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16 Cases Of Measles Confirmed Among Ohio Amish

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sixteen cases of measles have been confirmed among Amish in the Knox County area of north-central Ohio. The Department of Health says the outbreak of the highly contagious respiratory disease began with unvaccinated travelers who returned to Ohio after...

Findlay once again receives Tree City USA honor

Findlay has been named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, according to a press release from Mayor Lydia Mihalik’s office. Findlay achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care...

Dems Seize On Boehner Comments On Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and immigration advocates are calling out House Speaker John Boehner over comments mocking his own Republican lawmakers for their reluctance to take up immigration legislation. Boehner said at a Rotary Club lunch at home in Ohio Thursday that...

Va. Man Pleads Guilty In Multistate Fake ID Case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond man has pleaded guilty to participating in a sophisticated multistate fake identification ring. Manuel Garcia-Rojas pleaded guilty to racketeering and attempted robbery Friday in U.S. District Court in Richmond. He will be sentenced July 31. Nine...

Arrest Warrant Issued For Ohio Ex-deputy Treasurer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for a former Ohio deputy treasurer who pleaded guilty in December to federal charges in a kickback scheme, after receiving information he has violated terms of his release. Amer Ahmad, 39, faces up to 15 years in...

Governors Form Great Lakes Investment Partnership

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An organization representing the eight states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region is teaming with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in an effort to attract foreign manufacturing investment. The Council of Great Lakes...

Ohio Man Awaits Verdict In New Jersey Beach Arrest

BRADLEY BEACH, N.J. (AP) — An Ohio man is awaiting a verdict after a day at a New Jersey beach ended with his arrest on criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and defiant trespass charges. It all started when Charges Placa, 59, his wife and their 24-year-old daughter, who has...
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VIDEO: Arbor Day Celebration at Jefferson School

  Students at Jefferson Primary School in Findlay celebrated Arbor Day, along with Mayor Lydia Mihalik and former city forester Cathy Smith, on Friday. The day’s festivities included several presentations, a proclomation from the mayor, and the planting of a autumn...

Harsh Ohio Winter Damages Wine Industry

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio winemakers will ask for federal aid to help them recover after the harsh winter that all but wiped out many varieties of grapes. A winter damage survey report from Ohio State University viticultural researchers says the extreme subzero temperatures...

Hite’s campaign spending dwarfs opponents

The campaign spending of state Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, on the May 6 Republican primary election dwarfs that of both his challengers. Hite is opposed by Corey Shankleton, of Kunkle, and Milo Schaffner, of Van Wert. According to pre-election finance reports filed this week with...