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VIDEO: Semitrailer catches fire at North Baltimore truck stop

A semitrailer carrying soybeans was engulfed in flames at the Petro truck stop near North Baltimore on Thursday afternoon. The semitrailer’s cabin and trailer were both destroyed in the fire. No injuries were reported.

Fire destroys semitrailer at North Baltimore truck stop

A semitrailer was destroyed in a fire this afternoon at the Petro truck stop at the Ohio 18-Interstate 75 interchange near North Baltimore. The truck, which was hauling soybeans, was first reported to be on fire just before 2 p.m. No injuries were reported. North Baltimore,...

Red Cross director to help with landslide recovery

Todd James, executive director of the American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties, will be joining several hundred Red Cross disaster responders as part of the Oso, Wash. landslide disaster relief operation. James will leave for Washington on Saturday and will...

Libertarian’s Request To Be On Ohio Ballot Denied

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has denied a request from a Libertarian candidate who was seeking to force the state’s elections chief to place his name on primary ballots. Last month, Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) disqualified attorney...

Trial date set for man held on murder charge

A new trial date has been scheduled for one of the men charged with murder in the death of Joe Gutierrez III. Ralph G. Harris III, 21, appeared in Hancock County Common Pleas Court on Thursday to schedule his July 7 trial. Gutierrez, 34, of Findlay, was fatally shot Nov. 8...

Litter Landing due for an upgrade

Hancock County’s recycling center, Litter Landing, may soon be getting an upgrade. The commissioners agreed today to hire Peterman Associates, Inc., Findlay, to develop building and site plans for the recycling center. Commissioner Mark Gazarek said two buildings at the center...

Pawn Shop May Sell McKinley Wife’s Tiara To Museum

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in northeast Ohio is hurriedly fundraising in hopes of buying a tiara that once belonged to President William McKinley’s wife. The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( ) that the owners of Ida McKinley’s...

Flood advisory issued

The National Weather Service at 12:44 p.m. issued a flood advisory for Hancock and Wood counties. Moderate to heavy rain is moving across the region and will taper off later this afternoon. Excess rain runoff will cause minor flooding of low-lying areas and farmland near creeks...

UPDATE: Moderate flooding predicted along Blanchard River in Findlay

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Blanchard River at Findlay from Friday afternoon until further notice, with moderate flooding predicted in Findlay. The weather service is currently predicting a crest of 12 feet on early Saturday morning, which...

Feds To Manage Ohio Uranium Enrichment Project

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy plans to begin managing a southern Ohio uranium enrichment project overseen by a company that filed for bankruptcy last month to restructure debt. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told a U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee...