UPDATED: Findlay attorney Ralph Russo killed in auto accident, wife critically injured

Prominent Hancock County attorney Ralph Russo was killed in an automobile accident  this afternoon near Sandusky. His wife, attorney Nancy Moody-Russo, was critically injured. The apparent one-car accident occurred at 1:01 p.m. on U.S. 6 in Margaretta Township, Erie County, near...
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4 dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

A fireman walks through a debris field off Goff Road in Smithfield follow a storm on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Officials in central New York say four people are dead and four homes have been destroyed in building collapses amid severe thunderstorms. (AP Photo/Oneida Daily Dispatch,...
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Philadelphia defends response to fatal fire

Solomon Johnson walks to his fire-damaged rowhouse, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Philadelphia. Johnson lived next door to a home where four young children died in a fast-moving blaze that engulfed at least 10 residences over the weekend. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Solomon Johnson walks...
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Brazilians struggling to explain loss to Germany

Brazil’s David Luiz, left and Luiz Gustavo react after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany has routed host Brazil 7-1 and advanced to the final of the World Cup....
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Froome crashes out on bumpy 5th Tour de France stage

Britain’s Christopher Froome gets into his team car as he abandons the race following a third consecutive crash in two days during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg,...

Cheri Brooks serving jail term for violating probation

Cheri Brooks this week began her first stay in the Hancock County jail. The woman who allowed Vera Jo Reigle to live in her Findlay home and later lied to police investigating Reigle’s murder has been jailed for violating her probation. A judge ruled Brooks was in contact with...
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“THE” Wedding!

Milepost 850 Ok, while these aren’t the “official pictures,” I did want to share a couple from our daughter, Jayne’s recent wedding. Jayne married Ryan Keck on June 28th and the event was near perfect! The weather held, the service was special, the...

The will to walk

By MARGARET DWIGGINS Family Editor There are not many people who can look back on a deadly car accident and say that good things happened because of it, but Brock Mealer is one of them. Mealer, 29, of Wauseon, was with his father, Dave; mother, Shelly; brother Elliott and...
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Tree toppled onto coaster; left riders dangling

Members of the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park security staff monitor the situation at the exit of the park after riders were injured on the Ninja coaster Monday, July 7, 2014, in Valencia, Calif. The roller coaster hit a tree branch dislodging the front car, leaving four...
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APNewsBreak: Police give motive in dead baby case

FILE – In this April 21, 2014 file photo, Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court, in Provo, Utah. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, authorities said DNA results confirm that the biological father of...