Findlay to sign new bank agreements

Findlay Council on Tuesday hurried legislation that will allow City Auditor Jim Staschiak to begin signing new bank depository agreements, in advance of a rule change in Ohio that Staschiak said may prove to be a bad deal for local governments. Council voted 9-0 to suspend its...

Smith Has Career-high 25, Evansville Beats Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Dru Smith had a career-high 25 points, seven assists and four steals to lead Evansville to a 91-76 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night. Smith was 11 of 13 from the floor, hitting three from long range, as Evansville (7-2) drilled 12 of 15 from...

Police: Fugitive Suspected Of Firing At Officers Arrested

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Police say a fugitive suspected of shooting at officers in Ohio during a high-speed chase has been arrested. Wooster police say James Schmidt, who’s also known as Bubba, was arrested Tuesday evening near Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, when police...

Trial Begins For 2nd Man Accused In Coal Executive’s Killing

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial has begun for the second of two men accused in the 2016 deadly shooting of a West Virginia coal executive. News outlets report Monday was the first trial day for 20-year-old Brandon Lee Fitzpatrick, a Kentucky man charged with offenses including...

Otero Agrees To $2.5 Million, 2-year Contract With Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians reliever Dan Otero has agreed to a $2.5 million, two-year contract with Cleveland that includes a 2020 team option and could be worth $3.9 million plus bonuses over three seasons. Otero agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year deal on Friday as the deadline...

Jail Officer Accused Of Having Sex With Inmate Indicted

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A corrections officer accused of having sex with an inmate at a county jail in southwest Ohio has been indicted on charges including sexual battery. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News a Butler County grand jury indicted 28-year-old Nakisha Newell on two...

Attorney: White Nationalist To Speak March 14 In Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — An attorney says white nationalist Richard Spencer’s planned appearance at the University of Cincinnati has been scheduled for next March 14, but the school says no contract has been signed yet. The appearance would fall during the university’s...

Man Dies By Stray Bullet From Shooting That Also Killed Teen

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say gunfire aimed at an SUV full of teenagers killed one teen along with a man in a nearby home who was likely hit by a stray bullet as he slept. Columbus police say officers found 33-year-old Severen Clayborn after noticing bullet...

Treasury Targets Cleric Accused Of Helping IS Recruits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department took action Tuesday against a Jamaica-based Islamic cleric accused of helping Islamic State recruits travel to areas controlled by the militant group. Treasury officials designated Abdullah Ibrahim Faisal as a global terrorist. The action...
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Ask the Experts: December 5th, 2017

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.