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Park district to reduce hunting at Litzenberg

The annual hunting-with-permission game management program on part of Litzenberg Memorial Woods, south of U.S. 224, will be shortened by two months this year to provide more opportunity for hikers and others to use the land. Hunting by permit will be allowed Nov. 1 through Jan....

The Latest: Search For Body Prompted By Facebook Tip Ends

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a search for a West Virginia college student last seen in 2002 (all times local): 6:25 p.m. A search prompted by a Facebook video suggesting the body of a West Virginia college student last seen in 2002 was buried in Ohio has ended with a...

House Panel To Consider Bill Preserving Great Lakes Cleanup

DETROIT (AP) — Congressional budget writers are proposing to overrule President Donald Trump’s call for eliminating a program that funds Great Lakes cleanup efforts. A House appropriations subcommittee is scheduled to consider a bill Wednesday that includes $300 million for...

Will fight by utility companies widen?

There was talk of lawsuits, lost economic opportunity, and even a possible township revolt Tuesday, as fallout from the continuing rift between Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative and American Electric Power over which company has the right to provide electricity to some ...

Rains cause minor river flooding in Putnam County

After heavy rains soaked the area Monday, the National Weather Service reports minor flooding by the Auglaize River in Putnam County, and predicts the Blanchard River at Ottawa also will reach minor flood stage. Flood warnings are in place for both rivers in Putnam County. The...

Federal Authorities End Probe Of Wal-Mart Police Shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say they have ended their investigation and decided against charges in the fatal police shooting of a black man in an Ohio Wal-Mart who was carrying an air rifle from a store shelf. A white officer shot 22-year-old John Crawford III in 2014...

Hippo Happiness: Both Parents Join Cincinnati Zoo Baby Fiona

CINCINNATI (AP) — And Daddy makes three. The father of the Cincinnati Zoo’s popular baby hippo Fiona has joined her and mother Bibi in their first time together as a trio. Zoo officials say Fiona, Bibi and Henry were united in the Hippo Cove outdoor pool Tuesday morning...

Cleveland Diocese’s New Leader Is New York Auxiliary Bishop

CLEVELAND (AP) — An auxiliary bishop from New York will become the next bishop in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. The diocese says Pope Francis’ appointment of Bishop Nelson Perez was announced Tuesday by the Vatican’s emissary in Washington. He will be...

Facebook Video Prompts Search For Missing Student’s Body

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio (AP) — A search prompted by a Facebook video suggesting the body of a West Virginia college student last seen in 2002 is buried in Ohio has begun in a southeastern part of the state. Lawrence County’s sheriff says the FBI is leading the search that began...

Crash reported on Bigelow Avenue

A two vehicle crash has been reported in the 1000 W. Bigelow Ave. at 4:59 p.m., according to scanner traffic. It is unknown at this time if there are any injuries; Liberty Township Fire Department is responding to the scene.