Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base

EDITORS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT – This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows masked gunmen of the Islamic State...
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VIDEOS: Hancock County Fair opens, duke and duchess coronated

  The 2014 Hancock County Fair opened Wednesday, featuring fair food, rides, plenty of livestock and animals, and a draft horse competition at the North Grandstand.   Among the new events this year were the coronation of a duke and duchess by the Hancock County Junior...

NFL suspends Browns’ WR Gordon for entire 2014 season

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Gordon’s suspension is effective immediately and he will miss the entire 2014 season. He will have to apply for reinstatement following...

On Deck: First full night of BVC volleyball action

It’s the first full night of Blanchard Valley Conference volleyball action and we’ll have the latest on all of the action on the court for you tonight here at The Courier. McComb opens defense of its BVC crown at home tonight against Vanlue. In other action around the league...

Hancock County sheriff warns of inspection scam

Hancock County Sheriff Michael Heldman is warning county residents of a potential scam involving property line inspections. In the past week, deputies from adjoining counties have reported incidents involving male subjects approaching homeowners to inspect their property lines....

Everybody loves a parade

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF STAFF WRITER For years, the Junior Fair sponsored a parade during the Hancock County Fair. But after many years the custom was eventually dropped. This year, to help celebrate 75 years at the current Hancock County Fairgrounds, the Junior Fair is bringing...

Pope Francis names bishop for Diocese of Toledo

Pope Francis named the Most Rev. Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo on Thursday. Thomas has been serving as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since July 26, 2006. He fills the office left vacant by Bishop Leonard P....

Youth flower arranging sessions slated

On-the-spot flower arranging at the Hancock County Junior Fair will be held Saturday in the tent to the south of the Youth Education Building. Juniors, ages 9 to 13, will compete at 2 p.m. and seniors, ages 14-18, will compete at 3 p.m. Children ages 8 and under will be able to...