Man charged with marijuana possession after I-75 stop

State troopers say they discovered about 4 pounds of marijuana in a North Carolina man’s vehicle when he was stopped on Interstate 75 in Findlay. A rented 2014 Honda Civic was stopped at about 10:50 p.m. Friday for speeding on Interstate 75 near U.S. 224, according to the Findlay...
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California wildfire threatening 500 structures

A helicopter makes a water drop at the site of a wildfire Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Glendora, Calif. A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of roughly 200 people from a campground and recreational areas. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)...
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Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday that he reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release, saying the club had agreed to donate to several groups that support gay rights. Kluwe had accused the Vikings of...
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MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer BRISTOL, Conn. — Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league’s new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics. The MAC...

On Deck: Big volleyball match at New Riegel

There’s plenty of prep volleyball and soccer on tap today and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you here at The Courier. McComb travels to New Riegel in a battle of two of the area’s top volleyball programs. Riverdale travels to Carey in another all-area matchup. In...

Unemployment rates up in Hancock, most neighboring counties

Hancock County’s unemployment rate increased in July to 4.8 percent from 4.5 percent in June, the state reported today. It was the seventh-lowest rate among Ohio’s 88 counties and much lower than Hancock County’s 6.3 percent in July 2013, the state Job and Family Services...
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Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and...
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In New Orleans, a change in police command

FILE – In this Monday, May 13, 2013, file photo, New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas discusses a shooting during a news conference in front of police headquarters in New Orleans. On Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, Serpas said he is leaving after four years on the job....
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13,000 evacuation calls in California wildfire

People watch a fire burning from the Highway 41 overlook on the way north into Oakhurst, Calif., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. The fire is burning north of the community. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Eric Paul Zamora) People watch a fire burning from the Highway 41 overlook on the way...
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Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

A man is detained after a standoff with police Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s shooting has sparked more than a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP...