Four people injured in U.S. 224 crash

Four people were injured when a minivan collided with a trailer being towed by a pickup Thursday afternoon on U.S. 224, east of Findlay, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. William Laugherty, 30, of Tiffin, the driver of the minivan, and his three passengers,...

Jerrod Hartman pleads insanity in murder case

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER 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...

FitzGerald: Kasich’s message simplistic

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald said he’s determined to stop Gov. John Kasich from running for re-election this fall on a “simplistic message” of tax cuts and smaller government. FitzGerald, a Democrat, is challenging Kasich...

Tweaked VB school plan headed to fall ballot

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER VAN BUREN — Van Buren School District voters are likely to see a somewhat smaller construction plan, with a shorter payoff time, on the November ballot. The school board on Thursday officially scrapped a $29.3 million project, which was rejected by...

Rowmark adding new building, jobs

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Rowmark, a Findlay maker of plastic sheets for signs, plaques and other uses, plans to add 50 or more employees and construct an additional 65,302-square-foot building. Construction, on Hamlet Drive just south of Hamlet Protein, and north of Guardian...

Meeting set to discuss Scout jamboree

The Black Swamp Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America will hold an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Gardner Pavilion at Camp Berry to discuss the Boy Scouts’ World Jamboree to be held in July and August 2015 in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan. Regional...
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Suspect in family slaying dressed as delivery man

This booking photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office shows Ronald Lee Haskell. Haskell, 33, is charged with multiple counts of capital murder in the killings of two adults and four children Wednesday evening, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman said...
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Disabled people denied voting rights, group says

Thomas Coleman, right, with Robert Doriah, speaks at news conference Thursday July 10, 2014 in Los Angeles to propose full voting rights and access for the disabled. A Voting Rights Act complaint submitted Thursday to the U.S. Justice Department in Los Angeles goes to a...