Community reinvestment area proposed in McComb

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — The idea of forming a community reinvestment area in McComb was aired at Monday’s Village Council meeting. A proposal by the Hancock Regional Planning Commission and the McComb Economic Development Organization would offer tax...

Findlay man accused of aggravated burglary

A Findlay man was charged Sunday with breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s residence near McComb and injuring her, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Larry G. Heldman, 54, was arrested for aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and assault, a...

Cavs Sign Free Agent Guard Jose Calderon

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have signed free agent guard Jose Calderon to a one-year contract. The 35-year-old Calderon, who is entering his 13th season in the NBA, will back up All-Star Kyrie Irving. Cleveland never found a good solution at that position last season after...

Gay rights group launches $26M campaign ahead of midterms

AP Photo/Paul Sancya WASHINGTON (AP) — The Human Rights Campaign, one of the nation’s leading gay rights groups, is launching a $26 million political organizing effort ahead of next year’s midterm elections. While the effort is nationwide, the group is focusing...

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle arrested on weapons charge

AP Photo/Bill Wippert SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has been arrested in Ohio on a weapons charge. The Cincinnati native and former Ohio State standout is accused of improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside a water park in...

Despite winning freedom, many former fishing slaves struggle

AP Photo/Thein Zaw On the day they were freed from slavery, the fishermen hugged, high-fived and sprinted through a stinging rain to line up so they wouldn’t be left behind. But even as they learned they were going home, some wept at the thought of returning empty-handed...