Governor vetoes Sprague’s proposal

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Gov. John Kasich has killed state Rep. Robert Sprague’s effort to put restrictions on addiction recovery housing in Ohio. Sprague’s proposal was included in the state budget, but Kasich used his line-item veto power to reject Sprague’s...

Ohio replaces controversial school tests

By ABBEY NICKEL Staff Writer Regional educators are saying good riddance to some controversial state-mandated tests, after lawmakers scrapped them in the state budget signed on Tuesday night. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests, administered...

Tempers flare at council meeting

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay officials and City Council members got into a shouting match Wednesday night during an informal committee-of-the-whole meeting about the city’s tax deferment policy. Auditor Jim Staschiak and 1st Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische argued that...

Findlay man indicted in fatal accident

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer Bond was posted for a Findlay man after he pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he drunkenly drove a pickup truck and caused the deaths of a Fostoria couple on a motorcycle in May. Daniel D. Betts, 37, was indicted Tuesday on two counts of...

Man charged with assaulting corrections officer

By ALLISON REAMER Staff Writer A man arrested after an altercation at a corrections officer’s home was indicted Tuesday by a Hancock County grand jury. Kevin J. Potts, 38, of Denver, Colorado, was charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and felonious...

State expands teen driving restrictions

Expanded driving restrictions for teenagers with probationary licenses have taken effect. As of Wednesday, probationary drivers under the age of 18 will have the following restrictions during the first 12 months with a license: • No driving between midnight and 6 a.m.,...

Nearly 3,100 county residents sign marijuana issue petition

ResponsibleOhio delivered 695,273 petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday, including 3,091 signatures from Hancock County, in an attempt to qualify a marijuana issue for the November ballot. ResponsibleOhio’s marijuana legalization...

Budget addition to end lying about fireworks

This may be the last year many Ohioans will lie when they purchase fireworks. Under a provision added to the state budget bill that Gov. John Kasich signed Tuesday night, people buying items like firecrackers, bottle rockets and Roman candles in Ohio will no longer have to...
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