Findlay flood-control project focus of meeting

A public meeting to discuss the planned widening of the Blanchard River in Findlay, part of the flood-control effort, drew a small and agreeable crowd Wednesday night. About 50 people attended the meeting held at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Auditorium. During the...

Gas Pipeline Told To Halt Drilling Under River After Spill

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal regulators have again told a company building twin natural gas pipelines across northern Ohio to stop drilling under a river because of concerns over a spill. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says in the stoppage ordered Wednesday that it wants...

Ratings Agency Downgrades FirstEnergy Solutions

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A credit rating agency says it’s highly likely a FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary will default on a $100 million bond payment in early April that will result in bondholders losing a significant percentage of their investments. The Akron Beacon Journal...

Medical Examiner IDs Remains Of Boy, 4, Found In Bag In Yard

CLEVELAND (AP) — A medical examiner has identified the remains found in a bag in the backyard of a vacant Cleveland home last year as those of a 4-year-old boy. Cleveland.com authorities said Wednesday that no one had reported Eliazar Ruiz missing. No criminal charges have been...

Billboards, Ballot Focus Of Ohio Anti-union Efforts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A free-market think tank has launched a billboard campaign advocating what it’s calling “worker voting rights” amid renewed efforts at the Statehouse to make Ohio a right-to-work state. The Buckeye Institute says the outdoor advertising in...

UPDATE: Slick roads blamed for rash of accidents

Slick roadways were blamed for several accidents in Findlay and Hancock County Wednesday night, including a pair of injury accidents that occurred within minutes of each other in the Western-Broad Avenue area. Two people were hurt in those accidents, Findlay police reported....

Ohio Woman Gets A Marching Band To Celebrate 100th Birthday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman kiddingly said she wanted a marching band to celebrate her 100th birthday. Margaret LoCicero got exactly that Tuesday at the assisted living facility where she lives near Youngstown, in northeast Ohio. Friends, family and staff had gathered...

State report: Deceased Hilty Home resident had history of exiting

The Hilty Home resident who died of hypothermia earlier this month “had a history of exit seeking behaviors” and “the facility failed to ensure adequate supervision was provided,” according to a report released by the state health department. Phyllis Campbell, 76, died Jan. 7...

City Officials Demolish Home Where Firefighter Died

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio house where a firefighter died battling a blaze that was intentionally set has been demolished. Crews finished razing Lester and Bertha Parker’s home in Hamilton on Monday. Twenty-eight-year-old Partrick Wolterman died in 2015 after he fell...

Report: GOP’s Mary Taylor Denies Kasich Backing To GOP Group

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Lt. Gov. and gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor has reportedly distanced herself from Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) with misleading statements during a recent endorsement interview before fellow Republicans. Kasich, a 2016 presidential candidate,...