Prominent attorney Ralph Russo dies in crash

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Prominent Hancock County attorney Ralph Russo died in an automobile accident Wednesday 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...

Man gets 7 years for robbery role

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER The accomplice in a Findlay robbery and shooting was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison. Derick R. Curry Jr., 25, of Findlay, apologized in Hancock County Common Pleas Court for his role in the Dec. 19 break-in at 222 Prospect Ave. He...

Parole violation puts Cheri Brooks in Hancock jail

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER 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...

Putnam grand jury indicts 7

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER OTTAWA — A Lima woman charged with burglary was among those recently indicted by a Putnam County grand jury. Mackenzie L. Basham, 20, allegedly trespassed in an occupied home at 14292 Road 7-L, Pandora, to commit theft. The charge is a...
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Sterling says he won’t sell team, calls wife pig

FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling watches his team play in Los Angeles. With a $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge is set to determine Monday, June 30, 2014, if the terms of a family trust...
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Cavs agree to 3-way trade, make room for James

Miami Heat forward LeBron James responds to a question during a media availability for the NBA basketball finals on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in San Antonio. Miami plays Game 5 against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Miami Heat forward LeBron James...
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Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

FILE – In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, Jax and Heather Collins get married at the Salt Lake County clerk’s office in Salt Lake City. Same-sex marriage advocates plan to deliver a petition with thousands of signatures to the Utah governor’s mansion in Salt...

Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year

CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults. A drug used in some popular sleeping pills is among the common culprits. Most of the ER visits involve troublesome side effects or...

Officials say juvenile started California wildfire

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Investigators who spent weeks examining photos and tips from the public have identified a juvenile as a suspect for intentionally starting the most destructive of nearly a dozen wildfires that ripped through Southern California this spring, officials said...

Colorado completes 1st legal pot market study

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is smoking pot by the ton, and visitors are, too. Colorado’s pot regulators issued what is believed to be the world’s first post-legalization market study for the weed on Wednesday. The study relied on sales data from Colorado’s...