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Mission group identifies 3rd American with Ebola

Nancy Writebol, who spent weeks in isolation after contracting the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, holds a news conference, Wednesday, Sept., 3, 2014 in Charlotte, N.C. with her husband, David. This is the first time that the Charlotte woman, who was recently released from an...
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Detroit-area man gets 17 years in porch shooting

Monica McBride, mother of Renisha McBride cries during the reading of verdict of guilty of of second-degree murder and manslaughter for Theodore Wafer, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in Detroit. Walter Ray Simmons, Renisha’s father, is at right. Wafer, 55, shot Renisha McBride...
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Sam’s 2nd chance comes on Cowboys’ practice squad

St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam (96) looks up at the scoreboard from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Rams 14-13. (AP Photo/Lynne...
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Europe to have 5 vice captains for Ryder Cup

FILE – This is a Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 file photo of Europe team member Padraig Harrington as he holds the trophy after winning the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament as teammates Rory McIlroy, second right, and Ross Fisher, right, look on at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport,...

Report: Grob CEO’s plane on fire before crash

A small plane flown by a Grob Systems executive apparently caught fire before crashing in Hancock County and killing both people aboard, a federal investigation has found. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board said witnesses saw fire prior to the July...

On Deck: It’s girls night out

It’s girls night out. There is plenty of girls soccer and volleyball on tonight’s local sports schedule and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you here at The Courier. There’s a full slate of volleyball action in the Blanchard Valley Conference tonight. Three BVC...

Secretary of State’s office announces open office hour times, locations

The Secretary of State’s office has announced locations and times for its September open office hours events, including a session on Tuesday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. In addition to making voter registration forms and election information available, regional...
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EU unlikely to sanction Russia’s big sport events

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are rejecting for now the idea of sanctioning Russia’s high-profile sports events, such as its hosting of the 2018 World Cup, as part of a new round of penalties on the country. Diplomats from three member states said Wednesday...
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Lawsuits seek Ferguson victim’s juvenile records

FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, Lesley McSpadden, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, wipes away tears as Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family picture of himself, his son, top left, and a young child during a news conference in Jennings,...
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Gay group to march in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade say they’re ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.The prohibition on identified gay groups in the centuries-old New York parade had...