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On Deck: Big baseball battles in PCL, NCC

Two area baseball teams will be trying to stay atop their respective leagues we’ll have the latest on those games and other around the region for you today here at The Courier. Upper Sandusky’s baseball team shares the top spot in the North Central Conference with Galion and the...

Prosecutors Criticize Ohio Death Penalty Review

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors are criticizing final proposals in a report about Ohio’s capital punishment law, calling them anti-death penalty. A dissenting report says the committee that spent more than two years studying the state’s death penalty law did not...

Football Coach Pleads No Contest In Ohio Rape Case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players has pleaded no contest to two charges. The Ohio attorney general’s office says Matt Belardine...

Health Agencies Try To Counter Ohio Mumps Outbreak

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health agencies trying to stem a large and growing mumps outbreak are advising college, school and even day care leaders to make sure central Ohio students are immunized and to separate them from those who haven’t been vaccinated and those who are...

No Contest Plea From Football Rape Investigation

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players has pleaded no contest to charges that arose from an investigation into the rape. The Ohio Attorney General’s...

Bengals’ Dalton Comparing Himself With NFL’s Best

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton isn’t shying away from the comparisons any longer. The Bengals’ fourth-year quarterback has avoided linking his name with some of the NFL’s best, even as he accomplished things that few others could claim. Now that it’s time...

Buckeyes, Bearcats Kick Off At 6 P.m. On Sept. 27

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Big Ten Network has announced that Ohio State’s Sept. 27 home game against Cincinnati will kick off at 6 p.m. It marks a record fourth night game in the 2014 season for the Buckeyes — with seven start times still to be determined. The...

Pilot Flew Around Bad Weather Before W.Va. Crash

CEDAR GROVE, W.Va. (AP) — A preliminary report says an Ohio pilot was maneuvering around bad weather before his plane crashed in West Virginia. The National Transportation Safety Board report says the pilot contacted air traffic controllers and received permission to make a...

Cavs Acting GM Griffin: ‘We’re All Under Review’

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers acting general manager David Griffin hopes to have the “interim” removed from his title soon. Griffin, who took over Cleveland’s franchise when Chris Grant was fired in February, says he’s “very confident”...

Hancock County to update public transportation plan

Hancock Area Transportation Services, or HATS, faced criticism Tuesday for falling short of meeting the county’s public transportation needs. HATS, operated by the Hancock Hardin Wyandot Putnam Community Action Commission, provides public transportation in Findlay and Hancock...