RNC recommends Cleveland for 2016 convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican National Committee panel is recommending Cleveland to host the party’s 2016 presidential convention. The Republicans’ site selection committee on Tuesday reviewed bids from Cleveland and Dallas. Both cities went into Tuesday’s...

Taylor meets supporters at Wilson’s, praises state’s improved economy

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor trumpeted Ohio’s reduced unemployment rate and Gov. John Kasich’s support of small business over lunch with 14 Republicans today at Wilson’s Sandwich Shop. The Republican Kasich-Taylor ticket, up for election this year, won the endorsement today of small...

Not guilty by reason of insanity plea sought in murder case

A Findlay man who is accused of murdering his infant son has been found to suffer from a sleep disorder, and wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, his attorney said Tuesday. Jerrod Hartman, 25, has been charged with an unclassified felony of murder and...

Contract talks with Hancock sheriff’s deputies at standstill

Talks between the county and the union representing Hancock County’s sheriff’s deputies are at a standstill. About 35 members of the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association have been working without a contract since March 8, according to a fact finding report released by by the...

UPDATE: 2 hurt in accident at Carey plant

CAREY — A malfunctioning or broken auger at Anderson Mineral Processing plant, 1855 Wyandot County 99, Carey, sent Upper Sandusky and Carey men to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday night, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. Charles R. Heffelfinger,...

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...

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...

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...

Attorney asks for public’s help in identifying thieves

A Findlay attorney is asking for the public’s help in finding a pair of thieves that broke into one of his client’s cars. Charles Weasel says that his client’s car was broken into in the early morning of July 1 in the Fox Run subdivision. The incident was...

UPDATED: Findlay man escapes serious injury in accident

McCOMB — A Findlay man escaped serious injury Thursday morning when his vehicle dropped nearly 25 feet into a ditch on Hancock County 5, about six miles northwest of McComb, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Donald Myers, 77, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by...