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Suspect arrested in Ada robbery

ADA — A Lima man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of an Ada carryout last week, the Ada Police Department reports. The department’s Facebook page says Clark E. Sturgeon, 42, has been charged with robbery, a third-degree felony. Ada police said Sturgeon allegedly...

Democrat O’Neill Adds Educator To Ohio Governor Ticket

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill picked a Cleveland educator on Tuesday as his running mate in the race for governor, adding diversity in race, age and experience that he contended will resonate with Democrats across the state. Chantelle E....

Inmate, Sheriff’s Deputy Injured Amid Fight At Youth Jail

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a sheriff’s deputy and a juvenile inmate suffered cuts during a fight at a youth jail in Cleveland. Officers quickly responded to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center late Monday after a report of a disturbance. A county spokeswoman says...

Group Home Administrator Pleads Guilty In Resident’s Death

MADISON, Ohio (AP) — The former administrator of a northeast Ohio group home has pleaded guilty to charges of reckless homicide and patient abuse in connection with the death of an 85-year-old resident. Fifty-five-year-old Alice Ramsey entered the plea Monday after reaching an...

Fire at junior/senior high school disrupts classes in Fostoria

FOSTORIA — A fire in the boiler room of the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School on Tuesday morning forced school officials to cancel classes for the day for all Fostoria students, and close the building through the rest of the week. And in coming weeks, junior/senior high school...

Police Officer Sentenced For Drinking Alcohol At Gun Range

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati police officer has pleaded guilty to a probation violation of drinking alcohol during firearms training at a gun range. WXIX-TV reports the judge told 46-year-old Officer David Jenkins “you need to get a handle on it,” before sentencing...

Authorities: Woman Charged With Cruelty In Dogs’ Deaths

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman accused in the deaths of three dogs found dead due to neglect and cold weather and the malnourishment of four other dogs has been charged with animal cruelty. Butler County authorities say Melissa Damico was charged with three...

Allen Township names officers

VAN BUREN — The Allen Township trustees last Tuesday elected Ed Huffman as chairman for 2018 and Kevin Flanagan as vice chairman. Michael Stacy is the third trustee and Mark Schimmoeller is the fiscal officer. Regular meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of the...

Linda Slick

FOSTORIA — Linda Mae Slick, 71, of Fostoria, died Monday at Fireland Regional Health Center, Sandusky. She married Jimmy E. Slick Sr. and he survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Rhonda Slick, Fostoria; two sons, Jimmy E. Slick Jr., Fremont; Steven Touchstone in New York;...

U.S. ending protections for Salvadoran immigrants

By LUIS ALONSO LUGO and ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s decision to end special protections for about 200,0000 Salvadoran immigrants filled many Salvadoran families with dread Monday, raising the possibility that they will be forced to...