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2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Fire levies pass

Fire protection levies were approved Tuesday in two Hancock County fire districts, according to unofficial numbers from the Hancock County Board of Elections. The new Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District won voter approval of a 1.5-mill levy for five years for fire protection...

Veteran GOP Rep. Chabot Wins Ohio Primary, Faces Nov Foe

CINCINNATI (AP) — Veteran Republican Ohio congressman Steve Chabot (SHAH’-but) has won his party’s nomination as he seeks a 12th term. The west-side Cincinnati congressman handily defeated Samuel Ronan in Tuesday’s vote. Chabot faces a tougher challenge in...

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Arcadia, Cory-Rawson, Liberty-Benton taxes pass

Four taxes in three school districts have passed with all Hancock County precincts reporting. Liberty-Benton’s two emergency levies both passed by 66 to 34 percent. Arcadia’s passed by 56 to 44 percent. Cory-Rawson’s three-quarter percent income tax passed by 55...

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Sprague wins GOP state treasurer nom; Issue 1 passes

State Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, will be the Republican nominee for Ohio Treasurer of State, leading Sandra O’Brien in today’s primary election. With more than 81 percent of the vote in, Sprague has a 90,000 vote lead over O’Brien, 355,689 to 267,352....

House Arrest For Milkman Who Snuck Drugs Into Ohio Prison

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A milk deliveryman has been sentenced to house arrest after he was accused of hiding marijuana, tobacco and cellphones inside milk cartons and smuggling them into an Ohio prison. Defendant Ray Adams was also ordered by Warren County Judge Robert Peeler to...

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Cordray, DeWine win gubernatorial primaries

The Associated Press has called both the Democratic and Republican primaries for Ohio governor, with Richard Cordray and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine set to face off in the fall. Tuesday’s win by Cordray, the former consumer watchdog under President Barack Obama buoys...

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Cross wins 83rd District Republican race

Jon Cross has defeated Cheryl Buckland in the hotly contested Ohio 83rd House District Republican primary. In Hancock County, Cross, of Kenton, won with 4,892 votes, while Buckland, of Findlay, had 3,956 votes. Logan and Hardin County vote totals were still in the progress of...

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Hancock County JFS levy fails

With all precincts reporting in, the Hancock County Job and Family Services levy has failed. A total of 7,193 votes have been cast against the levy, with 4,962 votes for the levy.

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION: Bechtol holds off primary challenge

Hancock County Commissioner Tim Bechtol has held off a primary challenge from Paul Craun for the Republican nomination for county commissioner. With all precincts reporting, the unofficial results had Bechtol winning with 4,918 votes, while Craun had 3,311 votes.

Van Buren school board approves payment to salvage D.C. trip

VAN BUREN — The Van Buren school board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to authorize payment of up to $30,000 to salvage the eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. after Discovery Tours declared bankruptcy and canceled the trip. Educational Tours, a Michigan company, offered to...