Alleged victim testifies in rape trial

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER The girl who allegedly was sexually assaulted by an Arlington teen in October 2014 said in court Wednesday that she repeatedly told him to stop and she tried to get away. Prosecution witnesses testified Wednesday in the jury trial of Kyle McDowell, 19,...

Snapchat messages introduced at trial

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER An Arlington teen charged with sexually assaulting a classmate appeared to be racked with guilt and fear after the alleged incident and police began investigating, according to his own social media messaging to the girl. Prosecution witnesses began...

Rape trial gets underway

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Opening statements Monday in the jury trial of an Arlington teen charged with sexually assaulting a former classmate centered on whether the sex was consensual. Kyle McDowell, 19, is charged with three counts of rape, all first-degree felonies; gross...

Office building plans approved

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Construction of a 21,290-square-foot, two-story office building, south of Allen Township 215 and northeast of the wind farm serving Whirlpool Corp. and Ball Corp., will start in weeks. A plan for the One Energy office building was approved Thursday by...

Will Trump be willing to compromise?

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Donald Trump’s success, or failure, as president will ultimately be an inside job. He will have to be willing to compromise some of his Democratic ideas with House Republican agendas. Perhaps even harder, he will have to master his reactive nature....

Latta holds big lead in House race

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republican Bob Latta was winning over 70 percent of the vote Tuesday on his way to re-election to represent Ohio’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. With 97 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday, Latta had received 236,136 votes...

Jordan easily wins re-election to sixth term in U.S. House

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Republican Jim Jordan won 68 percent of the vote on his way to re-election Tuesday to represent Ohio’s 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Jordan received 205,669 votes to 96,334 for Democrat Janet Garrett in the looping, winding,...

Sprague easily wins re-election

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Findlay Republican Robert Sprague garnered 75 percent of the vote in winning re-election Tuesday to represent the 83rd District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Sprague received 34,306 votes to 11,397 votes for Findlay Democrat Mary Harshfield....

Presidential, state races top area ballots

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Hancock County voters on Tuesday will cast ballots for president, U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state legislator and Ohio Supreme Court justices. Hancock voters also will decide a county commissioner race and consider two countywide tax requests,...

Hancock fair officials spell out building plans

By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Many people know about the new building planned for construction at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Fair officials and supporters on Friday spelled out plans for three additional buildings over the next few years. A total of about $3 million will be...