School orientation, open house slated

Glenwood Middle School will hold orientation and open house sessions for its students Wednesday, Aug. 9 and Thursday, Aug. 10. Sixth-grade students only can attend from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Parents can join their students from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The seventh-grade session for...

Fire burns Columbus Grove apartment

COLUMBUS GROVE — Firefighters doused an apartment fire Thursday night in Columbus Grove, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports. The fire was reported at 9:30 p.m. in Apartment C9 in an apartment building at 631 W. Sycamore St., the sheriff’s office said....

Three Upper Sandusky teenagers reported missing

UPPER SANDUSKY — The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office says it is looking for three teenagers who went missing from the Upper Sandusky area on July 13. The sheriff’s office said Carmen and Adrian Holloway were last seen around 10 p.m. on July 13. Carmen, 14, is...

Two-vehicle Ottawa crash injures woman

OTTAWA — An Ottawa woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Ohio 65, northeast of Ottawa. According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Diego Salas Perez of Ottawa was driving a 2008 Dodge Caliber on Ohio 65, near the intersection of Road...

Australian PM: Trump relationship 'warm' despite transcripts

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s prime minister insisted on Friday that his relationship with President Donald Trump was “warm,” despite transcripts of a heated conversation in which the leaders sparred over a refugee deal. The...

A journalist's murder underscores growing threat in Mexico

AP Photo/Enric Marti MEXICO CITY (AP) — The staff of the weekly newspaper Riodoce normally meets on Wednesdays to review their plans for coverage of the most recent mayhem wrought in Sinaloa state by organized crime, corrupt officials and ceaseless drug wars. But on this...

Senate Approves FERC Nominees, Restores Voting Quorum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved two Republicans nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on the federal commission that oversees the nation’s power grid and natural gas pipelines. Senators’ unanimous votes Thursday approving Senate aide Neil Chatterjee...

Grandfather’s Campaign Against Drugs Draws Support, Rally

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A grandfather’s effort to deter drug sales in his Ohio neighborhood is drawing support from local residents. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports ( ) a rally to show solidarity against drug activity and support for 69-year-old Dennis...

Weather forces day 1 of Lollapalooza to end early

CHICAGO (AP) — Heavy thunderstorms forced day one of Lollapalooza to end early with headliners Lorde and Muse still on stage. Concertgoers evacuated Chicago’s Grant Park as the severe weather rolled in Thursday night. A short time later, the music festival made the...

Fire reported at Columbus Grove apartment

COLUMBUS GROVE — Firefighters doused an apartment fire Thursday night in Columbus Grove, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reports. The fire was reported at 9:30 p.m. in Apartment C9 in an apartment building at 631 W. Sycamore St., the sheriff’s office said. When the Columbus...