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Suspected sex offender appears in court

OTTAWA — A Gilboa man charged with scores of sex offenses, including human trafficking, returned to court Thursday for one of the last scheduled hearings in his case. Gary L. Badertscher, 53, appeared in Putnam County Common Pleas Court for an expected hearing to suppress...

Area man convicted of sex charges

OTTAWA — A Putnam County jury has found a Continental man guilty of raping a child. Timothy W. Good, 53, is scheduled for a July 8 sentencing after he was convicted of two sex-related offenses at a trial this week in Putnam County Common Pleas Court. He was convicted of...

State conducts gypsy moth spraying in area counties

REYNOLDSBURG — The Ohio Department of Agriculture sprayed materials to disrupt gypsy moth mating this week in seven northwestern Ohio counties, including Allen, Hancock, Hardin and Wyandot. The aerial treatments are designed to disrupt gypsy moth mating on 13,275 acres in...

FTC clears Marathon deal

The Federal Trade Commission this week cleared Marathon Petroleum Corp. of any potential antitrust concerns in its planned $2.87 billion purchase of Hess Corp.’s 1,256 East Coast gas stations. Marathon Petroleum’s Speedway subsidiary is expected to close its purchase...

Bettsville, Old Fort school districts combine

By MORGAN MANNS FOR THE COURIER BETTSVILLE — The last senior class has graduated from the Bettsville School District in Seneca County. When school doors reopen in August, Bettsville’s Washington Street school building will be part of Old Fort Local Schools. A...

Bucyrus woman killed in accident near Upper Sandusky

UPPER SANDUSKY — A Bucyrus woman was killed Wednesday evening on U.S. 23 near Upper Sandusky when she was struck by a pickup truck while attempting to get something out of the trunk of her vehicle. Stephanie J. Cowgill, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by Wyandot County...

Class to study ‘quick-fix’ remedies

By RYAN DUNN STAFF WRITER University of Findlay students this fall will have a chance to scrutinize “quick-fix” medications pushed on television. A new elective course will analyze whether studies promoting natural remedies, such as green coffee beans and yacon syrup,...
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