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Conservancy district approves improvements to Blanchard River

The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District board has voted today to proceed with improvements to the Blanchard River channel as it flows through Findlay. The conservancy district has also announced that three public meetings will be held on the full Blanchard River plan. Two have...

Review: John Mayer solid, but not sizzling on latest album

John Mayer, “The Search for Everything” (Columbia) Earth’s reigning guitar god, John Mayer, is out with his seventh studio album, “The Search for Everything.” It reveals a calmer artist taking a measured approach to accessible funk-laced songs. This...

Ohio Lawmaker No Longer Faces Felony Count After DUI Arrest

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio state lawmaker no longer faces a felony charge that could have resulted in his automatic ouster from the legislature. A Butler County grand jury has indicted Rep. Wes Retherford, of Hamilton, only on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the...

Liberty-Benton student in school after sending Snapchat of gun

A Liberty-Benton High School student is allowed at school today after sending another student a Snapchat message showing a gun in his hand and words related to a potential fight, interim Superintendent Larry Cook said. Snapchat is an app in which users can take a photo, add text...

Review: Admit it, Brad Paisley is really good at country

Brad Paisley, “Love and War” (Arista Nashville) When you can namecheck the UFC and Zebco fishing reels in the lead track to your 11th studio album, “Love And War,” you are probably Grammy Award-winning country music machine Brad Paisley and you can do no...
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Ask the Experts: 4/18/17

Publishing the first and third Tuesday of each month, The Courier ‘Ask the Experts’ column features local ‘Experts’ answering frequently asked questions related to their area of expertise.  

'Notes on a Banana' takes readers on coming-of-age journey

“Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression” (Dey Street), by David Leite Much has been contributed to the cannon of first-person literature on anxiety and mental health disorders. But David Leite, a James Beard Award-winning food writer and...

'The Nightingale' author sets next novel in Alaska

NEW YORK (AP) — The next novel by “The Nightingale” author Kristin Hannah is another story of women’s resilience. St. Martin’s Press told The Associated Press on Tuesday that “The Great Alone” is scheduled to come out Feb. 6, 2018. The...

The Latest: Facebook Video Slaying Suspect Went To Gun Range

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting captured on video and later shared on Facebook (all times local): 7:15 a.m. A gun range owner says the suspect in a random Cleveland killing that was recorded and posted to Facebook had shot at his facility, and video shows he was...

Ohio Pastor Says Foster Son Died Playing ‘Superman’ Game

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio pastor now charged with murder says his 2-year-old foster son died after hitting his head on a wall while playing what they called “the Superman game.” At trial Monday, the attorney for Torace Weaver says his client was spinning the...