House Panel Votes To Hold IRS Official In Contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Committee has voted to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings. The official, Lois Lerner, previously headed the IRS division that processes applications for...
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VIDEO: Riegle explains problems with dredging river

  Hancock County Commissioner Phillip Riegle talks about problems with dredging the Blanchard River during the State of the County address on Thursday at the Hancock County Courthouse.

Firefighters douse garage fire in Allen Township

Firefighters battled a blaze Thursday that heavily damaged the garage of a house at 13776 Allen Township 108, southeast of Van Buren. No injuries were reported, according to Allen Township Fire Chief Gary Hickman. The fire, reported about 4:30 p.m., spread from the garage to an...

Riegle refutes river dredging idea at State of the County address

The State of Hancock County address got political today, when Commissioner Phillip Riegle stepped to the podium and began lobbing facts aimed at his rival’s campaign in an attempt to discredit it. Riegle, of 22525 Delaware Township 184, is finishing his second, four-year term as...

On Deck: Adventurous day for prep baseball and softball teams

It should be an interesting afternoon for area prep baseball and softball outfielders today and we’ll have the latest on all of the high school sports action across the region today here at The Courier. Winds gusting at around 40 miles per hour should make for some interesting...

Chief Urges Civil Online Comments After Stabbings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A small-town Ohio police chief with a forthright style and an outsize Facebook following has drawn a large online response with a post urging commenters to be respectful instead of political after stabbings at a Pittsburgh-area high school. Brimfield...

NBA To Play Preseason Games In China, Brazil

NEW YORK (AP) — Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first time when Cleveland takes on the Miami Heat in an exhibition in October. The NBA announced five international preseason games Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings...

Indians Place 3B Chisenhall On Paternity List

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have placed third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall on the paternity list and recalled infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus. Chisenhall is batting .400 (6 of 15) so far this season for the Indians, who open a four-game series Thursday in Chicago...

Ohio Trooper Indicted On Porn-related Charge

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A state trooper in northern Ohio has been indicted on a charge of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The State Highway Patrol put Sgt. Ricky Vitte Jr. on leave Wednesday after he was indicted. Vitte has been under investigation in Sandusky County...

GE Plans To Put 1,400 Jobs In Cincinnati Area

CINCINNATI (AP) — The General Electric Co. plans to build a new global operations center in the Cincinnati area, adding 1,400 jobs in southwest Ohio. The announcement was made Thursday by JobsOhio, the state’s private job-creation agency. Fairfield, Conn.-based GE describes...