Democrats Eye 15 Cities For 2016 Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has asked Chicago, New York and 13 others to make a pitch to host the presidential nominating convention in 2016. The DNC on Tuesday said the party will accept proposals through June 6 and will pick a host city either late this...

Unemployment rates drop in Hancock, neighboring counties

Hancock County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in March from 5.2 percent in February, the state reported. Jobless rates declined in all 88 of Ohio’s counties in March. But Hancock County’s jobless rate was the sixth lowest in the state. It trailed Mercer County, 3.7...

Former Putnam County worker wins case against commissioners

OTTAWA — A former Putnam County maintenance custodian has won her sick pay in a small claims case against the Putnam County Commissioners in Putnam County Municipal Court. Patricia Clementz, of Cloverdale, has been awarded $2,664.51, which after deductions would result in the...

Court Critical Of Ohio Law Punishing Campaign Lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is expressing serious doubts about the constitutionality of an Ohio law that bars people from making false statements about political candidates during a campaign. Most of the justices during argument at the high court Tuesday appeared likely...

Two injured in Findlay traffic accident

Two Findlay people were hurt in a traffic collision at the Main Street-Melrose Avenue intersection at 11:44 a.m. Monday, Findlay police reported. Melissa Hanneman, 35, and John Crates, 57, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco EMS, but information on their condition...

Highway patrol seizes pills during Findlay traffic stop

Nearly $4,700 worth of prescription drugs were seized and two Michigan residents arrested during a traffic stop in Findlay on Saturday evening, according to the State Highway Patrol. Troopers stopped a 2013 Kia Optima, with Illinois registration, for marked lanes, speed and...

New Ohio Gay Marriage Amendment Moves Forward

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of the latest version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning Ohio’s gay marriage ban can now gather signatures to get the measure on the ballot. The Ohio Ballot Board agreed Tuesday that the proposed “Freedom to...

3 Plead Not Guilty To Assault, Slaying

VANCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — Three people have pleaded not guilty to attacking and killing a woman in northeastern Kentucky. The Ledger Independent reported (http://bit.ly/1gOY7fm) that 25-year-old Jesse Logan Bertram, 36-year-old John C. Glispie and 26-year-old Brian Clark, all of...

Foes Of Ohio Clean Energy Bill Criticize Senator

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents of a bill turning back Ohio’s alternative energy targets are alleging the Senate utilities chairman has disrespected and offended witnesses during hearings on the measure. A combat veteran who works for the Sierra Club wrote a letter of...

Court Upholds Ohio Killer’s Death Sentence Again

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who fatally shot his girlfriend three decades ago while on parole for killing his wife. The court’s decision in the case of Von Clark Davis of Butler County involved the third time Davis had...