UPDATE: AEP reports power has been restored

According to the AEP Ohio website, power has been restored to the sections of Findlay and Hancock County that were without power for about three hours. The company reported the outage was caused by a substation problem. The outage, first reported about 8 p.m., affected 4,852...

14 dead in California shooting; police later kill 2 suspects in gunbattle

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — At least two heavily armed attackers opened fire on a banquet at a social services center for the disabled Wednesday, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others in a precision assault that looked “as if they were on a mission,”...

I-75 crash injures Columbus Grove teen

MOUNT CORY — A Columbus Grove teenager was injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 75 north of Mount Cory, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported. The patrol said Richard L. Diltz III, 19, was driving a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire in the northbound...

4 Fostorians hurt in Ohio 18 crashes

BASCOM — Four members of a Fostoria family were injured Wednesday morning in a chain-reaction accident on Ohio 18, west of Bascom. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reported Cody Kirian, 18, of Fostoria, was driving eastbound on Ohio 18 at 7:43 a.m. when he veered left of center...

Another New Project on the Horizon

Milepost 1020 So there is another new project on the horizon and this one looks to be really interesting.  I may have shared with you in the past that my mother’s family was deeply involved with the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad.  Their eastern terminus was in...

Police say Juneau mayor didn’t die of gunshot

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Police in Alaska’s capital city have not determined whether the city’s new mayor died from a natural event or foul play but have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs or suicide in the death. Stephen “Greg” Fisk, 70, was found...

Teens teaching teens

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF Staff Writer OTTAWA — The thought of 4-H brings to mind projects that involve cooking, sewing and raising animals. In Putnam County, 4-H also offers a peer-taught program called Carteens that targets first-time juvenile traffic offenders. The...

Black Heritage Library plans Kwanzaa event

The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center, 817 Harmon St., will host a Kwanzaa celebration from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Elizabeth Washington, of Columbus, will present a program about the seven principles of Kwanzaa and discuss the Swahili language and African art and...

Forest library hosts open house

FOREST — The Forest-Jackson Public Library will hold its annual soup and salad open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. A salad bar and a variety of soups will be available for a freewill offering that benefits the library. A bake sale will also be held. Over 40 baskets...

Wednesday calendar

TODAY 50 North (formerly Senior Center), 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; SilverSneakers Splash, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Birchaven; basic step mix, 8:30-9:15 a.m.; conversation and needlecraft, 9-11 a.m.; SilverSneakers classic,...