ohio For May 6 Primary

CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Ed FitzGerald was among the Ohioans casting ballots on the first day of early voting for the May 6 primary. Voting began Tuesday in the state. In-person voting hours are mostly from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in all 88 counties....

Transport For Charter Schools Costs Ohio Taxpayers

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio taxpayers are largely footing the bill for public school buses that are driving farther to transport students attending the state’s charter schools, a newspaper investigation found. State officials have forced traditional public schools to traverse...

Divers Pull Baby From Pond In Southwest Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Firefighters in southwest Ohio had to plunge into a retention pond to rescue a 9-month-old girl whose stroller rolled off a walking path and into the water. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that it happened Monday afternoon in West Chester Township, north of...

Ohio Baby Pulled From Pond Dies In Southwest Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 9-month-old girl has died after being pulled by divers from a southwest Ohio retention pond she rolled into in a stroller. A Hamilton County Coroner’s office report states that the girl died Monday at the emergency room of the Cincinnati Children’s...

Transport For Charter Schools Costing OH Taxpayers

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that taxpayers are largely footing the bill for public school buses that have to drive farther to transport students attending charter schools. State officials have forced traditional public schools to traverse their cities to pick up...