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Leaders Slam Timing Of Northwest Ohio Flood Study

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Several Ohio members of Congress say they are not happy that the Army Corps of Engineers may wait until 2016 to issue a final report on a flood control plan for the Blanchard River in northwestern Ohio. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Bob...

Suit Cites Urgency To Overturn NC Gay Marriage Ban

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a new legal assault on North Carolina’s constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The group said Wednesday that it is urging a federal judge to quickly negate the state ban to help children as...

Prison sentence for man shot while burglarizing home

A McComb man was sentenced today to four years in prison after police said he was shot while burglarizing a village home. Christian G. Moreno, 24, pleaded guilty in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to a second-degree felony of burglary. At about 1:45 a.m. Oct. 22, he trespassed...

P&G Selling Pet Food Brands To Mars For $2.9B

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Procter & Gamble is crying uncle on the edible business so it can focus on its core brands like Tide detergent and Pampers diapers. The world’s biggest consumer products maker is selling 80 percent of its pet food business to Mars for $2.9 billion as...
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VIDEO: Attorney general candidate talks with Courier staff

  David Pepper, a Democratic Party candidate for Ohio Attorney General, talks with Courier reporters and editors about how to fix the state’s heroin abuse problems and what he thinks Attorney General Mike DeWine is not doing well in office.
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VIDEO: Frack doubles gift to BGSU, Community Foundation

  Findlay resident Bill Frack is doubling his previously announced gift to northwestern Ohio. Frack announced today he will donate $20 million to the Community Foundation of Findlay-Hancock County, at least half of which will go to Bowling Green State University’s...

Indians Send RHP Vinnie Pestano To Minors

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have optioned struggling reliever Vinnie Pestano to the minor leagues. Pestano was sent to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday, a day after he gave up a homer and allowed three runs in the ninth inning of a win over San Diego. Pestano has a 13.50 ERA in...

Major League Soccer

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Colorado at Toronto FC, 4 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Chicago at Montreal, 4 p.m. Houston at New England, 5 p.m. New York at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Seattle FC at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Portland, 10:30...

P&G Selling Pet Food Brands To Mars For $2.9B

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Procter & Gamble is selling some of its pet food brands to Mars for $2.9 billion as part of its turnaround plan that includes concentrating on its most profitable core businesses. The world’s biggest consumer products maker, whose products include...

Candidate for attorney general details drug plan

A Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general touted his plan to reduce heroin abuse in the state, during a visit to Findlay today. David Pepper, a former Cincinnati councilman and Hamilton County commissioner, spoke with The Courier about his efforts to combat the drug. He...