Columbus Launches Free Downtown Circulator Bus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus transit agency is launching a free downtown bus service circulating every 10 minutes between three of the busiest center city districts. Curtis Stitt, president and CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority, says the bus meets a community goal...

Baby Safety Gates Aren’t Always Safe, Study Finds

CHICAGO (AP) — Baby gates meant to protect young children aren’t always as safe as parents think. A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. kids get emergency room treatment each year from injuries resulting from falling through or climbing on these gates. Most injuries...

Hearing planned

FOSTORIA — Columbia Gas of Ohio representatives will hold a public hearing from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Fostoria Council chambers in the municipal building. The meeting, prior to council’s regular meeting, will provide an update on planned gas company...

Locally: ONU loses in OAC softball tourney final

ADA — Ohio Northern’s Adriana Sikora led off the game with a home run, but Muskingum rallied to beat the top-seeded Polar Bears 7-2 on Sunday in the championship game of the Ohio Athletic Conference women’s softball tournament. The win earned Muskingum (26-16)...

Blood thinners are sometimes a necessary risk

By SARA ARTHURS Staff Writer Many people take blood thinners and for a variety of reasons. The medication is commonly prescribed for ailments such as stroke and atrial fibrillation, a history of deep-vein thrombosis or a hereditary blood clotting condition. The medications have...

Hospital auxiliary awards scholarships

Ten area high school seniors who will graduate this spring and plan to major in health-related fields have received a $1,000 Blanchard Valley Auxiliary scholarship. This year’s recipients are: Rebecca Kirian, who will graduate from Arcadia High School and plans to attend...

Basic Money Management workshops set

Ohio State University Extension, Hancock County will offer its Basic Money Management workshop twice in May. Sessions will be offered from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Family Center, room 119, 1800 N. Blanchard St.; and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 22 at the Hancock County...

ECHL Playoff Glance

Thursday, April 17: Cincinnati 4, Orlando 2 Sunday, April 20: Cincinnati 7, Orlando 3 Wednesday, April 23: Cincinnati 2, Orlando 1 Friday, April 25: Orlando 2, Cincinnati 0 Saturday, April 26: Orlando 3, Cincinnati 2, OT Tuesday, April 29: Cincinnati 2, Orlando 1 Thursday, April...

Brewers Fall To Reds 4-3, Finishing 3-4 Trip

CINCINNATI (AP) — Milwaukee wasted a chance to leave Cincinnati with a four-game split. Chris Heisey scored from first base on Todd Frazier’s 10th-inning double into the left-field corner, and the Reds rallied to beat the Brewers 4-3 Sunday. Milwaukee went 4-3 on a trip...

Accident injures Cloverdale teenager

PAULDING — A Cloverdale teenager was among three people injured when a car hit a utility pole Thursday in Paulding County. Jeremy Landwehr, 17, of Cloverdale, a passenger, was ejected from the car during the crash, the Van Wert post of the State Highway Patrol reported....