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LeBron tells Heat he will become free agent

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, left, Chris Bosh, center, and LeBron James pose with their championship rings during a ceremony before an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Miami. A person familiar with the situation...
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Police: No description of gunman at concert venue

FILE – In this March 14, 2014 file photo, Schoolboy Q performs during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The rapper was in a vehicle that was fired on after a concert at the popular Red Rocks outdoor amphitheatre in Colorado, but he was not injured, investigators...

Hancock County jobless rate stays flat; other area counties see declines

Hancock County’s unemployment rate stayed flat at 4 percent from April to May, the state reported. Jobless rates declined among most neighboring counties last month, the State Job and Family Services Department reported. May unemployment rates among neighboring counties, with...

Section of East Main Cross Street closed starting today

East Main Cross Street will be closed between Blanchard Street and Osborn Avenue starting today as crews replace the bridge over Lye Creek, according to Hancock County Engineer Christopher Long. The closure is expected to last until Sept. 30, weather permitting. There will be no...

Fire Department Adds Ambulance For Obese Patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Fire Department has added an ambulance retrofitted to help safely transport obese patients weighing more than 650 pounds. The department added ramps and a pulley system to a rescue unit to create its new Medical Support Unit 19. Special...

Section of North Main Street to be repaved Tuesday

Repaving of Findlay’s North Main Street, from Bigelow Avenue to Hancock County 99, will begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday. There will be lane reductions and minor delays can be expected at the intersection with Bigelow Avenue, but the road will remain open. Crews are expected to pave...

Carey council meeting canceled; next meeting July 21

CAREY — The June 30 special Carey Council meeting to name a replacement for former Councilman John Green has been canceled, according to Carey fiscal officer Jeni Fletcher. The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 21. The meeting was canceled because four council members...

Cooper CEO: New tech center here for community, factory, incentives

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Findlay factory, regional technical center, and community and state support convinced Cooper to locate its new $35.5 million Global Technical Center in Findlay, company President Roy Armes said Monday. Hiring has already begun for the center, to be...

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for northeastern Hancock, Seneca counties

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Hancock County and all of Seneca and Sandusky counties until 5:15 p.m. At 4:11 p.m., a line of severe thunderstorms with winds of up to 60 mph were moving east across the warned area. Areas...

Tanker truck spill closes Ohio 65 in northern Putnam County

Ohio 65 is closed in northern Putnam County this morning.  The Sheriff’s Office reports a tanker truck rolled over between Belmore and the Henry County line early today. The department’s Facebook page says the road could be closed until mid-afternoon while the cleanup...