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Sheriff’s office to inspect street-worthy golf carts

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will begin inspecting street-worthy golf carts on Monday, June 1. To be street-legal, golf cars must have headlights, brake and tail lights, turn signals, a windshield, rearview mirror, license plate light, and not capable of traveling...

71 arrested, but Cleveland emerged unscathed, after officer’s acquittal

, By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND — Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police...

Ohio bill to give boost to veteran entrepreneurs

By LISA CORNWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI — Navy veteran Mike Nichols says veteran-owned businesses aren’t asking for handouts from the state, but they could use a little help leveling the playing field in competing with non-veterans who may have had more time to...

NB man pleads guilty to arson

BOWLING GREEN — A North Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection with a fire set at a village residence earlier this year. The Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune reported Robert Baird, 64, has pleaded guilty to burglary, a third-degree felony; arson, a...

WWII veteran to receive diploma

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A 92-year-old World War II veteran is slated to receive an honorary diploma from his Ohio high school after he left early more than seven decades ago to fight in the war. The Dayton Daily News reports that Charles Benning plans to wear a cap and...

Central Ohio overdoses blamed on tainted heroin

MARION (AP) — A potent batch of heroin or one mixed with other drugs could be responsible for at least 11 overdoses, including two fatalities, within 24 hours in central Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports medics had responded to 11 overdoses on Thursday and Friday in Union...

Put-In-Bay marks end of War of 1812

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — Lake Erie’s South Bass Island is marking the 200th anniversary of the end of the War of 1812 over the Memorial Day weekend. The Ohio island will also honor to those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie. Events on the island include a...

Three injured in two-car crash

Three Findlay residents were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash. According to the Hancock County sheriff’s office, Shauna Nikles, 18, of Findlay, driving a 1991 Ford pulled out in front of David Hefflinger, 54, of Findlay, who was driving a 1998 BMW. The crash occurred...
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