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Van Buren Schools to host meeting to discuss levy survey results

After its May bond issue was voted down, Van Buren School District is seeking input before deciding whether another levy should appear on the November ballot. The district is hosting a meeting Tuesday night to discuss the results of a survey it gave the community a chance to take...

Vets’ Raffle Backers To Make Ohio Governor Pick

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coalition of veterans and fraternal organizations that has clashed with Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) over electronic raffle machines is planning its first-ever endorsement in a governor’s race. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) the...

Patrol: 2 Dead After Driver Flees Stop, Crashes

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — Alcohol and speed were apparent factors in a crash that killed two people in southwestern Ohio after the driver fled state park officers, State Highway Patrol investigators said Monday. Two other people were hospitalized with serious injuries. The patrol said...

Fireworks Shoot Into Playpen, Burn Ohio Infant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 4-month-old in a playpen on her Ohio porch was critically injured when a neighbor’s fireworks landed on her. A witness told police a 10-year-old neighbor of the Youngstown baby kicked over a lit tubular firework, which shot into the playpen,...

Editorials From Around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Toledo) Blade, July 7 On the night of June 26, Pittsburgh Pirates fans saw something flying above the field: not a baseball, but a drone. Team officials asked police to find the drone...

Power restored to Tiffin after bird’s nest causes fire

A bird’s nest at an AEP Ohio substation caught fire this morning, temporarily knocking out power to half of Tiffin. The fire burned a cable and triggered an automatic safety switch, causing the outage at the substation, located at Ohio 101 and Seneca County 15, northeast of...

Updated: Findlay, New Riegel men injured in crash near Fostoria

FOSTORIA — Two men were injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday morning at the intersection of Ohio 587 and Seneca County Road 18, southeast of Fostoria. Jonathan Ayers, 44, of Findlay, and Eric Bouillon, 31, of New Riegel, were taken to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital by...

Soil Tests Could Settle Location For New Ohio Jail

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Tests of soil to gauge possible contamination could help settle a debate over where to locate a new jail to replace a chronically overcrowded facility in southeastern Ohio. The new Fairfield County Jail will cost at least $30 million and will replace three...

Road Rage Crash Injures 4; 2 Are Pregnant Women

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Dayton are blaming road rage for a two-vehicle crash that injured four people including two pregnant women. A regional dispatch center received calls three to five minutes before the Sunday afternoon crash about one vehicle chasing another. The...

Restored Lake Erie Lighthouse Back To Waterfront

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A restored 1896 Lake Erie lighthouse is headed back to the waterfront after more than 60 years away. The 26 foot-tall wooden lighthouse stood on the Portage River’s west pier in Port Clinton until 1952, when it was removed and taken to a local...