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Barricades To Curb Prostitution Taken Down

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police have removed temporary street barricades intended to help curb prostitution and related offenses in a section of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports city officials say the effort was successful and city council members are expected to discuss...

Trial Set For Greenpeace Activists In P&G Protest

CINCINNATI (AP) — With only one of nine Greenpeace activists willing to accept a plea deal, a judge on Thursday set a trial date for the other eight on felony charges in an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters in downtown Cincinnati. The eight...

UPDATE: Missing Continental teen located

OTTAWA – The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said at about 6:45 p.m. that Brittany Alexis Kaye Cross is safe and speaking with authorities. She was previously last seen Tuesday evening at her residence. An unknown man picked her up from the home, according to law...

OVI checkpoints planned for Hancock County

Two impaired driving checkpoints will be held Friday night in Hancock County, the State Highway Patrol reports. The locations will be announced tomorrow morning. They are funded by federal grants.

Army Corps: No list of study expenses without complicated coding

The Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it doesn’t have a list of expenditures for the Blanchard River flood study that does not use complicated coding. In a letter received by The Courier today, the district said a search of its documents and computer files...

Crash injures 2 Findlay residents

Two Findlay residents were hospitalized after an accident in the city Thursday afternoon. Lynn Childers, 39, and Steve Childers, 49, were taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital after the 1:48 p.m. crash in the 1200 block of Tiffin Avenue, said Officer Chris Huber....

UPDATE: Three injured in Marion Township accident

Three teenagers were injured in a three-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon on U.S. 224 just east of Findlay. Kendra Konecny, 16, of Findlay, Saffron Florea, 17, of Tiffin, and Olivia Fenton, 16, of Findlay, were taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital following the 4 p.m. accident,...

Pitcher Arraigned On Sexual Assault Charges

DETROIT (AP) — Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel. A not-guilty plea was entered Thursday for Reed, who appeared in court via video on two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. The...

Fired Band Head Says He Was Fixing Vulgar Culture

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University’s fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture “in dire need of change” before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney. The university fired Jonathan Waters last...

MPLX reports $28.8 million in 2Q net income

Higher charges for use of its pipelines pumped profits 55 percent higher last quarter, to $28.8 million, for MPLX LP, Marathon Petroleum’s pipeline subsidiary. Earnings in the April-June quarter amounted to 37 cents per share for the Findlay-based subsidiary, up from 26 cents per...