Hartman invokes insanity defense

Jerrod Hartman, accused of murdering his infant son, has invoked an insanity defense. Hartman, 25, of Findlay, on Thursday pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to murder and endangering children charges. Judge Joseph Niemeyer accepted...

Breaking Real Bad

What’s the point of being an outlaw if you’ve got responsibilities? – Jesse Pinkman I’ve kept a dark secret for weeks. Didn’t tell a soul. Always wanted to watch “Breaking Bad,” an award-winning series that appeared on AMC a few years...

Survey: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) – A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases. About 40 percent of colleges and...
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California hopes fines up to $500 slow water waste

Groundskeeper Sanjay Ram, right,of the Department of General Services, waters plants lining the sidewalk around the state Capitol Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. State water regulators are considering fines up to $500 for excessive water use for things like...

Parades, games and rides highlight Tree Town Festival

FOREST — Forest will host its annual Tree Town Festival this weekend in Gormley Park on Main Street in Forest. The festival is sponsored by the Forest Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service. Proceeds this year will go toward Gormley Park improvements....

Morning Rotary to host spaghetti lunch to fund Feed-A-Child program

Flag City Morning Rotary will sponsor a spaghetti lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 17 at Millstream Career Center, 1150 Broad Ave. Proceeds will benefit the Feed-A-Child program and other Morning Rotary community projects. Tickets are $10 and are available by presale...

Library friends to hold book sale

McCOMB — The Friends of the McComb Public Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Items will be sold for a donation.

Forest library friends to meet

FOREST — The Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library will meet at 10 a.m. today at the library.

Thursday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; outdoor pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; EnhanceFitness, 9-9:50 a.m.; SilverSneakers yoga, 10-10:50 a.m.; book club, discussing “Orphan Train,” by Christina Kline,...