Injury accident reported in Marion Township

A two-vehicle injury accident has been reported on Marion Township 234, according to scanner traffic. Vanlue Fire Department is responding to the scene. Additional details will be reported as they are made available.

5 hurt in accident, fire at Dunkirk gas station

DUNKIRK — Five people suffered minor injuries in a multiple-vehicle crash Monday afternoon that resulted in a fire at Dunkirk’s Marathon gas station, 441 S. Main St. According to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, two people were transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital and...

Arrest made in week-old Westerville school threat

WESTERVILLE (AP) — Police in Westerville have arrested a high school student following a threat of a school shooting scrawled on a school bathroom wall a week ago. Police say they used video camera footage, more than 60 student interviews and reviews of handwriting samples to...

Man pleads not guilty in Bucyrus killings

BUCYRUS (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, robbery and other charges in the deaths of four men at their homes in Bucyrus. Donald Hoffman is charged on 21 counts for the slayings. Some counts include specifications for a potential death penalty. The...

31 cars derail from freight train near Fort Wayne

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (AP) — More than two dozen freight cars derailed near Fort Wayne from a Norfolk Southern train traveling from Ohio to Illinois. The freight train’s derailment happened about 6 a.m. Monday near New Haven, a few miles east of Fort Wayne. Norfolk Southern...
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Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, residents walk on a lane painted with instructions to separate those using their phones as they walk from others in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. The Chinese city took a cue from a U.S. TV program and created a...

Boa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cage

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped its southwest Idaho cage has been found after two days on the loose. Trinity didn’t appear to have traveled far after being spotted Sunday in the garage that holds the snake’s...
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Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon. KVAL-TV says police in Eugene, Oregon, arrested Jahson Marryshow around 5 p.m....

Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead. The study finds that eight hydraulically fractured wells in Pennsylvania and Texas...
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Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed

In this image made available from the UNHCR on Monday Sept. 15, 2014 a Syrian refugee in Valetta Saturday Sept. 13, 2014 shows an image of his young daughter who drowned while the vessel on which they fled their war torn country sank in the Mediterranean sea . The couple lost all...