Mark Douglas Wise

Mark Douglas Wise, 56, of Findlay, died at 10:58 a.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center. Mark was born on August 23, 1958 in Findlay to Robert Harold and Sally Ann (Kempher) Wise. He married Luann Sharninghouse and they were divorced. He later married...

Trial set for Bucyrus man charged in slayings of 4 men

BUCYRUS (AP) — A man charged with killing four men found at their homes in Bucyrus is now scheduled for trial Nov. 17. Forty-one-year-old Donald Hoffman is jailed on 21 counts for the slayings. He has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, robbery and other charges. Some of...

Schwarzenegger attends rededication of his statue

COLUMBUS (AP) — Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says his namesake sports festival will stay in Ohio’s capital city despite offers to move it elsewhere. The movie star made the comments Monday during a rededication ceremony for a statue of him in his...

Police: Man fatally shoots wife’s boyfriend, self

MILFORD (AP) — Police say a man fatally shot his estranged wife’s boyfriend and killed himself at a home in southwest Ohio’s Clermont County. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the shooting occurred shortly before 6 a.m. Monday in Miami Township, roughly 15 miles east of...
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Man floating in bubble rescued by Coast Guard

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A longtime endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to reach Bermuda in a homemade floating “Hydro Pod” was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he began suffering from fatigue. Coast Guard air crew were able to...

Motto engraved on library gets lost in translation

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Latin motto engraved on the wall of a new library in southern New Jersey got lost in translation. Officials had thought the phrase “Nos Secundus Coniecto Omnia” meant “we confirm all things twice.” But it actually means...

State approves $950,000 in flood funds

About $950,000 for flood control efforts in Hancock and Putnam counties was awarded by the State Controlling Board today. The money was awarded from the state’s disaster services fund. The majority of the money, $900,000, will reimburse the Hancock County commissioners for money...

High court won’t hear former Ohio politician’s appeal

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a former northeast Ohio politician now serving 28 years in federal prison for corruption. That’s according to an attorney for Jimmy Dimora, the 59-year-old former Cuyahoga County commissioner and...

Two new fathers on Ohio’s statewide ticket

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio now has two new fathers among its candidates running for statewide office. State Treasurer Josh Mandel on Monday announced to campaign supporters the arrival of a son, Judah, now eight days old. Mandel is a Republican facing Democratic state Rep. Connie...

Ohio Democrats look to grab seats in legislature

COLUMBUS (AP) — Democrats hope to keep their seats in the Ohio Legislature while thwarting Republican attempts to add to their majorities this fall. On Nov. 4, Ohioans will elect all 99 House members, along with 17 of 33 state senators. The GOP controls the Ohio House and Senate....