Park District ready for summer

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of three stories about the summer offerings of the Hancock Park District, the Findlay Recreation Department, and Van Buren State Park. By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER The Hancock Park District will offer a new summer concert series during July...

Two injured in Allen Township crash

Two rural Van Buren residents were hurt in a two-car accident in an Allen Township intersection at 3:34 p.m. Saturday, authorities reported. Transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries were Diane Russell, 60, and her passenger, John Russell, 54. The...

State releases weekly highway report

The following is the weekly report about construction and maintenance work on state highways in the region, provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation: ALLEN COUNTY Interstate 75 from the Auglaize County line to Fourth Street, through Lima and Allen County, will have...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings will be held this week in the Findlay area: TODAY Seneca County commissioners, 10 a.m., commissioners office, Tiffin. WEDNESDAY Findlay Civil Service Commission, 11:30 a.m., Conference Room 1, third floor of the municipal building. Putnam County...

Boy rescued after gorilla shot at Cincinnati Zoo

By JOHN MINCHILLO Associated Press CINCINNATI — Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, “Stay calm!” while one woman yelled, “Mommy loves you!” as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat...

Group ends medical marijuana ballot drive

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI — A group has ended its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on Ohio’s general election ballot. The Ohioans for Medical Marijuana announced that organizers decided with “a heavy heart” to halt collection of...

Semi overturns on state highway in Putnam County

LEIPSIC — Two Texas truck drivers escaped injury Sunday when a tractor-trailer hauling vegetables overturned on Ohio 65 at Township 7D, south of Leipsic. The northbound truck failed to negotiate a curve at a railroad crossing and overturned, coming to rest on its side about...

Missing Putnam County inmate located

OTTAWA — A female inmate who failed to return to the county jail after being released on furlough has been located, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Breonna Jean Stephens, 22, was located by the Lima Police Department, according to the sheriff’s...
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