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Construction Ordered Halted On Natural Gas Pipeline

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A company building a 713-mile-long natural gas pipeline has been ordered to halt construction after West Virginia inspectors cited 14 violations. The Charleston Gazette-Mail the offenses include leaving trash and construction debris partially buried on...

Findlay’s business development prowess celebrated

The editor of Site Selection Magazine called it the “Findlay slam” on Tuesday, celebrating Findlay being the top-ranked small city for business development for the fourth straight year. Gary Daughters, senior editor of the magazine, presented local officials with awards marking...

Woman, Boyfriend Charged In Death Of Woman’s Daughter, 4

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the mother of a 4-year-old girl who died of a stroke from head injuries and the mother’s boyfriend have been charged with aggravated murder in the child’s death. Twenty-three-year-old Sierra Day and 26-year-old Deonte Lewis were...

Jury Convicts Man Accused Of Raping, Killing College Student

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jury has convicted a man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing an Ohio State University student. The Franklin County jury in Columbus found Brian Golsby guilty Tuesday. The 30-year-old registered sex offender could face the death penalty in the slaying...

Hancock County jobless rate tied for third lowest

Hancock County’s unemployment rate rose slightly in January but still was low enough to tie with Auglaize County for third lowest in Ohio. Hancock County’s rate climbed to 3.5 percent in January from 3.4 percent in December, the State Job and Family Services Department reported....

School Shooting Survivor: Honor Victims Nonpolitically

WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager wounded in a school shooting last year says he thinks it’s disrespectful to victims of the February massacre in Parkland, Florida, to use that tragedy to further a particular political agenda. West Liberty-Salem student Logan Cole...

Q&A: Proposed Merger Of Ohio Education, Training Agencies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has long pushed to take over Ohio’s education department, viewing its more independent structure as a hindrance to unified school policy. A bill moving swiftly through the Legislature includes that takeover...

Blanchard River flood control work in Findlay to start Monday

DEFIANCE – Work on flood-control improvements to the Blanchard River at Findlay begins Monday; however, any progress on the more controversial proposed flood basins is still more than a year away. The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District, which is in charge of...

Police: Child, Teen Shot In Ohio Weren’t Intended Targets

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old child and a teenager were shot and wounded in Cleveland when men reportedly opened fire from a vehicle. Investigators say they don’t believe the injured children were the targets of the Monday afternoon shooting in a neighborhood...

Man Pleads Guilty After Cop’s Accidental Fentanyl Overdose

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of exposing an Ohio police officer to the potentially deadly opioid fentanyl during a drug arrest has pleaded guilty to assault on a peace officer and drug-related charges. The attorney general’s office says four doses of the...