Ohio Bill Would Block Parental Rights Of Rapists

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill would let rape victims request that a court terminate or deny offenders’ parental rights over a child conceived as a result of an attack. The proposal was scheduled for an Ohio Senate vote on Wednesday. If it passes, it would go to the...

Judge Orders 2 ½-month Moratorium For Ohio Executions To Allow Arguments Over New Procedures

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judge orders 2 ½-month moratorium for Ohio executions to allow arguments over new procedures.

Senators Sign F Max McCormick To Contract

OTTAWA (AP) — The Ottawa Senators have signed Ohio State forward Max McCormick to a two-year entry-level contract. McCormick recently completed his third season with the Buckeyes, scoring 11 goals and establishing new collegiate career highs in assists (24) and points (35) in 37...

Johnny Manziel Working Only On Football

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel is concentrating only on football after a fun-filled weekend in Las Vegas. The Browns’ celebrated rookie quarterback is on the field Wednesday with his teammates for the second day of Cleveland’s organized team activities. Manziel...

DSW Falls Nearly 30 Percent On Weak 1st Quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — The first part of the year was no walk in the park for shoe retailer DSW. The company reported disappointing first-quarter results Wednesday and it slashed its earnings outlook for the year. Its shares lost nearly a third of their value after releasing the...

Bill Frack, Findlay philanthropist and BGSU basketball fan, dies at 79

Bill Frack, a Findlay man who accumulated millions of dollars through investments and gave it away to help others, died today at The Heritage nursing home. He was 79. Kathy Kreuchauf, president of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, confirmed his death. “He had...

Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit In Ohio Drug Sting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals panel has rejected a lawsuit by former suspects against police and government bodies in a flawed northern Ohio drug sting. The three 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that the six people who...

PetSmart Closing Hagerstown, Md., Warehouse

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — PetSmart Inc. says it’s closing a distribution center in Hagerstown that employs more than 50 people. The Herald-Mail ( ) reported in its Wednesday edition that the Phoenix-based company will begin a gradual shutdown of the warehouse July 24. The...

Unemployment rates drop in Hancock County, neighboring counties in April

Hancock County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in April from 4.7 percent in March, the State Job and Family Services Department reported. Jobless rates declined in all of Ohio’s 88 counties last month. But Hancock County’s rate is the sixth lowest in the state. Mercer...

Latta votes in favor of bill reauthorizing Army Corps’ projects

U.S. Rep. Robert Latta , R-Bowling Green, voted today in favor of moving forward with the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 or WRRDA. The bill authorizes the key missions of the Army Corps of Engineers, including the development, maintenance and support of the...