Escaped Wood County inmate captured

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office has captured a convicted felon who escaped from a work-release job in Portage on Tuesday afternoon. The sheriff’s office says Franklin Paul Damon Jr., 39, was at his work-release job along South Dixie Highway near Portage when he walked away from...

Inmate Taken For Hospital Treatment Recaptured Next Day

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in Ohio captured a corrections center inmate they say escaped custody after being transported for hospital treatment. Warren County Jail records show 31-year-old Robert Langford was arrested Thursday afternoon, some 17 hours after...

‘Black Thursday’ shoppers line up for deals

Some families tag-teamed their “Black Thursday” shopping expeditions this year, sending one family member to wait for deals at one store, such as Kohl’s, while others went to Best Buy or Walmart. Craig Payne said he was working with his family to get a TV and an Xbox One. He was...

Volunteers serve up huge holiday meal in Findlay

More than 300 volunteers — using 73 turkeys and 195 pounds of butter — created a successful Thanksgiving Day community dinner at Findlay’s StoneBridge Church. Organizers planned for 2,400 people. The Rev. Michael Wise, lead pastor of the church, said this year’s better weather...

2 killed, 3 hurt in crash near Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN — Two people died and three others were injured in a Thanksgiving Day crash just south of Bowling Green. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office investigated the two-vehicle crash, which was reported at the intersection of U.S. 6 and Rudolph Road at 2:36 p.m. The crash...

As Overhaul Of Mirror Lake Continues, Alumni Share Memories

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For some, it was a quiet moment spent beside Mirror Lake between cancer treatments. For one woman, it was the joy of finding a moment amid the chaos of a football game day to watch the ducks with her father. Years of unsanctioned jumps into Ohio...

Youth Hunters Take Nearly 5,000 Deer In Youth Gun Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say nearly 5,000 white-tailed deer were harvested during this year’s two-day youth gun season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says young hunters checked 4,958 deer during the Nov. 18-19 season. State officials say 5,930...

Ohio AG Offers Consumer Tips Ahead Of Black Friday Shopping

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering Ohio consumers some tips ahead of the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Among the Republican’s pointers: — Sellers set their own return policies, including “no returns” — but they must clearly...

Police Fear Foul Play As They Search For 77-year-old Woman

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say they are very concerned about a missing 77-year-old woman. Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk says he believes foul play is “a distinct possibility” as they search for Bernice Hayslip. WBNS-TV reports Hayslip planned to stay...

Man Wanted For South Florida Homicide Arrested At Airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida police say an 18-year-old man wanted by police in a recent killing in South Florida was arrested while trying to board a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Ohio. The U.S. Marshals South Florida Regional Task Force took Sinceer Priest, of West Palm...