Arlington may put 2 levies on ballot

ARLINGTON — A pair of levies — a new one and a renewal — are expected to appear on the November ballot to help fund the Arlington Fire Department. Village Council on Monday gave the first of three required readings to ordinances that would place the issues before the electorate....

North Baltimore to hire new village administrator

The manager of a Michigan village is likely to become the next village administrator of North Baltimore. During a special meeting scheduled at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, North Baltimore Council will consider legislation to hire Donna Dettling of Dexter, Mich., at a starting salary of...

Putnam County man sentenced to life in prison for rape conviction

OTTAWA — A Continental man was sentenced this morning to life in prison after he was found guilty of raping a young girl. A jury found Timothy W. Good, 53, guilty of raping a 9-year-old girl and gross sexual imposition toward a 5-year-old girl, felonies of the first and third...

Correction: Van Buren schools’ meeting at Allen Township building

Tonight’s Van Buren schools’ meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Allen Township building, 12829 Ohio 613. Incorrect information appeared in Tuesday’s edition of The Courier.

RNC recommends Cleveland for 2016 convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican National Committee panel is recommending Cleveland to host the party’s 2016 presidential convention. The Republicans’ site selection committee on Tuesday reviewed bids from Cleveland and Dallas. Both cities went into Tuesday’s...

Taylor meets supporters at Wilson’s, praises state’s improved economy

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor trumpeted Ohio’s reduced unemployment rate and Gov. John Kasich’s support of small business over lunch with 14 Republicans today at Wilson’s Sandwich Shop. The Republican Kasich-Taylor ticket, up for election this year, won the endorsement today of small...

Not guilty by reason of insanity plea sought in murder case

A Findlay man who is accused of murdering his infant son has been found to suffer from a sleep disorder, and wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, his attorney said Tuesday. Jerrod Hartman, 25, has been charged with an unclassified felony of murder and...

Contract talks with Hancock sheriff’s deputies at standstill

Talks between the county and the union representing Hancock County’s sheriff’s deputies are at a standstill. About 35 members of the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association have been working without a contract since March 8, according to a fact finding report released by by the...

UPDATE: 2 hurt in accident at Carey plant

CAREY — A malfunctioning or broken auger at Anderson Mineral Processing plant, 1855 Wyandot County 99, Carey, sent Upper Sandusky and Carey men to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday night, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. Charles R. Heffelfinger,...

Cheri Brooks serving jail term for violating probation

Cheri Brooks this week began her first stay in the Hancock County jail. The woman who allowed Vera Jo Reigle to live in her Findlay home and later lied to police investigating Reigle’s murder has been jailed for violating her probation. A judge ruled Brooks was in contact with...