REINEKE FORD   ||   NEWS UPDATES

Senators Push For Continued Great Lakes Cleanup Funding

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — U.S. senators from states in the Great Lakes region are pushing for continued federal funding of a program designed to make progress on the lakes’ most pressing ecological challenges. A dozen senators from both parties signed a letter of support...

James Has Triple-double, Cavs Beat Raptors In OT In Game 1

TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime on Tuesday night to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. Kyle Korver scored 19 points, including...

Wood Frogs’ No. 1 Option: Hold In Pee All Winter To Survive

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’ve ever been unable to find a bathroom in a moment of need, you know the gotta-go feeling. That’s nothing compared to the wood frog, which doesn’t urinate all winter. Scientists have now figured how they do it, or more accurately, how...

Ohio Man Gets Lengthy Sentence In Death Of Girlfriend’s Son

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been received a maximum sentence of 18 years to life in prison for the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Ryan St. John, of Dayton, had been watching Brayden Ferguson in February 2017 when the...

Man Can’t Withdraw His Guilty Plea To Cyberstalking Sheriff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a man’s request to withdraw his guilty plea to a charge of harassing an Ohio sheriff for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites. Judge Michael Watson said Tuesday defendant William Young failed to give a valid...

Meeting Over High School Mascot Ends In Shouting Match

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tensions are flaring in an Ohio school community that’s deciding whether to get rid of the high school’s longtime Redskins mascot and team name. WCPO-TV hundreds of people attended a raucous meeting Monday night to discuss the proposed change at...

Ohio 15 closure planned tonight, this weekend

Westbound Ohio 15, between U.S. 68 and Lima Avenue, will be closed from 9 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday for emergency pavement repair, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Eastbound Ohio 15 will not be affected. The section of Ohio 15 will also close Friday at...
Ask The Experts Questions and Answers from the Pros!
off

Ask the Experts 5/1

The Courier ‘Ask the Experts’ advice column May 1st edition! Publishing the first and third Tuesday of each month, The Courier ‘Ask the Experts’ advice column features local ‘Experts’ answering frequently asked questions related to their area of expertise.

UPDATED: Red flag warning in effect today

Warm, dry, and windy weather might feel great for those outside today, but it also poses a serious fire risk, prompting a red flag warning from the National Weather Service for parts of northwestern Ohio. A red flag warning is in effect for all of northwestern Ohio from 12 p.m....

Release Of Auditor’s Review Of Ohio E-school Delayed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office says release of an audit of the state’s then-largest online charter school has been delayed. Spokesman Ben Marrison said the office won’t release the review of the now-shuttered Electronic Classroom of...