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Hancock jail houses many with illnesses

By RYAN DUNN Staff Writer Typically, more than a quarter of Hancock County jail inmates have a mental illness, a rate the jail’s administrator said is common among area jails. The sheriff’s office has responded with greater efforts to provide care as the availability...

Two facing charges after escape in BG

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — New charges have been filed against an inmate who escaped a low-level corrections facility in Bowling Green and a woman suspected of helping him hide. Police say 24-year-old Jhon Rosado escaped from the NorthWest Community Corrections Center by climbing...

Latta legislation meant to avoid propane crunch

Chris Oaks spoke with U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green. Q: This week, you introduced legislation in the House designed to prevent a repeat of the propane shortages that left many customers out in the cold (literally) last winter. What, specifically, would this legislation do?...

Ride to benefit Toys for Tots

A large motorcycle rally will be held today to benefit Toys for Tots. The ride, sponsored by Abate of Ohio, Region 14, the Findlay Eagles Club and WBUK-FM, will start at noon at Reineke Ford, 12000 County 99. Between 250 and 300 participants are expected. The bikers will travel...

Escaped inmate found in BG attic

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a low-level corrections facility in Bowling Green was back in custody Thursday night after officers found him in the attic of an apartment, authorities said. Bowling Green police confirmed that 24-year-old Jhon Rosado was back...

Lt. governor proud of job growth

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Republican state leaders have made Ohio’s economy rebound quicker than other states, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says. “If you look at Ohio and where we are, wages are increasing, everything is increasing faster, obviously, in Ohio,” Taylor...

New Arlington school building talk resurfaces

By MICHAEL BURWELL STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington school board members on Thursday discussed when the district should to go to voters again with another bond issue request for a new school building. Voters have turned down school building bond issues four times in the...

Poet exec makes pitch to Congress

By BRIAN BOHNERT FOR THE COURIER An executive with Poet Biorefining met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week to emphasize the role ethanol plays in reducing the nation’s dependency on foreign oil. Mark Borer, general manager of Poet’s Leipsic plant, visited...
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